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Bengaluru based HHV and C-MET, Pune Announce Strategic Partnership for first National Quantum Materials Technology in India

Bengaluru-based Hind High Vacuum Co. Pvt. Ltd. (HHV), a leading provider of equipment’s in vacuum science, thin film technology, and optics applications for high-tech electronics and machinery, and Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Pune has announced a strategic alliance for developing, manufacturing, and supplying next generation technologies within the first National Center for Quantum Material Technology (NCQMT) initiated at C-MET, Pune and funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.

The direct connection between HHV’s design, in-house vacuum equipment manufacturing, process development, and C-MET Pune scientific expertise, allows both to quickly optimize product designs through rapid design, simulation cycles, and system development with inbuilt dedicated processes. The tools envisaged for the development are niche cutting-edge technologies for growing ‘quantum materials’ are Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition, Thermal Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition, Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition and Inductively Coupled Plasma – Reactive Ion Etching.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with C-MET, Pune for the NCQMT, further highlighting and enhancing HHV’s relentless thrust on world-class indigenous technology development since its inception” said Prasanth Sakhamuri, Managing Director, HHV. “The alliance between HHV and C-MET, Pune allows easy exchange of information, so design and simulation run in parallel. Thus, this results in one of its kind associations for indigenous next generational technology development as part of ‘Make in India’ with ‘Made in India’ products which is a step closer towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

“C-MET is a pioneer in materials technologies that works along with industries to promote ecosystem.  Partnership with HHV in the NCQMT will take forward the materials technology towards commercialization. The alliance will have mutual co-operation in all aspects of materials technology in near future for vivid applications” said Dr. Bharath Kale, Director General, C-MET.

Quantum Materials encompass materials exhibiting strong electronic correlations, electronic ordering such as superconducting states, magnetic ordering, topological effects, and unconventional band dispersion. On the microscopic level, these materials exhibit exotic electronic properties due to the alteration of the basic four degrees of freedom namely charge, spin, orbit and lattice. In materials research, quantum materials challenge current theory and have a level of complexity that requires sophisticated, powerful tools and methods to synthesize, understand, and manipulate them. The potential benefits of quantum materials to energy, quality-of-life, and the economy are staggering.

About HHV:

Hind High Vacuum (HHV), based in Bengaluru, is India’s premier thin film and vacuum technology company, with close to six decades of expertise in the design and manufacture of high vacuum equipment for research and industrial applications. HHV is a global developer and manufacturer of laboratory and industrial scale vacuum thin film coating systems for optical, and functional coatings, in addition, it is the largest optics and thin film coating facility in India, it also manufactures special purpose vacuum equipment for complex metallurgical applications. HHV in addition to a vast network of sales in India has an international reach through its marketing and sales branches in the United Kingdom and distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit


About C-MET:

Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) is engaged in the Research & Development (R&D) of various electronic materials, characterization of those materials, scale-up of such technologies to Pilot-scale level and transfer technology for commercialization. C-MET, Pune has developed indigenous materials and fabrication processes for preparing circuits/packages for various applications. C-MET is also developing materials for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing applications. C-MET is also involved in the development of battery materials, glasses, graphene and other quantum materials. C-MET has been active in the development of high purity materials, sensor materials, supercapacitors, ceramics, electronic waste and battery recycling. For more information, please visit



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