Bengaluru-based HHV and C-MET, Pune Announce Strategic Partnership for India’s First National Quantum Materials Technology

Bengaluru-based HHV and C-MET, Pune Announce Strategic Partnership for India’s First National Quantum Materials Technology

Hind High Vacuum Co. pvt. from Bengaluru. Ltd. (HHV), a leading supplier of equipment in vacuum science, thin film technology and optical applications for high-tech electronics and machines, and Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Pune has announced a strategic alliance to develop, manufacture and delivery of next-generation technologies within the first National Center for Quantum Material Technology (NCQMT), initiated at C-MET, Pune and funded by the 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’s scientific expertise enables rapid product design optimization through rapid design, simulation cycles and system development with specific processes built in. The instruments considered for development are advanced niche technologies for culturing ‘quantum materials’, such as microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, low-pressure thermal chemical vapor deposition, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, and inductively coupled plasma-reactive ion etching.

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

“C-MET is a pioneer in materials technologies working with industries to advance the ecosystem. Collaboration with HHV in the NCQMT will bring the materials technology to commercialization. The alliance will mutually cooperate in all aspects of materials technology for vibrant applications in the near future,” said Dr. Bharath Kale, Director General of C-MET.

Quantum materials include materials that exhibit strong electronic correlations, electronic ordering such as superconducting states, magnetic ordering, topological effects and unconventional band dispersion. At the microscopic level, these materials exhibit exotic electronic properties as a result of the alteration of the four basic 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 for energy, quality of life and economy are enormous.

About HHV:

Hind High Vacuum (HHV), based in Bengaluru, is India’s premier thin film and vacuum technology company, with nearly six decades of expertise in designing and manufacturing 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 optical and thin film coating facility in India. applications. In addition to an extensive sales network in India, HHV has an international reach through its marketing and sales offices in the United Kingdom and distributors around the world. For more information, visit

About C-MET:

Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) is engaged in research and development (R&D) of various electronic materials, characterization of those materials, scaling up such technologies to pilot scale level and transfer technology for commercialization. C-MET, Pune has developed native materials and fabrication processes for preparing circuits/packages for various applications. C-MET also develops 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, visit