Widetronix is based in Ithaca, New York, and was spun out of Cornell University's Spencer Research Group to commercialize betavoltaic power sources.
Widetronix is funded by venture capital and supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition to several patents and patents pending, the company has licensed its core technology from Cornell University.
Widetronix was founded by a passionate group of researchers focused on commercializing wide bandgap semiconductor materials and device technology. This expertise provided the foundation to begin, in 2008, to commercialize silicon carbide betavoltaics. The company has since transitioned to bringing to market ultra-low power sensors enabled by Widetronix's technology.
The company is managed by CEO Jonathan Greene, and CTO Dr Christopher Thomas. Since 2007 Jon and Chris have been working together in early stage commercialization and have collectively raised over $5 Million in dilutive and non-dilutive capital for Widetronix. Dr Michael Spencer, one of the original founders of Widetronix, is the company's Chief Scientific Advisor. Widetronix has an agile engineering team dedicated to its commercialization and product roll-out efforts.