Based on a fundamental scientific shift in materials science, Xtalic is the trusted advisor in breakthrough material solutions for market leaders with mission-critical problems. Our patented computational material design platform supercharges relatively benign and widely available materials to break through the most demanding requirements for durability, corrosion resistance, and temperature stability. Our customers turn to us when existing material solutions limit their ability to unlock the next level of product performance and features — while maintaining safety, price, and environmental goals.
We design new alloys and conduct commercial sampling in a state-of-the-art nanomaterial lab located thirty minutes outside of Boston in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Our highly-skilled global technical support staff and sales teams address our customer needs in real-time throughout locations across Shanghai, South China, and Singapore. Currently, we support more than forty five customer-owned or third-party mass production lines with our nanostructured metal alloys.
2005: Founded by MIT professor Chris Schuh
2006: Stable nanostructured nickel XTRONIC® is designed using computational models
2008: XTRONIC® is tailored for gold reduction across high-speed router and switch connectors
2009: LUNA® nanostructured silver alloys are designed to replace hard gold on connectors
2010: XTRONIC® enters production for 60% of the OEM enterprise server buildouts
2012: XTRONIC® solutions are engineered for durable smartphone charging connectors
2014: XTALIUM® nanostructured aluminum alloys are electroplated from ionic liquids
2015 – 2018: XTRONIC® is scaled to more than 50% of smartphone charging connectors
2019: LUNA® begins testing for EV high voltage powertrain and charging connectors
2020: Nanostructured alloys are designed to improve wireless charging efficiency and speed
2021: Nanostructured platinum alloys are designed to replace Rhodium
2022: LUNA® enters production for safe nickel free wearable components
Our vision is to provide a path to a higher-performing, lower-cost, and more sustainable future. The world increasingly needs products that can stand up to changing environmental conditions, last a very long time, and be produced at low cost — without relying on inputs that are dangerous, difficult to source, or rely on environmentally-damaging production methods
Before joining Xtalic, Kristin held senior leadership positions with premier companies from large multinational manufacturing to small private SAAS firms, including Velcro Companies, Motorola, and Building Engines. Kristin has a BS degree in Accountancy from Bentley University and an MBA from Clark University.
Board of Directors
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