Amethyst Research Incorporated (Amethyst) was formed in 2004. The initial mission was developing defect passivation technologies for improved operability of II-VI and III-V semiconductor FPA’s, sensors and detectors for DoD. The company’s technology portfolio has since grown considerably to now include new infrared detector device design, materials growth, and analytical capabilities. Amethyst’s development of ultra-high performance IR detectors has also resulted in development of high-resolution gas sensors based on these detectors. The company is a privately owned C corporation with its corporate headquarters located in Ardmore, Oklahoma and operations in both Ardmore and Austin Texas. The Ardmore operation is centered on materials growth and analytics, while the Austin location focuses on IR detector processing and characterization as well as gas sensing systems.