January 2009
The Office of Navy Research (ONR) awards Amethyst a Phase III contract to develop infrared materials processing technologies in Ardmore, OK.

February 2009
Amethyst acquires an ion beam accelerator to be used in its wafer defect mapping technology.

May 2009
Amethyst Ardmore Operations (AAO) absorbs company administrative functions into its facility. This event marks the end of a successful tenure within the Ardmore Development Authority's technology incubator.

July 2009
Representatives from the Tulsa, OK office of Innovation to Enterprise (i2E), a private not-for-profit Oklahoma corporation focused on wealth creation by growing the technology-based entrepreneurial economy within the state, visit the Amethyst facility during a tour of Ardmore's technology centers.
Dr. Khalid Hossain explains the ion beam accelerator to David Thomison and James Randall of i2E during a recent site visit to Amethyst's Ardmore Operations facility.

September 2009
Amethyst begins two Oklahoma funded projects, both managed by the OCAST. The first project improves manufacturing processes for III-V focal plane arrays under OCAST's Oklahoma Applied Research (OARS) program. The second project, under the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Applications Project (ONAP), targets growth of compliant thin-film nano-engineered substrates.