The late Dr. Edward Funk, Sc.D., and his late wife Ingeborg founded Superconductive Components, Inc., in 1987. Dr. Funk, formerly a Professor of Metallurgy at The Ohio State University and a successful entrepreneur, envisioned significant market potential for the newly discovered High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) material YBCO (Tc of 90° K).
Superconductive Components Inc. became a publicly held company and currently trades under the symbol SCIA. The stock continues to trade under this symbol on the OTCQB exchange.
Superconductive Components Inc. opened a subdivision, Target Materials Inc. (TMI), in 1991 to supply the increasing worldwide demand for sputtering and laser ablation targets. TMI became a full service manufacturer of high performance thin film materials, providing a wide selection of metals, ceramics, and alloys for sputtering targets, evaporation sources, and other PVD applications. TMI served the R&D as well as the Industrial and Decorative Coating markets. During this time, TMI began to manufacture targets for the Photovoltaic, Flat Panel Display, and Semiconductor industries.
The Company’s two divisions, Superconductive Components Inc. and Target Materials Inc., were merged. The Company began to manufacture complex ceramic, metal, and alloy products for the thin film battery, photovoltaic, media storage, flat panel display, semiconductor, electronic, and photonic industries. This is also when we began to manufacture Ruthenium & TCOs.
The Company needed more space for its growing business, but desired to remain in Columbus, Ohio. Central Ohio is a regional center for materials science expertise due to the presence of The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Toledo, Battelle Memorial Institute, Edison Welding Institute, NASA-Lewis, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and EMTEC. Other local organizations supporting material science endeavors include The American Ceramic Society, the Orton Foundation, Chemical Abstracts, and OCLC. As a result, the company relocated to a nearby facility with 32,000 ft2 of manufacturing and office space.
On August 22, 2007 the Company’s shareholders approved the change of the corporate name to SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.
Received a Third Frontier Grant for Rotatable TCO's.
Received a Third Frontier Grant for Rotatable Bonding
In 2017, SCI Engineered Materials™ received ISO 9001:2015 registration and had ISO 9001:2000 registration dating back to 2005.
AZO Rotary Target Bonding Project with KFMI in Yuyao, China
The Company Today
R&D and manufacturing facilities are located in Columbus, Ohio USA.
A recognized leader in the development of new materials for emerging applications including:
-Solid State Memory
-Precious Metal Alloys for Optics