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Corporate Info

About Search For The Next Ltd (SFN)

Founded in 2016 by David Summerland and Sam Lodh. Based at The University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Search for the Next (SFN), has developed the compound combination of the Bizen wafer process, Zpolar transistor and Zpolar Tunnel Logic (ZTL) to enable a fab to reduce production times 10 fold and increase net profit an estimated 40-50 times. The process is foundry proven and follows years of testing, characterising and logging. SFN calls this the Infrastructure Time Machine (ITM).


The technology is patent-protected and developed using full production fabs funded by SFN which is backed by a strong base of private investors from captains of Industry (PLCs) to sole traders who have already been able to trade their shares off-market at $100m current valuation. There are currently circa 50 private investors in SFN. The dominant shareholder is David Summerland (80%) supported by Sam Lodh (5.5%), the Chief Operating Officer.


Patent portfolio more than 34 patents across 10 patent families, Process Development Kit (PDK), Process of Reference (POR) cell Libraries, documented manufacturing process.

The Board

CEO David Summerland, a proven award - winning cross market technology iconoclast with experience in B2B sales, M&A and technology platform seeding. Full time

COO co-founder Sam Lodh. Corporate/commercial and M&A lawye

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Management Team

Supporting the Directors are the Company Secretary and accounting and finance team. Two larger shareholders with considerable international business experience (effectively non-executive directors) provide valuable insight in assisting the company in its objectives.

Technical Team

SFN has an exceptionally talented and innovative technical team. Drawn from academia and industry, including highly experienced process and qualification engineers. Our aim is to take the industry to new levels extending production capability, increasing throughput and lowering costs.


The Ingenuity Centre, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU United Kingdom. Tel: +44 115 671 1920.


Management Office, Bretby Hall, Burton on Trent, South Derbyshire, DE15 0QQ