In 2014, the project was selected for the Strategic Innovation Program, a national project established by the Cabinet Office to realize scientific and technological innovation. In a series of projects, the team succeeded in demonstrating the operation of a single-crystal gallium oxide transistor for the first time in the world, and also developed a prototype gallium oxide epi-wafer (a substrate on which a film made of gallium oxide crystals is adsorbed). When this was announced, there were requests from all over the world to purchase the wafer. Therefore, NCT was born as a carve-out from Tamura Corporation and as a technology transfer venture of NICT. Since then, the company has increased its capital twice, and business companies such as AGC, JX Nippon Mining & Metals, and Yaskawa Electric have also become shareholders.