Within the business area Hydrogen, Smoltek develops a high-performance cell material for electrolyzers, where an electrolyzer is the system that uses renewable electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen.
Farzan Ghavanini, CTO and Head of R&D at Smoltek, explains the unique advantages of our disruptive carbon nanofiber capacitor technology. How we can make extremely small capacitors with high capacitance density, which is in high demand as the increasing power consumption of micro processors calls for ultrathin decoupling capacitors with Landside mounting.
The group company Smoltek Semi has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with a subsidiary of the global electronic component company Yageo group to commercialize a silicon based carbon nanofiber discrete capacitor.
We have received an order to perform a proof-of-concept study in solving a difficult materials engineering problem for a global medtech company by using our unique carbon nanofiber technology.
The Group company Smoltek Semi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a global manufacturer of capacitors for the joint development of Smoltek’s ultra-thin CMF-MIM capacitors and, provided that the development goals are achieved, mass production and sales via a 50/50-owned joint venture.
Smoltek’s 75th patent has been granted in Taiwan and is covering the concept and manufacturing of extremely thin energy storage devices embedded in an interposer. The energy storage device concepts can take a large number of forms e.g. discrete, integrated – or it may take the form where the end result is an interposer with CNF-MIM…
Ellinor Ehrnberg, President of Smoltek Innovation, explains the market strategy for our Hydrogen business. She also describes how our disruptive electrolyzer cell material will enable cheaper hydrogen production and/or more powerful electrolyzers for the booming hydrogen sector.
We will attend the Hydrogen Tech World Conference in Essen, Germany, 4–5 April 2023.
Topics will be on Electrolyzer technologies; Alkaline water electrolysis (AWE), Proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis, Solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC), Anion exchange membrane (AEM) water electrolysis and Electrolyzer components: Membranes, Seals, Electrodes, Catalysts, Bipolar plates etc.
Smoltek has yet another patent granted. The new US-patent is related to the Assembly platform patent family in the direction of interconnects. This also makes our patent portfolio to now comprise 74 granted patents.
The group company Smoltek Innovation has signed a collaboration agreement with a large international manufacturer of material for electrolyzers. The collaboration agreement includes the development of demonstrators based on Smoltek’s highly efficient nanofiber-based cell material for PEM electrolyzers.
Smoltek and the subsidiary Smoltek Semi has extended its evaluation license agreement with a global manufacturer of passive components. The parties will also define and agree upon the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of an industrial mass-production process for Smoltek’s ultra-thin carbon nanofiber capacitors.
Smoltek is awarded yet another approved patent, the third this year. The patent, granted in Japan is part of our patent family protecting solutions for interposers based on the CNF-MIM capacitor concept. This also means that our patent portfolio now comprises 73 granted patents.
After completed tests and evaluations, Smoltek Semi has now placed an order for a machine for future industrial manufacturing of carbon nanofibers to the company’s ultra-thin CNF-MIM capacitors.
Smoltek has developed a high-performing nanofiber-based cell material for PEM-electrolyzers, with potential to enable a more efficient production of fossil-free hydrogen. In the autumn of 2021, a development collaboration was initiated in collaboration with an industrial manufacturer of materials for electrolyzers, and the aim is to be able to start manufacturing small-scale prototypes in 2023.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent. This new patent has been granted in Taiwan, and is relating to the patent family in the direction of CNF-MIM capacitor applications on interposers. This also brings our patent portfolio to now comprise 72 granted patents.
Smoltek conducts operations in the development, industrialization and licensing of technology solutions, based on the company’s patent-protected carbon nanofiber technology, for the semiconductor industry within the Group company Smoltek Semi. Its main focus is the industrialization and commercialization of the company’s ultra-thin CNF-MIM capacitors.
Smoltek’s CEO Håkan Persson has bought 50,000 shares in Smoltek for just over SEK 1.35 million. The shares were purchased from the company’s two largest owners, Finn Gramnaes (Gramtec Business Partner) and current CTO, Peter Enoksson.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent in Korea. This patent is the fourth one of the patent family in the direction of CNF-MIM based compact energy storage on interposers. This also means that our global patent portfolio now comprises 71 granted patents.
Smoltek has recruited Farzan Ghavanini as new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), who will assume the position on April 1 2022. He will then succeed Peter Enoksson, who has been acting CTO for Smoltek since 20 September 2021.
The evaluation license agreement that Smoltek signed in April 2020 with a global manufacturer of electronic components has been extended further. The work within this project is carried out by the subsidiary Smoltek Semi, whose main objective is to develop and license the manufacture of ultra-thin capacitors based on Smoltek’s patent-protected carbon nanofiber technology.