Smoltek R&D-team with 200mm wafer

Smoltek has placed an order on an industrial carbon growth machine

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. 

The car­bon growth machine, which will be installed at a semi­con­duc­tor foundry, con­sti­tutes a cen­tral part of the pro­duc­tion process that Smoltek is now estab­lish­ing to be able to man­u­fac­ture the company’s ultra-thin capac­i­tors. By order­ing this indus­tri­al car­bon growth machine – that is in line with the unique spec­i­fi­ca­tions based on Smoltek’s patent pro­tect­ed man­u­fac­tur­ing process for growth of car­bon nanofibers with very high pre­ci­sion – anoth­er impor­tant step has been tak­en in the work of cre­at­ing a pro­duc­tion process to be able to man­u­fac­ture ultra-thin CNF-MIM capac­i­tors in very high vol­umes. The machine will be installed and qual­i­fied for mass pro­duc­tion at a semi­con­duc­tor foundry.

“It is inspir­ing that the work with estab­lish­ing a pro­duc­tion process for the man­u­fac­tur­ing of our ultra-thin capac­i­tors is pro­ceed­ing in a sat­is­fac­to­ry man­ner. We are cur­rent­ly in the design phase of the project, which is project phase three of five, where the final phase defines the final­ized pro­duc­tion process before pro­duc­tion can begin,”

says Karl Lun­dahl, VP Indus­tri­al­iza­tion and Prod­uct Man­age­ment, Smoltek Semi.

In par­al­lel with the indus­tri­al­iza­tion of the CNF-MIM tech­nol­o­gy, Smoltek Semi is also work­ing on the devel­op­ment of the first prod­uct, which the com­pa­ny believes will be the world’s thinnest decou­pling capac­i­tor for appli­ca­tion proces­sors for mobile phones.

Smoltek Semi’s ambi­tion over time is also to expand and broad­en the prod­uct fam­i­ly of CNF-MIM based capac­i­tors. Pri­ma­ry appli­ca­tions can be found in for exam­ple wear­ables, high per­for­mance com­put­ing (HPC) and 5G.

“An impor­tant aspect of the pro­duc­tion process and sup­ply chain that is now being devel­oped by Smoltek Semi, is that it has a high degree of tech­ni­cal flex­i­bil­i­ty in com­bi­na­tion with a scal­a­bil­i­ty for man­u­fac­tur­ing in extreme­ly high vol­umes. The pro­duc­tion process, includ­ing the car­bon growth machine which we are now order­ing, will there­fore over time be able to be used for man­u­fac­tur­ing of sev­er­al dif­fer­ent capac­i­tor types based on Smoltek’s patent pro­tect­ed CNF-MIM technology,”

says Ola Tiver­man, Pres­i­dent of Smoltek Semi.

Smoltek con­ducts busi­ness oper­a­tions with­in devel­op­ment, indus­tri­al­iza­tion and licens­ing of tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions, based on the com­pa­ny’s patent pro­tect­ed car­bon nanofiber tech­nol­o­gy. The company’s tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions for the Semi­con­duc­tors busi­ness area are devel­oped by the Group com­pa­ny Smoltek Semi. The focus is on indus­tri­al­iz­ing and com­mer­cial­iz­ing the com­pa­ny’s ultra-thin CNF-MIM capacitors.

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