The new US patent protects compact energy storage devices based on our CNF-MIM capacitor concepts. In this particular patent, claims cover device structures which may be on a substrate, or on an interposer, or connected to an integrated circuit. One aspect of the patent also covers the application of energy storage device where it is connected to an integrated circuit and/or a battery like energy source.
‘’We are delighted by the fact that our energy storage related patent platform is growing into an even bigger footprint. This new patent further enhances our IP standpoint and strengthens our position as an innovative technology leader.”, says Dr Shafiq Kabir, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Smoltek.
Miniaturized or compact energy storage devices e.g. capacitors are in high demand in the field of today’s advanced packaging architectures for integrated circuits, for example commonly used for microprocessors and other heterogeneously integrated semiconductors. The present patented concepts are built on the need to improve circuit performance by enabling smarter, compact energy storage devices which in turn can enable more efficient power management solutions.
Smoltek’s inventions facilitate integration of extremely thin solid-state energy storage devices, such as CNF-MIM capacitors, closer to the interconnection points and power rails of the active chips. The CNF-MIM technology offers industry’s smallest formfactor for integrated high-performance capacitors, this by providing very high capacitance per area at a fragment of height compared to today’s technologies.
Smoltek’s patent portfolio now globally comprises 60 granted patents. Read more about our IP and patents.
Image: Shafiq Kabir, CIO at Smoltek