Smoltek reveals a fivefold increase of capacitance performance

Smoltek reveals ground­break­ing capac­i­tance enhance­ment of its CNF-MIM™ sol­id state capac­i­tor tech­nol­o­gy. This sup­ports high­er per­for­mance and con­tin­ued minia­tur­iza­tion of semi­con­duc­tor com­po­nents “beyond Moore”.

Smoltek reveals con­sid­er­able improve­ment for its CNF-MIM™ sol­id state capac­i­tor con­cept under devel­op­ment. The Smoltek inno­va­tion team has man­aged to increase capacitance/​area by 5 times com­pared to what has been pre­vi­ous­ly demon­strat­ed by the company.

This con­sid­er­able improve­ment puts Smoltek’s CNF-MIM™ con­cept in the capacitance/​form fac­tor sweet spot for het­ero­ge­neous­ly inte­grat­ed cir­cuits – between tra­di­tion­al MIM capac­i­tors and so called Trench Sil­i­con Capac­i­tors. These sig­nif­i­cant improve­ments have been con­firmed by sev­er­al sets of mea­sure­ments where dif­fer­ent capac­i­tors from sev­er­al inde­pen­dent pro­duc­tion runs have been measured.

“This is in line with our opti­miza­tion roadmap and acknowl­edge the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the Smoltek CNF-MIM car­bon nanofiber enhanced solu­tion ver­sus tra­di­tion­al MIM capac­i­tor real­iza­tions”, says Anders Johans­son, CEO at Smoltek.

“The results achieved by the team real­ly put Smoltek on the world map in terms of inte­grat­ed pas­sive device tech­nol­o­gy and shows that our capac­i­tor tech­nol­o­gy is not only dis­rup­tive but extreme­ly rel­e­vant for future het­eroge­nous inte­gra­tion schemes”, says Vin­cent Des­maris, CTO at Smoltek.

Smoltek will be present at ECTC 2018 in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia May 30 – June 1 and will be hap­py to meet up and dis­cuss the advan­tages of this tech­nol­o­gy more in detail.

About Smoltek

The Com­pa­ny was found­ed in 2005 and is a pub­lic com­pa­ny based in Gothen­burg, Swe­den. Smoltek spe­cial­izes in devel­op­ment of nanos­truc­ture fab­ri­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy to solve advanced mate­ri­als engi­neer­ing prob­lems. Smoltek has a port­fo­lio of 65 patent assets, of which 48 are grant­ed today. The mar­ket seg­ment where Smoltek is active is called Advanced Pack­ag­ing and is esti­mat­ed by Research & Mar­kets in a mar­ket update from Sep­tem­ber 2017 to grow with an aver­age of 7,19 per­cent per year (CAGR) dur­ing the peri­od 2016–2022 and have a mar­ket val­ue of 40,33 MdUSD by year 2022.

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