Smoltek signs evaluation license agreement with leading passive components manufacturer

Smoltek announces that the com­pa­ny has signed yet anoth­er eval­u­a­tion agree­ment, this time with a lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­er of pas­sive elec­tron­ics com­po­nents includ­ing capac­i­tors. The agree­ment relates to an eval­u­a­tion license where Smoltek’s patent­ed car­bon nanofiber-based CNF-MIM tech­nol­o­gy is eval­u­at­ed in a joint project. The order val­ue for this first step amounts to approx­i­mate­ly SEK 1 mil­lion and is intend­ed to lead to a pro­duc­tion license agree­ment in the next step.

This is the sec­ond eval­u­a­tion license agree­ment that Smoltek has signed for its car­bon nanofiber-based capac­i­tor tech­nol­o­gy in 2020. The first agree­ment was signed in late March with one of the world’s largest man­u­fac­tur­ers of capacitors.

“In a short time, we have now signed two eval­u­a­tion license agree­ments for our car­bon nanofiber-based capac­i­tor tech­nol­o­gy with sig­nif­i­cant play­ers in the elec­tron­ics and semi­con­duc­tor indus­try. This shows that we have now reached a point where there is a firm com­mer­cial inter­est in this tech­nol­o­gy. Fur­ther­more, the fact that we sign this agree­ment under pre­vail­ing cir­cum­stances makes it clear that the elec­tron­ics indus­try is not paus­ing its for­ward-look­ing busi­ness due to the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion,” says Smoltek’s CEO Anders Johansson.

“We have been work­ing with this cus­tomer for some time, and it is excit­ing that we now have been able to sign a for­mal eval­u­a­tion license agree­ment. This means that we can now inten­si­fy the col­lab­o­ra­tion with the aim of sup­port­ing them in the devel­op­ment of com­mer­cial prod­ucts based on Smoltek’s CNF-MIM tech­nol­o­gy,” says Smoltek’s COO Ola Tiverman.

Smoltek’s CNF-MIM tech­nol­o­gy enables the pro­duc­tion of high-per­for­mance capac­i­tors which can be made much thin­ner than with con­ven­tion­al tech­nol­o­gy, which is high­ly sought after for advanced 2.5D and 3D pack­ag­ing solu­tions for semi­con­duc­tor circuits.

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