Håkan Persson, CEO of Smoltek & President of Smoltek Innovation

Smoltek signs JDA with Yageo to commercialize discrete capacitors

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. 

The ini­tial tar­get appli­ca­tion is a decou­pling capac­i­tor for micro­proces­sor land­side mount­ing. The tar­get thick­ness for this dis­crete capac­i­tor is 40 microns. Land­side decou­pling for micro­proces­sors is an increas­ing area of inter­est for minia­tur­iza­tion with­in the semi­con­duc­tor industry.

The capac­i­tors are based on Smoltek’s patent pro­tect­ed. CNF-MIM tech­nol­o­gy and will be fab­ri­cat­ed using a pro­pri­etary nano-fiber syn­the­sis machine and indus­tri­al sil­i­con foundry processes.

“We are excit­ed to part­ner with a major pas­sive com­po­nent man­u­fac­tur­er to com­mer­cial­ize a prod­uct that is based on our core Car­bon Nanofiber tech­nol­o­gy. We now have a per­fect part­ner in place to com­plete a com­pet­i­tive prod­uct and indus­tri­al mass pro­duc­tion process for our ultra-thin CNF-MIM capacitors”

says Smoltek’s CEO Håkan Persson

The JDA con­sti­tutes the next step in accor­dance with the Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing (MoU) pre­vi­ous­ly signed by the par­ties. In con­junc­tion with the sign­ing of the JDA, Smoltek Semi will receive 1.5 MUSD to be used for devel­op­ment activ­i­ties with­in the frame­work of the part­ner­ship with Yageo.

“This part­ner­ship is an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to com­mer­cial­ize a new tech­nol­o­gy that will be used in capac­i­tors for appli­ca­tions where space is at a pre­mi­um and high capac­i­tance den­si­ty is required”. 

Dr. Philip Less­ner, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent of Yageo group

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