Smoltek’s 59th patent now granted

Smoltek is award­ed yet anoth­er approved patent, the fourth this year. The patent is also the third in a patent fam­i­ly pro­tect­ing solu­tions for inter­posers based on the CNF-MIM capac­i­tor con­cept. This means that our patent port­fo­lio now com­pris­es 59 grant­ed patents.

The patent cov­ers our CNF-MIM capac­i­tor tech­nol­o­gy and var­i­ous use cas­es for the same, pri­mar­i­ly in the field of inter­posers for advanced pack­ag­ing and het­eroge­nous inte­gra­tion of semiconductors. 

“It is very reward­ing that the ded­i­cat­ed efforts to gen­er­ate a new wave of inven­tions now starts to pay off. This patent is a recog­ni­tion of that our tech­no­log­i­cal approach­es and con­cepts are cut­ting edge and inno­v­a­tive”, says Dr Shafiq Kabir, Founder and Chief Inno­va­tion Offi­cer at Smoltek.

Inter­posers are fre­quent­ly used in today’s advanced pack­ag­ing archi­tec­tures for inte­grat­ed cir­cuits, for exam­ple com­mon­ly used for micro­proces­sors and het­ero­ge­neous inte­gra­tions. The present patent­ed con­cepts are built on the need to improve cir­cuit per­for­mance by enabling smarter inter­posers that inte­grates one or sev­er­al com­pact ener­gy stor­age devices.

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 with today’s technologies. 

Dr Shafiq Kabir con­cludes: “South Korea is an impor­tant mar­ket for our tech­nol­o­gy, hence it is of high impor­tance to have a foot­print with our new set of IP in such mar­ket. This goes in line with our con­stant strive for sol­id IP pro­tec­tion of our R&D schemes that bring new dis­rup­tive solu­tions to prob­lems that tra­di­tion­al tech­nolo­gies can­not effi­cient­ly address.”

 

Smoltek’s patent port­fo­lio now glob­al­ly com­pris­es 59 grant­ed patents. Read more about our IP and patents.

Image: Smoltek R&D engi­neers in the Chalmers MC2 lab

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