Farzan Ghavanini, CTO and Head of R&D at Smoltek, explains the unique advantages of our disruptive carbon nanofiber capacitor technology. How we can make extremely small capacitors with high capacitance density, which is in high demand as the increasing power consumption of micro processors calls for ultrathin decoupling capacitors with Landside mounting.
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.
With our carbon nanofibers (CNFs) fabrication technology, we develop advanced packing solutions and ultra-miniaturized capacitors for use in the semiconductor industry.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent. This new patent has been granted in Taiwan, and is relating to the patent family in the direction of CNF-MIM capacitor applications on interposers. This also brings our patent portfolio to now comprise 72 granted patents.
The evaluation license agreement that Smoltek signed in April 2020 with a global manufacturer of electronic components has been extended further. The work within this project is carried out by the subsidiary Smoltek Semi, whose main objective is to develop and license the manufacture of ultra-thin capacitors based on Smoltek’s patent-protected carbon nanofiber technology.
Smoltek has developed the world’s thinnest discrete capacitor. Its total building height is less than thirty micrometers (30 µm). You have to stack ten of them on top of each other to reach the same height as today’s industry-standard when it comes to surface-mounted capacitors. The capacitor itself, without encapsulation, is a mere 0.5 to 10 µm. It…
Smoltek has developed the world’s thinnest capacitor. The company is now demonstrating practically what it has previously claimed by producing a prototype of a CNF-MIM capacitor with a total height of just under 40 micrometers.
At the virtual IEEE NANO 2020 conference in Montreal, Canada Smoltek presented that the CNF-MIM capacitor concept isn’t restrained to only silicon substrates.
ECTC is the largest global microelectronic packaging industry event of the year. This year however it will be an all-virtual event, which means that anyone can register and watch the technical presentations. So, if you like to get in the know of the CNF-MIM technology – register, it’s free of charge!
Smoltek announces that the company has signed an evaluation agreement with one of the world’s largest capacitor manufacturers. The agreement concerns a project with a license for evaluation of Smoltek’s patented carbon nanofiber-based CNF-MIM technology. The intention is to replace the evaluation agreement with a production license agreement as a next step. The order value for this first step amounts to approximately SEK 1 million.
Smoltek attended the international IEEE EDAPS conference for the first time come this last December. Besides presenting new and improved data for the CNF-MIM technology Vincent Desmaris also won the title ‘Best Oral Paper Award’.
Last week our awesome and hardworing R&D‑team managed to demonstrate CNF-growth on a 200mm silicon wafer in the Chalmers MC2 150mm lab in Gothenburg.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent. This Korean patent is the second of a patent family in the direction of CNF-MIM based compact energy storage interposers. This means that our patent portfolio now comprises 56 granted patents.
Smoltek has presented new and improved electrical data for CNF-MIM at EDAPS in Taiwan. The focal point has been on lowering the ESR value that we presented in September.
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The EDAPS conference in Kaohsiung Taiwan, December 16–19 will be an excellent forum to highlight the latest advances for our CNF-MIM capacitor technology concept.
Smoltek will be part of a Swedish business delegation going to Seoul, South Korea in December. This gives us the opportunity to connect and have a sit down with Korean semiconductor giants.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent. This US patent is the first of a patent family in the direction of CNF-MIM capacitor applications on interposers. This brings our IP portfolio now to consists of 54 granted patents.
A year ago, the capacitance density for the CNF-MIM capacitor technology was at 200 nF/mm^2. In May this year it had risen to 350. And now we nearly have doubled that to +650 nF/mm^2!
Karl Lundahl is taking on the new position as Vice President Product Management at Smoltek, with start this fall. Karl has a long track record within the semiconductor, photovoltaic and electronic industries. In particular, Karl is bringing extensive experience in the field of advanced semiconductor packaging.