Vinnova project completed according to plan

The announced project with­in the frame­work of Vin­no­va’s pro­gram “Smarter elec­tron­ic sys­tems” has been com­plet­ed accord­ing to plan. Smoltek will now con­tin­ue the work to achieve inte­gra­tion of CNF-MIM capac­i­tors on 200 and 300 mm wafers.

“We are pleased to have par­tic­i­pat­ed in the project as we have gained use­ful expe­ri­ences and also ben­e­fit­ed great­ly from the project,” says Ola Tiver­man, Pres­i­dent at Smoltek Semi. “Among oth­er things, we have broad­ened our net­work of con­tacts with­in the exist­ing cus­tomer base for CNF-MIM technology.”

The project has increased the pos­si­bil­i­ties for faster inte­gra­tion of CNF-MIM capac­i­tors on 200 and 300 mm wafers through the devel­oped con­tacts with both high-vol­ume man­u­fac­tur­ers of CVD sys­tems and semi­con­duc­tor foundries. Col­lab­o­ra­tions and inter­ac­tions between Smoltek and a num­ber of these par­ties are now con­tin­u­ing with­out the Vin­no­va framework.

Back­ground to the project:

In Novem­ber, Smoltek was grant­ed finan­cial sup­port for fea­si­bil­i­ty stud­ies by Vin­no­va with­in the frame­work of their pro­gram “Smarter elec­tron­ic sys­tems”. The announce­ment launched the project “Towards the inte­gra­tion of car­bon-based capac­i­tors in indus­tri­al wafer pro­duc­tion,” which took place between Novem­ber 2020 and March 2021. The goal was to cre­ate the nec­es­sary con­di­tions for form­ing a con­sor­tium, which was the first part to then apply to the next step with­in Vinnova’s “Smarter elec­tron­ics sys­tem” program.

How­ev­er, due to the short project time, com­bined with the cur­rent Covid-pan­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion, and the fact that poten­tial part­ners were not con­sid­ered qual­i­fied as co-appli­cants to par­tic­i­pate in a con­sor­tium accord­ing to the mod­el for the next step in the “Smarter elec­tron­ics sys­tems” announce­ment, no new appli­ca­tion has been made for the announce­ment that start­ed in March this year.

Image: Ola Tiver­man, Pres­i­dent at Smoltek Semi

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