Challenge: Traditional IC manufacturing methods require separately manufactured components, limiting efficiency in manufacture and size.
Technology Abstract: Printed 3D IC passive component architectures, nano-powder inks and composite material used to make them, and the associated direct-write manufacturing methods with jetting of nano-powder inks. This invention enables critical system level integration, compaction, and components with reduced parasitics.
Applications and Advantages: Enables low parasitic components and system level compaction by 3-D components.
Benefits include on-chip voltage regulation, on-chip electronics for chip-to-chip-communication, high performance electronic circuits for defense applications, and compaction of components for flexible electronics.
Intellectual Property Protection:
Issued Patent, US 9,969,001