The Nanocube Memory Ink utilises nano particles in the form of tiny cube-shaped crystals that are the building blocks for the memory cells. With the memory market set to surpass $730 Billion by 2024, Australian Advanced Materials aims to position the Nanocube Memory Ink to surfaces and substrates that conventional memory can not operate.
The technology works by applying voltage to the nanocube memory film, changing state between resistive and conductive to create and store digital zeroes and ones (data). The Nanocube Memory Ink delivers non-volatile memory toflexible and transparent, form factors where traditional rigid silicon memory technologies are unable to be used.
The Nanocube Memory Ink is completely solution processed, this means memory devices can be printed using standard printing methods available in the Printed Electronics sector today. The ink technology is based on a new type of resistive random access memory (RRAM) using tiny metal oxide nanocubes within an ultra thin film which has the potential to store data.The nanocube particles are suspended in an ink and can be printed using printing equipment such as an inkjet or slot-die printers onto a variety of surfaces such as flexible plastic and glass, allowing memory to be stored on plastic, silicon and glass.
The Company has recently finished successful scale-up of production volumes of the Nanocube Memory Ink. A large scale batch of Nanocube Memory Ink was produced with approximately 400 times the volume of previous batches.
Currently development is focussing on industry deployment configurations which would make the Nanocube Memory Ink compatible with sophisticated fabrication facilities available in Europe and the USA.