RRAM Memory Ink
SOR's subsidiary, AAM, is making great advances to developing a commercial RRAM device for use in printed electronics that is transparent and can be used on a variety of surfaces such as glass and plastic as well as silicon.
The latest development has seen them progress from fabricating the cerium oxide nanocubes, that store the data in the memory ink, from batches of millilitres to batches about 400 times larger, ie litres, and ten times more concentrated.
The memory ink can be printed using a standard inkjet printer and current testing is centred around the use of slot die printing.
AAM already has research agreements with the University of NSW (the inventors), VTT Research of Finland and more recently with CSIRO. AAM fully own the IP which is currently subject to a patent application. They also have industry connections with Nokia, BASF, Merck, etc via a collaboration with PrintoCent.
After a bit of a setback earlier this year with some inconsistent results between research providers, UNSW & CSIRO the company has identified the cause of the problems and successfully rectified them.
In the meantime they have been working with the inventors of the memory ink at UNSW to develop potential demonstration applications and have secured an additional federal government grant to further work on enhancing their product.
Journalist view after their most recent update:
Printable electronics however represents a whole new technology opportunity that opens up a Pandora’s box of applications that were previously unheard of and Strategic looks to have carved out a solid spot in the first movers list of this exciting new tech frontier.
SOR subsidiary AAM is due to complete their demonstrator application this month show casing the transparent printable ink.
The memory ink demonstrator application has been completed and due to be presented to their PrintoCent partners in Finland in the last week of January with the presentation being released to the ASX at the same time.
This has certainly been quiteva lengthy journ ey for faithful and patient shareholders.
From May 2015 when SOR first acquired the memory ink technology. Taken nearly a year to create and test a demonstrator application.
I note that since the early days SOR has rarely given shareholders any data regarding the capabilities despite claiming to have created more advanced versions.
Hopefully the presentation of the demonstrator application gives a decent rundown of the specs of the memory ink.