Strategic Elements to showcase its transparent RRAM memory by the end of 2019

Strategic Elements announced that it is developing a transparent memory demonstrator, in collaboration with UNSW, CSIRO and the VTT Group. The demonstrator will include a 10.4" transparent display and SER's own printable transparent Nanocube Memory Ink (RRAM memory).

Strategic Elements transparent pintable RRAM demonstrator
The demonstrator is transparent until touched, which then waits for a user to press the authentication code. This demo will showcase the possibility of print functional memory on transparent glass. The demonstrator is due in Q4 2019 (the main delay, according to SER, is the sourcing of the transparent display).

Strategic Elements achieved significant technical improvements in its Memroy Ink fabrication technology

Strategic Elements announced that it has achieved significant technical improvements in its Nanocube Memory Ink technology at the University of New South wales (UNSW). The company is now incorporating these advancements into a transparent demonstrator that will be ready by Q3 2019.

SER says that it has developed new fabrication methods for its memory ink and its production onto plastics. SER has filed patents for these methods.

Strategic Elements and USNW to optimize RRAM technology and develop demonstrator applications

Strategic Elements announces has signed an agreement with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to further optimize the company's Nanocube Memory Ink flexible/transparent RRAM technology. UNSW and SER will also develop demonstrator applications for the new technology.
Strategic Elements glass-based transparent RRAMprototype

UNSW will begin the research by assessing potential demonstrator applications in areas such as multi-functional capacitive sensors that can detect the type and strength of external stimuli including curvature, pressure, strain, and touch with clear distinction. It will also look into developing memory arrays that will fulfill the growing requirement for local digital data storage on flexible sensors, tags, wearables and high value consumer packaging.

Strategic Elements to extend its collaboration with CSIRO with support from the Australian government

Strategic Elements announces that it has received financial support from the Australian government to extend the development of its Nanocube RRAM memory ink with CSIRO. The $100,00 grant will be co-funded by the government and SER.
Strategic Elements glass-based transparent RRAMprototypeThe program of work at CSIRO is expected to be conducted over a 12-week period, and SER will make progress updates where appropriate.

Strategic Elements updates on its Memory Ink status

Strategic Elements announces an updates regarding its Memory Ink project status - and said that it has recently tested its spin-coated Memory Ink device (based on a glass substrate and silver electrodes). The tests, performed at UNSW, were successful and 100% of the memory cells operated successfully and showed "suitable" endurance.

Strategic Elements glass-based transparent RRAMprototype

SER is working with CSIRO, which reproduced the tests done at UNSW successfully - although the endurance results achieved at UNSW could not be repeated. SER will continue to work with UNSW to understand the variability in process and results. The company is also looking into a collaboration with VTT Finland.

SER and CSIRO received a $100,000 AUD grant to develop methods to optimize SER's Memory Ink technology

Strategic Elements announced that it has been awarded $100,000 AUD together with CSIRO to fund trial a development of methods to optimize the levels of organic materials in the company's Memory Ink, for industrial level processes. The project was awarded to SER's 100% owned subsidiary, Australian Advanced Materials (AAM).

Strategic Elements glass-based transparent RRAMprototype

SER also announced that it expects to receive $840,000 AUD under the Australian Federal Government Research and Development rebate.

Strategic Elements scales up Nanocube Memory Ink production

Strategic Elements announced that it has successfully produced a large-scale batch of its Nanocube Memory Ink with around 400 times the volume of previous batches. Previously the researchers were only able to produces batches in the milliliter range, but now a new method was developed to produces batches of Nanocube Ink in the liter scale.

Strategic Elements memory ink photo

Strategic Elements also updates that it is initiating a new program with the Finnish VTT Technical Research Centre to analyse and optimise the memory ink film thickness and device operation and performance. The company is also negotiating a new agreement with UNSW that will potentially include trial depositions of the Nanocube Ink on the advanced slot die printing equipment recently acquired by UNSW.

Strategic Elements developed transparent RRAM devices, endures 100,000 test cycles

Strategic Elements announced that it has co-developed a new glass-based RRAM device prototype together with materials research team from the University of New South Wales.

Strategic Elements glass-based transparent RRAMprototype

The so called "transparent memory ink", or NanoCube memory, can be printed onto materials such as silicon, glass and plastics using traditional low cost printing methods. The prototype is highly reliable - and succesfully concluded 100,000 read-test cycles. The company said that its equipment cannot measure endurance beyond 100,000 cycles and therefore, the final maximum limit is still to be determined. The memory device is highly transparent - with 70% to 80% transparency.

Strategic Elements' alternative Nanocube fabrication method increases performance and uniformity

Strategic Elements reports that the alternative fabrication method it started investigating a few weeks ago has succeeded in creating a layer of nanocube ink over five times thinner than achieved previously with increased performance.

The surface roughness and uniformity of the nanocube layer was also significantly enhanced. The new method was developed and optimized at the University of New South Wales.

Strategic Elements developed an alternative promising method to build Nanocube RRAM chips

Strategic Elements logoStrategic Elements reported that the company is developing an alternative method to build a Nanocube Memory Ink prototype. The new method is being optimized and the company hopes it will lead to significantly enhanced capabilities.

The company hopes to finish the first initial testing phase over the next 3-4 weeks, and then publish the results and demonstrate the new technology to future potential partners.