Yissum Research Development, the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Vaxan Steel have signed a licensing and research agreement to develop silver nanoparticles and silver-coated copper nanoparticles for conductive inks. The contract stipulates that Yissum provides Vaxan with an exclusive sales license for Asia – excluding Israel and former Soviet states – in return for research fees and royalties from future sales.
The inks, created by scientists at the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University, can be used in unison with a variety of printing technologies, including inkjet printing of electronic circuits on silicon wafers in the thin-film photovoltaic industry.
“We are proud that the Hebrew University has had the opportunity to take part in this collaboration, and hope to strengthen our ties with the Korean industry in the future,” said Yaacov Michlin, CEO of Yissum. “We are confident that our new partners will help us in introducing this invention to the market.”
“The nanotechnology application which we have licensed from Yissum will be applied to semiconductors, IT, LED, and OLED industries. We are certain that this technological innovation will be an international success in electronic markets of the future. Once again, I would like to thank Yissum, Prof. Magdassi and GlobalTech Korea who helped promote this collaboration between Korea and Israel,” added Vaxan’s CEO, Duek Chi Lee.