Corporate Profile: Cymbet Corporation is the leader in solid-state energy storage solutions for microelectronic systems. The company is the first to market eco-friendly biocompatable rechargeable solid state batteries that provide electronic systems designers with new embedded power capabilities. The company's EnerChip™ batteries enable new concepts in energy storage application for ICs and new products for medical, sensor, RFID, industrial control, communications and portable electronic devices. Founded in 2000, Cymbet has fabrication facilities in Elk River MN and Lubbock TX.
Technology: Cymbet solid state batteries utilize semiconductor fabrication processes to produce a rechargeable energy storage device with no liquids, gels, or harmful chemicals. EnerChip devices have the unique capability to be packaged as a standard semiconductor component or as a bare die co-packaged with other integrated circuits. Cymbet has a broad patent portfolio covering enforceable aspects of materials, design, manufacturing and applications.
Cymbet Solutions: Industry transition to low power IC chips requires new low cost, integrated energy storage options not met by current solutions. Battery wear-out, high integration cost, bulky size, high failure rate over life of product and disposal issues create a new solution opportunity. Cymbet's EnerChip™ is a solid state battery with integrated power management in a cost effective surface mount package. The EnerChip is permanently rechargeable and eco-friendly overcoming the limitations of disposable batteries for electronic applications. EnerChip devices can be co-packaged with other semiconductor integrated circuits in a single package or delivered as an surface mount technology (SMT) component. The EnerChip can provide a few days to a few weeks of battery backup power where non-volatility is important or primary power for wireless sensors, active tags and medical applications. With innovations not previously available, the Cymbet EnerChip™ provides an extremely small footprint, high energy density, rechargeability, high-speed SMT assembly and solder re-flow tolerance.
Customer Value: Key customer benefits include: 10 year life that eliminates battery replacement • Low cost integration using SMT automated assembly • Space-saving small footprint and thin form factor • Long life through low self discharge • RoHS compliant with no harmful chemicals • Lead free solder reflow capable • Easy disposal.
Partners, Sales and Distribution: Key partnerships: Texas Instruments, Microchip, Micro Crystal, X-FAB, Cymbet Premier Development Partners, others. Direct regional sales force across North America.
Manufacturing: Cymbet has two facilities in the USA: Elk River, MN (Minneapolis/St. Paul suburb) and Lubbock, Texas. The Lubbock fab site is co-located with X-FAB Inc. - one of the the leading foundry groups for analog/mixed-signal semiconductor applications. With this Texas facility, Cymbet is the world's largest volume manufacturer of solid state batteries.