Israel's Yissum Research Development Company (the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Korea's Vaxan Steel announced a new agreement to co-develop silver nanoparticles and silver-coated copper nanoparticles for conductive inks. These inks can be utilized in a variety of printing technologies, including inkjet printing, and can be used in applications such as OLEDs and RFID tags.
The new inks were invented by Professor Shlomo Magdassi, Dr. Alexander Kamyshny and Michael Grouchko from the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University. Yissum granted Vaxan a license to commercialize the technology exclusively in Asia, excluding Israel and former Soviet Union countries, and will receive in return research fees and royalties from future sales. This is the first time a Korean company collaborates with an Israeli university.