Rosatom buys German semiconductor production technology
1 Mar '12
State corporation Rosatom has purchased technology of production of second-generation high-temperature tape superconducting materials from Germanyís Bruker HTS, innovation and venture news source UNOVA reports.
The state corporation reportedly expects to overcome twenty-year delay of similar national products.
Under the agreement, Bruker HTS will supply and install a pilot line to produce up-to-100-meter superconducting tape at the Kurchatov Institute.
The contract price has yet to be disclosed. According to Vyacheslav Pershukov, deputy CEO and director of block for innovations management in Rosatom, buying a ready technology costs less than developing a new one. By buying a technology we will in a few years achieve results that have taken foreign companies twenty years to come to, Mr. Petrushkov believes.
The project is mostly financed from the federal budget. Semiconducting projects are split between Rosatom and the federal grid operator FSK.