|Cerel – Advanced Ceramics & Technologies
Yokneam, Israel 20692
Ph: 972 (4) 959 7117
Fax: 972 (4) 959 7118
|Assaf Thon, CEO
Israel Schuster, CTO
Yonit Rozenman, CFO
Product Line or Service
Cerel has a core technology utilized for development of advanced applications in the fields of telecommunications and medical imaging. This technology enables significant upgrading and miniaturization of ceramic modules used abundantly in the above markets.
Cerel’s policy is to protect all its intellectual property. Patents are submitted for innovations that result from development of new products and new processes that have the potential of being commercialized.
Following is a list of Cerel’s patents at various stages of approval.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Laminated Green Bodies.” US Patent 5,919,347 dated July 6, 1999.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Laminated Green Bodies.” PCT Application No. US 98/07208 filed with US Patent and Trademark Office on 13 Apr ‘98 (priority date 23 Apr ‘97). Under examination.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Laminated Green Bodies.” New European Patent Application No. 989146618 filed with the EPO on Nov. 16, 1999, designated states: Switzerland, Germany, France, U.K, The Netherlands.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Laminated Green Bodies.” Japanese Patent Application No. JP 10-5456108, filed Dec. 1st, 1999 with the Japanese Patent Office.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Laminated Green Bodies.” Divisional Application of US Patent 5,919,347 filed on Feb. 25th, 1999, Application No. 09/257,502. Under examination.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Laminated Green Bodies.” Divisional Application of US Patent 5,919,347 filed on Feb. 1999, Application No. 09/257,000. Under examination.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramic Bodies for use in Manufacturing Dental Appliances.” US Patent Application No. 09/052,166- obtained Notice of Allowance on Jan. 19th, 2000.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramic Bodies for use in Manufacturing Dental Appliances .“ PCT/US99/05714, filed on March 16th, 1999, with priority date 31 March 1998.
- Electrophoretic Diamond Coating and Compositions for Effecting Same” Filed with US Patent Office on Dec. 30th, 1998. Application No. 09/222,934.
- Method of Electrophoretic Deposition of Ferroelectric Films using a Trifunctional Additive and Compositions for Effecting Same.” US Patent Application No. 09/432,205 filed on 2 Nov. ’99. Under examination.
- Method of Forming High-Performance Surface Coating and Compositions of Same.” US patent Application 09/44,958 filed on Nov. 22nd, 1999
Cerel aims primarily at the telecommunication, microelectronics and ultrasound medical imaging markets by approaching manufacturers of electronic components and systems and joint venturing with large corporations in this field.
Within its role as a technology platform, Cerel is also active in the growing markets of high-performance wear resistant ceramic coatings.
The annual U.S. market, on which Cerel’s products have a direct impact, is estimated to be tens of billions of U.S.$ and is about one third of the total world market.
Marketing/Sales and Distribution
Cerel markets EPD based technologies and industrial processes to major manufacturing corporations either as an established process or through joint R&D ventures and co-developments.
Among the above markets Cerel has identified fast growing segments of microelectronics and telecommunications where Cerel’s technology has the highest added value. It should be noted that ceramic materials and technologies rarely stand alone, but to some extent are embedded in larger systems and equipment, comprised of other materials and other technologies.
Cerel has already signed agreements with GE (USA) for the developments of probes for ultrasonic medical imaging systems, NGK (Japan) and a leading international cutting tool manufacturer (Israel) for the development of novel coatings.
More projects are currently under negotiation with Pratt & Whitney (Canada) and DuPont (USA).
Currently Cerel is not considering the establishment of in-house manufacturing facility.
To the best of our knowledge, Cerel is the only company that develops industrial EPD based processes and products for the above uses. Therefore, currently Cerel is not exposed to direct competition. Rather, Cerel faces the challenge of penetrating market niches dominated by other manufacturing technologies.