Printed electronics pilot line starts production

Printed electronics pilot line starts production

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PragmatIC has previously announced projects with Tigerprint, a subsidiary of Hallmark in greetings cards, and with banknote printer De La Rue in security labels. Imprinted logic projects are now moving into pilot-scale commercial production, and will be announced early next year, PragmatIC said.

PragmatIC uses organic semiconductor materials on a plastic substrate. These materials are formed into shape using imprint lithography. Typically, for printed electronics geometries and performance can be far behind that of silicon-based integrated circuits, but production costs are also considerably lower. PragmatIC claims to be able to print device and circuit architectures in transparent, flexible semiconductors at micron and sub-micron scale.

The Redcar pilot line is now producing more than 10,000 flexible logic circuits per month, and is expected to scale to over 10 million per annum during 2013, PragmatIC said.

In addition to commercial production, the pilot line serves as a test-bed for device design, process optimization and circuit functionality.

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