Thinfilm and PARC extend printed memory commercialization engagement
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The next phase of innovation extends the companies’ engagement to prototyping the product for manufacturing readiness. Thinfilm will use the PARC CMOS technology to expand the memory technology that it has previously commercialized in a roll-to-roll printed production process to an addressable version that is still fully printed.
“Our mutual goal is to reach the printed addressable memory prototype by the end of this year. Key work is already being done at PARC, working closely with Thinfilm’s engineers,” said Dr. Ross Bringans, Vice President of PARC’s Electronic Materials and Devices research. “Thinfilm will utilize PARC background IP for the printed memory application.”
Such memory enables unique form factors, cost advantages, and integration with other printed components including sensors and simple displays that can be customized for multiple markets, ranging from games and toys, to ID tags, disposable sensors, and price labels.
“We expect to transfer the contact-based 128-bit memory array to production in 2012. This addressable memory meets the need for creating ubiquitous low-cost tags and disposable printed systems,” Davor Sutija, Thinfilm CEO said.
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