Printable electronics start-up produces 6V display driver
The company, Thin Film Electronics ASA, came to prominence when it commercialised printed rewritable memory. It is now creating other printable electronic circuits using complementary organic transistor logic.
Thinfilm’s transistor technology, developed together with Polyera and others, has a voltage operating range from 3 to 20V.
“This range is particularly compatible with multiple functions needed for Thinfilm Smart Labels, from control of low-power displays and sensors, to writing Thinfilm Memory,” said the company, which has manufacturing in Pyongtaek, South Korea.
Last December, Thinfilm demonstrated a printed electronic temperature sensor for monitoring perishable goods. The new Thinfilm display driver will be integrated into and extend the uses of this platform.
The company has a facility for manufacturing printed transistors in Linköping, Sweden.
“Equipment for manufacturing printed transistors has passed factory acceptance tests and is currently being installed at the company’s product development site. With additional equipment to be delivered in Q4 2013, Thinfilm will have internal capacity for printing up to 50 million electronic labels annually,” said the company.
Development of Thinfilm’s low-voltage display driver was partially funded by the Eurostars Programme, in conjunction with ACREO Swedish ICT and Santa Anna IT Research Institute AB. Thinfilm would also like to thank Innovation Norway for its continued support, including a recent $1.2M grant to commercialize wireless Sensor Labels.