He is an accredited Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and joins SmartKem from e2v, which was recently acquired by Teledyne for $790 million. McLaughlin has been appointed to manage industrialisation of the company’s semiconductor platform truFLEX and technology transfer to Asia, as well as overseeing quality assurance.
“There is a technical revolution taking place in Britain and Asian investors are becoming increasingly interested in what our high-tech companies have to offer,” Steve Kelly, SmartKem CEO, said. “SmartKem is at the forefront of organic semiconductor technology development and is on the cusp of transforming the display industry.”
SmartKem, which is headquartered in the UK, develops organic semiconductors to enable the manufacture of liquid crystal (LC) and organic light emitting diode OLED displays that are stronger, lighter and lower power than existing technologies.
The company is focused on scaling-up and commercialising the adoption of organic semiconductors in display manufacturing. This will be achieved through the development and transfer of its production protocols for Gen 2.5 backplane manufacture onto existing Gen 3.5 and larger display production lines in Asia.