FlexLogIC is a self-contained, fully automated, modular “fab-in-a-box” for high throughput manufacturing of flexible plastic semiconductor devices. With the concept announced a year ago, PragmatIC has now completed design and engineering work, and the final specification delivers both higher capacity and lower production cost than the original concept.
The first system will be co-located with PragmatIC’s existing pilot production in Sedgefield, County Durham, in facilities leased from the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) at the UK’s National Printable Electronics Centre.
All equipment orders have been placed, and initial deliveries are already on site. The system will be commissioned through 2017 ready for volume production in early 2018.
The FlexLogIC system will enable PragmatIC to deliver on the commercial promise of its unique technology platform, producing flexible integrated circuits in the volumes needed for mass-market roll-out across initial target markets including labels, packaging, fast moving consumer goods, toys and games.
“Flexible electronic devices have opened up new applications that were previously not possible with conventional silicon chips, but the benefits can only be realized if they achieve the right cost point and scalable capacity needed for billions of circuits and beyond. These agreements mark a major milestone in PragmatIC’s ambition to make smart objects truly viable in consumer markets,” said Scott White, CEO, PragmatIC.
White will present an update on the FlexLogIC implementation at the upcoming IDTechEx Show in Berlin, Germany on May 11, 2017.