Plastic Logic Presents New Advances in Flexible and Printed Electronics

Sep 07, 2012, 06:45 ET from Plastic Logic

LONDON, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Plastic Logic, the recognised leader in the field of plastic electronics, will be presenting at the 2012 International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics (ICFPE2012) in Japan on its breakthrough flexible display technology for applications such as e-readers and smartphones.

On 7 September 2012, Guillaume Fichet, Principal Research Engineer at Plastic Logic, will present recent advances in the development of Plastic Logic's organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) backplane technology at ICFPE2012 in Tokyo, Japan. Key findings will be discussed on the improved reliability of organic thin-film transistors including understanding the effects of certain manufacturing process steps on initial transistor performance and long term electrical stability.

Organic thin-film transistors are fundamental to Plastic Logic's flexible plastic display technology. They are processed on a flexible plastic substrate to drive an electrophoretic display media, supplied by E Ink®, resulting in a fully plastic-based display which can be manufactured in colour, monochrome and in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Plastic Logic's displays are super-thin, ultra-light, robust and extremely low power. Furthermore, the flexible display technology is shatterproof and daylight readable.

In addition to the insights into transistor development and new technologies currently being developed based on the same OTFT technology, the presentation will also cover challenges associated with scaling a transistor manufacturing process from a lab to a factory. Plastic Logic opened the world's first plastic electronics factory in Dresden, Germany in 2008 and will elaborate on some of the process learning and development that was involved.

Plastic Logic's flexible display technology enables a wide range of applications for both smaller and larger plastic display solutions, including paper replacement, e-readers and companion products to smartphones. The company is also pursuing opportunities for the integration of its technology in non-imaging applications.

About Plastic Logic

Since Plastic Logic was founded by researchers from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, the company has been at the forefront of research and investment into plastic electronics. The company has achieved many technological firsts, including the production of high-quality colour rugged plastic displays, animation and yields comparable to the LCD industry on plastic electronic production.

Plastic Logic is backed by major investors including Oak Investment Partners and Rusnano. Find out more about Plastic Logic and its robust, flexible displays by visiting

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