PragmatIC presents low cost thin film Schottky for flexible electronics applications at InnoLAE 2020


PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in ultra-low cost, flexible electronics, will present at the InnoLAE (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics) 2020 Conference in Cambridge (21-22 January). Abhishek Chandramohan, device development engineer, will describe PragmatIC’s novel thin film Schottky diode architecture which has been validated on its unique FlexLogIC manufacturing system. A robust Schottky diode is key to enable highly optimised designs for a wide range of electronic subsystems to be implemented in oxide-based flexible electronics, including: DC and RF rectification, voltage regulation, sample and hold circuitry, electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.

The first implementation of this new functionality will be in new products within the PragmatIC ConnectIC range of flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs), which bring connectivity to a wide range of everyday items, in diverse markets such as, food and beverages, pharmaceutical and healthcare, personal and home care, and interactive toys and games. Markets previously inaccessible due to the cost of traditional silicon integrated circuits. Now with PragmatIC FlexICs there is the potential to enable trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments.

In the future, Schottky is key to broadening the portfolio of FlexICs and forms a cornerstone of PragmatIC’s bespoke FlexIC Foundry services that enable development of new functionality and third-party FlexIC design based on PragmatIC’s PDK (Process Design Kit).

Caption: PragmatIC vitamin/bottle application (photo: PragmatIC)

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