London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 19, 2012 -- 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 InkÃÂ®, 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 smart phones. The company is also pursuing opportunities for the integration of its technology in non-imaging applications.