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Paul Cain FlexEnable Cambridge Investment Research Events


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Paul Cain FlexEnable Cambridge Investment Research Events

  1. 1. FlexEnable Low Cost Flexible Displays and Sensors: Activating Surfaces for Wearables and Everywhere-ables Paul Cain, Strategy Director, FlexEnable Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 3rd CIR Graphene Business Conference, 6 November
  2. 2. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 FlexEnable’s process toolkit •  The most significant new transistor and flexible electronics platform in decades- based on high performance Organic Thin Film Transistor (OTFT) •  Enables true flexibility, bendability and unbreakability, for displays, sensors & entire electronics systems on plastic •  Fully industrialised and suitable for all high volume display (LCD,OLED,EPD) & sensor technologies November 7, 2015 | 2 ……launching a spectacular future for flexible electronics
  3. 3. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 OTFT enables ultra-thin, truly flexible electronics November 7, 2015 | 3 0.25mm Transistor Bend Radius Wraps around a matchstick 25µm Substrate Thickness As thin as a human hair 100gsm Weight per area As light as a sheet of paper 60 Hz OLED/LCD Flexible full motion video Low Cost Lowest cost for all areas and surfaces Shatterproof Rugged displays and sensors •  The lowest cost transistor technology for flexible displays and sensors
  4. 4. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Flexing in Action November 7, 2015 | 4
  5. 5. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 The OTFT performance revolution – now means that: November 7, 2015 | 5 Fast TFTs to meet customer demands Mobility > 2 Stability to enable long lasting products Current stability ΔVth < 0.3V 1µA for 3hr Uniformity to enable high manufacturing yield Flexibility to enable exciting new form factors Current Variation < 5% Bend radius < 0.25mm
  6. 6. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Breakthrough OLCD on ultra low cost substrates November 7, 2015 | 6 In partnership with
  7. 7. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Flexible Colour OLED in partnership CPT November 7, 2015 | 7
  8. 8. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Enabling truly revolutionary form factors November 7, 2015 | 8
  9. 9. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Flexible Displays for Wearables and Everywhere-ables November 7, 2015 | 9 Enabling New markets and transforming exisiting markets Unbreakable Mobile Devices Automotive and Aerospace Wearables Digital Signage $23Bn Wearable Display Market 2023 (IHS) $24 Billion 2020 (Markets&Markets)
  10. 10. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Glass-free Wearable and Everywhere-able Sensors November 7, 2015 | 10 Enabling New markets and transforming existing markets Flexible, Unbreakable Xray Sensors Flexible, Wearable Biometrics Pressure Sensor Arrays for “Electronic Skin” Printed Plastic OTFT array backplane + Printed Piezoelectric Pressure sensor Pressure sensor array Wearable SensorsMulti-functional Smartcards
  11. 11. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Building Flexible Supply Chains for Wearables November 7, 2015 | 11 •  Enabling materials, product and manufacturing companies to accelerate their route to volume and facilitate new supply chains •  Enables rapid prototyping and evolution kits for flexible displays, sensors and new product concepts for wearables, IoT.
  12. 12. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Potential for 2D materials in flexible, printed electronics | 12 Layer Functional Requirements Benefits Flexible Substrate Improved barrier WVTR < 10-6 g/m2-day More flexible than ceramic alternatives Interconnection lines Sheet Resistance < 0.5 Ω/□ Replace metals for stretchable electronics Semiconductor Field effect mobility > 30 cm2/(V·s); Needed for high frequency applications Pixel electrode Transparency> 90%; Sheet Resistance < 100 Ω/□ Replace ITO
  13. 13. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 | 13 Case study: Transitioning Graphene from LAB to FAB •  Start with initial assessment on test chips •  Scale-up to industrial process flows •  Production of commercially relevant demos World’s first Graphene display made by FlexEnable in collaboration with Cambridge Graphene Centre
  14. 14. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Graphene Projects at FlexEnable Highly conductive Ultraflexible Graphene (HUG) The aim of the project is to replace the metal gate of the organic thin film transistor (OTFT) with graphene and integrate in an active matrix to drive an electrophoretic display with further potential integration in organic LCDs (OLCDs). •  More flexible OTFT arrays November 7, 2015 | 14 250x Contiguous Graphene Ultra-barrier Films for Printable Electronic Applications (GRAVIA) The aim of this project is to increase the flexibility of barrier substrates by integrating graphene in the barrier stack. •  Fabricate more flexible barrier substrates •  Fabricate more flexible encapsulation PEN graphene
  15. 15. Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 Summary •  FlexEnable has developed a revolutionary and low cost, high performance platform for flexible electronics, using existing supply chains – all the ingredients are now there: Partner with us to become part of the ecosystem for the flexible electronics revolution November 7, 2015 | 15 Utility – What do you get with glass-free? OTFT Low-Temperature Process Organic Semiconductor Solution Processing Low-Temperature Process FPD Compatible Cost/VolumePerformance ü  Conformability ü  Flexibility ü  Thinness ü  Light weight ü  Unbreakable ü  Transistors - Better than a:Si ü  Uniformity ü  Reliability ü  BOM ü  Yield ü  Existing Manufacturing Infrastructure
  16. 16. @flexenable Thank you for your attention