Dr Catherine Ramsdale is VP of Device Development at PragmatIC, based in Cambridge, (UK). She has more than 15 years experience in printed electronics research and development. Over 8 years at Plastic Logic she helped pioneer technologies for semiconductor devices on plastic, including successful transfer to manufacturing. She now leads the Device Group at PragmatIC, whose activities include; device design, modelling, test, reliability and failure analysis.
Catherine has a first in Physics from Imperial College and a PhD from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, and is a named inventor on 12 patents.
Moving Towards Mass Manufacture
Flexible Electronics is moving ever closer to market reality and mass manufacturing. With this comes the need for a standardised design flow, controlled manufacture, high throughput testing and rapid failure analysis.
PragmatIC has recently announced funding for development of its FlexLogIC equipment under the EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Programme. FlexLogIC transfers PragmatIC’s proven end-to-end flexIC production process, developed at the Centre for Process Innovation in Sedgefield, into a self-contained, fully automated, modular “fab-in-a-box” for high throughput manufacturing. FlexLogIC offers capacity for billions of flexICs at a capital cost between 100 and 1000 times lower than a silicon fab.
This presentation discusses the key considerations in moving PragmatIC’s flexible electronics technology from R&D to mass manufacture and wider market adoption.