Printed electronic interactive trading cards (Printed Electronics Europe 2006)

Dr Nick Stone,
Novalia, United Kingdom


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Presentation Summary

  • Identifying printed electronic opportunities
  • Available technologies
  • Printed electronics in action: Interactive trading card game

Speaker Biography

Dr Nick Stone completed a PhD in Microelectronics at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with Hitachi Europe working on silicon-based fabrication processes for novel memory and logic. Nick then joined Plastic Logic at its start and worked on developing processes and identifying applications as technical lead for non-display applications. In October 04 Nick left and founded Novalia in order to identify and commercialise early roadmap printed electronic applications based around high volume conventional printing/converting/patterning techniques.

Company Profile

Novalia is focused on conventional printing processes and believes that printed electronic applications must be developed by working with existing manufacturers and their facilities. Novalia was awarded a grant by the UK's DTI to develop a printing process to manufacture TFTs. Novalia is working with various printers, converters and packaging companies to look at how early stage printed electronics can be made a reality. Working with existing manufacturers not only provides access to existing facilities but also enables a dialogue with their customers who are typically brand owners or publishers. This completes the circle going from printed electronic materials/devices using existing manufacturing processes to an end user validated product.