The Evolution of the Transistor: The Biggest New Development to Transistor Functionality in 65 Years (Printed Electronics Europe 2013)

Prof David Britton, NanoSciences Innovation Centre, University of Cape Town
PST Sensors
South Africa
Apr 18, 2013.


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Presentation Summary

  • About PST Sensors
  • Printed Silicon Science and Technology
  • From Sensors to Transistors
  • The New Current Switching Transistor

Speaker Biography (David Britton)

David Britton is a founding director and shareholder of PST Sensors and serves as Chief Technical Officer and acting Chief Operating Officer, in which roles he has been instrumental in product development and IP protection, as well as sales and marketing. He is a former Professor in the Physics Department and Director for Capacity Building and Innovation in the NanoSciences Innovation Centre at the University of Cape Town. He is a past chair of the South African Nanotechnology Initiative (SANi), and was instrumental in drafting the National Nanotechnology Strategy Document.

Company Profile (PST Sensors)

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PST Sensors is a multiple award-winning spin-out of the University of Cape Town, headed up by scientific entrepreneurs David Britton and Margit Härting, to commercialize its IP portfolio for a unique printed silicon technology. Its mission is to integrate printed electronics in the sensor market and bring sensors into the printed electronics market.
PST Sensors is the only company with a proven technology to print silicon semiconductors at room temperature on any material including paper and fabric, using conventional printing methods. It is ideally positioned to provide solutions where the form factor (e.g. lightweight, flexible, and robust) and choice of materials cannot be met by existing technologies.
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