Challenges and Learning Associated with the Development of the High-Volume Large-Area Production of OTFT-Based Flexible and Rugged Displays

Dr Octavio Trovarelli, Lead Process Integrator
Plastic Logic GmbH
Apr 04, 2012.

Presentation Summary

This talk will give a summary of Plastic Logic's challenges and learning faced during the development of a high-volume production capability for large-area, organic-electronics driven flexible and rugged Plastic PaperTM-based displays. Following an overview of the company and its technology, the challenges faced in the transfer of our technology from Lab to volume manufacturing are reviewed. The major learning in adapting production process and equipment to meet the requirements of mass production are explained and the results after process optimization and stabilization are shown. Relevant issues of the organic materials used related to material manufacturability, failure analysis and the development of the infrastructure necessary for electrical testing and reliability improvement are discussed. Finally, our first application available in the market is presented.

Speaker Biography (Octavio Trovarelli)

Dr. Octavio Trovarelli is responsible for Process Integration, Technology Transfer and Innovation Projects at Plastic Logic. He has over 15 years' experience in R&D and technology development in the semiconductor industry. Previously, Octavio was senior manager for wafer-level package development at Infineon and Qimonda. He holds a Diploma and PhD in Solid State Physics from Instituto Balseiro, Argentina and an MBA from the Open University, UK.

Company Profile (Plastic Logic)

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Plastic Logic is using its proprietary technology leadership in plastic electronics to create a range of large (10.7" display), lightweight (475g) and ultra-thin (< 8mm) paper replacement devices: Paper 2.0. Glass-free, these devices are particularly rugged, withstanding drops, spills, dust and grime. The secure software and great storage capacity (>20,000 pages), as well as application support for vertical markets, enable heightened user efficiency and productivity. Founded in 2000 by researchers out of the Cambridge University Cavendish Laboratory, Plastic Logic now has four locations: Research and development in Cambridge, England; high-volume, state-of-the-art manufacturing in Dresden, Germany; product engineering in Mountain View (CA), US and an initial core team leading the planning and construction of the company's second, high-volume manufacturing facility in Zelenograd (Moscow), Russia. For more information on Plastic Logic, please go to
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