Traditional silicon integrated circuit (IC) production requires huge capital investment to keep up with the latest developments in technology, affordable now by only a handful of the largest device manufacturers. Increasing integration and mass production of standard ICs is the only way that these companies can continue to drive the cost per function down. However, this trend is going in the wrong direction for a future where we will be integrating a small amount of intelligence in trillions of everyday items. PragmatIC will describe how its FlexLogIC™ fab-in-a-box is creating a distributed and scalable production model for flexible ICs (FlexICs) that will revolutionise how smart solutions are fabricated.
Speaker Biography (Scott White)
Scott White is an experienced serial entrepreneur, now leading his sixth technology venture as CEO of PragmatIC. He is also a board director at mobile visual search company Cortexica. Past successes include Azea Networks, which he grew from concept to eight figure sales levels before the business was acquired. He has lived and worked across the globe including Australia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the US and the UK. Scott has a first-class Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia, with triple majors in Pure Maths, Applied Maths and Information Technology.
Company Profile (PragmatIC)
PragmatIC is reinventing electronics for mass market applications. PragmatIC's unique technology platform delivers ultra low cost flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) thinner than a human hair that can easily be embedded into everyday objects. PragmatIC's FlexLogIC™ fab-in-a-box system enables distributed and scalable production. PragmatIC FlexICs are a fraction of the cost of traditional silicon ICs, supporting a range of functionality including RFID and NFC. PragmatIC opens up opportunities for introducing intelligence and interactivity into everyday items, enabling the potential for trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments. https://www.idtechex.com/printed-electronics-usa/show/en/speakers/12175/to-trillions-of-smart-objects-and-beyond