3 Mar 2021
Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)
On 24-25th of February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Innovations in Large Area Electronics (InnoLAE) conference. Conference attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article divides a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks into 4 sections
1 Sep 2020
SmartKem offers a portfolio of materials for organic thin film transistors. The main target application is flexible display backplanes, including OLEDs, LCDs and EPDs. In August 2020 they announced they had developed a prototype that applied their flexible backplane to an array of miniLEDs with a target applications of full area local dimming (FALD) of LCDs.
10 Jul 2017
CPI has been selected as a support partner for SmartKem
The Centre for Process Innovation has been selected as a support partner to SmartKem for the accelerated pre-production of a new generation of low power, flexible display-based products through a new EU-funded project called FLEXTRANS.
22 Dec 2016
Additional investment secured by SmartKem
An additional £3m of funding has been secured from SmartKem's existing investment syndicate members, including BASF Venture Capital, Octopus Ventures and Entrepreneurs Fund.
12 Aug 2016
SmartKem expands presence to support flexible display roll-out in Asia
SmartKem has made significant investments to support company expansion and the roll-out of its technology platform with display manufacturers in Asia.
2 Aug 2016
UK semiconductor pioneer sets its sights on China
SmartKem has had notification of patent allowance for their semiconductor material in China.
7 Apr 2016
Printed sensor technology for automotive tyres
A new technology to measure tyre pressure and temperature and will transform the way transport fleets currently track, monitor and manage tyres.
12 Feb 2016
World's fastest plastic demonstrated by organic semiconductor company
SmartKem has reported it has set a new world record in digital circuit performance with its solution processed organic semiconductor, try-flex®.
23 Mar 2015
IDTechEx Interview Organic Semiconductor Material Company Smartkem
SmartKem delivers 'organic' semiconductor materials for the manufacture of flexible and plastic electronic displays used in applications such as, eReaders, Smartphones, Tablets and TV's.
20 Feb 2015
SmartKem collaborates with Centre for Process Innovation
SmartKem has announced an extensive collaboration programme with the Centre for Process Innovation for the development of pre-production prototypes featuring the SmartKem range of semiconductor inks for the manufacture of ultra flexible thin-film transistors.
24 Nov 2014
New TFT fabrication facility to meet market demand
SmartKem has announced the opening of a new thin-film-transistor fabrication and testing facility at the company's Manchester site - doubling the size of the company.
10 Sep 2014
Smartkem is a UK company set up in 2009. Smartkem has developed p-type organic semiconductors consisting of a mixture of small molecules and polymers. Their champion materials offer a mobility of 10 cm2/Vs. Key differentiators are the ability to improve solution processability without sacrificing performance, and processability in air.
18 Aug 2014
SmartKem attracts series A funding from high profile investers
SmartKem, a developer of high performance, organic semiconductor materials for flexible displays and electronics, has completed a significant series A funding round from an investment syndicate.
11 Mar 2014
Collaboration on materials for flexible display electronics
SmartKem Ltd., a leading developer of high performance, organic semiconductor materials for flexible displays & electronics, has announced that a recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Bangor University has been awarded a grade of 'Outstanding' by the Technology Strategy Board.