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A disruptive technology

A disruptive technology
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Over the last ten years, major players in the organic chemistry industry have significantly invested in R&D to create novel materials for companies attracted by the exceptional properties of the printed electronics:
  • Large area

  • Thin

  • Light

  • Flexible or conformable

  • Robust to shock
This new generation of electronics is a disruptive innovation compared to the semiconductor industry in many aspects :
  • Based on solution-processable organic materials and plastic substrates versus silicon
  • Based on ambient air, ambient temperature manufacturing process versus vacuum and high temperature processes
  • Requiring reduced CAPEX investment versus capital intensive semiconductor industry
  • Addressing a large range of markets and applications versus specialized functionalities of semiconductor solutions

  • A competitive cost per area ratio

  • Possibility to create proprietary products with competitive R&D costs and development time