Printed and Flexible Electronics
PARC scientists delivered the key components for a tape-like blast dosimeter with integrated memory, control electronics, and multiple sensors – which could be fabricated through printing techniques or be compatible with roll-to-roll processing (key for enabling the novel form factors and low cost), and be customized to specific application needs.
While BASF has significant chemistry expertise, it needed to integrate electronics into its materials to capture value-added opportunities with customers in the display market.
Targeted primarily at suppliers and developers of substrate materials and printable semiconductors, dielectrics and metals, this suite of services provides development and optimization of materials and devices for many applications such as displays, sensing, and processing.
Targeted at companies and institutions interested in developing products based on printed or flexible electronics, this suite of services provides design and fabrication of “proof of concept” level demonstrators.
This suite of services is targeted at clients who require hardened prototypes to demonstrate their materials, fabrication tools or circuit product ideas.
PARC has invented and developed the ClawConnect™ compliant, high-density, interconnect (HDI) platform technology. This technology enables ultra-thin, ultra-small, high-performance solutions -- with low total cost of ownership and without sacrificing quality and reliability.
For several years there have been many efforts to employ ink jet technologies in the fabrication of consumer electronics. The potential of displacing large and expensive pieces of electronic fabrication equipment and processes with seemingly appropriately scaled inexpensive alternatives is attractive. However, of course, the devil is in the details. Feature size, accuracy, registration, and materials all have several impacts on design rules, processing, performance, and the types of devices appropriate to the technology. Here we present a look at some of the materials and deposition challenges along with solutions developed at PARC.