Researchers in the Sustainable Electronic Technologies Group are working with industrial partner PragmatIC to devise a process design kit (PDK) that will expand the potential for its mass market uses of flexible electronics.
The collaboration is between PragmatIC, which creates ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs), and the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. ECS and PragmatIC have worked together on several objectives in recent years; this latest venture was sparked by joint work with tech company Arm.
“Over the next three years we will develop a prototype PDK, together with examples of cells and applications such as cryptographic elements,” project lead Professor Mark Zwolinski says.
One of the project’s goals is to make FlexIC technology integration more accessible to the wider design community, resulting in, as Mark says,“smart everyday objects in homes around the world.”
Source: Printed Electronics World