Low-cost Thin Film Schottky for Flexible Electronics Application
PragmatIC, a world leader in ultra-low-cost, flexible electronics, will describe its novel thin-film Schottky diode architecture which has been validated on its unique FlexLogIC® manufacturing system. A robust Schottky diode is key to enable highly optimized designs for a wide range of electronic subsystems to be implemented in oxide-based flexible electronics, including DC and RF rectification, voltage regulation, sample and holds circuitry, electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, etc. The first implementation of this new functionality will be in PragmatIC’s ConnectIC® range of flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs), which are designed to bring connectivity to a wide range of everyday items, in diverse markets such as, food and beverages, pharmaceutical and healthcare, personal and home care, and interactive toys and games, markets previously inaccessible due to the cost of traditional silicon integrated circuits. Now with FlexICs, there is the potential to enable trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments. In the future, Schottky is key to broadening our portfolio of FlexICs and forms a cornerstone of our bespoke FlexIC design services that enable the development of new functionality and third-party FlexIC design based on our PDK.