SmartKem has announced the company has made significant investments to support its expansion and the roll-out of its technology platform with display manufacturers in Asia.
SmartKem announced they have expanded its presence at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) with new equipment and a stream of new engineering appointments, and has also upgraded its thin film transistor (TFT) test facility in Manchester to enable faster validation of reliability test data for customer projects in Asia.
In addition, SmartKem has installed a state of the art, large-area slit coating machine to enable further process optimisation of truFLEX semiconductors.
This allows the refinement of customer specific coat process protocols over large areas with precise nanometer control over film thickness uniformity – a critical factor in maintaining transistor uniformity and yield in the manufacture of flexible displays.
Figure: Smartkem/CPI - Expended process facility
Steve Kelly, CEO of SmartKem, said, "As a leading player in the development of flexible displays, SmartKem is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation in the sector."
Steve added, "Our investment in state-of-the-art equipment and personnel enables us to focus on developing processes and formulations that meet specific customer production line needs, speeding up the technology transfer process. This enhances our service offering by allowing customers ease of access to a semiconductor platform with exceptional TFT performance and reliability, a prerequisite for manufacturers and brands operating in the flexible display market today."