Xaar and Thin Film Electronics ASA (TFE) have announced that they have entered into an agreement to jointly develop industrial inkjet methods and processes that can be used for producing printed memory applications efficiently and in high volumes suitable for commercial applications.
The development agreement is built on TFEs Intellectual Property for printable memory materials, and Xaars Intellectual Property, equipment and solutions for printing functional materials.
This collaboration is a continuation of TFEs and XAARs previous collaboration leading up to the successful development, realisation and announcement of the worlds first printed ferro-electric memory array at IPEX 06.
Last year we demonstrated the worlds first functional, fully printed memory together with Xaar. We will now in this joint effort prove our technologys manufacturability using industry standard inkjet equipment for high volumes. Xaar is an ideal partner for us given Xaars technology and market leadership in inkjet technology. Furthermore, the collaboration with Xaar will open up new exciting opportunities for the printed electronics industry, including many long sought after applications such as RFID-based electronic product codes; says Johan Carlsson, CEO of Thin Film Electronics.
Xaar UK Ltd