Method for Making Multilayer Thin-Film Electronics
Princeton Docket #98-1471
Researchers at Princeton University have developed a novel new method for the high speed manufacture of multilayer electronic components on flexible substrates for uses such as emissive displays. Princeton is currently seeking industrial collaborators to commercialize this technology.
Currently, high-yield production of multilayer emissive displays requires the separate manufacture of the various layers, such as the thin film transistor layer (TFT backplane) and organic light emitting diode layer (OLED), or liquid crystal layer, to optimize component performance and maintain yield. This new method allows the separately manufactured active layers to be combined electronically, in a relatively simple lamination process.
It is anticipated that this technology will be particularly useful in the field of macroelectronics, for production of very large area flexible display which are sufficiently cost-effective to enable their use in digital wallpaper, dial-a-pattern clothing, and intelligent shipping/shopping labels.
Patent protection is pending.
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