PragmatIC successfully delivers printed electronic greeting cards for Hallmark subsidiary...


04-07-2011

PragmatIC Printing Ltd, the pioneer in imprinted logic circuits, has announced the completion of prototype printed electronic greeting cards for Hallmark subsidiary Tigerprint Ltd.

PragmatIC successfully delivers printed electronic greeting cards for Tigerprint

Enables interactive functionality in ultra-thin form factor

PragmatIC Printing Ltd, the pioneer in imprinted logic circuits, has announced the completion of prototype printed electronic greeting cards for Hallmark subsidiary Tigerprint Ltd.

The £300k project was supported by grant funding from The Northern Way, a joint initiative between the three northern UK Regional Development Agencies. The prototypes demonstrate the viability of transistor logic circuits on flexible substrates, integrated into conventional greeting cards alongside other printed electronics technologies (such as conductive inks and thin film batteries), to create a dynamic flashing animation. This is achieved without materially increasing the thickness of the card, and without the complicated assembly required for greeting cards employing conventional electronics.

“The PragmatIC team have clearly delivered a compelling product concept based on their unique approach to printed logic. We look forward to seeing these and other innovative product concepts become a commercial reality,” said Mark Boyden, Technical Manager at Tigerprint.

Scott White, Chief Executive Officer of PragmatIC Printing, commented: “This success validates our approach of working closely with customers to apply novel printed electronics technologies to proven, real-world applications.”

About PragmatIC Printing Ltd:

PragmatIC Printing enables printed logic circuits that introduce intelligence and interactivity into a wide range of products and applications, in form factors that are not possible using silicon chips. In 2010, PragmatIC acquired the printed electronics business of Nano ePrint Ltd, including its patented technology for planar nano-electronic devices that can uniquely be fabricated in a single layer of semiconductor via single-step imprint patterning. PragmatIC has extended this
proven imprinting process to allow a full range of device and circuit architectures to be printed in transparent, flexible semiconductors at micron and sub-micron scale. For further information please visit www.pragmaticprinting.com

About Tigerprint Ltd:

Formed in 1996, Tigerprint is a subsidiary company of Hallmark Cards (UK). Tigerprint has a strong reputation for leading edge design and innovation, producing a wide range of products including greeting cards, gifting stationery, games, and children’s puzzles. For more information please visit www.tigerprint.uk.com

About The Northern Way:

The Northern Way is a unique initiative, bringing together the cities and regions of the North of England to work together to improve the sustainable economic development of the North. Formed as a partnership between the three northern Regional Development Agencies (Yorkshire Forward, Northwest Regional Development Agency and One NorthEast), The Northern Way also works with local authorities, universities, the private sector and other partners to secure a strong coalition in support of this goal. For more information please visit www.thenorthernway.co.uk

 

 

PragmatIC is a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics. Our unique technology platform enables innovators to create novel solutions to everyday problems that are beyond the scope of conventional electronics. Our ConnectIC® family of flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) are thinner than a human hair and extend proven applications such as RFID and NFC into mass market use cases, enabling the potential for trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments. Our novel, differentiated products are being adopted by a growing base of global companies across diverse markets, including consumer goods, games, retail, pharmaceutical and security. Alternatively, designers can create their own application-specific flexible devices using our FlexIC Foundry™ offering at a fraction of the cost and time required for traditional silicon circuits, opening up multiple new markets beyond RFID. These FlexICs are manufactured on our revolutionary FlexLogIC® production system, a highly scalable manufacturing model for cost-effective high-volume production, achieved with orders of magnitude less capital investment and operating cost compared to a traditional silicon IC fab. PragmatIC is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with our first billion-unit production facility in Sedgefield. Shareholders include Cambridge Innovation Capital, Arm and Avery Dennison.

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