Electronic Design

Flexible Photodetector Arrays Get Bigger

Using its Semiconductor 2.0 Platform process, NANOIDENT Technologies AG has manufactured an 18- by 12-cm photodetector array on a flexible PET (polyethylene terephthalate) foil substrate. The company said the array is the largest printed semiconductor-based photodetector array ever manufactured. The technology deposits thin layers of conducting and semiconducting “inks” on a plastic foil substrate using state-of-the-art printing techniques. As a result, the company can create unique mechanical, electro-optical, and structural properties in arrays up to 50 cm by 50 cm. OEM customers can eliminate expensive optical filters and develop cost-effective application-specific photodetector arrays for a wide variety of new uses in areas such as industrial measurement and test, medical imaging, and security screening.

Semiconductor Platform 2.0 is the core technology for all NANOIDENT vertical market platforms. It comprises four core intellectual property (IP) elements: liquid conductive and semiconductor materials IP, design and simulation IP, production processes and quality assurance IP, and functional component IP. Beside photodetectors, the platform can be used to design and mass-produce other semiconductor-based functional components, including light-emitting diodes, transistors, resistors, capacitors, and interconnects. Printed semiconductor devices based on Semiconductor 2.0 Platform are highly customized and sold directly to global OEM partners. For more information, go to www.nanoident.com.

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