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polymer semiconductor

A semiconductor made of synthetic polymer such as an LED or transistor. Such "conjugated polymers" are a plastic material that changes from being an insulator to a semiconductor after being doped. "Plastic electronics" are much simpler to make because they can be printed rather than manufactured via the laborious photomasking process. Also like plastic materials in general, products made from polymer semiconductors are more flexible and can be formed into bendable devices that would snap ordinary electronics. See polymer.
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A stage comparable to what semiconductor companies were doing in the 80s and 90s, with some of our designs packing well over 10,000 transistors, in fact well beyond anything else we've seen so far in the plastic electronics industry or even in academia.
Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, and Plastic Logic, a world leader in plastic electronics, today announced that Plastic Logic has adopted Synopsys' IC Validator product for physical verification of Plastic Logic's proprietary organic thin film transistor technology.
A FACILITY enabling businesses to test a range of plastic electronics, space-related equipment and solar cells has opened at Bangor University The Centre for Lifetime And REliabilty Testing (Claret) has been supported with Welsh Assembly Government funding through the A4B programme, which has awarded the School of Electronic Engineering at Bangor University a grant of PS500,000.
A UNIQUE new facility has opened at Bangor University to enable businesses to test a huge range of plastic electronics, space-related equipment and solar cells.
Indro Mukerjee, CEO of Plastic Logic, said: "I am delighted that Plastic Logic is working with the world-class team at the Cambridge Graphene Centre on this transformational research programme for the application of graphene in our flexible plastic electronics process.
Washington, March 31 ( ANI ): University of Michigan (U-M) scientists have developed a new technique to create "paint-on" plastic electronics that can be used to make popular gadgets less expensive and better for the environment.
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Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said: "This first elite technology and innovation centre in high value manufacturing will support our objective to rebalance the economy by underpinning current UK manufacturing strengths through the development and deployment of novel technologies into sectors such as aerospace, automotive and pharmaceuticals, whilst at the same time driving the UK into leading positions in new high growth markets by creating a platform for innovative SMEs to work with larger companies in developing technologies such as plastic electronics, fibre reinforced polymer composites and biotechnology.
Two scientists working in Europe have paved the way for improved plastic electronics by devising a technique that can be used to take images of plastic mixtures on the nanoscale simultaneously in the body of the material and at the surface.
Mr Willetts said: "It is early days for this emerging field, but Plastic Electronics will give rise to a range of new, exciting products, such as ultra-efficient lighting and cheaper, longer-lasting solar cells.
There will also be Design in Detail sessions with detailed case studies on plastics design and moulding of consumer products, packaging and plastic electronics.