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Posted on July 12, 2013 by  & 
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SmartKem Wins Technical Development Materials Award at IDTechEx Asia

SmartKem Limited, the developer of high performance, organic semiconductor materials for flexible electronics, has announced that its SmartKem® p-FLEX™ product has won the Technical Development Materials Award for the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Asia event, taking place in Tokyo, Japan on the 9th-10th July.
The award recognizes company innovation, success and development and distinguishes the SmartKem® p-FLEX™ product as the most significant technical advancement over the last 24 months in the field of material development. The award was judged by an international panel of experts within the field including professors from Brunel University and Kyung Hee University.
Steve Kelly, CEO at SmartKem says; "We are all very proud here at SmartKem and fully believe our success is a result of our team of experts who advance and perfect our technology on a day to day basis. We pride ourselves in our technical development capability and aim to continue creating new leading products, such as SmartKem® p-FLEX™."
SmartKem® p-FLEX™ combines high mobility small molecule materials with proprietary binder matrix materials, to yield exceptionally high performance solution-based semiconductors that have high charge carrier mobility, can be processed in air, are stable up to and above 250°C and are fully compatible with a range of print processes.
Smartkem designs, synthesises and supplies world leading p-type organic semiconductors for manufacture of flexible display TFT backplanes. The company has been committed to positioning themselves as the leading supplier of solution-based semiconductors to the Asian display sector over the last 18 months and is now involved in a number of significant pilot production programmes, shipping SmartKem® p-FLEX™ to a range of leading display and chemical manufacturers in Asia. SmartKem offers customers excellence in material design and synthesis, high levels of expertise in TFT application and full engineering support in the technology transfer process to customer pilot lines.
SmartKem's R&D Facilities for molecular design and synthesis are based in Hexagon Tower in Manchester, whilst their Formulation Facilities, where materials are formulated into process compatible inks, is located in Technium OpTIC in St Asaph.
For more information on SmartKem and its innovative materials, please call 01745 535190, email or visit External Link
About SmartKem
SmartKem is a high tech enterprise developing an exciting new technology platform focusing on high performance organic semiconductor materials that can ultimately be 'printed' onto lightweight low cost polymer films to deliver flexible circuits and transistors. SmartKem's products enable the display industry to respond to the demand for low cost, low energy, lightweight, rugged electronics that can be processed at low temperature and potentially by roll to roll production methods. SmartKem has a business model with complete focus in this field and has an unrivalled pipeline of new materials ready for exploitation via chosen business partners. The SmartKem team has proven expertise and experience in the fields of organic semiconductors, specialist ink-technology and printable transistors and was a recent winner of the inaugural Oxford Venturefest gold award for 'British Technology Innovation of the Year'
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