The idea for plastic logics waferthin plastic ereader was dreamed up by mad physicist professors sir richard friend and henning sirringhaus at cambridge universitys cavendish laboratory in the late nineties read the full plastic logic story here. Products, development and manufacture of glassfree, flexible epd. Plastic logic did not reveal any details about its plans for its secondgeneration ereader, with archuleta saying only that the company would take the. The vision is that, one day, we will be able to use graphicart processes to print these devices and make circuits that meet realworld circuit requirements. Buy visual reasoning with diagrams studies in universal logic on free shipping on qualified orders visual reasoning with diagrams studies in universal logic. Its founders, richard friend and henning sirringhaus, patented a way of printing circuits made from polymers so. Teller of hard truths to technologists financial times. Website, plastic logic germany develops and manufactures electrophoretic displays epd, based on. By considering the qualitative benefits associated with solution rheology and mechanical properties of polymer semiconductors, it is expected that polymerbased electronic devices will soon enter our daily lives as indispensable elements in a myriad of flexible and ultra lowcost flat panel displays.
Programmable logic circuits for functional integrated. This includes some of the most recent demonstrations of organic fieldeffect transistors with performance that clearly exceeds that of benchmark. Plastic logic founders henning sirringhaus and sir richard friend, both professors at cambridge university, didnt set out to create an ereader. Plastic logic unveiled its digital reader monday at the demo technology convention. Despite more than a decade of research focused on designing and synthesizing stateoftheart. Like its predecessor this book is devoted to the materials, manufacturing and applications aspects of organic thinfilm transistors. Plastic logic is using the simplest invention in plastic electronics, a single transistor that switches a particular pixel on or off, says mr hauser.
The worldclass experts in electronics joined up to. But plastic logics tiny, organic polymer circuitry is deposited onto substrates. Logic category studies and exercises in formal logic by john neville keynes the macmillan company, 1906 in addition to a detailed exposition of certain portions of formal logic, the following pages contain a number of problems worked out in detail and unsolved problems, by means of which the student may test his command over logical processes. Abstract a company that was spun off from the physics department at the university of cambridge in the uk 10 years ago released its first product last month. The fabrication of the foils was performed jointly by plastic logic and the university of cambridge. Plastic logic founders henning sirringhaus and sir richard friend, both professors at cambridge university, didnt set out to create an. Plastic logics electronic reader will enable users to read their own documents anywhere and will give them access to newspapers and books and, according to friend, sirringhaus and hauser, it has several. Programmable logic circuits for functional integrated smart plastic. Plastic logic, e ink, team for large area flexible display edn. Plastic logic germany leads the way in developing, manufacturing and commercializing flexible electrophoretic displays epd. Its availability was announced by plastic logic on september 12, 2011. Plastic logic was spun out of the cavendish laboratory at the university of cambridge, uk, by physicists richard friend and henning sirringhaus in 2000. Once again authored by the most renowned experts from this fascinating and fastmoving area of research, it offers a joint perspective both broad and indepth on the latest developments in the areas of materials chemistry, transport physics, materials. Plastic logic 100 was an electronic textbook which was intended for.
Plastic logics continued adventure to vegas 2010810 12. Plastic logic develops printed, flexible thin film transistor arrays. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most. Henning sirringhaus is cofounder at plastic logic jsc. Enhanced mobility of poly3hexylthiophene transistors by. Dr henning sirringhaus of cambridge university, cofounder of plastic logic, is developing a flexible plastic display for portable electronic readers. View henning sirringhaus s professional profile on relationship science, the database of decision makers. He has an undergraduate and phd degree in physics from eth zurich ch. Plastic logic device showcases organic transistors mit. The conference will cover all areas related to organic and plastic electronics including chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, nanoscience, engineering and device fabrication and commercialization. Hauser, who also said he would not be surprised if plastic logics chief scientist henning sirringhaus was awarded the nobel prize for his work in the field.
Ten years ago two cambridge professors, sir richard friend and henning sirringhaus, decided to venture into business together. Henning sirringhaus, a solidstate specialist who is chief scientist at the. Flexenable was created from plastic logics people and its technology assets in cambridge, uk. This simple trick solved a problem that sirringhaus, in his role as chief scientist at cambridge company plastic logic, had been wrestling with. At this time, all electronic displays were made on glass. The performance of these transistors has improved dramatically over the past 10 years, says henning sirringhaus, chief scientist at plastic logic and professor of physics at cambridge. Henning sirringhaus is chief scientistcofounder at plastic logic gmbh. Imo, bebop to the boolean boogie is quite good as you might guess from the name, its tone is much lighter and more readable than most. We have fabricated arrays of otfts driving an eink display on a flexible transparent plastic foil. This will fall to cambridge startup company plastic logic, formed to commercialize the inkjet. This will create a swell of pride among the two cavendish professors who are closely associated with plastic logic.
The mullard award is awarded annually by the royal society to a person who has an outstanding academic record in any field of natural science, engineering or technology and whose contribution is currently making or has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity in britain. Beginning later that month, a shipment of devices was scheduled to be used on a trial basis in selected schools in russia which were planning to be pioneering the electronic textbook program. A thienoisoindigonaphthalene polymer with ultrahigh. In las vegas next week, a twentyfive year journey could come to a successful conclusion, when a british company. Henning sirringhaus frs is hitachi professor of electron device physics, head of. After the source and drain metal electrodes were sputtered on to the pen substrate and patterned by photolithography, a.
Though its specific to verilog, thomas and moorbys the verilog hardware description language is a classic. Plastic logic germany develops and manufactures glassfree, flexible, plastic electrophoretic displays epd, based on a proven, licensed organic thinfilm transistor technology, in its purposebuilt factory in dresden, germany originally a spinoff company from the cavendish laboratory at the university of cambridge, the company was founded in 2000 by richard friend, henning sirringhaus and. Plastic logic was formed in 2000 to exploit research results in organic transistor technology from a team led by sirringhaus and richard friend at the cavendish. Plastic logic, founded by henning sirringhaus and richard friend, launched an electronic reader that can display books, magazines and newspapers on a flexible, lightweight plastic display. But, notes professor henning sirringhaus, hitachi professor at the university of cambridge and friend s colleague since 1997, the performance of this polymer or plastic transistor was very poor because the speed at which electrons and holes move through polyacetylene a property called mobility is much lower than in silicon. Plastic logic 100 was an electronic textbook which was intended for educational use. The book is written in a clear and lively style and contains numerous exercises of varying degrees of difficulty.
Plastic logic, after all, has been in the ereader business for years, but has yet to actually start selling one. Our relatively short history belies the amount of innovation plastic logic has. Newspaper publishers and the book industry are among those with a. Plastic processor prototype developed it world canada news. The worldclass experts in electronics joined up to form plastic. Formed a decade ago to commercialize technology developed at cambridge university by henning sirringhaus and richard friend. But, notes professor henning sirringhaus, hitachi professor at the. Over the past 25 years, organic fieldeffect transistors ofets have witnessed impressive improvements in materials performance by 34 orders of magnitude, and many of the key materials discoveries have been published in advanced materials. Henning sirringhaus is an outstanding researcher in the field of organic electronics, best known for his studies on charge transport in organic semiconductors and device engineering. But displays that contain glass are heavy, rigid and fragile.
At the cavendish laboratory, professor henning sirringhaus and his team. The manufacturing plant in dresden, germany, which develops, manufactures and sells a range of flexible epd, operates independently under the name plastic logic germany. Visual reasoning with diagrams studies in universal logic. Henning sirringhaus holds the hitachi professorship of electron device physics at the cavendish laboratory. The two companies expect to combine their technologies to produce high. Having started his career in physics, henning now leads a research group devoted to developing organic or plastic electronics. Plastic logic germany develops and manufactures electrophoretic displays epd, based on organic thinfilm transistor technology, in dresden, germany originally a spinoff company from the cavendish laboratory at the university of cambridge, the company was founded in 2000 by richard friend, henning sirringhaus and stuart evans and specialised in polymer transistors and plastic electronics. A plastic transistor behind each pixel applies the electric charges and the whole device is printed onto a thin, flexible sheet of plastic. From 19951996 he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at princeton university usa.
As the research into organic plastic transistors semiconductors which amplify electronic signals evolved, friend and his colleague henning sirringhaus set up plastic logic in 2000 in order to commercialise their developments. From frontier research to innovation and commercialisation. The story of plastic logic started in the mid1980s when professor sir richard friend. Henning sirringhaus s inspiration came in the shower. Dresden, sachsen, germany industries electronics, manufacturing, product design headquarters regions european union eu founded date 2000 founders henning sirringhaus operating status active last funding type. Goodbye wires and silicon, hello plastic chips sciencedirect. Henning sirringhaus frs is hitachi professor of electron device physics, head of microelectronics and optoelectronics group and a fellow of churchill college at the university of cambridge. Ecme brings together leading scientists from different disciplines to discuss the latest advances in molecular electronics. In this, deductive logic fills a real lacuna in logicinstruction and avoids the common pedagogical pitfalls of instruction via the tree method, where students find it rather mysterious why and how the method really works. Professor henning sirringhaus, frs department of physics.
Plastic logic, e ink, team for large area flexible display. Cambridge professors to launch revolutionary ereader in. It was established in 1967, and has been awarded to more people at once than any other royal society. It was this assignment which led to the development of the light, adjustable displays which artificial logic believes will. The real potential, he explains, is in creating plastic integrated circuits capable of complex functions, a feat that plastic logic cofounder henning sirringhaus has just achieved. The reader, which has yet to be named, will display various types of media such as newspapers, ebooks and. Ecme2011 european conference on molecular electronics.
Plastic logic was founded by two polymer electronics researchers professor richard friend, of cavendish laboratory at cambridge university and cofounder of cambridge display technology, and. Chloroform is a general solvent for poly3hexylthiophene p3ht active layers in fieldeffect transistors. Inkjet printing of functional materials semantic scholar. Dr hermann hauser the legendary cofounder of amadeus capital partners took the pair under his wing in 2000, providing them. Plastic may spell the end of the silicon microchip. Henning sirringhaus, cofounder at plastic logic jsc. Plastic logic project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. However, its low boiling point and rapid evaporation limit the time for crystallization during the spincoating process, and fieldeffect mobilities achieved for p3ht films spincoated from chloroform are typically on the order of 0. Its much more businesslike than bbb, but still written very clearly. Transistor arrays were configured for different logic functions. Plastic electronics could lead to a fundamental revolution in the way the electronics industry evolves, said mr. For professor henning sirringhaus of the university of cambridge and founder of plastic logic, the aim of printed electronics is to get much cheaper electronics.1512 512 36 82 428 611 363 1294 899 1092 768 1467 875 1296 1330 819 1593 1577 83 1189 535 47 440 1404 214 1051 154 647 881 1196 809 1491