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Press release: FlexEnable to enhance the global graphene value chain

16 April 2015

FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible electronics, has announced its participation in the Graphene Flagship, the EU’s biggest ever initiative in the field of graphene and related materials.

FlexEnable has a track record of groundbreaking graphene innovation and industrialisation. Last year the company successfully demonstrated a truly flexible display based on a transparent graphene conductor, which was integrated into its flexible transistor array. This year the company
will continue developing new use cases for graphene in flexible electronics including highly conductive interconnect lines and barrier films.

From April 2016, when the Graphene Flagship moves into the core project phase, FlexEnable’s expertise in industrialising flexible electronics will
be utilised to harness the potential of graphene
and other 2d materials. FlexEnable’s Cambridge fab will play a strategic role to showcase the material’s performance over surfaces of all sizes, including large areas as well as in the develop-
ment of advanced product concepts. 

Transistor array

A FlexEnable truly flexible transistor sheet

Indro Mukerjee, Chairman FlexEnable said: “Building on our previous leading-edge work with graphene, FlexEnable brings extensive expertise in materials and manufacturing for flexible electronics to the developing global graphene value chain. Our involvement will enable the accelerated integration of this game-changing material in a new generation of ultra-flexible end-user applications with innovative form factors.”

Launched in 2013, the Graphene Flagship is a European consortium focussed on the integration of graphene and other 2d materials in end-user applications by joining science and industry. Working within the Flexible Electronics Work Package, FlexEnable will join forces to develop graphene applications with partners covering the entire value chain - from materials production to component fabrication and systems integration - including Nokia, STMicroelectronics and other renowned companies as well as a number of leading universities and research centres. The common goal is the development of commercial applications of this new 2d material, including sensors and OLED displays.

About FlexEnable

FlexEnable, based in Cambridge, UK, has developed the world’s first flexible transistor technology platform; the key to truly flexible and cost effective electronics over large and small surfaces. With over a decade of experience, IP development and technology awards, FlexEnable works together with customers to drive innovation across flexible sensors, smart systems and video-rate displays. FlexEnable’s technology platform enables new mobile and wearable products as well as sensor arrays and structural electronics that bring an extra dimension to the IoT (Internet of Things). Customers include OEMs, component manufacturers and materials suppliers. Information on our partnering offerings, ProductEnable™, MaterialEnable™ and FabEnable™, can be found on www.flexenable.com.

Companies interested in working together with FlexEnable should contact info@flexenable.com

Media contact: pr@flexenable.com.