CIKC has identified the following three core technology themes:
- plastic (opto-)electronics: flexible displays/electronics and distributed electronics on rigid substrates at a “low” temperature budget
- augmented or additive processing on active substrates (e.g. LCoS)
- complementary actions such as photovoltaic or energy storage/batteries
Molecular and macromolecular material based components are likely to meet a very large range of commercial applications in displays, lighting, photovoltaics, smart packaging, smart windows, RFID etc. For example, solution-based processing of polymer semiconductors offers the potential of integrating electronic, optical and photonic devices into flexible, low-cost plastic substrates enabling a range of innovative products, and LCOS devices are becoming the main contenders in the microdisplays industry.
|LCOS holographic projection display||Organic TFTs|
|Polymer optical waveguides||Polymer solar cell|
|Reflective displays on plastic||Transparent microelectronics|