FLEXTRANS is a two-year programme that is accelerating the adoption of organic semiconductors as a universal thin film transistor (TFT) backplane platform. This platform will be used for flexible and curved mobile, embedded and large area OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) and LCD (Liquid Crystal) displays.
Read the press release announcing FLEXTRANS funding here:
Supported by a €1.8million EU grant and a €850,000 contribution from SmartKem, FLEXTRANS will support the industrialisation and technology transfer of SmartKem’s truFLEX® semiconductor platform to display makers in Asia. truFLEX® offers Asian manufacturers a route to the production of high performance curved, foldable and even roll-able OLED and LCD displays. Through the FLEXTRANS project, truFLEX® will provide an ultra-flexible TFT platform for new form factor displays and a transistor that delivers simplified pixel drive circuitry through high transistor electrical stability. World-leading reductions in power consumption – translating to weekly and not daily charging of OLED and LCD devices such as smartphones and smartwatches – is another added benefit.
FLEXTRANS is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme SME Instruments Phase 2. More information on H2020 can be found here: