The world's leader in plastic electronics, Plastic Logic recently set underway its state-of-the-art commercial scale plastic electronics manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany. The Dresden factory is a fully automated and integrated facility that will begin volume production of groundbreaking displays based on Plastic Logic's patented and proprietary plastic electronics technology. The Dresden factory is set to begin volume production of the display that is the key feature of the company's forthcoming electronic reading product, scheduled to come to market in early 2009.
The company's core technology solves the critical issue in manufacturing high-resolution transistor arrays on flexible plastic substrates using a low-temperature. The process is simpler than conventional glass silicon processes, and produces active matrix displays that are thinner, lighter and more robust than glass. Advanced new processes and tools were specified, designed and created to successfully transfer proof of concept technology and processes first developed in Plastic Logic's Cambridge, UK research and development lab. The company has utilized a unique mix of standard production equipment from display manufacturing and other industries that were tailored to produce displays in high volumes at costs to give it significant competitive advantage.