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Printable, organic and large-area realisation of integrated circuits

Printable, organic and large-area realisation of integrated circuits

Objective

The objective of the project is to realise high-performance organic electronic devices and circuits using large-area processing compatible fabrication methods. The high performance of the organic circuits referred to here means high speed (kHz-MHz range), low parasitic capacitance, low operating voltage, and low power consumption. The related organic thin film transistor (OTFT) fabrication development will be focused to enable a high resolution nanoimprinting lithography (NIL) step, which is compatible with roll-to-roll processing environment. Applying NIL will enable smaller transistor channel lengths (down below 1 µm) and thereby an increase in the speed of the device. Another important concept to improve the performance is the self-aligned fabrication principle, in which the critical patterns of the different OTFT layers are automatically aligned in respect to each other during the fabrication. This decreases the parasitic capacitances and thereby increases the speed of the device, and is one of the key elements to enable the use of large-area fabrication techniques such as printing. Also complementary transistor technology will be developed, which will enable a decrease in operating voltage and power consumption. The high performance organic transistors will be tested in basic electronic building blocks such as inverters and ring oscillators. The technology development will be exploited in the active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) and radio-frequency identification (RFID) demonstrators. In addition to showing that sufficient performance can be reached without sacrificing the mass fabrication approach, solutions for the fabrication of roll-to-roll tools in order to make serial replication viable will be provided. Finally, the design, characterization, and modeling of submicron low-power OTFTs will be done in order to support the fabrication of the demonstrators based on the technology developed in the project.
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Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

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Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo

Finland

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Research Organisations

Administrative Contact

Kimmo Solehmainen (Dr.)

Participants (16)

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JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 158 653

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 606 798

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 761 791

THE SWATCH GROUP RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT S.A.

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 043 200

BASF SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

BASF SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 276 756

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 697 184

BASF SE

Germany

MICRO RESIST TECHNOLOGY GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE MATERIALIEN SPEZIELLER PHOTORESISTSYSTEME MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 306 146

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 139 950

3D-Micromac AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 711 360

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 385 206

OBDUCAT TECHNOLOGIES AB

Sweden

OBDUCAT TECHNOLOGIES AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 393 900

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 443 014

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 935 417

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 247978

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 810 590

  • EU contribution

    € 9 859 375

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland