Plastic Logic opens the world’s first Plastic Electronics Mini-Fab

11 November 2003
CAMBRIDGE, UK – 11 November, 2003 – Sir Richard Friend FRS and Dr Herman Hauser OBE today officially opened the world’s first Plastic Electronics Mini Fab at the Cambridge Science Park. The building contains Plastic Logic’s new facility for the fabrication of Plastic Electronics.

Plastic Electronics is a novel and disruptive technology which enables electronic devices to be printed from advanced inks and solutions. This yields electronics that is flexible, suitable for large areas and easily customisable; all at much lower capital cost than traditional silicon techniques.

The facility is a key milestone on the route to commercial production and has been designed to enable the company to demonstrate and prototype a broad range of devices; from displays which are the technology’s first commercial application, to smart labels, smart packaging and a huge range of other applications.

On opening the facility founding investor in the company Herman Hauser commented “that it is rare that a completely new sector appears on the world scene. Plastic electronics is a revolutionary technology and will play a role equally as important as silicon."

Sir Richard Friend added that “this is a very exciting moment for all at Plastic Logic. It is the culmination of three years of dedication by the Plastic Logic team and will enable the company to move to the next stage in its development”

Stuart Evans, Plastic Logic CEO thanked Richard and Herman and commented that “"This formal opening represents the birth of something very important. It is a great tribute to all at Plastic Logic that we have so rapidly established this world-leading facility. We are looking forward to working with our partners and investors over the coming months.”
Cranch Lamble
Marketing Executive

Plastic Logic Limited,
34 Cambridge Science Park,
Milton Road,
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1223 706048
Plastic Logic was founded in 2000 to develop and exploit new technology and processes that combine the power of electronics with the pervasiveness of printing. The company has a growing portfolio of patents based on inkjet printing of active electronic circuits using advanced plastic materials. The company’s technology has the potential to change radically the economics of key segments of the semiconductor industry. Capital costs will be significantly lower than for silicon by eliminating conventional photolithography, vacuum processing and high temperatures. The technology will greatly simplify manufacturing large area electronics and flexible substrates. Initial target markets include active matrix backplanes for displays, electronic labels and intelligent packaging.

Plastic Logic is a spinout from the University of Cambridge and is privately held. With over 40 employees, it is headquartered in state-of-the-art clean room, labs and office on the Cambridge Science Park – the UK’s premier high tech hotbed.


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