CAMBRIDGE, England Plastic Logic, a spinout from the University of Cambridge, has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Cathy Curling as chief technology officer.
The privately held company was founded in 2000 to develop plastic electronics technology and has over 30 employees at its clean rooms, labs and offices on the Cambridge Science Park.
Ms Curling was previously at Philips Research, and has over 15 years experience of managing new process technologies and product concepts, from their innovative inception through to industrial commercialisation. Her experience at Philips includes a variety of large-area electronic products such as: active-matrix backplanes for displays, image sensors (optical and X-ray), fingerprint sensors, and memory arrays.
More recently she was involved in the development of printing technologies for LCD-TVs, leading pan-European and Asian teams
Plastic Logic is developing and exploiting technology and processes that combine 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 could change 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 simplify manufacturing large area electronics and flexible substrates.