New Award for Plastic Logic and ISORG's Sensor Which Promises to Transform the way we Interact With Consumer Devices

New Award for Plastic Logic and ISORG's Sensor Which Promises to Transform the
                    way we Interact With Consumer Devices

  PR Newswire

  CAMBRIDGE, England and GRENOBLE, France, April 1, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, England and GRENOBLE, France, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Plastic Logic and ISORG were jointly awarded the IDTechEx Product development
award at the Printed Electronics Show in Berlin. This award was for their
jointly developed revolutionary flexible image sensor which also won the Flexi
Award at Flextech, Phoenix, USA in February.  

Plastic Logic, the leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible
organic electronics, and ISORG, the pioneer in organic photodetectors and
large area image sensors in printed electronics, won the award for their
revolutionary large area flexible image sensor. The flexible sensor
demonstration, which is only a fraction of a millimeter thick (~150 microns)
and weighs only 2.7 grams, gave a glimpse of the huge range of possible
applications for the large area sensor technology. The overall market for
printed and flexible sensors is forecast to be worth over $7Bn by 2020
(IDTechEx 2014). 

The collaboration is based on the deposition of organic printed photodetectors
(OPD), pioneered by ISORG, onto a plastic organic thin-film transistor (OTFT)
backplane, developed by Plastic Logic, to create a flexible sensor array. The
result, a flexible, transmissive backplane, represents a significant
breakthrough in the manufacture of new large area image sensors and
demonstrates the potential use of Plastic Logic's unique flexible transistor
technology beyond plastic displays. Combined with ISORG's unique organic
photodetector technology, it allows the creation of conformable, large area
image sensors, which are thinner, lighter, flexible and more robust than
traditional approaches. 

The combination of these two technologies opens up possibilities for a range
of new applications, based around digital image sensing, including smart
packaging and sensors for medical equipment and biomedical diagnostics,
security and mobile commerce (user identification by fingerprint scanning),
environmental and other industrial uses. The most exciting application is to
add gesture recognition interaction to consumer electronics devices (laptops,
tablets, and smartphones), which will not only reduce the weight and thickness
of the device, but it will also make conventional input devices such as mouse,
keyboards, and even touch-screens redundant. The total gesture recognition and
touch-less sensing market is expected to reach $22.04 billion by 2020
(MarketsandMarket 2013). The optical sensors arrays will usher in the
'post-tactile' revolution of user interfaces creating spectacular new
functionalities of immersive 3D interaction with display and graphics for new
experiences of gaming and multimedia contents. Seamless operation of tactile
and touchless interaction will be possible by hand proximity detection and
gesture recognition at pixel level. 

Commenting on the achievement Indro Mukerjee, CEO, Plastic Logic, said: 'This
award confirms the real excitement and focus on technology breakthroughs to
enable new ways to interact with consumer and industrial electronics devices.
It nicely underpins our discussions with leading companies to enable them to
develop volume applications'.   

Jean-Yves Gomez, CEO of ISORG, stated 'We are very proud to receive such a
prestigious international award. This collaboration demonstrates the
versatility of organic electronics to combine two different technologies to
create new and disruptive products for a broad range of markets. The first
large area image sensor on plastic has already attracted strong interest from
industry and consumer electronics leaders for new applications and
functionalities.'  

About ISORG  

ISORG is the leading and pioneer company in organic photodetectors and large
area image sensors in printed electronics. ISORG develops a disruptive
technology transforming plastic and glass into smart surfaces able to see.
These new sensors are conformable, thin and lightweight with low current
consumption, offering unique advantages over traditional image sensors in
terms of sensing area, cost per area ratio and mechanical integration. These
sensors enable creation of many innovative products such interactive surfaces
for object detection and recognition, large area scanning surfaces,
revolutionary user interfaces for consumer products. ISORG technology opens
innovation for medical, industry and consumer markets. 

ISORG has industrialized the process with its pilot manufacturing line in
Grenoble and plans mass production volumes for 2015 with its new manufacturing
unit. 

Find more on ISORG and its disruptive technology by visiting
http://www.isorg.fr 

Companies interested in working together with ISORG should contact
contact@isorg.fr 

About Plastic Logic  

Plastic Logic is the recognised leader in organic thin-film transistors (OTFT)
and is at the forefront of research and investment in plastic electronics. The
company has industrialised the process technology and now manufactures a range
of high-quality, shatterproof, ultra-thin and ultra-lightweight plastic
displays. These offer huge advantages over conventional screens, as they are
extremely flexible with proven lifetimes. Solutions for sensor and other
non-display applications are in development, enabling revolutionary design
possibilities, set to transform existing markets such as wearable and mobile
devices, signage, and automotive, as well as many others. Plastic Logic is
backed by major investors including Rusnano and Oak Investment Partners. 

Find out more about Plastic Logic and its robust, flexible displays by
visiting http://www.plasticlogic.com and http://www.youtube.com/plasticlogic .
 

Companies interested in working together with Plastic Logic should contact
info@plasticlogic.com . 

Contact: Media Contact at ISORG Laurent Jamet Co-founder, Head of Business
Development T +33 6 09 45 73 70 Email: laurent.jamet@isorg.fr Media Contact at
Plastic Logic: Kevin Godfrey Marketing Communications Officer T +44 (0)1223
707 382 M +44 (0)7786 268795 Email: kevin.godfrey@plasticlogic.com
 
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