UK-based FlexEnable has recently joined the Graphene Flagship and announced its plans for this year, which will mainly focus on developing new use cases for graphene in flexible electronics including highly conductive interconnect lines and barrier films.
Starting April 2016, the Graphene Flagship is scheduled to move into its core project phase, where FlexEnable’s expertise in industrializing flexible electronics will be utilized to harness the potential of graphene and other 2d materials. FlexEnable’s Cambridge fab will play an important role in showcasing graphene’s performance over surfaces of all sizes, including large areas as well as in the development of advanced product concepts.
Working within the Flexible Electronics Work Package, FlexEnable will join forces to develop a roadmap for graphene with partners covering the entire value chain – from materials production to component fabrication and systems integration – including Nokia, STMicroelectronics and other renowned companies as well as a number of leading universities and research centres.
In September 2014, the company demonstrated the first graphene-based flexible display.