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Beng S. Ong, Hong Kong Baptist University

Progress in polymer semiconductor materials and processes for printed transistors

Written by Tine Naerland

Beng S. Ong from Hong Kong Baptist University presented the very significant advances that have been made in polymer semiconductor materials for printed transistors. Polymer transistors can potentially revolutionize the application span of user-electronics as organic transistors are flexible, wearable and cost effective in addition to being capable of being integrated in textiles and withstanding difficult weather conditions. This quantum leap in polymer transistor performance has been propelled by both creative semiconductor design and process innovation but there still remain significant technical challenges to be resolved for translating printed polymer transistors from laboratory to marketplace.

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