PragmatIC has developed a highly scalable manufacturing model for cost-effective high-volume production of flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs). FlexLogIC® is a fully automated FlexIC fabrication line delivering billions of circuits at a fraction of the capital investment and operating cost of a traditional silicon IC fab.
FlexLogIC includes all of the required process tools to deposit and pattern multiple high-quality material layers, integrated with a robotic wafer handling system inside a self-contained clean environment. Detailed material recipes, end-to-end process flows, in-line quality monitoring and feedback control loops are implemented within the equipment and automation software, to ensure reliable production without operator intervention.
FlexLogIC supports a remarkable production cycle time of less than one day, compared with several months for a typical silicon fab. Due to its compact footprint and self-contained design, FlexLogIC can be located wherever needed around the globe, allowing agile “just-in-time” IC production to meet changing local demand while minimising inventory costs.
The first FlexLogIC line is already in operation at our state-of-the-art production facility in Sedgefield, County Durham, with additional lines in planning stages both within the UK and around the world.
Self-contained and fully automated
Billions of FlexICs per annum
100x lower capital investment than a conventional silicon fab
100x smaller footprint than a conventional silicon fab
100x faster production cycle than a conventional silicon fab
FlexLogIC key features
Precise deposition of finely tuned functional materials
High-yield sub-micron patterning of multiple layers
Configurable to multiple products and process flows
Unique ID programming and functional verification
Compatible with industry-standard high-speed assembly