Making electronics in a completely new way: printing.
Our vision is to bring electronics to even the most cost-sensitive applications. We make electronics through a fundamentally new process, printing rather than semiconductor fabrication. This novel process gives us a cost-per-function advantage unmatched by any other electronic technology.
We were the first to commercialize printed rewritable memory and are now creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication. Such integrated systems will make it possible to use electronic intelligence in applications where they have never before been affordable, even, for example, in disposable goods.
Thinfilm is the only public company focused solely on printed electronics. Our company headquarters are in Oslo, Norway, with product development in Linköping, Sweden, sales offices in San Francisco, USA, and Tokyo, Japan, and manufacturing in Pyongtaek, South Korea. We are listed at the Oslo Axess market place on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker THIN.OL).
Thinfilm began in the mid 1990s as a subsidiary of Opticom to develop all-plastic memory devices. Between 1995 and 1998, Thinfilm patented its core IP in bi-stable polymeric materials, cell architectures, addressing schemes, and production processes, resulting in a six-year collaboration with Intel to compete with NAND Flash.
In 2008, Thin Film Electronics ASA was incorporated on the Oslo stock exchange to develop a printed version of the ferroelectric polymer. Highlights include:
- 2009 – First printed rewritable memory, demonstrated printing as manufacturing process
- 2010 – Development kit for toys and games released, initiated development of integrated logic
- 2011 – Thinfilm Addressable Memory™ demonstrated, first scalable commercial device combining organic logic and printed memory
- 2012 – First printed integrated system, combining four fully printed functions—memory, sensing, logic, and display; numerous international awards