Nanoident scientific & technical corporation begins to spray and produce the semiconductor.
This manufacturer Linz formally in Austria runs the factory, plans to produce the organic semiconductor. This kind of semiconductor is through the complicated injection way, cover the specialized ink on polymer or chip layer.
Bioident Company plants this of marketing Nanoident the chip, the chief executive officer Wasiq Bokhari shows, Nanoident can produce semiconductor material of 40,000 square meters every year. The customer in initial stage is a company of sisters of Nanoident, will test with water company and other manufacturers enter into cooperation in the future.
The company making 40,000 square meters of computer silicon dices in a traditional year spends 1,300 million dollars, need to employ the 5,000 staff. And the factory of Nanoident only spent 10 million dollars, staff’s number only has 50.
However, the organic semiconductor is different from memory chip or function of the processor in the computer. The latter’s serviceability is much better. And the organic semiconductor is mainly applied to the disposable occasion, is like the water purity tester: Put it into water droplet, the chip will be analyzed the chemistries of its inside.
This lawsuit has also designed the chip laboratory (lab-on-a-chip) The chip, this kind of chip can utilize people’s blood sample to draw the health information of the human body.
The organic material has already entered some fields. Manufacturer has already had the mobile phone in sale ” The organic luminescent diode ” ( OLED) The mobile phone of the screen, but application of the organic material is still less. Most of them still exist in the scientist’s research.
For example, in University of California, researchers have already already developed and can be telling consumers whether the drinks bottle plug has been organic semiconductors that loses out of order.
Nanoident shows, seems too expensive to carry out the application with traditional silicon.
At present, the qualification rate of the organic semiconductor chip of Nanoident is probably 70% to 80%.
It is how the transistor-resistor logic is arranged that traditional semiconductor and one of the organic semiconductor are main and different. Among traditional chip, lithography machine carve offer the intersection of circuit and pattern, then silicon dice carve into ditch groove, through a series of complicated chemical spray and etching the method to pack the metal material into these ditch grooves finally.
And organic semiconductor, 128 spray nozzles of ink jet will spray the specialized ink on polymer.
The volume ratio silicon of the organic semiconductor is much larger. Nanoident batch organic semiconductor chip have 10 to 100 microns wide. This is 100 times bigger than the silicon. The present silicon has already reached 65 nanometers of technological level ’ One nanometer is equal to 1‰ microns) .
Bokhari says: “We may reach organic semiconductor under 10 microns, but, what’s the use of such a small chip? ”
However, the organic semiconductor can have various size, such as 160 centimetres or more than 1.5 meters apparatus, the heavy-duty equipment can be used as the sensor.
He says: “You are unable to accomplish this with the silicon. ”