Highly scalable, distributed manufacturing
Pragmatic offers 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.
Rapid production time
FlexLogic® supports a remarkable production cycle time of less than 48 hours, 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.
Our first FlexLogic® line is already in operation in Sedgefield, County Durham, with our second line under construction at our new Pragmatic Park site in Durham, and additional lines being planned throughout the world.
– Precise deposition of finely tuned functional materials
– High-yield sub-micron patterning of multiple layers
– Configurable to multiple products and process flows
– Memory programming and functional verification
– Compatible with industry-standard high-speed assembly