PragmatIC Semiconductor is a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics. Our flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) are thinner than a human hair and can be invisibly embedded in objects, enabling innovators to create novel solutions to everyday problems that are not practical with conventional electronics.

Designers can create their own application-specific flexible devices using our FlexIC Foundry® service at a fraction of the cost and time required for traditional silicon circuits, opening up multiple new markets.

We also offer standard FlexIC products: our ConnectIC® family extends proven applications such as RFID and NFC into mass market use cases, enabling the potential for trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments.

All FlexICs are manufactured on our revolutionary FlexLogIC® production system, a highly scalable manufacturing model for cost-effective high-volume production, achieved with orders of magnitude lower capital investment and operating cost compared to a traditional silicon IC fab.

Our novel, differentiated technology is being adopted by a growing base of global companies across diverse markets, including consumer goods, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, gaming and security.

PragmatIC is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with our first billion-unit production facility in Sedgefield, and PragmatIC Park near Durham in development. Shareholders include Cambridge Innovation Capital, Arm, Amcor and Avery Dennison.

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.

FlexLogIC benefits
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