HiperLAM is an SME driven Research and Innovation (RIA) with a strong emphasis on demonstrating superior cost and speed performance in end-to-end process manufacturing in two application requiring high resolution printed conductive metallic lines, namely laser printed RFID antenna and laser printed Fingerprint sensors.
The key technologies of the project are laser printing (based upon Laser Induced Forward Transfer-LIFT technology) laser sintering and patterning, which will replace existing subtractive processes. HiperLAM will focus on novel nano-silver and nano-copper viscous inks for the printing and sintering of metallic conductive lines for electronics applications.
The project is coordinated by Orbotech Ltd, one of the leading provider of process innovation technologies, solutions and equipment serving the global electronics manufacturing industry. The key exploitation leads are Orbotech and Oxford Lasers Ltd. Academic partner, National Technical University of Athens and innovation partner, TNO of the Netherlands will provide vital knowledge in the key technologies. PVN Nanomaterials, provides the innovative novel inks. Two SME end-users, Flextronics and Pragmatic Printing will replace their existing processes with HiperLAM technology. Kite Innovation will support the dissemination and exploitation planning activities.