Display Week in Los Angeles is the most important conference in the display sector. Among attending technology champions there was also XTPL, which this year received an award for one of the most promising technologies among the participants of the I-Zone (innovation zone) organized as a part of the Display Week. In this way “big industry” recognized unique solutions of the Polish company. XTPL’s application laboratory is now realizing several projects for international partners – both industrial and scientific. One of those projects is being developed for a semiconductor firm from the Silicon Valley.
Apple, Samsung, LG Display, Sharp, Intel – these are just few of the more than 150 companies showcasing their new generation display solutions during the Display Week. This gand company was joined by XTPL, winner of an award for one of the most promising technologies among the participants of the I-Zone (innovation zone) organized as part of the Display Week. For this technology company – specializing in nanoprinting of ultra-thin conductive lines – it confirms that it has an important support from the global industry on the way to full commercialization.
– The implementation of specifications and technological tests for potential clients which we have begun is one of the key phases of the commercialization. In this way we confirm the unique capabilities of the XTPL technology for specific industries. This is also the final stage before we start negotiating contracts for the first industrial implementations. When we invested in the application lab equipment and structures we were wondering if we could really use their capacity at 100%. Today, we already know that the number of projects being delivered is much higher than we initially expected. Big industry needs the solutions provided by XTPL and is testing them right in that lab – says Filip Granek, the inventor of the technology and CEO of XTPL.
The firms that XTPL currently partners with to carry out projects designed to implement the requested specifications are international players from the Silicon Valley, Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East, specializing in sectors such as: consumer electronics (displays), smart packaging, security printing, semiconductors and biosensors.
“For most of these sectors, our laboratory is able to prepare dedicated samples which are even more advanced than what is required by industry. Implementation of those specifications helps XTPL gain credibility as a potential partner and opens up the way to negotiating the first commercial contracts”, Filip Granek emphasizes.
What kind of contracts will XTPL be looking at over the next quarters? The current commercialization phase includes selection of a partner, and a client at the same time, who will place an order for development of a printing head and a dedicated ink, optimized for the particular application. The next step will be establishing sales and series production. The innovative printing head is the heart of XTPL’s nanoprinting system. It uses a unique algorithm and allows for ultra-precise application of ink with nanoparticles on the substrate and creation of conductive lines. This solution, produced entirely by XTPL, is being adapted to the specific application.
“The industry challenges us to address specific technological problems it is faced with. We take up the challenge, each time optimizing and calibrating our technology and its individual parameters to suit the particular sector. The conductive lines printed using the XTPL method already now achieve parameters below 100 nm – this is an unparalleled precision which cannot be achieved by any other printing method in the world”, Filip Granek adds.
For the purpose of fulfilling of the specifications received, XTPL’s application laboratory uses such substrates as glass, elastic film or silicon wafers. Having processed, measured and verified the properties of the samples, XTPL returns the output with a final report.
“Over the coming months we are going to have a lot of meetings and negotiations, including ones in the Silicon Valley and China. These regions are now the main expansion destinations of XTPL. In accordance with the plan presented during the issue of M series shares, we should finalize the first contracts before the end of the current commercialization phase. Today, we have several tens of projects in the pipeline, a half of which relate to potential industrial implementations. The other projects are for customers interested in our laboratory printer. This means we have a lot of work to do as the big industry has already seen the potential inherent in our solutions”, Filip Granek sums up.