Major Japanese toy manufacturer has ordered the Thinfilm Toy Development Kit.
Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") has received and accepted an order from one of the world's leading toy manufacturers for the Thinfilm Toy Development Kit, which was launched on December 2, 2010.
The Thinfilm Toy Development Kit contains a hand-held reader/writer for memory-labeled cards, samples of the newly developed Thinfilm Memory Controller(TM), and tags with Thinfilm Memory(TM). The Thinfilm Memory Controller is an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). The kit also includes instructions for programming.
The Thinfilm Toy Development Kit is available for immediate delivery by qualified designers and customer partners.
Thinfilm is also developing a reference playground-ready interactive hand-held game that demonstrates how kids can engage with playing card characters both offline and online. Re-writability allows saving of status, scores, and evolution of avatar personalities.
For further information, please contact:
Geir Harald Aase, VP Communications: +47 480 37 571/geir.aase(at)thinfilm.no
About Thinfilm and Printed Electronics
Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") is a publicly-listed Norwegian technology company with its head office in Oslo and product development in Linköping, Sweden. Thinfilm is a pioneer in the field of Printed Electronics, and provides fully-printed non-volatile, rewritable memory for applications in toys & games, logistics, sensor, and ID systems.
The Printed Electronics market is still in its early stages, and according to industry analyst group IDTechEx, is expected to grow to more than USD 50 billion in market value over the next ten years. IDTechEx predicts that logic (i.e., memory and transistors) will be the largest segment in this market.
Using printing to manufacture electronic memory makes it possible to reduce the number of process steps, dramatically reduce manufacturing costs, as well as the environmental impact as compared to traditional semiconductor processes. Commercial applications of printed electronics include e-paper, electronic readers, and organic light emitting (OLED) displays. Sensors, batteries, and photovoltaic energy sources are also in development, and together with Thinfilm's memory technology they will open the door to new products and applications.
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