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Reshaping the World of Electronics

Commercializing a revolutionary semiconductor platform, SmartKem (OTCQB: SMTK) is seeking to deliver the next generation of displays with its  TRUFLEX® semiconductor inks that make organic thin-film transistors (OTFT).

From smartphones, laptops, and TVs to automotive displays and AV and VR headsets, SmartKem’s unique and patented technology can enable the future of electronics to look dramatically different.

Founded in 2009, SmartKem is the pioneer and global leader in the design, synthesis and of high-performance organic semiconductor and organic thin film transistor (OTFT) technology.

SmartKem has an extensive IP portfolio including approximately 175 issued patents across 19 patent families as well as more than 40 codified trade secrets.

Thin films, big opportunity

SmartKem’s disruptive patented organic thin film transistor (OTFT) technology has the capability to expand the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of electronics.

The global display market is valued at $200 billion, and SmartKem is poised to disrupt the industry with its semiconductor platform.


The World’s First Monolithic MicroLED Display Using OTFTs

In January 2023, SmartKem announced that it had created the world’s first monolithic microLED display using organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). This new method of processing a thin-film transistor backplane on top of Gallium Nitride LEDs has the potential to accelerate the commercialization of MircoLED displays.

Today’s existing AR & VR headsets use LCD and OLED displays, lacking brightness, resolution, power efficiency and lifetime. Today’s process to manufacture microLED displays is not efficient or scalable as a mass transfer process involves careful alignment and laser welding of the transistor array to the microLEDs.

SmartKem’s unique and patented core chemistry allows its semiconductor inks to be processed at the low temperature of 80C, which means you can process its transistors directly on top of the microLEDs, eliminating the mass transfer and laser welding processes. 

This new process will vastly reduce the cost and efficiency of manufacturing and can take microLED displays from boutique to mass market.


SmartKem is gaining traction

SmartKem is currently taking reference designs to the market allowing industry players to experience the reality of a new generation of organic transistors.

In October 2021, SmartKem announced a joint development agreement with RiTdisplay, a leading developer of optoelectronic solutions, and OLED displays, to collaborate on the production of a full color demonstration AMOLED display.

In December 2021, the Company showcased its flexible OTFT backplanes at Fintech Japan which will enable Fingerprint on Display (FOD) as well as its miniLED active-matrix backplanes that are high current and ultrabright for FALD and miniLED display applications.

In February 2022, SmartKem announced a joint development agreement with Nanosys, a leading developer of quantum dot and microLED technology, to collaborate on the production of low-cost microLED and nanoLED flexible displays.

Also in 2022, SmartKem announced a third joint development agreement with an unnamed company for the development of miniLED signage.

In February 2023, SmartKem announced that it had joined the Hi-Accµracy project that brings together eleven companies within the display industry in a bid to establish the next generation of Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE) – including Organic Thin-Film Transistors (OTFTs) and Electroluminescent Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode (EL-QD-LED) based displays.

SmartKem has ongoing interaction with multiple technology companies where we demonstrate our OTFT-based circuits including mini-LED Backlights & sensors.


SmartKem’s TRUFLEX® Technology Powering the Future of Electronics

SmartKem’s TRUFLEX® is a full transistor stack design and process platform that produces transistors that are flexible, bendable, wearable, and lightweight.

Its TRUFLEX® materials are solution deposited on low-cost plastic and glass at a low temperature (80°C) to make transistor circuits.

SmartKem’s TRUFLEX® materials are compatible with existing industry standard manufacturing infrastructure and next generation printing processes.


OTFTs, numerous applications

Organic thin film semiconductors can be printed directly on sheets of low-cost plastic due to SmartKem’s low temperature process. They are flexible, inexpensive to produce, and offer other unique advantages over conventional technologies while still providing the essential functionality of the display, sensor, or other component.


Experienced technology team

SmartKem has the team to deliver on the promise of its patented technology – 40 (11 PhDs) full time employees with 200+ combined years industrial and R&D pedigree at ICI, Merck, Philips, Kodak, CDT, Motorola, GlobalFoundries.


SmartKem is a pioneer and industry leader in this space, with the manufacturing technology and expertise to capture a share of this rapidly growing industry. With proven results and a low-cost manufacturing process, the future is very bright for this exciting company.

Now trading on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace (“OTCQB”), the timing is right for the investment community to dig into the future prospects for SmartKem.


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Ian Jenks
Chief Executive Officer

Ian has more than 30 years of board-level experience in the industrial technology industry and has served as chief executive officer of companies operating in the United States and Europe. Ian was formerly the president of Uniphase Inc, Chairman of Oplink Communications Inc which he took public on the NASDAQ and spent seven years as a partner of Crescendo Ventures llp. Ian founded and since August 2010 has acted as the CEO of Ian Jenks Limited, a consulting company providing consulting services to companies in the industrial technology industry. Ian has been a director of Techstep ASA, a provider of managed mobile services in the Nordics, Paysafe plc., an international provider of payment processing services, and Brady plc, a provider of commodity trading software. He also has served and continues to serve as a director of a number of private companies. Ian received a B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from Bristol University.


Robert Bahns
Chief Financial Officer

Barbra Keck was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Deverra Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of cell therapies. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Delcath Systems, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed interventional oncology company, starting as Controller in 2009 and ultimately becoming chief financial officer in February 2017, a position which she held until 2020. 


Beverley Brown
Chief Scientist

Prior to joining SmartKem, Beverley held a number of research and development positions in the technology field of advanced materials at Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. (“ICI”), Zeneca Group PLC and at the Avecia Group PLC. She formed BAB Consultants Ltd in 2006 and for approximately eight years provided consulting services to a number of chemical companies, as well as to the UK government and to the UK’s Centre for Process Innovation, CPI. Beverley has worked in the field of organic semiconductor technology and in printable electronics for almost 20 years. Beverley holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Glasgow.


Simon Ogier
Chief Technology Officer

Simon joined SmartKem as CTO in 2019 and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of organic thin-film transistors. Since 2001 he has worked to develop high performance organic semiconductors for transistor applications within companies such as Avecia, Merck, CPI and more recently with NeuDrive Limited. From 2007 whilst at CPI Simon had a major role in establishing the UK’s National Printable Electronics Centre (PETEC), housing a range of state-of-the-art fabrication equipment for pilot scale production of plastic electronic devices. The facility includes £35m of capital equipment capable of processing substrates up to 370 x 470 mm in size. He currently manages a team of 19 engineers and scientists using the equipment for SmartKem’s process development and prototype fabrication. Simon has co-authored 30 journal articles and has been co-inventor on 16 patent families. He serves as the project leader for the standard IEC62899-203 “Semiconductor ink” within IEC TC119 WG2 (Printed Electronics – Materials) and has previously participated in IEEE standards for the organic transistor measurement.





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