This morning, Thin Film Electronics published a Prospectus Summary pursuant to Section 7-2 of the Securities Trading Regulation in connection with the transfer of listing from Oslo Axess to Oslo Børs Main List. It’s shares will begin trading there as of tomorrow, February 26th.
While not including any major news, the Prospectus still contains some interesting information for investors who want to learn more of this interesting play on the Internet of Everything.
Thinfilm makes low-cost printed electronics for ultra-high-volume applications. Thinfilm’s vision is to bring electronics to even the most cost – sensitive applications, introducing electronics to market segments not addressed by silicon – based technologies.
Thinfilm has developed a printed non – volatile, rewritable ferroelectric memory for use in both standalone and integrated system applications. Thinfilm has also developed and licensed
technology to print organic transistors, and to protect the resulting integrated systems. In addition, the Company has acquired technology and assets to print logic based on Printed Dopant Polysilicon (“PDPS”) that allows Thinfilm to produce components and products that communicate wirelessly.
Thinfilm’s business model is based on the following products:
- Memory Labels: Thinfilm Memory stores digital data on a label thinner than a human hair, for just a few cents. It is rewritable and permanent, storing data without the need for external power.
- Brand Protection Solution & Refill Authentication Solution:
The Thinfilm Brand Protection & Refill Authentication
Solutions are two – part systems that can help
manufacturers protect their brands from counterfeiting and grey
– market activity, as well as provide an effective means of refill authentication. It consists of adhesive labels that generate a distinct forensic electrical signature. A Thinfilm Authentication
Unit reads the label.
- EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) Tags: Thinfilm EAS tags use a proprietary process to improve traditional electronic article surveillance technology by introducing a new category of soft anti-shoplifting tags. These next generation labels are compatible with the global base of installed 8.2MHz RF EAS infrastructure.
- Sensor Labels: Thinfilm is commercializing a line of intelligent labels that will sense information and store data for 80% to 90% less than the cost of conventional electronics. This is part of Thinfilm’s vision to bring the Internet of Everything to even the lowest-cost items.
- NFC Smart Labels: Following the acquisition of Kovio, Inc.’s NFC technology in January 2014, Thinfilm has accelerated its plans for the launch of NFC – enabled sensor and display labels. Thinfilm’s Smart Labels will use the Thinfilm NFC Barcode protocol to enable seamless data exchange from a sensor label to a smart phone. The protocol is currently supported by Google Android and most major manufacturers of NFC controllers.
Thinfilm’s business model is to earn revenues from products based on these technologies, and by licensing its IP and know – how.