Current Status and Opportunities of Organic Thin-Film Transistor Technologies

Xiaojun Guo, Yong Xu, Simon Ogier, Tse Nga Ng, Mario Caironi, Andrea Perinot, Ling Li, Jiaqing Zhao, Wei Tang, Radu A. Sporea, Ahmed Nejim, Jordi Carrabina, Paul Cain, Feng Yan

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© 2016 IEEE. Attributed to its advantages of super mechanical flexibility, very low-temperature processing, and compatibility with low cost and high throughput manufacturing, organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) technology is able to bring electrical, mechanical, and industrial benefits to a wide range of new applications by activating nonflat surfaces with flexible displays, sensors, and other electronic functions. Despite both strong application demand and these significant technological advances, there is still a gap to be filled for OTFT technology to be widely commercially adopted. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the current status of OTFT technologies ranging from material, device, process, and integration, to design and system applications, and clarifies the real challenges behind to be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7888972
Pages (from-to)1906-1921
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • Displays
  • flexible electronics
  • hybrid integration
  • organic thin-film transistor (OTFT)
  • printed electronics
  • sensors


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