- Date 7 Jun 2021
- Sectors Technology
The Royal Academy of Engineering has selected PragmatIC Semiconductor as one of the finalists for the 2021 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering innovation.
Since 1969, the MacRobert Award has recognised engineering achievements that demonstrate outstanding innovation, tangible societal benefit and proven commercial success.
Chair of the judging panel, Professor Sir Richard Friend FREng FRS, interviewed members of the PragmatIC Semiconductor Management Team to discuss this novel flexible electronics technology and concluded:
“This is a world-class innovation, promising stunning commercial and environmental gains. These new flexible microchips offer massive cost reductions in applications such as RFID tagging, and these cost reductions are reflected in a much lower carbon footprint, producing around 400 times less carbon dioxide than the alternatives. Scott and his team are worthy finalists for the UK’s most prestigious prize for engineering innovation, and we wish them luck in the final.”