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SmartKem announces high-level appointment to support business growth in Asia

The display marketplace is going through an important time as it makes the transition to flexible displays - an opportunity for SmartKem

17 Nov 2015 | Editor

SmartKem has announced the appointment of Steve Marsh, who joins as Chief Business Officer. Steve Marsh brings extensive experience of driving commercial agreements in the displays industry specifically within Asia.

Steve Marsh is an established senior sales and marketing director with extensive international sales and commercial roll-out experience across Asia, US and Europe, having worked previously for Philips. Here, his client base included blue chip companies such as Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson amongst others.

According to SmartKem this appointment is in recognition that this is a key marketplace for the display industry at an important time, given the rapid evolution of conformal and flexible LCD and OLED product development.

Steve Kelly, CEO and Founder of SmartKem, said, "This is a time where our advancements in Asia have reached a critical tipping point, with the recent signing of two commercial agreements with leading Asian manufacturers." Steve added, "We are excited to bring Steve Marsh on board to capitalise on his experience of overseeing commercial agreements in Asia, to further extend the reach of tru-FLEX into the wider Asian display industry. We are poised to become the flexible thin-film transistor material technology of choice in this vital region and Steve Marsh will play a critical part in driving further wide scale commercial adoption of our technology."
Steve Marsh said, "This is a truly exciting time to be joining SmartKem and I very much look forward to applying my knowledge to the tru-FLEX semiconductor brand. The product is technically advanced and a superior solution from which many manufacturers can leverage a significant advantage over more traditional thin-film transistor platforms."


About SmartKem

SmartKem is the leading supplier of high performance organic semiconductor materials that enable the manufacture of truly flexible displays for wearable, foldable and large area displays. SmartKem’s tru-FLEXâ semiconductors can be solution processed onto low cost polymer films to deliver ultra-flexible and unbreakable thin-film transistors (TFTs).

SmartKem’s core offering responds to demands from the display and electronics industry for lightweight, ultra-flexible and low power thin-film electronics that can be fabricated with high yield, using low temperature and low cost print manufacturing methods. SmartKem has an unrivalled pipeline of new materials that are under adoption via OEMS and brand owners worldwide and a business model that focuses on delivering expertise in molecular design, synthesis, application engineering and technology transfer to our customers.

Source: SmartKem

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