CUTTING-edge electronics firm PragmatIC was founded in 2010 with a mission to create a new type of integrated circuit (IC) that was thin, flexible, and ultra-low cost. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with a new billion-unit production facility in County Durham, over the years the company has expanded significantly, taking lab and office space in the Explorer units at the region’s flagship science park NETPark, in Sedgefield.
“NETPark really is the ideal place for us,” said Ken Williamson, Chief Operating Officer at PragmatIC. He added, “Access to a highly skilled semiconductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.”
PragmatIC’s flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) are thinner than a human hair and can be invisibly embedded in objects, enabling innovators to create novel solutions to everyday problems such as wast