The OE-A, a working group within VDMA, will publish the 7th edition of the brochure “Organic and Printed Electronics – Applications, Technologies and Suppliers” as a guide for the latest trends and developments. This brochure will also include market data and an overview of the products and services of the OE-A members.
The NFC tag integrated in the OE-A brochure is a perfect example of the versatile characteristics of organic and printed electronics: thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and able to be produced in high volume. A total of 10,000 pieces have been printed by OE-A member Arjowiggins, and one is integrated into each OE-A brochure. By placing your smart device in close proximity of the NFC tag, you will automatically be taken to the OE-A website.
This is one of the application possibilities a NFC tag could be integrated in. Using it as an information indicator or smart label on medicine packaging, sharing a curriculum vitae via a business card, or unlocking and starting your car with a digital key are just a few additional application examples.
“Intelligent paper with embedded NFC technology enables new cross-media applications,” said Dr. Klaus Hecker, OE-A managing director. “And the combination of printed antennas, conducting paths and an integrated silicon chip is an impressive example of a hybrid system.”