In 2018 it was determined that the event had finally outgrown the capacity of the NextFlex facility, so this year the demonstrators were housed in a tent built in the parking lot behind NextFlex.
The air-conditioned tent accommodated all the 48 exhibits that included a light-weighted drone from DuPont, a live stretching demonstration of a large Sensor Array by Acellent Technologies, Stanford University and UTRC, a Soft Robotic Exoskeleton that is part of a NextFlex-funded project with Lockheed Martin and Georgia Tech, a live demonstration of a cyclist wearing a sweat patch monitoring device, and much more.
Rick Merritt’s article in EE Times, Flexible Design Pursues PDK, Power, featured member demonstrators and quoted panelists speaking about how FHE is overcoming barriers presented by traditional rigid electronics.
In the afternoon, attendees were welcome to tour the NextFlex office’s Technology Hub where companies can use the state-of-the-art equipment to reduce product costs and product development cycle times, leverage all-digital design flows, and develop environmentally friendly manufacturing capabilities.
On Aug. 7, NextFlex hosted its Technical Council meeting, attended by 111 subject-matter experts who heard project presentations on both concluding and newly started projects and updates on engineering and manufacturing capabilities now available at the Technology Hub.