From printed, flexible and hybrid electronics to sensors, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing and more, IDTechEx LIVE! and Printed Electronics USA 2018 is highlighting end users and the latest applications and technologies. IDTechEX CEO Raghu Das said that this year’s conference is showing strong growth.
“We have a fantastic line up of end-user speakers and OEMs covering their case studies and needs with printed electronics, and we have at this point far exceeded the number of exhibitors versus 2017,” said Das. “Overall, the event is 10% up – that’s really strong growth given the repeated year on year growth of the event and reflects the growing maturity of the printed electronics industry.”
After Das gives the opening talk, the Cornerstone presentations will look at key aspects of these technologies, from health care and smart buildings to printed electronics manufacturing and electric vehicles.
Prof. Greg Whyte of The Centre for Health and Human Performance, a well-known sports scientist, will discuss “How Can You Achieve the Impossible.” KONE SVP Jeffrey Blum will cover “Improving the Flow of Urban Life: Smart Elevators and Escalators Are Here.”
Girish Wable, manager strategic capabilities for Jabil, will discuss one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturing companies, will discuss printed electronics and more in “Customization and Personalization - Manufacturing for the Connected Ecosystem.” “Driving the Future Today - The Electric Vehicle Revolution,” presented by Michael Austin, VP of BYD America, will close the Cornerstone session.
After the Cornerstone talks, the conference will head into eight concurrent sessions: 3D Printing, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage Innovations, Graphene and 2D Materials, Internet of Things (IoT) Applications, Sensors, and Wearables. Speakers from GM Global Research, Sony Corporation, Intel, BASF, Toyota, Henkel and DuPont are among those speaking today.
Track 1 will focus on 3D Printing and 3D Printing Electronics. 3D Printing Keynotes will be presented by speakers from IDTechEx, BASF, Ultimaker B.V., and Dassault Systemes. After lunch, 3D Printing Electronics will be the focus of the first session, led by talks by Voltera, BotFactory, Team NEO, Neotech AMT GmbH and ChemCubed. The 3D Printing session closes with 3D Printing with Metals, with speakers from Cytosurge AG, Velo3D, Z3DLAB SAS, and Star Rapid.
Electric Vehicle will be the focus of Track 2, beginning with Keynotes talks from IDTechEx, California Energy Commission, Thor Trucks and Lucid Motors. Electric Cars, Buses and Light Evs is the topic of the next segment, featuring talks by Porsche Cars North America, Arcimoto, ISUZU Technical Center of America, Inc., Proterra, and Energica Motor Company Inc. Lightweighting for Evs closes the second track, with speakers from Posco, Novelis, Faurecia Group North America, and Zoltek scheduled.
Energy Storage is the focus of the third track. Energy Storage Keynotes will be presented by IDTechEx, NGK Insulators Ltd., SF Motors, and the California Fuel Cell Partnership. The topic of Battery Manufacturing will be discussed by speakers from Dürr MEGTEC, Soteria Battery Innovation Group, EnerDel, Microvast, and Imprint Energy. Advanced Li-ion, the closing segment, will be analyzed by Evonix, Amprius, LeydenJar Technologies, and Silatronix.
Internet of Things is the fourth track, featuring Keynotes by IDTechEx, Intel Industrial & Energy Solutions Division, IOT Group, Arm and Microsoft. After lunch, Connectivity, Big Data, AI will be covered by Flex, Semtech Corporation, Wiliot, Orange Silicon Valley, and Liu Shen & Associates. IoT Applications will be discussed by leaders from ON Semiconductor, U.S. State Department, PassivDom, and Behr Technologies.
Printed Electronics will be the focus of the fifth track. Printed Electronics Keynotes will be given by IDTechEx, United Technologies Research Center, PolyPhotonix, and JOLED. After lunch, speakers from JCDecaux, Geely Design Sweden, Contitech Elastomer Beschichtungen GmbH, DENSO Corporation and Parsons will discuss Printed Electronics in Automotive and Media. The Printed Electronics track closes with Printed and Flexible Electronics in Healthcare, led by leaders from Siemens Healthineers, Boston Scientific, Nissha Si-Cal and Blue Spark Technologies.
Graphene and Structural Electronics are the co-focus of the sixth track, with Keynotes given by IDTechEx, NanoXplore Inc., Global Graphene Group, and XG Sciences. The afternoon session will start with Commercial Applications of Graphene and 2D Materials, with talks by The Graphene Council, GraphMaTech AB, TOYOTA Central R&D Labs, BASF SE and Nanomedical Diagnostics. Structural Electronics and Advanced Materials will then by covered by TactoTek, DuPont, Optomec, and Holst Centre.
Sensors are the topic of Track 7. Sensors Keynotes will be given by IDTechEx, Bosch Sensortec, GE Global Research, and InnovationLab GmbH. Biosensors/Sensors in Healthcare will be covered by Voler Systems, Henkel, AerNos, heldahl Flexible Technologies Inc. and Vista Therapeutics. 3D Sensing and Perception will close the Sensor track, with discussions led by Quanergy, FocalSpec, Inc., Cepton Technologies and Velodyne LiDAR.
Wearable Technology is the final track. These Keynotes will be presented by IDTechEx, Sony Corporation, Nytec, and Thrive Wearables Ltd. In the afternoon, E-textiles - Products and Markets will be covered by HEELUXE, Twinery Innovations by MAS, Athos, Sensing Tex and Lumenus LLC, and E-textiles - Materials and Components will be discussed by speakers from Volt Smart Yarns, Saati S.p.A., Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH and Minnesota Wire.