Industries, researchers and universities are partnering on projects to advance field of flexible hybrid electronics.
David Savastano, Editor09.21.16
The opportunities for flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) are seemingly limitless. Flexible, low cost and conformable electronics can add tremendous functionality to everyday products. The ability to develop and manufacture these systems is one of the challenges ahead, and the NextFlex Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Innovation Instituteis working with industry, researchers and universities to solve these concerns.
Formed in August 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex is a public-private partnership set up to create and manufacturing processes for FHE applications. The DoD has provided $75 million in funding for NextFlex, which has issued project calls in order to award contracts.
“Our mission is to develop and help make a robust manufactuing supply chain and ecosystem for flexible hybrid electronics,” said NextFlex executive director Malcolm Thompson. “Our worki
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