Equipment suppliers are designing new systems to meet the needs of flexible and printed electronics manufacturers.
David Savastano, Editor11.07.14
The flexible and printed electronics (PE) field covers many different applications, from displays and sensors to packaging and organic photovoltaics (OPV), and much more. The equipment needs by PE manufacturers is also wide ranging.
Stan Farnsworth, director of marketing for NovaCentrix, said that with NovaCentrix’s platform products of the PulseForge photonic curing tools and Metalon conductive inks, the company is supporting many application types inside the printed electronics space.
“As far as specific application areas, we see action in the display segment, ongoing work in the medical equipment development and strengthening activity in packaging,” Farnsworth added. “Energy applications such as PV and batteries continue to move, though more quietly. Materials innovation continues to be an emphasis of our customers, including the development of new transparent conductor technologies.”
Lou Panico, CEO of XENON Corporation, said that XENON’
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