The field of flexible and printed electronics encompasses many disciplines, and universities are adding their own insights.
David Savastano, Editor11.09.15
When it comes to emerging industries, universities are often the breeding ground for new discoveries as well as new businesses. The field of flexible and printed electronics encompasses a wide range of potential materials and applications, and universities around the globe are bringing their expertise to the field.
Dr. Malcolm G. Keif, professor and graduate coordinator, Printed Electronics & Functional Imaging for the Cal Poly State University’s Graphic Communication Department, said that the field is growing, with the news of the U.S. Department of Defense’s $75 million grant for FlexTech Alliance’s Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII) one piece of good news.
“I believe the new FHE MII will spur even more growth,” said Keif. “Integration is the next big area of research, how we integrate convention and thinned IC with flex printed substrates and components. It seems like a number of people are doing
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