David Savastano, Editor03.31.16
When the idea of printed electronics first started picking up steam about a decade ago, there was a wide range of markets that were seen as the initial killer applications. At the time, for example, the idea of printing large area organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells seemed like it was just around the corner, and eReaders became a huge market.
Times change, and markets evolve. OPVs never reached their promise, and many of the start-ups left the business. Demand for eReaders declined, as black and white screens could not compete with high-resolution color screens on tablets and smart phones.
Ten years ago, though, the Internet of Things was a concept, and wearables were an intriguing idea. Omni-channel selling was unheard of. Today, these are some of the promising opportunities for flexible and printed electronics.
Flexible and printed electronics are ideal for these types of applications for a number of reasons, including flexibility, form factor and ability to produce millions of
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