Led by NextFlex, industry, researchers and universities are teaming up on projects with the potential to change how we live.
David Savastano, Editor11.14.16
The field of flexible and printed electronics has been seen as having the potential to change the world we live in, but the challenge has been to actually print the product in its entirety.
Industry and researchers realize that flexible hybrid electronics have the ability to be a game changer by using a combination of traditional silicon-based electronics and printed systems.
This has opened a door to new processes and projects.
The formation of NextFlex has been a benefit to the rapidly expanding field. Formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprofits and governments with the goal of advancing US manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics.
NextFlex executive director Malcolm Thompson said that the mission of NextFlex is to develop and help make a robust manufacturing supply chain and ecosystem for flexible hybrid electronics (FHE). Sinc
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