David Savastano, Editor03.09.18
The flexible and printed electronics industry has changed tremendously over the years, and where the industry may be heading is certainly open for debate. The potential applications appear to be virtually endless.
Those are some of the takeaways from conversations I had with industry leaders, which appear in “The Present and Future of Flexible and Printed Electronics”.
For example, when discussing the developments of the past decade, a few executives recalled that the idea of printed electronics was that the entire system would be printed. That has largely proved to be unworkable. However, once the concept of hybrid electronics emerged, so too did new opportunities. The ability to add silicon-based electronics to a system that could be partially printed has advantages in performance and manufacturing, and we are seeing these systems moving ahead into the market.
Some key markets 10 years ago, most notably being organic photovoltaics, never met expectations. Others,
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