Semiconductors, displays, OLED, QLED, and wearables are among them.
Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor03.09.18
There are several promising avenues for flexible and printed electronics manufacturers to explore, according to equipment industry experts.
For example, XENON Corporation CEO Lou Panico pointed to semiconductors and hybrid circuits along with display manufacturing.
Nicolas Bernardin, CERADROP deputy marketing manager, said his company is serving development markets “in hope that they will also move towards production paths much like the flexible and foldable OLED and QLED (quantum dot LED) displays and lighting markets.”
NovaCentrix has seen a lot of growth in the exploration of materials in the automotive market, according to chief marketing officer Stan Farnsworth. But there’s also a growth in wearables and medical devices, he said. “I would say this is a result of a need for thinner, lighter, flexible, inexpensive, consumable parts in these application areas,” Farnsworth added.
Optomec’s Mike O’Reilly offered up a four
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