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VOLUME -24 NUMBER 7
Publication Date: 07/1/2009
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Special Features: Assembly and Packaging
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Printed Electronics Asia Scheduled for Tokyo
Cambridge, UK — IDTechEx is again staging its annual Printed Electronics Asia event in Tokyo, scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo. These events are the largest of their kind, and all are growing throughout the recession because they map the next generation of products essential for users and manufacturers.
New transparent components will be announced beyond the transparent lighting, displays, transistors, sensors, antennas, memory and photovoltaics already demonstrated. They will be deposited on top of each other to create startling new capabilities in e-packaging, healthcare and other sectors. Also new this year are laminar batteries that harvest energy, printed LCDs, flexible
electrophoretic displays, lasers and other devices integrating many printed and thin film components. "The subject of Printed Electronics has moved to the next phase with a great deal of commercialization," says Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx, "and we are flying in professors from Portugal, the USA and elsewhere to give the latest on such things as biodegradable, foldable paper electronics and the barrier layers so essential to organic photovoltaics and OLEDs."
IDTechEx events always include visits to local centers of excellence, Masterclasses and an exhibition revealing the breakthroughs. The coverage includes inorganic and composite electronics, not just the organic part. There is particular emphasis on flexible electronics which represents about 80 percent of the emerging market need as the business rapidly progresses from improving existing products to creating totally new ones such as e-books, e-labels and e-billboards and printed and thin film energy harvesting, and even disposable items such as medical testers, sensors and drug delivery systems.
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