Organic and Printed Electronics Explained

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"Emerging electronics" means electronics beyond the classical silicon approach, including: flexible, printed electronics from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials.

Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics – also called “emerging electronics” – which is thin, lightweight, flexible, robust, and produced at low cost. “Emerging electronics” means electronics beyond the classic silicon approach, including flexible, printed electronics from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials. The organic and printed electronics technology also enables a wide range of electrical components to be produced and directly integrated into lowcost reel-to-reel processes. This enables single-use, ubiquitous electronic devices and new applications. Many other terms exist for organic electronics: Printed, inorganic, plastic, polymer, flexible, thin-film, or large-area electronics. But in the end, they all mean the same thing.

These qualities do not just differentiate but create new markets and product categories, as well as contributing to the development of innovative concepts such as wearable electronics, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and smart labels. This technology opens up new areas of application using a novel approach to manufacturing electronics.

In the OE-A you will meet experts in emerging electronics covering the whole range of technologies and applications who are all willing to share their knowledge with you.

For detailed information on applications and technologies see the OE-A Roadmap.

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Verstraelen, Sophie Isabel
Verstraelen, Sophie Isabel