OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed ElectronicsThe OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Pinted Electronics (OPE) is a key activity of the OE-A. Printed electronics is based on the combination of a new class of materials and large-area, high-volume deposition and patterning techniques. It has establisehd itself as a growth industry. This growth is driven by a steadily increasing interest in and the establishment of OPE in important industrial sectors, such as automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare / well-being, smart buildings, printing & packaging, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT). Published at LOPEC 2017, the 7th edition of the OE-A Roadmap describes the progress OPE has made in recent years and takes a look into the future.
White Paper 2017 – OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics, 7th Edition
The resulting OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics is a synthesis of these results representing common perspectives of the group.
The OE-A Roadmap White Paper, 7th edition, presents the major findings of the OE-A’s Organic and Printed Electronics Roadmap, based on work done since the 6th edition of the roadmap was completed in 2015.
Organic and printed electronics (OPE) solutions are finding their way into major industry sectors. This shows the growing maturity of OPE. Some solutions are already commercial on a significant scale, e.g. smart labels. We see a move from the "technology push" of former years to an actual "market pull". Also, many OPE applications will involve hybrid systems, integrating printed with silicon electronics.
Individual roadmaps were developed for each application field and are discussed in the main section of the white paper. In addition, an overall roadmap for organic and printed electronics was developed and is presented in a graphic summary.
Reflecting the growing maturity and market orientation of printed electronics, all key challenges ("Red Brick Walls") are focused on production:
OE-A Roadmap Application Clusters
Source of the image: pixelio/digiflex
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The 7th edition of the OE-A Roadmap is was published at LOPEC 2017 in Munich (DE). We are already preparing for the next edition. Discussions on structuring the 8th edition of the OE-A Roadmap will start in October 2017 at the OE-A Working Group Meeting in Cambridge (UK).
The OE-A Roadmap for organic and printed electronics has become widely recognized by industry, government agencies, and scientists as an important tool for defining the "state of the art" in organic and printed electronics.