How to Win in High-Volume Manufacturing of Flexible/Printed Electronics

Cammack, J. Kevin. (2009) How to Win in High-Volume Manufacturing of Flexible/Printed Electronics. In: IGERT Seminar Series, 2008 - 2009, University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

High-volume production of electronics on flexible substrates has been "on the cusp of happening" for the last ten years; and yet the few products that have come onto the market in that time have not lived up to the early hype. So where is the real opportunity in this industry - is there any at all? As technologists and entrepreneurs, how can we separate the hype from the promise, and find the areas we can have the greatest impact? There are strong lessons to be learned from experiences in the semiconductor industry and early printed electronics products, such as membrane switches. A careful and critical look at the industry will show that there is significant growth happening right now in ways and areas that are not talked about, and plenty of opportunity to have a large impact on the world in the near term.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
InterNano Taxonomy: Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanodevice Structures > Nanoelectronic circuits and architectures
Collections: IGERT Seminar Series
Depositing User: Rebecca Reznik-Zellen
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 13:49
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2009 13:49
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/58

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