News (Printed electronics)

Michael Ciesinski, president of FlexTech Alliance (photo: SEMI)

SEMI | FlexTech and CPEIA announce partnership at CPES 2017

The semiconductor industry association SEMI and its printed electronics strategic partner FlexTech have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association CPEIA. The partners want to support each other’s programmes and drive the continued development and adoption of printable, flexible hybrid, and wearable electronics.


PragmatIC’s leased facilities at the UK’s National Printable Electronics Centre

PragmatIC to establish billion-unit production capacity for flexible integrated circuits by 2018

PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in ultra-low cost flexible electronics, has secured agreements for installation of its first FlexLogIC system capable of producing billions of flexible integrated circuits. FlexLogIC is a self-contained, fully automated, modular “fab-in-a-box” for high throughput manufacturing of flexible plastic semiconductor devices. With the concept announced a year ago,

PragmatIC has now completed design and engineering work, and the final specification delivers both higher capacity and lower production cost than the original concept.


Expected sales revenue for 2017 and 2018 (source: OE-A)

Organic and printed electronics industry expects an increase of 8% in sales revenue in 2017

The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). 80% of survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year. The results of the survey, carried out for the seventh time, were presented by OE-A Chair Dr Jeremy Burroughes to the international press at LOPEC 2017 – the leading international trade fair and conference for organic and printed electronics – in Munich, Germany.


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