IDTechEx has studied the printed electronics market since 2002. Of course, we're not just looking at materials that are printed, but also devices that are flexible, organic, large area—in reality, there isn't a good phrase to encompass the huge set of enabling materials, processes and components that are radically changing electronics as we know it. The phrase "not conventional electronics" doesn't really cover it, as some aspects of printed electronics are mature today, having been used for many years.
However, now more than ever we see a wide range of applications for these technologies, ranging from niche but profitable uses to huge billion-dollar industries. The range is diverse, from the enormous investment going into enabling flexible displays - OLED or otherwise - to allow phone and tablet makers to differentiate in a sector that has seen sales saturated with me-too products. On the other hand, smaller, nimbler companies have spent years identifying opportunities where the new materials, processes or form factor can save cost, do new things, excite customers, be light weight, more robust, and much more.
Printed electronics in all its guises is proliferating into many application areas. It is at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2019 exhibition and conference that the diverse and exciting range of real market opportunities are showcased. The event, which is the largest in the world on the topic, focuses on the commercialisation of the technology - helping those in the industry meet customers and assess needs.
Conference sessions this year include the particularly exciting and growing topics of:
- Flexible OLED displays
- Printed quantum dot displays
- Flexible reflective displays
- In Mold electronics
- The rise of structural electronics
- 5G shielding
- Power electronics and other automotive applications
- Opportunities for printed electronics in industrial and healthcare applications
- Flexible sensors
- Human-machine interface innovation
- Smart packaging
- 3D Printed Electronics
These are just some of the sessions. See the latest speaker list at www.PrintedElectronicsUSA.com which features industry giants including ABInBev, Airbus, Geely, Faurecia, LG Electronics, Medtroic, Microsoft and many more.
Catch the early bird offer - save 40% if you register before July 19th 2019. See it all in one place - this is the must-attend event focusing on application and innovation, with industries meeting suppliers.