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Printed Electronics World
Posted on November 9, 2006 by  & 

Printed Electronics USA 2006

The premier event in printed electronics is pleased to announce an exciting roster of thought provoking speakers and topics. Covering all aspects of printed electronics, from technical to financial, Printed Electronics USA 2006, is being held in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona December 5-6th. Delegates will hear from companies looking to the promise of this nascent technology to solve real world problems and open entirely new markets.
For example, given that situational information is mission critical for military applications, delegates will hear from Dr. Darrel Hopper of the US Air Force Research Laboratory and the diverse opportunities the USAF sees for the technology in sensors, displays, and form factors of great utility.
Several companies are currently printing miles of functioning circuits. This is a very significant historical development. Hear about the record breaking work of printed electronic pioneers Motorola and PolyIC who see large volumes of functioning components now, and ultra low cost products in the foreseeable future. Paper and packaging giant Weyerhaeuser recently acquired organic RFID pioneer OrganicID. Find out about the synergies of this match as well as the continued progress of their developments in getting to printed RFID.
In addition to conference sessions that build a foundation for understanding the technology and business opportunity, delegates will have access to several valuable sessions, including tracks on printed transistors (fundamental to printed computers and displays), displays, sensors & lighting, sound & power, materials and manufacturing. There is also a much anticipated session focused on discussing the venture communities interests and investments in this new industry of tremendous potential.
Few doubt that the printed electronics market will be big - IDTechEx forecast it becoming a huge $300Bn market by 2025. However, massive investment is required as is partnerships - few can afford to fund all the work themselves. This event - for the first time in this sector - features an investor forum which brings together venture capitalists and investors with companies in the industry to discuss financing printing electronics.
Both prior to and following the main conference agenda are IDTechEx's exclusive Masterclasses. These in depth learning opportunities are very popular and allow attendees to get quickly caught up in the following topics:
Dec. 4th
9-12:30, Masterclass 1: Printed Electronics - Applications and Opportunities
1:10-4PM, Masterclass 2: Printed Electronics - Technologies, Players, and Roadmaps
Dec. 7th
9-12:30, Masterclass 3: Displays and Lighting
1:10-4PM, Masterclass 4: RFID & Its Progress towards Being Printed
Highly interactive, these Masterclasses will certainly compliment and augment the knowledge gained from the main conference sessions. Additionally, participants in Masterclasses 1&3 will be given an exclusive tour of the Arizona State University Flexible Display Center, a university/industry/government venture dedicated to make full color, flexible displays a reality. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity.
As space is limited, delegates are encouraged to register early for this one of a kind event. The complete conference agenda and supplemental meeting functions are available at the conference website Any company that could benefit from taking part in the birth of a new industry will definitely benefit from attending.
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