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Company Visits

IDTechEx hosted tours allow you to visit leading printed electronics organizations in Japan for an exclusive insight into their work and progress. Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit these pioneering establishments. Last year attendees to the tours reported:

"I congratulate IDTechEx for managing to offer the tour option, because I am sure that it could not have been easy to convince the Japanese to open their doors as willingly as they did. I find the meetings that you put together, both for their technical content and the networking opportunities, to be precisely what I am looking for: a quick update on what is going on at the leading edge of a very rapidly growing field."
Ben Patel, General Electric


Visit 1: Tokyo University - Takao Someya Group - Tuesday October 7th


The Takao Someya Group tour provides an overview of the lab, its research projects and its people with a walk-through of its facility.

About Takao Someya Group

Takao Someya Group is a new research laboratory, which started from May 1st 2003 when Associate Prof. Someya moved from Komaba Research Campus to the main campus of the University of Tokyo. The group affiliates with Department of Applied Physics and Quantum Phase electronics Center, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Their research activities focus on organic thin-film transistors and their application to flexible, large-area electronics. In particular, they are intensively studying area sensors based on organic transistors, which include electronic artificial skins.

Visit 2: Toppan Forms - Tuesday October 7th

The tour will showcase Toppan Forms' achievement so far in printed electronics.

About Toppan Forms Co., Ltd

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. is Japan's largest producer of business forms and related systems. It is the leader in the Data Print Service sector, in which the company does everything from processing client data to printing and mailing it. Toppan Forms' large customer base is increasingly turning to the company to provide once purely paper-based business solutions electronically and online. In addition to business forms and related services, Toppan Forms provides cards, including IC cards, and card-related equipment, computer systems management services and office supplies.

Visit 3: Sony - Tuesday October 7th

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $88 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. Sony Global



Visit 4: Toppan Printing - Friday October 10th

Printing Museum, Toppan Koishikawa building, Tokyo

Toppan Printing's expert in Printed Electronics area will guide you through the company's research and activities in this technology.

About Toppan Printing

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. was founded in 1900 in Japan. From modest beginnings, it gradually climbed into a leading position in the printing industry; the company has recently been shifting its focus into the electronics and multimedia industries in line with the advances made in information technology. Toppan is determined to become a leader in the information and communications sector. Toppan Printing has 7 major business fields: Security and Cards, Publications Printing, Commercial Printing, Packaging, Industrial Materials, Electronics, and Multimedia. In its color filter business, Toppan is No.1 color filter supplier in the world.

Visit 5: Dai Nippon Printing - Friday October 1Oth

The tour will introduce DNP's activities in relevant fields, and provide you with opportunity to meet DNP's senior staff.

About Dai Nippon Printing

DNP is a world-class printing conglomerate with 1.5075 trillion yen in annual revenues and approximately 35,000 employees. Based in Tokyo, Japan, DNP offers a broad range of products and services for publishing, commercial printing, smart cards, networking, and electronics components, among others. Its products in the electronics field include color filters and other components for LCDs, photomasks, PCBs and semiconductor-related components. In the photomask market DNP is a world leader, utilizing its time honored printing techniques and know-how in the fabrication of cutting-edge photomasks.

Visit 6: Frontier Carbon Corporation (FCC) - Friday October 10th


About Frontier Carbon Corporation (FCC)

Frontier Carbon Corporation (FCC), a Mitsubishi Company, is the leading company in the production of Fullerene and Fullerene derivatives all over the world. Based on the unique combustion Fullerene synthesis system and process FCC can supply Fullerene with the quantity, the quality and the price that meet the customer satisfaction. Since FCC was established in 2001, with many technologies and products that FCC developed originally, FCC is proud to be able to contribute to the realization of many Fullerene applications.


Spaces are limited. Please register early.


Tours are hosted by the companies, who have the right to decline someone from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx and you will be informed as quickly as possible if this is the case.

All attendees registered for the company tours should meet in the foyer of the Four Seasons hotel at 8.00am to collect the bus. We will be visiting all 3 companies listed during the day and transport will be provided throughout. We aim to return back to the Four Seasons Hotel by 5.00pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Learn about all the technologies, all the applications and all the opportunity at Printed Electronics Asia. IDTechEx is running exclusive VIP Tour to Tokyo, Japan with company visits, a 2 day conference and exhibition and research. Meet, learn from, and network with the leading companies involved in organic, printed inorganic and other thin film electronics in East Asia.

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