Places on the tours are on a first-come first-serve basis with preference given to attendees to the Masterclasses. These tours are extremely popular - so please register early to guarantee your place.
The following companies will be hosting tours.
* Companies we visit retain the right to decline someone from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx and you will be informed of this as quickly as possible if this is the case.
Tuesday December 2nd
Vitex ! We do not have any spaces on this tour !
Vitex Systems, Inc. is commercializing transparent ultra-thin barrier
films for use in the manufacture of next-generation flat panel displays (FPDs).
The company's proprietary encapsulation solution (Barix) as well as its
Flexible Glass substrate are landmark developments designed to enable the
cost-effective production of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays that
are lighter in weight and thickness than any other commercially available
displays. As a result, Vitex will enable today's FPD manufacturers to discover
the long sought-after 'Holy Grail' of the industry - robust, high-performance
displays as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper.
Rfidium (a Block Shield company)
Interested in learning how RFID antenna inlays and other small printed electronics patterns are created? The Rfidium tour will take you on a journey through the processes required to create prototype RFID antenna inlays and take those prototypes to high-volume producion. It will include live demonstrations of systems including Rfidium's unique laser-centered system for prototype production, chip placement, and high-volume production, as well as an overview of the label conversion process. Other printed electronics technologies that take advantage of these systems and are under development will also be discussed and shown.
Friday December 5th
University of California, Berkeley
The tour will include the opportunity to visit the following areas of the prestigious Berkeley campus:
The FUJIFILM Dimatix tour provides an overview of the company, its products and its people with a walk-through of its manufacturing facility. FUJIFILM Dimatix's MEMS-based technology lets inkjet printing create products like displays and electronics, RFID antennas, smart tags, DNA arrays, smart packaging and wearable electronics. The DMP-2831 is a low-cost, cartridge-based piezo inkjet printing system that enables direct deposition of functional fluids - including nanoparticle-based metallic and organic materials. A new DMP system to be introduced next year will also be on view.
America's largest event on printed and thin film electronics. With over 80 exhibitors and more than 800 delegates anticipated - the whole industry will be at this event. Will you?