Ultra Low-Cost Printed Electric Tag Technology is Ready for the Market (Printed Electronics Europe 2009)

Mr Panu Helisto, Chief Research Scientist, Team leader
VTT, Finland
Apr 08, 2009.


VTT Presentation*
VTT Audio*

If you already have access, please [Login]

Presentation Summary

  • By using weakly conducting inks, low-cost invisible electric tags were demonstrated.
  • An integrated, low-cost reader device was developed for reliable close-range detection of printed electric codes on various substrates.
  • The electric coding technology is mature for applications in packaging industry, product authentication, forgery and counterfeit detection etc.

Speaker Biography (Panu Helisto)

Panu Helistö received his Dr. Tech. degree in technical physics from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), in 1987. He holds presently a chief research scientist position at VTT and leads the quantronics team at the Sensors and wireless devices centre of VTT. He has developed sensor technology and low cost printed electronics for several years. In addition he develops applications of superconducting electronics.

Company Profile (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland logo
VVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. We use our scientific and technological excellence to provide innovation services and develop smart technologies for our domestic and international customers and partners. We have strong offering on sensors, high frequency electronics, integrated silicon photonics and superconductivity based quantum technologies. Our contract manufacturing services include graphene processing and CMOS integration on 100-200 mm wafer platforms, IC design for graphene sensors and printed graphene electronics and fabrics.
View VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Timeline