A Different Approach To Volume Manufacturing Of Printed Electronics
09:45 - 10:10
Printed Electronics offers an appealing vision of low-cost plastic devices in applications where silicon chips were never imagined before. Item-level identification, smart packaging and brand protection are just a few examples. Such new applications will require a continuous supply of countless disposable devices. While first prototypes are quickly progressing in R&D labs, the vision of sustainable manufacturing chain in not yet evident. In order to enable new applications, PE manufacturers confront a challenge of making innovative products in volumes similar or greater than the global semiconductor industry. This entails significant investments and risks.
In this presentation, Alexander Mityashin will share a different approach to volume manufacturing of printed electronics. This approach enables existing semiconductor industry, more specifically TFT display manufacturers, to leverage their production facilities to make new PE products. Practical introduction of this approach will be supported by concrete examples of PE application pursued in imec's programs in thin-film electronics.
• Phased approach to application development: from prototyping to foundry manufacturing
• Leveraging TFT/FPD manufacturing facilities as new foundries for thin-film electronics
• Examples of applications with partner companies
Speaker Biography (Alexander Mityashin)
Dr. Alexander Mityashin is a project manager in the thin-film electronics department at imec. In this role, he is responsible for imec's R&D in thin-film electronics ICs from 2014. He was awarded a MSc (Honors) degree from the Moscow State Technical University in 2008 and a PhD (summa cum laude) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven in 2013. He authored numerous conference contributions and journal publications on science and technology of thin-film electronics.
Company Profile (IMEC)
Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2,200 people includes more than 700 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2014, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 363 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at http://www.imec.be.