Advances in Plexcore™ Active Layer Technology (Printed Electronics Europe 2007)

Andy Hannah, CEO
Plextronics Inc, United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Opportunities driven by the optimizations of efficiency, lifetime and stability of printed electronic devices
  • Benefit of a platform approach to the printed electronics
  • Advances in Plexcore technology including hole injection layer for solution processed OLED displays

Speaker Biography

President and CEO, Plextronics, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Hannah is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Plextronics, Inc., a company he co-founded in July 2002. Plextronics is a world leader in developing active layer technology - the ink systems that drive printed electronic devices. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University.
A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Hannah has provided leadership to many start-up companies including: Senior Managing Director/CFO for Pittsburgh-based Internet Venture Works, Inc. - a venture operating company focused on assisting large organizations in commercializing their intellectual property through new venture creation; CFO of STORM, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based technology company; and CFO of Boston-based ISI Emerging Markets, a global, online publisher of emerging markets business information which was sold in 1999 to EuroMoney Publications in a $55 million transaction.
Mr. Hannah holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz School of Business with an emphasis in marketing and finance. He received his BS in Accounting from Penn State.
Mr. Hannah currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center and is a member of the Executive Steering Committee of Pittsburgh's Tech-based Economic Development Strategy. He is also a charter member of TiE (Pittsburgh Chapter), a global organization that focuses on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation.

Company Profile (Plextronics, Inc)

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PLEXTRONICS, Inc. an international technology company that specializes in printed lighting, display, solar and other organic electronics. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the company's focus is on organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and organic solar technology, specifically the conductive inks and process technologies that enable those and other similar applications. The privately held company was founded in 2002 as a spinout from Carnegie Mellon University, based upon conductive polymer technology developed by Dr. Richard McCullough. Since then, Plextronics scientists have refined and further developed this technology to deliver exceptional performance for printed electronics. The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified. For more information about Plextronics, visit
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