Challenges and opportunities for printed electronics (Printed Electronics Europe 2006)

Ms Jie Zhang, Principal Staff Engineer
Motorola, United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Market opportunities for low cost electronics
  • Challenges in printed electronics
  • Printing process and technologies
  • Functional inks for printed electronics

Speaker Biography

Dr. Jie Zhang is a Principal Staff Engineer at Motorola. She joined Motorola in 1996. She developed and qualified novel material systems, and developed and optimized assembly processes for advanced microelectronics packages for Motorola cellular and semiconductor products. She led the technical efforts to evaluate and characterize several data-driven materials deposition systems, and developed advanced materials for fast prototyping and flexible manufacturing technologies. Currently, she is leading the material characterization, printing technology assessment, printing processing development, and device fabrication efforts for printing electronics at Motorola. Jie has authored/co-authored over 30 journal and conference papers and one book chapter. She co-edited Printed Organic and Molecular Electronics book, published by Springer Publisher. She co-organized the 1st and 2nd, and 3rd Printing an Intelligent Future advanced technology workshops in 2002 and 2003, and 2004, sponsored by IMAPS. Jie is a co-inventor of eight U.S. patents, 14 patents pending in printing electronic space.

Company Profile

Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. Seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need in your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005.
Today, Motorola is composed of four businesses: Connected Home Solutions, Government & Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Mobile Devices and Networks.