Stretchable Electronic Manufacturing and Applications (Printed Electronics Europe 2012)

Dr Thomas Loeher
Fraunhofer IZM
Apr 04, 2012.


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Presentation Summary

• a fabrication technology for stretchable printed circuit boards
• Assembly and integration of electronic components to form a stretchable system
• Integration of stretchable electronics into textiles
• Application examples of stretchable electronic systems

Speaker Biography (Thomas Loeher)

Thomas Loeher studied physics at University Göttingen and Technical University Berlin, he received the diploma in surface physics in 1992. In 1995 he was awarded Ph.D. from Freie Universität Berlin. From 1996 to 1999 he held a post-doc position at the University of Tokyo. He joined TU Berlin/Fraunhofer IZM in 2002. His activities focus around embedding technologies in flexible and rigid printed circuit boards (EU Project SHIFT, TIPS) and development of stretchable electronic systems (EU Project STELLA and

Company Profile (Fraunhofer IZM)

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Fraunhofer-IZM, is part of the Fraunhofer Society, a non-profit organization comprising 60 autonomous institutes in different technical and societal fields with around 12000 employees. The mission of Fraunhofer society is to support innovation and development in industry on the basis of development contracts and public funded research projects.
Fraunhofer IZM, a worldwide leader in the development and reliability analysis of electronic packaging technologies, provides its customers with tailor-made system integration technologies on wafer, chip and board level.The developments at the institute are focused on miniaturization for microelctronics and microsystem
technologies. The areas of work comprise:
• System integration
• Wafer-level integration
• Materials and reliability
• System design & sustainable development
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