Update on North American markets and research in printed electronics (Printed Electronics Europe 2006)

Mr Dan Lawrence, VP Business Development
IDTechEx, United States


IDTechEx North America Presentation - updated*
IDTechEx North America audio*

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Presentation Summary

  • The major players, regions, and markets for printed electronics developing in North America
  • Differences between the Americas and other regions in terms of technology focus
  • Regional start-ups or multi-nationals, comparative strengths and weaknesses

Speaker Biography

Dan Lawrence MSE, is contributing to IDTechEx as VP business development. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he received both his BSE and MSE in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. As a scientist for Flint Ink, Dan conceived the idea to use high speed printing processes to layer specially designed inks to function in RFID antenna, smart packages, and printed electronics. He was an early representative of the Auto-ID Center and was the first to demonstrate ePC class 1 tags with multiple meter read range having antenna printed with high speed processes. He has contributed to a book and several articles on printed electronics and is advising companies on how they can find opportunity in the historic merging of the printing and electronics industries.

Company Profile

IDTechEx provides independent analysis on the development and application of RFID, smart packaging and printed electronics.
IDTechEx is a knowledge based company specialising in RFID smart labels, smart packaging and printed electronics. The company gives strictly independent marketing, technical and business advice and services on these subjects. It is in three forms - consultancy, publications and conferences. Staff are mainly honours graduates specialising in the subject. They travel intensively, visiting many conferences, universities and companies to learn and interpret the latest information. Indeed, IDTechEx is unusually international in its reach, with directors in the US and UK and technical associates in Japan , Spain and elsewhere. IDTechEx technical staff and associates speak Mandarin, Canton , Japanese, French, Dutch and many other languages.