What Electrolux needs from Printed Electronics (Printed Electronics & Photovoltaics Europe 2010)

Dr Cristina Bertoni, Project Leader
Electrolux Italia S.p.A, Italy
Italy
 
Apr 13, 2010.

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Presentation Summary

  • RFID is a technology of interest for Electrolux enabling improvements and new opportunities in the supply chain as well as in the every day control of household appliances.
  • This presentation gives an overview of the state-of-the-art and the pros and contras of the application of the RFID in our sector with a look at the printed RFID as a low-cost enabling technology.

Speaker Biography (Cristina Bertoni)

  • Electronic Engineer with a PhD on design and fabrication of silicon-based microtransducers for sensing applications in the field of gas detectors.
  • Post-doctoral research experience in the field of nanotechnology on the use of semiconductor nanocrystals for low-voltage thin films electroluminescent devices.
  • Industrial work experience as project leader. In particular, Dr Bertoni is involved in the development of sensors and sensory systems for white goods as well as technology scouting activities, including liaising/networking with Universities and R&D centers in Italy and abroad to explore innovative solutions/products.

Company Profile (Electrolux)

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Electrolux Italia is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use; it is indirectly controlled by the Swedish AB Electrolux, selling more than 40 million products to customers on more than 150 markets every year. One of the most important targets for the Group is the development of products with lower energy consumption and environmental impact. The Global Technology Centre (GTC) is the Electrolux central R&D department in charge of the research and application of cutting-edge technology for the entire Group, with a long term expertise in the field of Electronics, Sensors and Material Science.
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