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Masterclasses

These ten optional expert-led masterclasses are interactive consultancy sessions. At each masterclass you will have the chance to handle many samples, and take away printed copies of presentations. They will ensure you get the most from the conference and leave with answers to your questions. We also run company tours on these days places on these tours are limited and offered to masterclass attendees first.

   
Day 1 - December 4
Duration of each class: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Classes 1, 2 and 3 run simultaneously.
morning
Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am

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Tour at 12:00 noon: Applied Materials or FUJIFILM Dimatix
Duration of each class: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Classes 4, 5 and 6 run simultaneously.
morning
Registration: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Displays & Lighting
Presentations
   
Day 4 - December 7
Duration of each class: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Classes 7 and 8 run simultaneously.
morning
Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am

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Tour at 12:00 noon: PARC or Stanford
Duration of each class: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Classes 9 and 10 run simultaneously.
morning
Registration: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Introduction to Printed, Organic and Flexible Electronics: Markets, Drivers and Case Studies Covering Displays, Lighting, Power, Sensors, and Logic

Leader

Dr Peter Harrop
Chairman
IDTechEx Ltd

Designed for those who are new to this disruptive technology or need to understand the big picture to assess the challenges and opportunities, this Masterclass will arm you with the latest knowledge of the applications and technology developments involving printed electronics. Led by experts, it is the ideal time to voice your questions as part of the interactive session and learn of the technologies that are available and emerging. The class will cover:

Introduction

  • Current market size and future market opportunity, with ten year forecasts for 2012-2022
  • Actual uses of printed electronics so far
  • Trends by territory
  • Value and supply chain and market drivers
Technology Appraisal
For each technology below analysts will cover how each technology option works, the advantages and disadvantages of each, ten year forecasts, case studies, suppliers, technical and market challenges and opportunities.
  • Displays (OLEDs, electrophoretic, electroluminescent, electrochromic)
  • OLED Lighting
  • Thin film transistor circuits (organic, inorganic semiconductors, thin film silicon)
  • Sensors
  • Conductive inks
  • Batteries and actuators
  • Photovoltaics
Manufacturing
  • A review of manufacturing techniques for printed, organic and flexible electronics
Forecasts and trends
  • Historic sales data
  • Outlook for 2012-2022
  • New emerging disruptive technologies

 
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Thin Film Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies, Markets

Leader

Dr Harry Zervos
Technology Analyst

This masterclass is designed to give an overall picture of photovoltaic technologies, from basic principles all the way to current advances. The masterclass is structured as follows:

  • Photovoltaics: Basic principles and operation. Heterojunctions
  • After an overview of underlying principles, further details will be given on specific technologies:
    • Organic and hybrid organic/inorganic photovoltaics
    • Dye-sensitised solar cells, and
    • Thin film technologies (e.g. amorphous silicon, CdTe, CIGS)
    • III-V/ II-VI multijunctions
  • Advances/ Cutting Edge Applications
  • Market Analysis
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Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes- Science, Technology and Markets

Leader

Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx Ltd

Speakers

Professor Karl Coleman - Durham Graphene Science
Professor Francesco Bonaccorso - University of Cambridge
 

This masterclass will review the science, technology and markets for graphene and carbon nanotubes. For both materials, the following topics will be addressed

Section one

The overall electronic and mechanical properties of

  • Single- vs. multi-layered graphene
  • Few- vs. multi-layered graphene
  • Semiconducting vs. metallic carbon nanotubes, etc
  • The basic physics including

  • Band structure
  • physical structure
  • conduction mechanism
  • optical characteristics
  • mechanical properties, etc
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    We will include give our assessment of graphene for each target market including outlining the go-to-market strategy, listing the active companies, analysing value propositions, assessing incumbent and/or leading rival technologies, and forecasting market growth where appropriate.

     

    Section two

    Manufacturing techniques including:

  • liquid-phase exfoliation
  • oxidisation-reduction
  • chemical vapour deposition
  • arc discharge
  • laser ablation
  • separation techniques
  • purification techniques, etc
  • For each manufacturing technique, we will outline the process flow and critically assess the pros and cons. We will detail the input material set, resultant material quality, equipment, cost, scaling issues including bottlenecks, active companies, etc. We will strongly emphasise the link between the manufacturing technique, material properties, and range of accessible markets.

    Assessment of target markets including:

  • composites
  • adhesives
  • energy storage
  • electronics and memory
  • sensors
  • touch screens, etc
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    Printing Technologies: Requirements, Needs, Case Studies and Technical Assessment

    Leader

    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx Ltd

    Speakers

    Prof Malcolm Keif - California Polytechnic State University
    Prof Xiaoying Rong - California Polytechnic State University
     

    This masterclass assesses the range of printing and non printing manufacturing and handling options for the new printed, organic and flexible electronics. It covers:

    • Assessment of printing technologies and related materials for screen, inkjet, gravure, flexo, DPN and more
    • Assessment of non printing options such as die slot coating, CVD, ALD, spin coating etc
    • Relevance of each manufacture technology to each application type
    • Where each is used and detailed case studies of printing and material selection
    • Challenges and how to address them
    • Curing and sintering techniques assessed
    Suppliers and market opportunity


     
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    Materials: Organic and Inorganic Functional Materials

    Leader

    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx Ltd

    Speakers

    Mr Richard Morris - Si-Cal Inc. - "Customized Solutions for High Performance Printed Electronics"
    Mr John Crumpton - DuPont Microcircuit Materials
     

    The new electronics world uses many materials including organic semiconductors, inorganic semiconductors, metallic conductors, nanoparticles, nanotubes, conductive organic materials, dielectrics and more. This technical masterclass looks at the full range of these different materials, comparing for each one the available chemistries, performance, cost, printability, lifetime, suppliers, applications and multiple other parameters. In particular, the masterclass covers:

    Materials Assessed:

    • Semiconductors – organic (including carbon nanotubes and graphene), inorganic (including metal oxides and silicon), and dielectrics
    • Metallic conductors (silver, copper and other metal nanoparticles, nanorods and nanowires)
    • Organic conductors (including carbon nanotubes and graphene)
    These materials are assessed for applications including:
    • Photovoltaics
    • Displays and lighting
    • Touchscreens
    • Logic and memory
    • Actuators and sensors
    • Conductors
    • Batteries
    Ten year forecasts are given for the material opportunity. The impact of using different print techniques (inkjet, gravure, etc) and substrates (paper, plastic, glass, etc) are also considered from the materials perspective.

    Who are the major suppliers of materials by type? What are the biggest material challenges? What are the latest emerging materials capable of achieving? How are the design processes for electronic devices and systems affected by the new materials and technologies? It is all covered here by experts in materials, printing, and design.

     

    Over 500 organizations are developing printed or flexible transistors. Many new entrants have printed diodes useful in transistorless circuits some are also working on printed/flexible memory. Numerous passive components are available including printed resistors, capacitors and memristors. However, all these things have yet to come together in terms of complete circuits or devices. This technical masterclass addresses the latest progress with these devices and assesses what is now possible and what is to come. It looks at design logic - what components are required for circuits such as the components in an RFID integrated circuit, a timer and other simple functional items. The new electronics also needs new design rules and it is not a case of making the same silicon devices in printed format. The elements of the new electronics have new limitations, not just new capabilities.   The class will cover:

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    Displays & Lighting

    Leader

    Dr Harry Zervos
    Technology Analyst

    Speakers

    Dr David Fyfe - Director, IDTechEx Inc
    Professor Poopathy Kathirgamanathan (P. K. Nathan) - Brunel University

    Displays will be one of the largest market segments in printed/organic electronics. For example, Samsung has invested over $500 million in developing next generation OLED displays. Already 70% of the MP3 flash memory music devices use an OLED display. However, OLEDs are just the tip of the iceberg with electroluminescent, electrophoretic and electrochromic displays with unique benefits being commercially used now.  Five micro thick LEDs are also in prospect which will be compatible with printed components though not printed;  LCDs are being printed on flexible substrates. Within ten years we will also see another major development - conventional lighting being replaced with lighting that is laminar and flexible, although several technologies vie for this.
    This masterclass, led by experts in the field, will guide you through:

    • The full range of technologies, market opportunities and challenges.
    • The issues to be resolved. The IP situation will also be covered.
    • The companies in the value chain, along with their positioning and strengths.
     
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    Creating New Products with Printed Electronics

    Leader

    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx Ltd

    Printed and potentially printed electronics is creating many new products given the benefits of the technology compared to conventional electronics, such as thinness, flexibility, cost, ease of manufacture, fast production turn around, "green" technology, power efficiency and more. However there is a right way and a wrong way to do this. For example incremental improvements to existing products are usually failures or at least take a long time to turn profit.   There is increasing work to look beyond replacing conventional electronics such as competing with LCD displays and silicon chip RFID tags, where the price erosion makes the benefits of printed electronics less obvious. Instead we now have smart skin patches using printed batteries, e-book readers - creating a new market, audio paper, moving bill board posters and much more. This innovation will even apply to woven electronics and many other new applications.   This class will feature early adopters and successful suppliers and will cover:

    • How lack of creativity is holding the market back.
    • Key vertical industries and how they could benefit from the technology,
    • The strategy your company should look at to go to market and assessment of timelines to market.
     
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    Flexible Substrates, Barriers and Transparent Films: For Displays, Lighting, PV, Touchscreens, Logic, Sensors and beyond

    Leader

    Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
    Technology Analyst
    IDTechEx Ltd

    Speakers

    Bob Rustin - Market Manager, Electronic & Display Films, DuPont Teijin Films
    Dr Iryna Yakimets - Program Manager, Holst Centre
    "Patterning issues for fabricating devices on flexible substrates"

    This technical Masterclass explains the needs, the options and the future trends for the chemical structure and processing of flexible materials that are required to enable flexible electronics. In particular, it addresses the following flexible components for displays, lighting, PV, touchscreens, logic and sensors:

    Flexible Substrates

    • Plastic, paper and inorganic substrate options
    • Temperature performance, barrier performance, latest progress, suppliers, costs, matching inks
    • New smart substrates, including electroactive polymers
    • Application relevancy
    • Market opportunity
    Barrier Films
    • Requirements, technology options and their appraisal and suppliers
    • Companies which are active in the development of high barrier films and their achievements on the field to date.
    • Surface smoothness and defects (such as cracks and pinholes) and the effect that these characteristics would have on the barrier behavior of the materials studied.
    • Performance measurement
    • Forecasts for barriers for 2012-2022 for OLED Displays and Lighting and OPV

    Transparent Conductive Films

    This section will cover the role of metal oxides, organic materials, and emerging alternatives including inorganic meshes, carbon nanotubes, graphene and more for transparent conductive films. It compares these to the market for ITO. The penetration of these options into applications such as displays, photovoltaics and touch screens, and others, is given for the next 10 years. Work from more than 50 organizations is summarised – including academic research institutes and companies, with commercial progress so far appraised.

     
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    RFID & its Progress Towards Being Printed

     

    Raghu Das
    CEO MD
    IDTechEx Ltd

    Leader

    Dr Peter Harrop
    Chairman
    IDTechEx Ltd

    RFID is rapidly taking off for a wide range of applications, with the 2.3 billion tags shipped in 2010 rising to over 124 billion tags in 2020. The endgame is the item level tagging of ten trillion items every year and Ubiquitous Sensor Networks USN with at least billions of tags yearly but both call for ultra low-cost. In the case of item tagging they will cost little more than a barcode does today. For Ubiquitous Sensor Networks they must be self powered and under 50 cents each.  Printed RFID is one of the most promising technologies to achieve these objectives - that includes printed transistors, sensors, batteries, microwave reflecting data carriers and antennas where needed. Today, we already have fully printed sub one cent RFID tags. These do not use thin film transistor circuits though and have various performance compromises. Additionally, over 50 companies are developing printed thin film transistor circuits which can mimic the silicon chip and be used as a printed RFID tag.   This class will cover:

    • What technologies are involved and  how do these compete with the reducing cost of silicon chips.
    • What benefits beyond cost are offered by this new electronics.
    • What are the enabling technologies, progress of the leaders, market sizes and timelines? Which are the most suitable applications for printed RFID initially.
     
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    Energy Harvesting & Storage for Small Electronic Devices

    Leader

    Dr Harry Zervos
    Technology Analyst

    Speakers

    Dr Hohyun Lee - Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University

     

    Energy harvesting is the use of technologies to generate electricity from the environment, which can be used to power electronics and electrics. Different technologies can be employed depending on the energy source. For movement, mechanical harvesters can be used (which can work from electrostatic, piezoelectric and electromagnetic movement), light, thermal, EM transmission or Human. Some versions are now even printed. This masterclasses covers

    • All the technologies involved, how they work, and an appraisal of their strengths and weaknesses, relative costs and developments paths.
    • Why photovoltaics and electrodynamics are in the lead.
    • The leading developers and their market needs along with  IDTechEx forecasts.
    • New battery developments are also covered including super capacitors and super-cabatteries.
    • Future trends and new technical options.
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