Functionalized Polymer Films For Next-Gen Printed, Flexible And In-Mold Electronics
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom H Track 1
15:05 - 15:30
To fully exploit the potential of printed, flexible and in-mold electronics, materials suppliers need to deliver customized solutions, not just materials to simplify downstream activities or improve offerings from system integrators and OEMs/ODMs. SABIC fully understands this need and has positioned itself as a key solutions provider. Working closely with our customers and validation partners from various industrial segments, we are developing functionalized polymer films for a wide range of applications, thermoformable hard-coated films for in-mold electronics, and high performance substrates for flexible PCBs. We will show how our differentiated film solutions are well positioned to address the current gaps as well as the emerging needs of this industry.
Ashok Sridhar works as a senior scientist in a market-facing role at SABIC, focusing on printed and in-mold electronics. Previously, he worked as a research scientist at Holst Centre in the Netherlands, developing interconnection technologies for flexible electronics systems. He also had a brief post-doctoral stint at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems in Germany.
Sridhar received his Ph.D. degree in 2010 from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, for a dissertation on inkjet printing of conductive structures. He received a Master's Degree in production technology in 2005 from the Aachen University of Technology in Germany and a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering in 2001 from the University of Madras in India.
Sridhar has authored and co-authored several publications, mostly dealing with printed electronics.
SABIC's Innovative Plastics business is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics. The company leads the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as healthcare, transportation, automotive, electrical, lighting and consumer electronics.