Printed Electronics Asia 07 - September 10-11, 2007 - Cambridge UK

Company Visits

Printed Electronics Asia company visits are open to delegates who purchased the Full Package. Spaces are limited. Please register early.


Visit 1: Tokyo University - Takao Someya Group

The Takao Someya Group tour provides an overview of the lab, its research projects and its people with a walk-through of its facility.

Our research mission is to realize flexible, large-are electronics based on organic thin-film transistors prepared on plastic films. In particular, we build up a new class of applications of organic transistors, which includes flexible, large-area sensor arrays and plastic MEMS-type actuators.

For the above objectives, we intensively study organic transistors to understand their fundamental device physics, namely to answer the questions how grain boundary affects transport properties of polycrystalline organic thin film, what is the fundamental limit of mobility of organic transistors, how flexible organic transistors is, what limits the off current of organic transistors and more.

Furthermore, our group also has lots of research activities related to low-cost manufacturing process of organic transistors, where printing, micro-plating, and micro-lamination play important roles. Reduction of device dimensions is one of our central concerns and our group makes an effort to develop ultra-fine micro- and nano-printing approaches to realize lower power consumption and higher frequency device performance.

About Takao Someya Group

Takao Someya Group is a new research laboratory, which started from May 1st 2003 when Associate Prof. Someya moved from Komaba Research Campus to the main campus of the University of Tokyo. Our group affiliates with Department of Applied Physics and Quantum Phase electronics Center, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Our research activities focus on organic thin-film transistors and their application to flexible, large-area electronics. In particular, we are intensively studying area sensors based on organic transistors, which include electronic artificial skins.


Visit 2: Toppan Printing

Printing Museum, Toppan Koishikawa building, Tokyo

Toppan Printing's expert in Printed Electronics area will guide you through the company's research and activities in this technology.

About Toppan Printing

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. was founded in 1900 in Japan. From modest beginnings, it gradually climbed into a leading position in the printing industry; the company has recently been shifting its focus into the electronics and multimedia industries in line with the advances made in information technology. Toppan is determined to become a leader in the information and communications sector. Toppan Printing has 7 major business fields: Security and Cards, Publications Printing, Commercial Printing, Packaging, Industrial Materials, Electronics, and Multimedia. In its color filter business, Toppan is No.1 color filter supplier in the world.


Visit 3: Toppan Forms

The tour will showcase Toppan Forms' achievement so far in printed electronics.

About Toppan Forms Co., Ltd

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. is Japan's largest producer of business forms and related systems. It is the leader in the Data Print Service sector, in which the company does everything from processing client data to printing and mailing it. Toppan Forms' large customer base is increasingly turning to the company to provide once purely paper-based business solutions electronically and online. In addition to business forms and related services, Toppan Forms provides cards, including IC cards, and card-related equipment, computer systems management services and office supplies.


Visit 4: Hodogaya Chemical

The tour will introduce Hodogaya Chemical's OLED business, as well as the company's products including electrophotographic chemicals.

About Hodogaya Chemical

Hodogaya Chemical Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based manufacturing company engaged in the manufacture and sale of organic industrial chemicals. The Company has three business segments: Specialty polymers, Fine Chemicals, and Basic Chemicals.


Visit 5: Dai Nippon Printing

The tour will introduce DNP's activities in relevant fields, and provide you with opportunity to meet DNP's senior staff.

About Dai Nippon Printing

DNP is a world-class printing conglomerate with 1.5075 trillion yen in annual revenues and approximately 35,000 employees. Based in Tokyo, Japan, DNP offers a broad range of products and services for publishing, commercial printing, smart cards, networking, and electronics components, among others. Its products in the electronics field include color filters and other components for LCDs, photomasks, PCBs and semiconductor-related components. In the photomask market DNP is a world leader, utilizing its time honored printing techniques and know-how in the fabrication of cutting-edge photomasks.


Visit 6: Auto-ID Expo

The tour will introduce you to some active players on printed electronics technology. You will have the opportunity to network with those companies face-to-face and watch their demonstration of state-of-the-art technology in Japan's largest tradeshow in automatic identification industry.

About Auto-ID Expo

Cutting-edge automatic identification technologies such as bar codes, two-dimensional symbols, RFID, biometrics, and IC and magnetic cards, and solutions integrating these technologies (the fields of manufacturing, distribution and logistics, traceability, medical support, security, etc.) will be gathered under one roof, where they can offer the latest achievements demonstrating their expertise.


More visits to be announced. Please check back later.

Learn about all the technologies, all the applications and all the opportunity at Printed Electronics Asia. IDTechEx is an running exclusive VIP Tour to Tokyo, Japan with company visits, a 2 day conference and exhibition and research. Meet, learn from, and network with the leading companies involved in organic, printed inorganic and other thin film electronics in East Asia.

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