Printed Electronics USA 2008
Printed Electronics USA 2008

Printed Electronics Investment Summit

Tuesday December 2, 2:00pm-6:00pm  |  San Jose Convention Center


High-quality Printed Electronics investment opportunities and perspectives


This half day summit  brings venture capitalists and other investors together with leading pure-play printed electronics companies that are gaining traction and substantial revenues today, as well as hidden gems with enormous potential. Attendees will also have access to industry thought-leaders, valuable quantitative and qualitative research, and one-on-one meetings with company executives. Speakers and panelists are cherry picked by IDTechEx and investor partners.


Analysts including IDTechEx will introduce the latest progress in this sector, such as fund raising so far, undersupplied sectors and company profiles. A panel of VCs will then cover their thoughts on the sector and company profiles they seek for investing. This will be followed by company CEOs who seek investment giving 10 minute overviews of their proposition and technology. There will be one to one meetings afterwards.


Suitable funding is required to drive development of printed electronics into viable commercial solutions. With massive opportunities there will be many successes. This summit, now in its third year, aims to help develop the industry by linking investors with leading edge companies.


Investors registered so far include: Battery Ventures, GrowthPoint Technology Partners, Connective Capital, Invest in Germany, Applied Ventures, Tokyo Electron Venture Capital, Vedanta Capital and many more...



Analysts & Experts Panel:

The analysts will discuss questions such as: What is the size of the market now and projected? What are they key technical and commercial barriers? What is happening territorially? What are the business model options that can lead to success? Discuss the IP landscape - is this going to hold the industry back?


2.00 pm IDTechEx, USA Mr Raghu Das, CEO 
2.15 pm SciReality LLC, USA Mr Ray Pimentel, CEO
2.30 pm Steptoe & Johnson, USA Mr John Caracappa


Venture Capitalists Panel:

Venture Capitalists and Investors will discuss their investments, what they seek in companies, valuing a company, routes to fund raising, expected returns.


2.45 pm Tokyo Electron Venture Capital, USA Mr Ted Hirose, Venture Partner
3.00 pm Applied Ventures, USA (A division of Applied Materials) Tony Chao, Investment Associate

3.15pm - 3.45pm    Coffee Break


Printed Electronics Companies:

Executives from leading companies, cherry picked by the hosts, will briefly present their company and technology, followed by discussion from the audience.



3.45 pm Planar Energy Devices, USA Mr Scott Faris, CEO
4.00 pm AJJER LLC, USA Mr Anoop Agrawal, CEO
4.15 pm Konarka Technologies, USA Dr Eitan Zeira, VP, Printed Photovoltaics




4.30 pm Inpria Corporation, USA Dr Andrew Grenville, CEO
4.45 pm Vitex Systems Inc, USA Chyi-Shan Suen, Director of Business Development


Production know-how


5.00 pm Novacentrix, USA Mr Stan Farnsworth, VP Marketing
5.15 pm Muhlbauer, Inc, USA Mr Gerald Steinwasser, General Manager
5.30 pm Beltronics, USA Dr Robert P Bishop, President

 Why Attend


We see this market growing to a multi billion dollar opportunity within five years - namely due to the creation of new markets and going where conventional electronics cannot.


Companies involved or intending to be involved in any part of the printed and thin film electronics value chain and seeking funding should attend this event. There will be ample time to have a one-to-one discussions during the conference.


This is the only and must-attend summit for investors and companies seeking investment in printed and thin film electronics. This optional event precedes the two day conference. Register now!




Previous Investment Summit attendees have reported:
"I think the organization and venue were excellent. I commend IDTechEx for being proactive in taking an investors' perspective on printed electronics."


America's largest event on printed and thin film electronics. With over 80 exhibitors and more than 800 delegates anticipated - the whole industry will be at this event. Will you?
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