Printed Electronics USA 2008
Printed Electronics USA 2008

Company Visits/Tours

Places on the tours are on a first-come first-serve basis with preference given to attendees to the Masterclasses. These tours are extremely popular - so please register early to guarantee your place.


The following companies will be hosting tours.

* Companies we visit retain the right to decline someone from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx and you will be informed of this as quickly as possible if this is the case.


Tuesday December 2nd


Vitex  ! We do not have any spaces on this tour !
Vitex Vitex Systems.
2184 Bering Drive,
San Jose,
95131 CA

We will be conducting two tours to Vitex. Those people who are scheduled for masterclasses 3 and 4 and the Investment Summit, will be on Tour 1. The rest of the group will be on Tour 2.
Tour 1     Tour 2  
12:00pm Leave Convention Center   1:15pm Leave Convention Center
12:15pm Arrive at Vitex   1:30pm Arrive at Vitex
1:30pm Depart Vitex   2:30pm Depart Vitex
1:45pm Arrive back at Convention Center   2:45pm Arrive back at Convention Center

Vitex Systems, Inc. is commercializing transparent ultra-thin barrier films for use in the manufacture of next-generation flat panel displays (FPDs). The company's proprietary encapsulation solution (Barix) as well as its Flexible Glass substrate are landmark developments designed to enable the cost-effective production of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays that are lighter in weight and thickness than any other commercially available displays. As a result, Vitex will enable today's FPD manufacturers to discover the long sought-after 'Holy Grail' of the industry - robust, high-performance displays as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper.


Rfidium (a Block Shield company)
Rfidium Blockshield/Rfidium
818 Kifer Road
CA 94086-5214
Tel: 408 830 5100

Tour 1  
12:00pm Leave Convention Center
12:30pm Arrive at Rfidium
1:30pm Depart Rfidium
2:00pm Arrive back at Convention Center

Interested in learning how RFID antenna inlays and other small printed electronics patterns are created? The Rfidium tour will take you on a journey through the processes required to create prototype RFID antenna inlays and take those prototypes to high-volume producion. It will include live demonstrations of systems including Rfidium's unique laser-centered system for prototype production, chip placement, and high-volume production, as well as an overview of the label conversion process. Other printed electronics technologies that take advantage of these systems and are under development will also be discussed and shown.



Friday December 5th

233 S, Hillview Dr
CA 95035
Tel: 408 942 4900

Tour 1  
12:00pm Leave Convention Center
12:15pm Arrive at Kovio
1:30pm Depart Kovio
1:45pm Arrive back at Convention Center
transbaked Kovio Inc., a privately held Silicon Valley company, is developing a new category of semiconductor products using printed silicon electronics and thin film technology. This new manufacturing technology combines the low cost of graphics printing with the power and functionality of silicon-based semiconductors. The company was founded in the MIT Media Laboratory by a team of scientists that recognized the significant impact that combining silicon and print technologies could have on the world.

Printed silicon electronics enables manufacturing of high-performance semiconductor devices over large areas and flexible substrates, at a fraction of the cost of conventional silicon technology. Kovios printed electronic products and solutions have a unique and compelling value proposition in multiple industries, including retail, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, transportation, manufacturing and energy.



University of California, Berkeley
*This Tour is NOT AVAILABLE to delegates registered for Masterclass 7 and 8

Please note that this tour will get you back to the Convention Center for 3pm
571 Cory Hall
CA 94720-1770

Tour 1  
12:00pm Leave Convention Center
1:00pm Arrive at UC Berkeley
2:00pm Depart UC Berkeley
3:00pm Arrive back at Convention Center

The tour will include the opportunity to visit the following areas of the prestigious Berkeley campus:

  • Custom gravure and inkjet printing facilities for printed electronics
  • Nanoparticle synthesis facilities
  • Test facilities for RF circuits



FUJIFILM Dimatix FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc
2230 Martin Avenue
Santa Clara,
CA 95050
Tel: 408 565 9150

Tour 1  
12:00pm Leave Convention Center
12:15pm Arrive at Fujifilm
1:30pm Depart Fujifilm
1:45pm Arrive back at Convention Center

The FUJIFILM Dimatix tour provides an overview of the company, its products and its people with a walk-through of its manufacturing facility. FUJIFILM Dimatix's MEMS-based technology lets inkjet printing create products like displays and electronics, RFID antennas, smart tags, DNA arrays, smart packaging and wearable electronics. The DMP-2831 is a low-cost, cartridge-based piezo inkjet printing system that enables direct deposition of functional fluids - including nanoparticle-based metallic and organic materials. A new DMP system to be introduced next year will also be on view.

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. is the world's premier provider of piezoelectric inkjet printheads and systems. As of July 2006, FUJIFILM Dimatix is a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation. Our products are designed to accurately dispense a wide range of fluid types in demanding imaging and fabricating applications. FUJIFILM Dimatix has more than 20 years experience in advancing the performance of drop-on-demand dispensing devices and applications. Our state-of-the-art technology provides solutions for the printed electronics industry.

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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