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Company Visits/Tours

IDTechEx hosted tours allow you to visit leading printed electronics organizations in the Bay area of California for an exclusive insight into their work and progress.
These tours are run during 12 noon  2.00pm between the two Masterclasses; you may only select one tour. Lunch and transport are provided. Please note that preference is given to attendees on the Masterclasses.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit these pioneering establishments.

Tuesday December 1

  Applied Materials
Applied Materials 3050 Bowers Avenue
P.O. Box 58039
Santa Clara,
CA 95054-3299

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) is the global leader in Nanomanufacturing Technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass. At Applied Materials, we apply Nanomanufacturing Technology to improve the way people live.

Founded in 1967, Applied Materials creates and commercializes the nanomanufacturing technology that helps produce virtually every semiconductor chip and flat panel display in the world. Our service products improve yield enhancement and increase nanomanufacturing productivity. Today, our expertise is also being used in solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that turn abundant sunlight into clean electricity.

What the delegates can see during the tour:

  • TFT-LCD manufacturing equipment - PECVD
  • World largest Thin Film Solar manufacturing equipment - PECVD and Laser Scribe

  FUJIFILM Dimatix


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

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. Similarly, the DMP-3000 is capable of printing a wide range of functional fluids from both experimental cartridge-based printheads with small volumes and high performance printheads appropriate for industrial and high throughput applications.

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.

  Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)


3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto
CA 94304
Tel: +1 650 812 4000

A center for commercial innovation, PARC, a Xerox subsidiary, works closely with clients from across the globe to discover, test, and deliver new business opportunities, including those in the area of printed electronics.

PARC is a pioneer in thin film transistor, circuit and sensor development and commercialization, with a technology set covering organic, oxide and silicon (amorphous, polycrystalline and printed nanowire) semiconductors together with printed dielectrics and nanoparticle metals. This broad materials capability is combined with a deep understanding of printing technology and application domains such as displays, image sensors and medical sensors to provide clients with rapid development and prototyping of novel devices, circuits, and systems.

PARC works across the spectrum from assisting materials suppliers with materials optimization for discrete device performance to developing a complete medical sensor tape (including memory) from a client specification.

It operates a thin film electronic circuit prototyping facility with both conventional lithographic and print patterning capable of handling circuit complexities up to hundreds of thousands of transistors and quantities up to a hundred units and can assist with interface electronics design as required.

The tour will show laboratories and fabrication facilities associated with the printed and thin film electronics capabilities, including printers, materials analysis and characterization systems and samples of devices fabricated.

Friday December 4



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

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.


  Stanford University
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall,

Stanford University is located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Almost 7000 undergraduates and 8000 graduate students are engaged in studies over roughly 60 majors and myriads of research projects.

America's largest event on printed and thin film electronics. With over 100 exhibitors and more than 800 delegates anticipated - the whole industry will be at this event. Will you?


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