SEOUL, Korea – May 21, 2018 – More than 200 industry experts and thought leaders from academia will gather June 20-21 at the 2018FLEX Korea conference for critical insights into the latest flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) technologies and market opportunities. Hosted by FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, 2018FLEX Korea showcases advanced displays, Smart Automotive, sensors, flexible batteries, flexible thermoelectric devices and other core FHE technologies and applications.
The flexible and printed electronics markets are expected to reach $20 billion by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent from 2016 to 2022, according to Zion Research. Flexible hybrid electronics and printed electronics enable new form factors and economics for a diverse and often disruptive set of applications.
Themed “Path to Market,” the two-day technical conference at the COEX Exhibition Center features four sessions with 19 technology experts presenting on critical FHE technologies. Highlighting 2018FLEX Korea, four keynotes will offer penetrating insights into technology drivers in advanced displays and sensors for automotive:
- Future Display, Flexible OLED Display by Seyeoul Kwon, chief research engineer, LG Display
- Micro LED by Falcon Liu, marketing director, PlayNitride
- Autonomous Driving-NVIDIA Strategy by Jung Hoon Cha, sales manager, NVIDIA
- Trend in Today’s Display Technology by Jun H. Souk, professor, Hanyang University
“As a leader in display technology, Korea is poised to seize FHE market opportunities,” said Hyun-Dae Cho, president of SEMI Korea. “2018FLEX Korea will provide participants with expert insights and collaboration opportunities key to delivering cutting-edge FHE products.”
The event also features two short courses providing a comprehensive overview of the printed electronics industry and inkjet technology.
Official sponsors of 2018 FLEX Korea are Fujifilm Dimatix, Kolon Industries, Novacentrix, and Yole Développement.
SEMI® connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.