About FlexTech

About FlexTech

The FlexTech Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on the growth, profitability and success of flexible and printed electronics, by developing educational forums, directing research and development funding and advocating for the technology. Members of SEMI's FlexTech SIG receive benefits which provide them commercial advantages in a competitive marketplace. We offer both tangible benefits - such as speaking opportunities, introductions to key players in the industry, research reports and technical funding - and intangible benefits - such as end user education, industry advocacy and networking opportunities. The needs of the members drive the work and mission of FlexTech SIG. 

FlexTech's vision that the world will be a smarter, simpler and healthier place because of the development of flexible, hybrid and printed electronics, forms the basis of all of our efforts. 

 

Get Involved - Join FlexTech

Interested in being a part of the FlexTech community? We're always looking for new members to join us in the efforts to grow and promote the flexible electronics industry.

SEMI Members

As a SEMI member, activation into the FlexTech community is simple. Just complete this short form for activation and we will handle the rest.

New Member

1. To join FlexTech, you first have to be a SEMI member. Learn more about SEMI membership and cost of membership. 
2. Fill out our membership application.
3. Contact your local SEMI office to speak to a representative from that region or email us with any questions at membership@semi.org.

 

Flexible Electronic News

FlexTech's Mission

FlexTech,  headquartered in Milpitas, California, is devoted to fostering the growth, profitability and success of the flexible and printed electronics supply chain, and the many application areas enabled by this new class of electronic intelligence. FlexTech offers expanded collaboration between and among industry, academia, and research organizations for advancing flexible, printed electronics from R&D to commercialization.

We believe that tomorrow, the world will be healthier, safer, simpler and smarter because of advancements in flexible electronics.

Mission
To enhance members’ opportunities to succeed in developing flexible electronics products and technologies by:

  1. Advocating for the flexible electronics industry;
  2. Promoting collaboration within industry, academia and government to identify and resolve critical technical challenges;
  3. Managing technical programs for advancing flexible electronics from R&D to commercialization;
  4. Delivering information on applications, markets, and technologies;
  5. Creating networking and information exchange opportunities.

FlexTech retains and builds on USDC’s successful public/private technology development strategies. In conjunction with our government partners, we fund technical projects and demonstrators, while facilitating communication in emerging technology areas.

FlexTech also manages these flexible electronics efforts 

Seporate Membership is required for each. 

The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) was formed by FlexTech Alliance, for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in collaboration with a nationwide group of industry partners.

The mission of NBMC is to bring together leading scientists, engineers, and business development professionals from industry and universities in order to work collaboratively in a consortium, and to mature an integrated suite of nano-bio manufacturing technologies to transition to industrial manufacturing.

NextFlex is a public-private consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprofits and governments with a mission to advance US manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics. NextFlex encourages investment in the manufacturing ecosystem for this exciting technology, in return for receiving intellectual property, new product ideas and partnering opportunities.

Our Members

FlexTech Member Online Community

Member news and networking 

Our Headquarters Staff

Tel: 1.408.943.6900
Email: Info@flextech.org

Michael Ciesinski
Vice President – Technology Communities

Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, Ph.D.
Executive Director and CTO, Flexible Electronics & Advanced Packaging

Stefanie Harvey, PhD
R&D Program Manager

Andy Knopes
Membership - SEMI Americas ​

Amy Ly
Technical Marketing Coordinator

Elizabeth Marzili
Program & Event Coordinator

Our Regional Staff

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Will Li
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