Plastics Electronics Conference Announces Prestigious Conference Committee of Industry and Academic Leaders

Co-Location with SEMICON Europa to Accelerate Industry from Lab to Fab

BERLIN, Germany — 25 June 2012 — The 8th Annual Plastics Electronics Conference (PE2012) — now co-located with SEMICON Europa — has announced a prestigious Conference Committee comprised of industry and academic leaders in the area of organic, printed, flexible and large area electronics.  The mission of PE2012 is to bring experts, research institutions, manufacturers, investors, suppliers and other industry stakeholders to accelerate plastic electronics from the laboratory to the large-scale, high-volume production.

“With important breakthroughs in printed and organic displays, lighting, batteries, logic and memory, plastic electronics is poised to scale into a multi-billion dollar industry in the coming years,” said Heinz Kundert, president of SEMI Europe.  “The diverse segments that comprise the industry will leverage the materials sciences, process engineering and manufacturing expertise of other large-scale micro and nano-electronics industries prominent at SEMICON Europa.  The synergy between plastics electronics innovation with semiconductor, display and thin-film manufacturing resources will accelerate industry growth and transform the electronics industry in the coming years.”

Conference co-chairs include Prof. Karl Leo, director of Fraunhofer-Institut for Photonic Microsystems, and professor of Optoelectronics at Technische Universität Dresden; Dr. Bernd Schulte, chief operating officer, AIXTRON; and Prof. Arto Maaninen, vice president of R&D, Microtechnologies and Sensors at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

PE2012 consists of three important symposiums — OLED Lighting and Displays, Flexible and Organic PV and Integrated Smart Systems — each with a symposium chair and committee.

OLED Lighting and Displays

  • Symposium Chair: Dr. Mike Hack, vice president and general manager, OLED Lighting and Custom Displays, Universal Display Corporation
  • Barry Young, managing director and CEO, OLED Association
  • Takatoshi Tsujimura, general manager, Konica Minolta

Flexible and Organic PV

  • Symposium Chair: Martin Pfeiffer, Chief Technology Officer, Heliatek
  • Dr. Wim Sinke, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  • Dr. Ayodhya N. Tiwari, professor at the D-ITET, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Integrated Smart Systems

  • Symposium Chair: Luigi Occhipinti, Flexible and Disposable Electronics Programs director, STMicroelectronics
  • Dr. John A. Rogers, professor, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Karlheinz Bock, professor TU Berlin; acting director, Fraunhoffer EMFT

SEMICON Europa and Plastic Electronics conference and exhibition offer a unique proposition for visitors and exhibitors. More than 350 exhibitors from over 20 countries are expected at the combined SEMICON Europa and Plastic Electronics event.

Earlier this year, SEMI acquired the Plastics Electronics Conference and Exhibition to enhance SEMI member value and to advance the related industries towards successful commercialization of new products in the field of organic and inorganic large area electronics.  Organic and inorganic large area electronics promise a large market potential over $50 billion by 2020 according to the iNemi Roadmap 2011, nanomarkets, IDTechEx, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and others.

SEMICON Europa remains the largest industry event in Europe focusing on technologies and solutions for advanced microelectronics manufacturing including semiconductors, MEMS, printed and plastic electronics, power electronics, and other emerging and related electronics markets. Programs include: Semiconductor Front-End, Test and Packaging, MEMS/MST, and Standards.

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Association Contacts

Walter Naegele
SEMI Europe (Berlin)
Phone: +49.7541.400.9.321

Deborah Geiger
SEMI Headquarters
Phone: 408.943.7988

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