Plenary 2: Applications & Markets II
Roll-to-Roll based Manufacturing Innovations to scale Printed Electronics to the Billion of Units enabling Internet of Thing
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Thinfilm’s NFC mobile marketing solutions empower brands to connect directly with consumers and deliver unique digital experiences – all with the tap of a smartphone. Ultimately, Thinfilm’s vision is to make everyday items ‘just smart enough’, effectively extending the traditional boundaries of the IoT to create the Internet of Everything. Scaling the NFC manufacturing capabilities to ultra-high volumes is a critical step in meeting the growing demand we see among today’s leading consumer brands. As a result, we have leveraged advanced technology and developed a unique roll-to-roll manufacturing line capable of producing billions of units of NFC tags each year. Thinfilm offers end-to-end mobile marketing solutions that feature hardware, label/packaging integration services, and CNECT – a powerful cloud-based software platform. Collectively, these components deliver a powerful 1-to-1 digital marketing platform through which brands of all sizes can connect directly with consumers via a smartphone.
Dr. Fischer joined Thinfilm in January 2014 as Chief Product Officer. He was named Chief Operating Officer in November of 2015 and oversees Manufacturing, Supply Chain, R2R Technology Development and Technology Transfer for the Company.
Prior to Thinfilm he was Chief Technology Officer at Plastic Logic, a printed electronics startup and producer of flexible displays. Earlier in his career he served as Director, Back-end Products at Qimonda, and Senior Manager, Front-end Process Integration at Infineon Technologies. He was elected to the board of the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) in 2011 and maintains that role in representing Thinfilm. In 2012, Dr. Fischer was named one of the top "Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-gen Electronics Industry" by EETimes. He studied in Germany and Japan and holds a diploma and Ph.D. in Physics from University of Magdeburg, Germany.
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