Stan Farnsworth - Technology Roadmap: Trends and Needs in Printed and Flexible Electronics

Plenary 2: Market & Road Maps

Technology Roadmap: Trends and Needs in Printed and Flexible Electronics
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 
11:50 AM - 12:15 AM

The label “Printed and Flexible Electronics” encompasses a wide variety of development and manufacturing technologies.  It can be challenging for any organization, regardless of size and history, to keep pace with the changes in the technology space.  Additionally, as a set of platform technologies, PFE technologies often have value in a wide variety of otherwise disparate applications.  For example, conductive inks are important in displays, sensors, power transfer, and antennas for markets such as automotive, consumer electronics, photovoltaics, and wearables.

To better track and project developments and needs, the member organizations of the OE-A, the leading international association focused on FPE, work together and every 2 years compile and update a Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics.  Now in its 7th edition, the current Roadmap was recently released in March 2017 at the LOPEC event in Munich.  The Roadmap includes review of application areas including: OLED Lighting, Organic Photovoltaics, Flexible Displays and OLED, Electronics and Components, and Integrated Smart Systems.  Technology categories include: Functional Materials, Substrates, and Printing and Patterning Techniques.  In his talk, Stan will review highlights of the Roadmap, drawing attention to overall trends as well as highlighting key challenges/opportunities.


Speaker's Biography

Joining NovaCentrix in 1999, Stan is Chief Marketing Officer. Stan is responsible for strategic and tactical marketing and sales for all NovaCentrix products, including the company's PulseForge tools and Metalon and PChem inks for printed and flexible electronics. He is recognized globally in the printed electronics industry and often an invited speaker for printed electronics conferences. Currently serving as Vice Chair North America elected advisory board member of the OE-A the leading international association for printed and large-area flexible electronics. Stan earned his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and MS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.


Stan Farnsworth
OE-A; NovaCentrix