Gaetano Campanella

Scientist, Functional Chemicals Labs, SAES Getters S.p.A.

Presentation Title:

Functional chemicals for lifetime ensurance in Printed and Flexible Organic Electronics

Presentation Abstract:

Gaetano Campanella (1,*), Alessandra Colombo (1), Paolo Vacca(1) (1) Functional Chemicals R&D Labs, SAES Getters S.p.A., Viale Italia 77 – 20020 Lainate (MI), Italy

Organic Electronics enables the development of electronics devices on flexible substrates making feasible new devices configurations and strongly increasing application fields. Devices performances are continuously improved through the synthesis of new materials and the definition of convenient architectures mainly based on conjugated organic semiconductors and low work function metals. Unfortunately these material show high sensitivity to moisture and oxygen and the preservation of their performance needs the adoption of protective encapsulation products able to keep the concentrations of harmful gases at extremely low values [1]. SAES Functional Chemicals Labs have developed a set of innovative dispensable products based on an optimized combination of peculiar characteristics of polymer materials and active functionalities of inorganic getter materials suitable to guarantee long lifetime to organic electronics devices on flexible substrates. Four products will be described in terms of rheological features and processability, polymerization mechanism and conditions, functional performances and feasibility for application on flexible substrates. In detail, a new version of AqvaDry®-Ink will be reported like a transparent getter materials compliant to ink-jet printing process and to the integration in multilayer barrier structures. The related Optical Clear Adhesive version, AqvaDry®-OCA, will be discussed like system able to meet transparency and reasonable moisture sorption capacity requirements for top emission flexible devices [2]. FlexGloo™-HC will be also described like an ideal compromise in terms polymer chain mobility (high flexibility), getter performances (suitable sorption capacity) and moisture diffusivity (low WVTR) [3]. Finally a hot melt adhesive, H-Dry™, will be also introduced like a new approach for the sealing of flexible devices [4]. References [1] P. Vacca, in Organic and Printed Electronics, Fundamentals and Application (Edited by G. Nisato, D. Lupo and S. Ganz), Pan Stanford Editor, 2016 [2] P. Vacca, Dispensable polymeric precursor composition for transparent composite sorber materials. PCT 2012, WO045557A1. [3] P. Vacca, Curable adhesive compositions for flexible substrates. PCT 2017, WO067865A1 [4] P. Vacca, Sealant composition. PCT 2013, WO144755A1

Biography:

Graduated in chemisty in L’Aquila University and material sciences at Milano-Bicocca University, he’s involved in highly motivating and dynamic activities on new products development based on polymer composites and formulation chemistry. He daily fulfills customer service for Solutions for Electronic Devices area customizing and solving product and processe issues. Whitin Functional Chemicals Labs R&I projects portfolio, he makes his contribution deeping mechanical and rheological research aspects, from bulk features down to local and interface effects.

Company Profile:

The SAES Group is an advanced materials company, world leader in the supply of functional metals and functional polymers for a wide range of applications, from Consumer Electronics to Scientific and Research Systems, Lighting, Automotive, Medical and Telecommunications. SAES products and know-how are focused on gas handling and gettering, release of high purity vapours, shape memory and superelastic materials and addition of functionalized polymer systems. In the organic and flexible electronics applications, efficient electron injection material sources and encapsulation materials and solutions are granting SAES Group a leading role in the key aspects of product performances and lifetime reliability.

Hongyan Ning

Director of Overseas Sales, Rong Hua, Manager of Sales,Enfucell Oy

Presentation Title:

The application of flexible printed battery on eye mask

Presentation Abstract:

TBD

Biography:

Hongyan Ning, female, M. Sc majored in Forest Product Technology, minored in Strategy and International Business. Graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 2009. Joined Enfucell Finland in 2005 as a R&D team member, dedicated in the continuous development of SoftBattery Technology, in charge of Product Standardization and Product Data Management and involved in customer projects to develop customized SoftBattery. Shared some patents with colleagues related to SoftBattery Technology and its applications. Between 2008 and 2010, successfully carried out several marketing research of wood related products for VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland), Koskisen Oy and UPM Kymmene Wood Oy, also involved in the sales and marketing activities for China market.  During that time, gained strong interests in sales and marketing. Since February 2018 started a new role as Sales and Marketing Manager at Enfucell mainly for overseas sales of SoftBattery and its applications. 

Company Profile:

Dr. Weibing Gu

CTO, Ningbo Flexo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (NFET)

Presentation Title:

The development of screen-printing conductive paste and application in RFID for smart packaging

Presentation Abstract:

TBD

Biography:

Company Profile:

Delong Zhang

GM, Vigor Gas Purification Technologies(suzhou)Co.,Ltd.

Presentation Title:

The Control and Accurate Detection of Moisture Content in Lithium Battery

Presentation Abstract:

The moisture within lithium battery has the significant influence on capacity life span safety and other capabilities. Therefore, the researchers and manufacturers hope to keep the moisture content as low as possible in the R&D process and production. The smaller the particle is, the stronger the adsorption capability is. As a result, the dehydrated efficiency of pole piece would directly affect the moisture content of the lithium battery. The dehydrated pole piece would adsorb the moisture from the surrounding atmosphere that contains moisture once the pole piece exposes to it, so it is the other channel where the moisture in lithium battery comes from. Vigor has developed the relevant technologies for lithium battery industry. This report is to introduce the technologies and equipment about the accurate detection of moisture content, dehydration of pole piece, the control of moisture in atmosphere etc.

Biography:

1979 – 89 Peking Univ., Inorganic Chemistry, BS, MS, Ph.D. Lanthanide Coordination Chemistry, Advisor: Guangxiang Xu · 1989 – 94 Univ. of Kansas, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry Transition metal Coordination Chemistry, Hemoglobin and enzymes Mimics; Advisor: Daryle H. Busch (ACS president) · 1995 – 96 Pacific Northwest National Lab, Postdoctoral Fellow Computational Chemistry, Design ligands by molecular mechanics · 1996–2005 Praxair Technology Center, Tonawanda, New York, Senior Scientist ·Led a team to develop New Adsorbents ·Research on Gas separation and gas purification technologies ·Led a team to develop TaN ALD Precursors · 2005–Now Vigor Gas Purification Technologies(Suzhou)Co.,Ltd ·Inert Atmospheric equipment, including Glovebox, Gas purification systems ·Develop lithium battery and OLED, OPV production technology ·Research gas adsorption materials and gas separation process

Company Profile:

Vigor Gas Purification Technologies Co., Ltd was founded in 2005. It has been devoting to providing the ultra-clean and ultra-pure inert gas environment solutions as well as researching designing and manufacturing inert gas equipment gas purification and liquid purification systems which can be applied to the fields of materials, chemistry, chemical engineering, OLED, 3D print, laser welding, lithium battery, solar cell and nuclear industry. Vigor has obtained the patents for leak-free seal and gas purification technologies which makes the O2 and moisture in the environment reach the level of PPB, and the N2 can be below 1 PPM. Moreover, the cleanliness can get to ISO-2. Based on the experience of the ultra-pure gas purification over 20 years, Vigor has developed the world-leading inert gas environment equipment and the technologies of seal and purification with more than 50 patents. The strong capabilities of design and customization make Vigor the trustworthy provider of technology solutions. Vigor has established companies branches and offices in China, USA and Europe. It has been constantly supplying inert gas equipment and system to various countries and areas all over the world to help the customers with their research and production.

Prof. Zijian Zheng

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Presentation Title:

Making Flexible and Wearable Electronics with Fibers and Textiles

Presentation Abstract:

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China

Flexible and wearable electronics are forseen to be the major technology in the next few decades. Conventional flexible and wearable electronic devices are fabricated on thin plastic or elastomeric thin films. These thin film devices can show remarkable device performance, however, the wearing ability is still quite limited. On the other hand, fibers and textiles are flexible and lightweight materials that have been worn by human beings hundreds of thousands of years. Compared with thin films, the three-dimensional fibre and textile structures not only provide superior flexibility, stretchability, drapability, but also breathability and washing ability. This talk will introduce how our research group makes use of the attributes of fibres for making conductive threads, electrodes, and high-performance wearable devices. We will particularly focus on the strategies and perspectives to modify fibers and textiles for making wearable capacitators and batteries with excellent mechanical durability, electrochemical stability, and high energy/power density. [1] Q. Huang, D. Wang, Z. J. Zheng*, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 6, 1600783. [2] L. Liu, Y. Yu, C. Yan, K. Li, Z. J. Zheng*, Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7260. [3] Y. Yu, C. Yan, Z. J. Zheng*, Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 5508­5516. [4] Y. Yang, Q. Huang, L. Niu, D. Wang, C. Yan, Y. She, Z. J. Zheng*, Adv. Mater. 2017, 160667

Biography:

Prof. Zijian Zheng is currently Full Professor at the Institute of Textile and Clothing (ITC) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests are surface science, self-assembly, nanolithography, polymer science, and bendable/stretchable/wearable/graphene materials and electronic devices. He received his B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2003, and PhD in Chemistry at University of Cambridge in 2017. In 2008, he worked as postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Chad A. Mirkin at Northwestern University. He joined ITC as Assistant Professor in 2009, and was promoted to tenured Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2017. He has published 90 papers in high-impact international scientific journals including Science, Nature Comm., Advanced Materials, Journal of the America Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie. He also files 18 international and China patents. He serves as Guest Editor for Advanced Materials and Small. He is recipient of more than 10 academic awards such as GENEVA Innovation Award, Future Leaders Programs and Early Career Awards. He is elected as Founding Member of The Young Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong.

Company Profile:

Situated on China’s South Coast in Hong Kong, amidst east and west cultures and skyscrapers, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is located in the Hung Hom area of Kowloon with a campus featuring  state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities as well as amenities for students and staff. QS ranking recognition      Thanks to its innovative methods of education, and groundbreaking research achievements, PolyU, where the chief language of instruction is English, has been ranked:     6th in the ranking of 50 universities under 50 years of age     29th in Asia     95th in the world

Chunyi Zhi

Chunyi Zhi

Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Presentation Title:

Flexible Energy Storage: From Supercapacitor to Aqueous Electrolyte Battery

Presentation Abstract:

Our research focuses on development of flexible energy storage/conversion devices, including supercapacitors, batteries and metal air batteries. Here we introduce an extremely safe and wearable solid-state zinc ion battery (ZIB) comprising a novel gelatin and PAM based hierarchical polymer electrolyte (HPE) and an α-MnO2 nanorod/carbon nanotube (CNT) cathode. Benefiting from the well-designed electrolyte and electrodes, the flexible solid-state ZIB delivers a high areal energy density and power density (6.18 mWh cm−2 and 148.2 mW cm−2, respectively), high specific capacity (306 mAh g-1) and excellent cycling stability (97% capacity retention after 1000 cycles at 2772 mA g-1). More importantly, the solid-state ZIB offers high wearability and extreme safety performance over conventional flexible LIBs, and performs very well under various severe conditions, such as being greatly cut, bent, hammered, punctured, sewed, washed in water or even put on fire. In addition, flexible ZIBs were integrated in series to power a commercial smart watch, a wearable pulse senor, and a smart insole, which is the first time that has been achieved to the best of our knowledge.

 

[1] Liu and Zhi et al. Towards wearable electronic devices: A quasi-solid-state aqueous lithium-ion battery with outstanding stability, flexibility, safety and breathability, Nano Energy 44, 164 (2018).

[2] Ma and Zhi et al. Single-Site Active Iron-based Bi-functional Oxygen Catalyst for A Compressible and Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery, ACS Nano 12, 1949 (2018).

[3] Pei and Zhi et al. N, S-enriched hierarchically porous carbon as a highly active reversible oxygen electrocatalyst. Energy & Environmental Science 10, 742 (2017).

[4] Zhu and Zhi et al. A Highly Durable, Transferable, and Substrate‐Versatile High‐Performance All‐Polymer Micro‐Supercapacitor with Plug‐and‐Play Function. Advanced Materials 29, 1605137 (2017).

[5] Huang and Zhi et al. A polyacrylamide hydrogel electrolyte enabled intrinsically 1000% stretchable and 50% compressible supercapacitor. Angewandte Chemie International Edition DOI: 10.1002/ange.201705212, (2017).

Biography:

Klaus Hecker is Managing Director of the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) at VDMA, the leading international industry association for printed electronics with more 230 members worldwide, representing the entire value chain. He is also responsible for LOPEC – international exhibition and conference for Organic and printed electronics. Klaus joined VDMA in Frankfurt Germany, in 2003 as project manager for the planning of an OLED-pilot-production, where he was responsible for technology evaluation, research planning and public funding. Before his affiliation with VDMA, Klaus Hecker worked at the Institute of Microtechnology Mainz GmbH (IMM), responsible for the flat panel display projects. He received his doctorate degree in solid state physics from the University of Cologne.

Company Profile:

The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics. It represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from Component & Material Suppliers, Equipment & Tool Suppliers, Producers / System Integrators, End-users and R&D Institutes / Universities.
Well over 200 members from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Oceania are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics. The vision of the OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and application. The OE-A is a working group within VDMA.
www.oe-a.org

Aimin Song

Aimin Song

Professor of Nanoelectronics, University of Manchester

 

Presentation Title:

High Performance Oxide-Based Diodes and Transistors

 Time: TBD

Presentation Abstract:

Jiawei Zhang(1), Yiming Wang(2), Yunpeng Li(2), Jin Yang(2), Josh Wilson(1), Qian Xin(2), Aimin Song(1,2,*) (1) School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK (2) School of Microelectronics and Center of Nanoelectronics, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Oxide semiconductors have attracted a great deal of interest due to their superior electrical properties compared with conventional thin-film semiconductors, such as high carrier mobility, optical transparency, large-area uniformity and low-processing temperatures. To date, most research on oxide-based devices has focused on material improvements and thin-film transistors, but the effort on diodes is much limited. This is largely because it is difficult to form stable and high-quality Schottky junctions, and oxide semiconductor surfaces and interfaces are very sensitive to process conditions. Like transistor, diode is also a basic building block in most electronic circuits. In many thin-film and/or transparent electronics applications, e.g., radio frequency identification tags, solar cells, amplifiers, and logic gates, high quality Schottky diodes are crucial. Furthermore, Schottky contacts are used in novel transistor structures, such as recently studied oxide-semiconductor-based, metal-semiconductor field-effect transistors. Here, our recent work on high performance oxide-based diodes and transistors is reported. These include very high quality IGZO Schottky diodes with an ideality factor of 1.09, high breakdown voltage, ultra-low noise, and operating speed >20 GHz on glass and 2.45 GHz on flexible substrate. The IGZO-based TFTs also reached a benchmark speed of 1 GHz. These are, to the best of our knowledge, fastest oxide-based diodes and transistors to date. By integrating SnO-based P-type TFTs with IGZO-based n-type TFTs, CMOS-like oxide logic gates and functional circuits are produced, including inverters with a gain up to 150, NAND gate, D-latch, 51 stage ring oscillator and a one-bit full adder, etc.

[1] Jiawei Zhang, Yunpeng Li, Binglei Zhang, Hanbin Wang, Qian Xin & Aimin Song, Nature Communications 6, 7561 (2015) [2] Qian Xin, Linlong Yan, Yi Luo, and Aimin Song. Applied Physics Letters. 106: 113506. (2015) [3] Jiawei Zhang, et al, Applied Physics Letters 107, 093505 (2015) [4] Jiawei Zhang, et al, IEEE Electron Device Letters, 37, NO. 4, 389, APRIL (2016). [5] Jiawei Zhang, et al, Applied Physics Letters, 108, 263503 (2016); [6] Yunpeng Li, et al, Scientific Reports, 6:36183, (2016) [7] Lulu Du, et al, Applied Physics Letters, 110, 011602 (2017) [8] Joshua Wilson, et al, Applied Physics Letters,  111, 213503 (2017). [9] Yunpeng Li, et al, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Volume: 39, Issue: 2, 208 – 211 (2018). [10] Yiming Wang, et al, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Volume: 65, 1377 (2018). [11] Jin Yang, et al, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Volume: 39, Issue:4, 516-519, April (2018) [12] Yunpeng Li, et al, Applied Physics Letters, 112, 182102 (2018).

 

Biography:

Professor Aimin Song obtained BSc degree in Physics at Shandong University in 1989, followed by MSc and PhD degrees at the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1992 and 1995. He spent prestigious fellowships at Glasgow University and Munich University from the Royal Society and Alexander von Humboldt foundation. After working at Lund University as a Guest Lecturer, he moved to University of Manchester as a Lecturer in 2002 and was promoted to Professor of Nanoelectronics in 2006. Professor Song has 18 patents and patent applications on novel electronic nano-device concepts, of which 10 have been granted and 3 at PCT stage. Two EU Framework Program projects have been centered on the ultra-fast nanodevice concepts that he developed. The applicability of the new devices in printed flexible electronics has led to formation of a spin out company. He received a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award, and was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Medal for “Researcher of the Year” of the University of Manchester in 2007. His research has been published in Physical Review Letters, Nature Communications, NanoLetters, Nanoscale, etc, and contributed 68 invited/plenary talks at international conferences. Professor Song is currently a visiting professor at Shandong University.

Company Profile:

The University of Manchester, founded in 1824, has over 40,000 students and 10,000 staff, making it the second largest university in the UK. The university had a consolidated income of £1 billion in 2016–2017. The University of Manchester was ranked 29th in the world and 6th in the UK by QS World University Rankings in 2018. The University has 25 Nobel laureates among its past and present students and staff.

Dr. Neil Chilton

Dr. Neil Chilton

Printed Electronics Limited

Presentation Title:

Printed Electronics – turning challenges into opportunities with an industrial focus

Time: TBD

Presentation Abstract:

PEL have built a long experience in many of the core areas of printable electronics using methods such as inkjet, screen printing, superfine inkjet, nozzle and 3D surface printing as well as working together with 3D additive manufacturing. Printable electronics is an area of significant commercial promise and we see growth in the sector now focused on higher value, form-factor based applications. Over the last 12 years PEL have been involved in a wide range of commercial and R&D programmes, some have gone to volume production, but a larger number have not. For PEL, as a commercial process development company that is entirely normal and expected and the experience gained is always useful. In this presentation we will address some of the fundamental challenges to printable electronics both in 2D and towards 3D – and hope to give some general pointers that can help in both understanding the technology and assist in industrialisation of PE processes.

Biography:

TBD

Company Profile:

TBD

Falcon Liu

Falcon Liu

Marketing Director, PlayNitride Inc.

Presentation Title:

Recent development of MicroLED displays

Time: TBD

Presentation Abstract:

Ying-Tsang (Falcon) Liu (*), Kuan-Yung Liao, and Yun-Li Li

PlayNitride Inc., Hsinchu, TAIWAN

MicroLED display is believed to be the next generation of flat panel display. The concept of MicroLED display is simple. It can be treated as an LED video wall but shrunk into consumer product sizes with micro-meter scale LED chips as sub-pixel emitting elements. The reasons to develop MicroLED display are lower energy consumption and better reliability. Current LCD is a light absorbing device, which means most of light from backlight unit is wasted and transformed to heat. This will be a big energy crisis while we use more and more displays. OLED seems can reduce some energy consumption as an emissive display, but it is limited by material lifetime and weak environmental reliability. MicroLED could be a good solution by high efficiency and inorganic LED chips. By using PixeLEDTM display technology, we have built a 3.12”, 256×256 pixels, full color MicroLED sample. This sample was built by passive matrix backplane, red, green, and blue MicroLED chips, and a passive matrix OLED driver IC. The sample design parameters and display performance are shown in table 1. MicroLED display is an emerging technology with high brightness, wide color gamut, and high aperture ratio. In additional to traditional display applications, MicroLED display can be used for innovative display technology. Based on our proprietary PixeLEDTM Display technology, we demonstrated a high pixel density display as one possibility of many new applications.

[1] Y. Liu, et al, “Invited Paper: PixeLED Display for Transparent Applications”, SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, 49: 874-875 (2018).

[2] M. Meitl, et al, “Invited paper: Emissive Displays with Transfer-Printed Microscale Inorganic LEDs”, SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, 48: 257–263 (2017). 

[3] E. Virey, “MicroLED Displays: Hype and Reality, Hopes and Challenges”, Yole Developpement (2017).

 

Biography:

Falcon Liu is Marketing Director of PlayNitride Inc., a company provides ODM services of PixeLED technology for next generation and high performance MicroLED display technology. He oversees technical marketing, collaboration projects, and display technology applications. Falcon received his B.S. degree in Physics from National Taiwan University and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. He has worked as panel designer, product manager, product planning, and technical marketing in display industry for more than 15 years. Prior to joining PlayNitride, he worked in AU Optronics, SiPix Technology, Samsung Taiwan, and Corning Taiwan.

Company Profile:

PlayNitride Inc. was formally established in June 2014, a group of partners with the target “Change the World” were assembled to bring new ideas to the nitride industry.

Since 2014, PlayNitride Inc. has broadly explored in many areas, such as PixeLED Display Technology based on MicroLED, UVolution Solution by UV LED, and PlayBeacon Package by iBeacon. PlayNitride Inc. focus from hardware to software, from device to system integration, and emerging display applications.

Paul Cain

Paul Cain

Strategy Director, FlexEnable

Presentation Title:

OLCDs on TAC film: Manufacturing and Performance attributes of low temperature OTFT-based LCDs

Time: TBD

Presentation Abstract:

Paul A. Cain

FlexEnable Ltd., 34 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0FX, UK

OLCDs are a new kind of LCD display built on plastic, made possible by OTFT backplanes, and are shortly entering mass production. Their unique attributes [1] are needed for applications including smart home appliances, notebooks, automotive, TVs and signage, and others where today’s flexible OLED displays are less suited.

 

Flexible OLED displays have many strengths including very high contrast and colour gamut, and are likely to be employed in foldable smartphones in the near future. However, they are expensive to manufacture as a result of both BOM and yield from the complex manufacturing process. Flex OLED display lifetime is also a limitation, particualrly in applications where high brightness is also required [2]. As a result of these attributes, Flex OLEDs are best suited to high value flagship smart phones and smart watches, and these applications will completely dominate use for the next 5+ years. For many other applications that require flexible displays, where large area, low cost, or high brightness with long lifetime is important, a different approach is required.

 

OLCD is a complementary display technology to Flex OLED, making use of existing a:Si TFT-LCD production lines and converting them to manufacture OTFT-LCD onto a TAC film substrate in place of glass. These displays are manufactured with a simple low cost process [3], can be scaled to large sizes, and can be very bright without affecting lifetime (similar to glass LCD). We will describe the process attributes of OLCD, and how the low processing temperature (100°C) results in a low cost process, and allows the best possible optical performance for an LCD, with the added benefits of flexibility, recently demonstrated down to 10mm ROC – a record for LCD displays (see figure 1). We will also how OLCDs will shortly be entering mass production for the first time, in China.

 

[1] P Cain, J. Harding, M. Banach, “Organic LCD: Large Area, Low Cost, High Performance LCDs on Plastic,” Proc. Of IDW’17, pp.1497-1499 (2017).).

[2] P. Weindorf, Visteon Corporation, “Automotive OLED Luminance Consumption Control Methods”, White paper (2016)

[3] C. Annis, “Cost Analysis of a-Si and Organic Semiconductor Based TFT Backplanes for FPDs”, SID Int. Symp. Dig. Tec., Vol. 48 (1), pp. 1509–1511 (2017).

Biography:

Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the flexible and organic electronics industries, in both technical and strategic management roles. He has a deep technical and industry knowledge of flexible display technologies and companies. Paul has taken new flexible display technologies from lab to fab to commercial product, and has 25 patents relating to processes and architectures that enable the high yield manufacture of flexible displays, and has. Paul has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from London Business School.

Company Profile:

FlexEnable has developed the world’s first flexible electronics technology platform that allows electronics made of organic materials to be manufactured on flexible plastic film, the thickness of a sheet of paper. Compatible with existing display manufacturing lines, it is the key to truly flexible and cost effective electronics over large and small surfaces. The core applications of this technology are glass-free, flexible displays and sensors that enable game-changing products across a variety of industries including consumer electronics, automotive, digital signage, wearables, medical and security. www.flexenable.com