SMTA International Conference Proceedings

Overview Of Industry Roadmaps For Printed Electronics

Authors: Reza Ghaffarian, Ph.D.
Company: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Date Published: 10/13/2013   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: Printed electronics technologies and 2D/3D conventional/rapid printing of organic/nonorganic electronic devices on various small/large substrates are projected to grow exponentially in commercial industry, providing an opportunity for members of the surface mount technology association to tap into this rapid growth. To achieve this goal, this paper provides knowledge gathered on the current status of organic and printed electronics technologies. It reviews three key industry roadmaps: OEA, ITRS, and iNEMI on this subject, each with a different name identification for this evolving technology. The review is followed by a brief review of the status of the industry on standard development, including IEEE and IPC specifications. The paper concludes with key technologies and applications and provides a technology hierarchy similar to those of conventional microelectronics for electronics packaging.

Key Words: 

printed electronics, organic electronics, large area electronics, packaging hierarchy

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