The Future of Organic and Printed Electronics: OE-A RoadmapAuthors: Wolfgang Clemens, Donald Lupo, Mark Verrall, Klaus Hecker and Sven Breitung
Company: PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG, Tampere University of Technology, Merck Chemicals Ltd., and OE-A
Date Published: 2/11/2014 Conference: Pan Pacific Symposium
The most recent OE-A Roadmap (5th Ed, 2013) identifies and evaluates 5 major application clusters for organic and printed electronics:
Within each of these clusters, we have identified numerous specific applications, quantified major technical parameters for success, and predicted essential progress of each technology in the short, medium and longer term. Potential challenges or major hurdles (so-called Red Brick Walls) are also identified and discussed, helping to focus developments within the field on the most critical topics.
A brief overview is given here for the OE-A Roadmap results in each of the application clusters, from existing state-of-the-art through to predictions beyond 2021. The result is a wide-reaching and comprehensive view into the future of this exciting and highly dynamic field of multifunctional printed electronic products, including rollable displays, flexible and lightweight solar cells, disposable diagnostic devices and intelligent packaging, to name just a few.
Organic electronics, printed electronics, OLED, OPV, displays, sensors, smart packaging, roadmap
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