The 120-page White Paper OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics (4th edition, December 2011) is available for download from the OE-A homepage. Five application clusters as well as materials, substrates and patterning processes are discussed in detail.
The roadmap for organic and printed electronics is a key activity of the OE-A. Organic and printed electronics is a platform technology based on the combination of new materials and cost-effective, large-area production processes. It enables multiple applications that are based on organic and printed electronics but vary widely in their specifications.
The OE-A roadmap covers:
• Organic Photovoltaics
• Flexible Displays
• Lighting (including both OLED and electroluminescent (EL) products)
• Electronics and Components (including RFID, memories, batteries and other components)
• Integrated Smart Systems (ISS, including smart objects, sensors and smart textiles)
The White Paper gives detailed information on product generations, key application and technology parameters, materials, patterning processes and substrates and identifies principle challenges/red brick walls.
The OE-A roadmap is updated and expanded biannually.
The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics, and was founded and represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. More than 190 companies from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics.
The OE-A is the host of the premier international conference and exhibition, LOPE-C - Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention, which addresses scientists, engineers, manufacturers and investors. In 2012, LOPE-C will take place from June 19-21, 2012 at Messe Munich, Germany.