David Savastano, Ink World Editor01.22.13
In recent years, the printed electronics (PE) industry has made gains in a wide range of disciplines, from components, materials and equipment to research that have the potential to open up new opportunities. Each year, industry conferences host speakers from major corporations who discuss possible end uses for printed electronic systems.
However, there has been a relative lack of products breaking the commercial threshold and actually hitting the market. The good news is that the PE industry is now gaining traction in the market, with products receiving notice.
Once companies see how competitors are using PE to their benefit, even more opportunities will arise.
Now is an ideal time to look back at 2012’s major developments, and what might be in store as 2013 nears.
Perhaps the biggest news that has come out in 2012 is the commercial partnership between Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) and Bemis, one of the largest packaging companies in the world. By 2014, Bemis plans on
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