Printed Electronics – Common ground for industry and science

7th Edition of the OE-A Roadmap White Paper shows trends and challenges of printed electronics. 

Frankfurt, Germany, August 31, 2017 – The White Paper “OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics”, 7th Edition, looks ahead at the future and presents key trends, various application examples and challenges in the field of organic and printed electronics. The 100-page Roadmap compiled by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, shows findings in the following fields of application: Organic LED (OLED) Lighting, Organic Photovoltaics (OPV), Flexible and OLED Displays, Electronics and Components, and Integrated Smart Systems. The document also provides an overview of materials and substrates, as well as printing processes and other production techniques. The goal is to provide a common ground for industry and science when it comes to planning.

The OE-A Roadmap White Paper shows that the organic and printed electronics technology has established a firm foothold in important application industries. From Internet of Things, consumer electronics and healthcare to automotive and smart packaging as well as buildings: Printed electronics is now being globally applied in numerous products and across many sectors.

The development of printed electronics in these sectors characterizes the growing maturity of this industry. With the increasing use of this technology, a shift is taking place from ‘technological push’ to ‘market pull’. This is being defined by the needs of the end users. The main reason for this is that printed electronics offers concrete advantages in the areas of integration, costs and design, in comparison to conventional electronics.

“The OE-A Roadmap provides an important foundation for the development and product planning for industry, politics and science,” says Dr. Stephan Kirchmeyer, co-author of the OE-A Roadmap as well as Relations and Marketing Manager at COPT Center. “The White Paper shows, beside the short-, medium-, and long-term forecasts, that printed electronics has already arrived in our daily lives.” The Roadmap is a key activity of the OE-A and represents the common perspectives of the more than 220 member companies and institutes, who represent the entire value chain. This enables the continuous development of the industry.

A summary of the 7th edition of the OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics is included in the new OE-A Brochure. The “White Paper: OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics”, containing more details about the applications and technologies, is available at www.oe-a.org/roadmap.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Klaus Hecker, OE-A Managing Director, phone: +49 69 66 03-13 36, e-mail: klaus.hecker@oe-a.org 

     OE-A Roadmap cover page The Roadmap of the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) is now available. © OE-A

OE-A Roadmap 1 Organic and printed electronics solutions in important industry sectors. © OE-A

OE-A Roadmap 2 OE-A Roadmap: Outlook of the market entry of the following fields of applications: Organic LED (OLED) Lighting, Organic Photovoltaics (OPV), Flexible and OLED Displays, Electronics and Components, and Integrated Smart Systems. © OE-A

Organic and Printed Electronics Association 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. The OE-A represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, mechanical engineering companies and material suppliers to producers and end-users. Well over 200 companies 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. More than 3,100 member companies from the engineering industry make VDMA the largest industry association in Europe. www.oe-a.org

Organic and printed electronics Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics: they are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost. It enables new applications, including single-use devices enabling ubiquitous electronics.

LOPEC The OE-A and Messe München are the hosts of LOPEC, the premier international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry. It addresses end-users, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, and investors. LOPEC 2018 will be held March 13th to 15th, 2018 at Messe München, Germany. www.lopec.com

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Sophie Verstraelen

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sophie.verstraelen@oe-a.org August 31, 2017

 

OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) Chairman: Dr. Jeremy Burroughes Managing Director: Dr. Klaus Hecker

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