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Dr. Raj B Apte becomes member of Thinfilm’s Technical Advisory Council


Thin Film Electronics ASA, a leader in the development and commercialization of printed electronics and smart systems has announced that Dr. Raj B Apte has joined Thinfilm’s Technical Advisory Council. In this role, he will work in partnership with other council members and Thinfilm’s executive team to leverage the modern technological advances in printed electronics to further reinforce Thinfilm’s position as an innovator and market leader.

Dr. Apte is currently a Rapid Evaluator for Google[x], where he invents and evaluates potential high­payoff projects for major investments by Google[x]. In addition, Dr. Apte spent two decades at PARC, a Xerox company, as a principal scientist and area manager.

Dr. Apte holds PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

“Raj has deep expertise in the development of low-temperature poly-silicon processes, which relates directly to Thinfilm’s printed NFC OpenSense and sensor label products,” said Christer Karlsson, Thinfilm’s CTO. “As we continue to enhance Thinfilm’s poly-silicon technology and scale the related manufacturing processes, Raj’s years of experience in this arena will be of tremendous benefit. We are very excited to have him join the Technical Advisory Council and look forward to his contributions.”

Other members of Thinfilm’s Technology Advisory Council includes Dr. Ana Claudia Arias, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Donald Lupo, Professor of Electronic Materials in the Department of Electronics at Tampere University of Technology.

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