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“Flexible electronics” stands at the Acme of pervasive market appeal

PHOENIX, USA: Flexible electronics now stands at the Acme as regards ubiquitous market appeal and if seeing is believing then the drift progressively more and more will be found in a range of “smart” products. This actually was the inference pooled via industry mavens and market analysts who addressed the 13th Twelve-monthly Flexible and Printed Electronics & Exhibition.

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The event, which initiated a three-day run today in Phoenix, attracted serious turnout and featured advancements in the arena of flexible, followed by printed electronics and displays.

Professionals noted the anticipation surrounding “wearable electronics” as a primary reason for optimism. Anwar Mohammed from Flextronics elucidated the market opportunity for wearables, as well as the manufacturing dares.

John Batey, who heads a FlexTech User Group Committee, deliberated the domino effect concerning a survey of potential end users of flexible electronics. As stated by Batey, 56 percent of respondents signposted some level of future purchases of wearable and disposable electronics within one to three years with 28 percent expecting volumes in excess of 100, 00 units yearly.

Market leaders Corning Glass and E Ink kick started the conference with contrasting presentations revealing the industry’s growing depth. Cynthia Giroux, Corning’s Division VP and Research director for Optics and Surface Technologies, termed the ability of flexible Willow Glass to process displays, sensors and other electronic components in a very economical roll-to-roll format.

Corning is what may be called as a trouper among the US manufacturing companies. E Ink, a relative neophyte, produces materials used in e-readers and other digital products made and distributed by Amazon, among other retailers. Michael McCreary, senior VP and deputy CTO, delineated key personnel ingredients needed for a successful company start-up, which reads in the order as, viz; technical strength, business perspicacity, and fundraising experience.

He took note of the fact that applications for electronic ink, a key material in flexible electronics, will move further than e-readers into watches, signage and other growth markets.


Jawed Akhtar

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