Printed electronics enables the production of flexible and large-area components and complements silicon electronics. Ultrathin, lightweight, robust and economical to manufacture: these key features distinguish organic and printed electronics from traditional semiconductor technologies.
Printed electronics is a revolutionary new type of electronics which is thin, lightweight, flexible, robust, and produced at low cost. Printed electronics is beyond the classic silicon approach, delivering applications that can be flexible, printed electronics from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials. The organic and printed electronics technology also enables a wide range of electrical components to be produced and can be directly integrated into low cost reel-to-reel processes. This enables single-use, ubiquitous electronic devices and new applications.
Printed electronics is the key to the manufacturing of a multitude of electronic components. Varying from transistors, circuits and sensors to displays, light sources, solar cells and touch surfaces. This technology opens up new areas of application using a novel approach to manufacturing electronics. Due to its technical and design freedom, printed electronics complements classical electronics. New markets and innovative products are being created, that were first thought unthinkable.