The 2016 global revenue for products using printed and organic electronics is estimated at 26.9 billion US dollars, an annual increase of 31.8 percent since 2010. And according to the consulting firm Smithers Apex, the market volume is predicted to grow to an estimated 43 billion US dollars by 2020.
Against this backdrop of industry growth, all the signs are good for LOPEC 2017, the global flagship industry event for printed and organic electronics which will take place in Munich from March 28 to 30, 2017
This exciting technology is already being used in applications across a large number of industries. In the medical sector, these include interactive devices and pharmaceutical packaging while in automotive, OLED tail lights and in consumer electronics, displays and sensors.
“Interest in printed and organic electronics continues to rise, as does the demand for products and solutions that leverage these technologies,” says Dr. Peter Fischer, Chief Operating Officer at Thin Film Electronics ASA. “Platforms such as LOPEC play a vital role in supporting innovation and fueling business success. Thin Film will be exhibiting again in 2017 and we look forward to strengthening existing relationships and uncovering new opportunities.”
Further, a number of other industry players have already registered for the exhibition, including Bosch Rexroth, Cambridge Display Technology, Coatema, Fujifilm Dimatix, Kroenert, Merck, NovaCentrix, PolyIC, Thieme, Schott and VTT. LOPEC is unique in that in addition to targeting users of this technology of tomorrow it also attracts developers, material manufacturers, and researchers.
The first keynote speakers for the plenary session have already been confirmed. Jean Yves Gomez from ISORG, France will discuss applications using optical sensors for medical technology while Sangyon Lee will focus on current activities at electronics group Samsung and the use of printed and organic electronics in South Korea. Jennifer Lin from AUO, Taiwan, will speak about printed transistors for flexible applications – particularly in displays.