VTT achieved recognition at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2012 Awards
for its development of a pilot facility for large surface area component
assembly and plastic-integrated electronics. VTT was declared winner of the
Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award. The IDTechEx Printed
Electronics USA competition recognises outstanding innovation, development and
commercialisation in the printed electronics industry.
The new pilot production line complements the earlier printed electronics
printing machine environment and enables the manufacture of flexible or freely
formable plastic-integrated electronic products. Automated production enables
effective implementation from prototypes all the way to proof-of-production
piloting. The areas where we are seeking new product concepts based on
printed electronics, roll-to-roll assembly and plastic integration include
consumer electronics, the automotive industry, and health and well-being.
The competition's panel of judges was made up of independent specialists from
the sector. Winners each received a unique prize – the world's first e-paper
certificate, supplied by E-ink.
The expertise of VTT and the PrintoCent community in developing printed
electronics was earlier recognised at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe
2012 Awards in April 2012, when the Best Technical Development Manufacturing
Award went to the printed electronics pilot facility, based on VTT expertise
and constructed in VTT premises.
Find VTT at Nanotech 2013 Tokyo, 30 January – 1 February 2013. Venue: Tokyo
Big Sight, Japan, East Exhibition Hall 5, booth 5M-28. http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/en/