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Challenges in Manufacturing Printed Electronic Systems
Keywords: printing, material, circuit
Market pressures continue to exist within the microelectronic industry to enable smaller, lighter, faster, lower cost, and higher functional electronic devices. To meet the market demands, the combination of fast printing processes with developments in conductive, resistive, and dielectric inks, has led to many new low cost but robust sub-systems. GSI Technologies has been pioneering the use of printing technologies to manufacture many of these systems targeting a broad spectrum of end market applications including medical, financial, and consumer products. By encouraging customers to approach a manufacturing relationship through a unique Lab to Fab(TM) model, GSI Technologies has grown steadily and currently manufactures over 1 billion printed biomedical sensors annually. Further products such as flexible displays and biomedical sensors are being advanced to production quantities on roll to roll and sheet fed printing systems. The GSI Technologies team has recently completed various technical and commercialization studies demonstrating the advantages and limitations of both the printing process and the corresponding available materials in the market. During this presentation, we will cover some of our more recent findings, challenges, and advancements within printed electronics.
Dr. Gordon Smith, Chief Technology Officer
GSI Technologies
Burr Ridge, IL


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