Printed electronics takes centre stage in Asia

  A group picture of the OE-A meeting in Tokyo
A group picture of the OE-A meeting in Tokyo

From 29 to 31 January 2014 the jointly organised 13th Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference, Printable Electronics 2014 and neo functional material 2014 shows, which were staged in the East Exhibition Hall 4, 5, 6 & Conference Tower, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan showcased the latest innovations in organic electronics and nanotechnologies alike.

More than 45 000 visitors attended the event to inform themselves at the booths of 600 exhibiting companies. They were also able to attend a comprehensive seminar program that was held in 4 individual locations.

Prior to the event the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) and JAPERA (Japan Advanced Printed Electronics Technology Research Association) held a joint working group meeting that is said to be the first step in an on-going dialogue between the two associations. More than 60 participants from all parts of the world met in Tokyo for seminars and guided tours through the premises of Ricoh, Toppan Printing and AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology).

“This is a great sign for the international cooperation in this industry,” says Dr Stefan Kirchmeyer, chairman of the OE-A board and head of the Business Unit Functional Coatings at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG. He went on to point out that because of the open talks with JAPERA the visiting companies got a good insight into the decision processes in Japanese companies and organisations and the individual goals in development.

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