News (OE-A)

 
A flexible, segmented OLED panel (photo: OLEDWorks)

For the tenth time OE-A organises the OE-A Competition for its members from all sectors of organic and printed electronics. Numerous international companies, research institutes and universities participate in the annual competition to present their new products, prototypes and concepts. Prizes will be awarded for the best submission in each of the three categories – "Prototypes & New Products"; "Freestyle Demonstrator"; and "Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator" at LOPEC 2020 in Munich, Germany the leading trade show and conference for printed electronics.

 
The sportswear industry is a highly promising market for flexible and printed electronics (photo: pexels.com)

Flexible sensors to monitor your performance, motion and physical conditions, improve your training as well as prevent injuries. Integrated lighting for additional safety or self-heating jackets to increase your well-being. Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics, which are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost, from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials. The high degree of freedom of design requires a holistic approach in product design to enable this wide range of novel applications.

 
Expected sales revenue in the OPE industry (source: OE-A)

Despite the current slowing down of the overall economy, the organic and printed electronics industry continues to grow. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a Working Group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association). 80 percent of survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year.

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