News (Printed electronics)


Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany), a global leader in material technologies and Quad Industries (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium), a specialist in printed electronics, have developed a new concept to enable innovations for smart health patches with accelerated speed to market at lower cost. The partners are offering a demo package of twelve electrodes that customers can order online. The demo package is designed to allow engineers to quickly test the functionalities of their concepts, significantly reducing the development time by up to three months and lowering the overall design costs.


“For 2022 we have an expected sales revenue of plus 13 percent for the flexible and printed electronics industry. The outlook for 2023 is even more positive, with an expected increase of 24 percent. This is the highest figure since this business climate survey was initiated in 2014,” reviews Dr Klaus Hecker, OE-A managing director, the results of the latest business climate survey. A biannual survey conducted by OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a Working Group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association). “But if the skies of our industry are really sunny or rather cloudy, the next months will show. Challenges in the supply chain, rising energy costs, inflation and the Russian war in Ukraine are adding uncertainty to the pleasing forecast,” adds Klaus Hecker.


3D-Micromac AG (Chemnitz, Germany), an industry leader in laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser systems for the semiconductor, photovoltaic, glass and display markets, announced that a leading optical solutions provider has purchased multiple microMIRA Laser Lift-Off (LLO) systems for use in the production of microLED devices. The customer will install the new microMIRA systems in pilot- and production lines at its state-of-the-art LED chip factory in Asia.

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