Enabling a Flexible Future

Jun152017

The prospect of sheets or rolls of circuitry fabricated on ultra-thin, extremely durable substrates pliable enough to be shaped into flexible configurations is nothing short of revolutionary. Such a breakthrough could enable amazing new capabilities and products – from rollable displays combining the functions of TVs and computing, to stretchable wearable products and ultra-thin mobile devices.
 
Applied Materials will be presenting at 2017FLEX, the premier conference and exhibition for learning about the latest breakthroughs and developments in flexible, printed and hybrid electronics. Now in its 15th year, this event is being held June 19-22 in Monterey, Calif. Applied is at the forefront of providing OLED display and flexible roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing solutions that can help enable technology innovations for creating new generations of more lightweight, flexible form factor products.
 
On Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00 am PDT, Dr. Brian Shieh, VP and GM of Applied’s Display and Flexible Technology group will deliver a keynote talk on technology inflections in the display industry. In keeping with the conference theme, “Flexible Electronics – Accelerating to Manufacturing,” Brian will focus on the process technologies that are critical to moving flexible displays from a vision to a reality.
 
On Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 pm PDT, Mani Thothadri, senior director of New Business and Strategic Initiatives in the Display and Flexible Technology group will discuss R2R processing inflections for the display and IoT industries. Mani will explore how creating flexible form factors for next-generation consumer electronic devices requires the use of polymeric films. Most of these polymeric materials are manufactured in the form of a roll, resulting in the increased utilization of R2R processing. He will also discuss how Applied is developing R2R technologies for next-generation, large-area flexible electronics applications.
 
Applied will also be exhibiting at the conference and we invite attendees to stop by our booth #3004. We hope to see you at 2017FLEX!