Flexible Electronics

EMN Meeting on Flexible Electronics

November 12-16      Bankok

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The EMN meeting began in 2008 as a small workshop held at a traditional villa in Orlando, Florida. Since then we have organized five successful workshops under the theme of Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology. In honor of the 2008 Orlando conference, these workshops were grouped under a conference series entitled “Villa Conference”. The Villa Conference series have grown beyond the traditional villa setting and have had continued success in 2009 (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands), 2010 (Santorini, Greece), 2011 (Las Vegas, Nevada) , 2012 (Orlando, Florida) and 2013 (Houston, Texas).

Flexible electronics, also known as flex circuits, is a technology for assembling electronic circuits by mounting electronic devices on flexible plastic substrates, such as polyimide, PEEK or transparent conductive polyester film. Additionally, flex circuits can be screen printed silver circuits on polyester. Flexible electronic assemblies may be manufactured using identical components used for rigid printed circuit boards, allowing the board to conform to a desired shape, or to flex during its use. An alternative approach to flexible electronics suggests various etching techniques to thin down the traditional silicon substrate to few tens of micrometers to gain reasonable flexibility.

The 2017 conference will take place at Bankok during the week of November 12-16. Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city is now a major regional force in finance and business. It is an international hub for transport and health care, and has emerged as a regional centre for the arts, fashion and entertainment. Bangkok is among the world’s top tourist destinations. It is named the most visited city in MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, and was named “World’s Best City” for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine. In this friendly and stimulating place, we will create a dynamic platform where scientists and engineers focusing on various issues pertaining to current and emerging technologies in the areas of flexible electronics, and share knowledge and ideas about prospective directions and approaches.

We look forward to having the pleasure welcoming you to the EMN Meeting on Flexible Electronics 2017.