Interactively discover printed electronics
OE-A publishes new brochure with integrated NFC tag at LOPEC 2017 in Munich, Germany
The OE-A, a working group within VDMA, will publish the 7th edition of the brochure
"Organic and Printed Electronics – Applications, Technologies and Suppliers" as a guide for the latest trends and developments. This brochure will also include market data and an overview of the products and services of the OE-A members.
NCF tag connects paper with smartphone
The NFC tag integrated in the OE-A Brochure is a perfect example of the versatile characteristics of organic and printed electronics: thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and able to be produced in high volume. 10,000 pieces have been printed by OE-A member Arjowiggins, and one is integrated into each OE-A Brochure. By placing your smart device in close proximity of the NFC tag, you will automatically be taken to the OE-A website.
However, this is merely one of the countless application possibilities a NFC tag could be integrated in. Using it as an information indicator or smart label on medicine packaging, sharing a curriculum vitae via a business card, or unlocking and starting your car with a digital key are just a few additional application examples.
"Intelligent paper with embedded NFC technology enables new cross-media applications", says Dr. Klaus Hecker, OE-A Managing Director. "And the combination of printed antennas, conducting paths and an integrated silicon chip is an impressive example of a hybrid system."
Organic and printed electronics complement conventional electronics
Organic and printed electronics is a revolutionary new type of electronics. This technology provides the answer to developing a great number of electronic components in cost-effective processes, thereby enabling mass production. Integrating these electronics in objects used in everyday life constantly opens up new areas of application. Because of its flexibility – in contrast to silicon electronics – printed electronics allows for an abundance of potential new applications.
You have become curious? Then pick up your copy of the OE-A Brochure with a NFC tag at the OE-A exhibition booth 510 (Hall B0) at LOPEC 2017, 28-39 March 2017, ICM, Munich, Germany.
Organic and printed electronics
Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics: they are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost. It enables new applications, including single-use devices enabling ubiquitous electronics.
The OE-A and Messe München are the hosts of LOPEC, the premier international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry. It addresses end-users, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, and investors. LOPEC 2017 will be held March 28th to 30th, 2017 at Messe München, Germany. www.lopec.com
OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association)
The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics. The OE-A represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, mechanical engineering companies and material suppliers to producers and end-users. Well over 200 companies from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Oceania are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics. The vision of the OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and application. The OE-A is a working group within VDMA. More than 3,100 member companies from the engineering industry make VDMA the largest industry association in Europe.