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September 22, 2011
By Dr Peter Harrop

Sept. 22, 2011 – IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2011 will take place in  Santa Clara, Calif., November 30 to December 1. The show will focus on technology commercialisation of printed electronics and photovoltaics.

The focus, as at all IDTechEx
events, is to address the needs and experiences of adopters of printed electronics
technology.  Raghu Das, CEO of consulting firm and event host IDTechEx,
states, “Printed electronics is reaching a critical point. The huge
investment in the technology has yet to result in strong
commercialisation, yet there is huge interest from many end use
verticals. There is a disconnect between adopters who need realistic
appraisal of the technology and vendors who, in the main, supply pieces
but often fall short of fulfilling the need for complete products. The
IDTechEx events are designed to bridge that gap and help accelerate
adoption of the technology.”

The forthcoming IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2011 event in Santa
Clara is an example of this,
with end users presenting including Procter and Gamble, Decathlon,
Mars, Boeing, De La Rue, Panasonic, MWV, The U.S. Army and many more.
IDTechEx, in cooperation with leading vendors in the sector will make
functioning printed electronics devices available to all attendees, some
of them manufactured on the trade show floor, demonstrating printing
electronics in action. The organizer will also run sessions aimed at
potential adopters and end users that are new to the technology. In
addition, there is Demonstration Street – the world’s largest collection
of printed electronics to browse. “This is not a vendor-meet-vendor
showcase. Our events showcase the entire supply and use chain” Das says. “This is a real opportunity for vendors, adopters, researchers
and technology developers to meet, interact, engage and innovate.”

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Printed Electronics Europe 2012 in Berlin April 3-4 will build on this
focus further. It is part of the three events IDTechEx will hold on the
topic in 2012. The others will be in Asia (third quarter) and the U.S.A. (Santa Clara, December
5 to 6, 2012).

IDTechEx is an international organisation dedicated to producing business intelligence and events in emerging
technologies such as printed electronics, energy harvesting, radio frequency identification and electric vehicles. IDTechEx produced its first printed electronics event
in 2004 and produces series of printed
electronics events in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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