Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Flexible Hybrid Electronics; Next Big thing in Electronics Manufacturing

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Flexible Hybrid Electronics; Next Big thing in Electronics Manufacturing 

Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) is the next big thing in electronics manufacturing. It’s an entirely new platform for electronics. But what is it and how will it affect your business?

FHE manufacturing combines printed elements with semiconductors to create thin flexible electronic devices. With FHE, manufacturers can create electronics that can be lighter in weight, conform to the curves of a human body or stretch across the shape of an object or structure—all while preserving the full operational integrity of traditional electronic architectures.

FHE opens up a new era of electronic devices that are conformable, flexible and stretchable. The physical form factors of such devices will enable new forms of “edge IoT” devices in consumer, industrial, medical, and other market segments. Thus, manufacturers who adopt FHE may have a strategic advantage in serving a wide variety of customer and application segments.

Some manufacturers in your area may be either unaware of this impending new era of electronics or may be interested in developing FHE skills, products or knowledge for competitive reasons. Purdue MEP can help.

We would be happy to schedule a site-visit to provide insights into the trends and opportunities surrounding this emerging technology. This presentation could be to your leadership group, or in conjunction with your immediate supply chain members. Contact us today to learn more, tapmep@purdue.edu. 

Writer: James Stratton, 765-494-9135, stratton@purdue.edu

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