Current-year market projections for printed electronics show strong expansion. According to Electronics.ca Publications, the global printed electronics market is expected to grow from $2.8 billion in 2008 to $24.25 billion in 2015.
Joe Fjelstad, founder and president of Verdant Technologies, will discuss the promising printed electronics market during his keynote address at the 2011 SGIA Printed Electronics and Membrane Switch Symposium (San Jose, CA; June 14-16).
"Century-old printing technology is now ready to serve the masses once again, and can broaden the base of new electronic products to meet the growing needs of customers, new and old," said Fjeldstad, founder and president of Verdant Technologies. "It is an opportunity that should not be ignored."
Fjelstad's presentation, "Printed Electronics in Perspective: Past, Present and Future," will examine the roots of printed electronics from the distant past to the present day, and then take attendees a step further by looking at future technologies and markets and how they will better serve the industry.
In addition to the keynote presentation, the 2011 Symposium offers two full days of focused sessions that directly affect the industry. Expert presenters will discuss a wide range of topics, including:
- Membrane switch technology
- Printed medical sensors and instrumentation
- LED, OLED, surface mount technologies
- Printed photovoltaic technology
- RFID and high-speed production technologies