Printed electronics represent a rapidly growing segment of the electronics market. This emerging technology is being adopted in many industries, including IoT, wearables, medical/healthcare, aerospace, and automotive sectors. Printed electronics can use standard printing equipment to define patterns on material which can be low-cost compared to traditional industrial processes. This is an attractive prospect. However, assembling printed, electronic circuits into functional devices presents unique challenges to the surface mount technology (SMT) community.
How can SMT components be assembled onto additively manufactured circuits in a reliable, cost-effective, and scalable fashion? Panasonic's Andy Behr will lead a panel of industry experts with various backgrounds and expertise in the printed electronics industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities of this emerging technology. Panasonic's new printed electronics substrate, BEYOLEX™, is one of a new series of products in this exciting area.
Some of the questions they will address during the 90-minute session:
SMTA is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience, and develop Electronics Manufacturing (EM) solutions, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.
Panasonic BEYOLEX™ Film is a Novel Polymer Substrate Designed for Flexible, Stretchable, Conformable, and Pliable Printed Electronics Applications.
This unique material is based on a proprietary, thermoset, non-silicone polymer system which provides outstanding performance.