November 26, 2015
LOPEC 2016: Printed electronics from research to application
- Numerous exhibitor registrations from all over the world
- Focus on automotive industry, consumer electronics and wearables
- Specialist presentations with international experts from the academic and business world
LOPEC, the International Exhibition and Conference for the Printed Electronics Industry, continues its success story. Registrations for the upcoming event are in full swing, with international interest being especially high. Along with European technology companies, the fair will also represent Asian and North American businesses—moreover, there will be a joint stand from France and Japan. LOPEC will be held from April 5 to 7, 2016 in the ICM—Internationales Congress Center München.
Exhibitors throughout the entire value chain
So far key market players such as Bosch-Rexroth, CDT, Fujifilm Dimatix, GSI, Heraeus, Kroenert, Merck, NovaCentrix, PolyIC, Thieme, Thin Film Electronics or VTT have registered as exhibitors. Among first-timers, Schott and the University of Tokyo will also participate. The exhibitors cover the entire value chain for printed electronics, from research to material production and manufacturing, right through to end-use applications. LOPEC therefore unites technology and busi-ness.
Project Manager Anja Schneider draws a positive interim conclusion: “The already high number of registrations from all over the world shows just how much is currently happening in the organic and printed electronics industry.” More than 2,300 visitors from 42 countries took part in LOPEC 2015, with some 50 percent coming from abroad. LOPEC consequently confirms its forerunner role as the international leading platform for printed electronics.
Positive industry trend
The current business climate survey carried out by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) also shows that organic and printed electronics are becoming increasingly important. Dr. Klaus Hecker, OE-A Managing Director, explains: “The developments in the industry look very promising. 80 percent of the surveyed companies anticipate the positive trend of 2015 to continue and expect an increase in sales of 18 percent for 2016.”
Specialist presentations by international experts
As a guiding and leading industry platform, LOPEC picks up on current market shifts and trends. At the LOPEC 2016 conference, international top experts from the academic as well as business world will pass on their knowledge and know-how through numerous presentations. To name some: Steven Nietvelt, Chief Innovation and Marketing Manager at Carta Mundi, demonstrates the potential of printed electronics in the games industry; Dr. Werner Thomas, Project Manager for Innovations Light at Audi, presents the current challenges and perspectives of OLEDs (organic LEDs) in the automotive industry; and Professor Henning Sirringhaus from Cambridge University will speak on the potential and the device physics of thin-film transistors.