Printed Electronics—First Circuits, Products, and Roadmap

  • Jürgen Krumm
  • Wolfgang Clemens


Printed electronics is a new kind of platform technology enabling many applications of low-cost, thin and flexible, as well as high-volume electronics. This article gives a brief introduction into the field. The performance potential of printed circuits with focus on printed RFID is discussed by examining the performance figures of a printed ring oscillator, a transponder chip with Manchester-encoded 4-bit IDs and results on a field trial with ID-less RF transponders. The “OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics” is outlined with focus on RFID. It defines nine major application fields of organic and printed electronics as well as the anticipated short-term to long-term progress of these fields.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Krumm
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Clemens
    • 1
  1. 1.PolyIC GmbH & Co. KGFürthGermany

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