The Opportunities for Printed Electronics

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This article originally appeared in the (08) August 2006 issue of Gravure Magazine

Since the discovery of the transistor in late 1940 by scientists at Bell Laboratories, the world has witnessed the development and proliferation of microelectronics. The transistor led the revolution from dependence on mechanically driven heavy machinery to electronically controlled machinery and the well-established mobile computing and communications industry. Market demand for higher functionality and increased performance devices has resulted in the continued development of the traditional inorganic semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure (e.g. silicon).