The Plastics Electronics Conference, co-located with SEMICON Europa since 2010, has been acquired by trade group, SEMI. The conference the committee has organized includes industry and academic leaders in the field of organic and inorganic large area electronics (OLAE will serve as a plastic electronics special interest group, guiding SEMI activities and services worldwide). SEMI said the conference and exhibition format would be extended to other regions in the future.
“The SEMI track record of using global industry collaboration, advocacy and standards to expand and optimize major industries such as semiconductors, displays, solar PV and related technologies will greatly help the emerging OLAE industry to move from lab to fab,” commented Dr. Karl Hahn, senior vice-president of BASF and board member of the newly established PE-SIG. “There are substantial synergies between technologies, equipment, materials, and services among SEMI member companies and the rapidly developing OLAE industry,” says Thomas Morrow, head of Emerging Markets at SEMI Headquarters.
The Plastic Electronics Special Interest Group (PE-SIG) included executives from BASF, Merck, Technical University of Dresden, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, amongst others.