Nanoident Biometrics, Sofileta, STMicroelectronics Crolles
While the nascent field of printed organic electronics looks set to revolutionize circuit manufacturing, traditional textile and printing methods will still play an important role. Under the Printronics project, researchers will develop a process for printing electronic circuits on sheets of flexible plastic, for applications in a wide range of industries. By successfully combining advancements in electronics, printing, and specialty chemicals, Printronics will pave the way to new kinds of smart textiles as well as an entire industry for plastic-film-printed circuits.
The Printronics project team will work to develop: - Processes, materials, and equipment for printing circuits on flexible surfaces; - Models, design software, and design methods for printed organic circuits; - Breakthrough technology and, eventually, a new industry for producing smart, communicating, and functionalized products.