Prof. Sigurd Wagner,

Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials


The display industry is beginning to manufacture on four-square-meter glass
substrates, to supply the rapidly growing market for flat panel television
sets. Within ten years, large-area electronic surfaces will sell in the
store for $ 1,000 or less per square meter. The arrival of manufacturing
technology for low-cost large-area integrated circuits is encouraging
research into revolutionary concepts for electronic surfaces. One concept
is mechanical flexibility, which will be part of the next generation of
display technology and eventually will enable surround displays. Even more
advanced concepts, conformally shaped displays and electronic textile
circuits integrated by weaving, have been demonstrated. I will illustrate
these concepts using recent demonstrations, and will discuss specific issues
in materials, devices, and circuits for flexible and conformal electronic


Date: 2004-Nov-04     Time: 16:00:00     Room: Auditório do Complexo Interdisciplinar, Instituto Superior Técnico

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