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OE-A – Organic and printed electronics at CES 2017

Organic and printed electronics will have a major influence on the consumer technology industry, especially in the areas of the Internet of Things

USA • On January 5-8, 2017, CES will open its doors again. CES is one of the world’s largest trade shows for consumer technology. Held annually in Las Vegas, it attracts 165K+ attendees, gathering over 223,000 net square meters of exhibit space and listening to more than 300 conference sessions.

The OE-A is the organization that introduces the new technology of organic and printed electronics at this international event. This novel technology will have a major influence on the consumer technology industry, especially in the areas of the Internet of Things, wearables and automotive.
CES is the world’s largest gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Every major technology company participates in CES by exhibiting, speaking, sponsoring, attending or holding co-located events and business meetings. Exhibitors launch and feature products from all facets of tech, from automotive and wireless to up-and-coming categories like wearables, 3D printing, drones and sensor technology. CES draws the global technology industry from 150 countries, including Fortune 500 executives, manufacturers, retailers, corporate buyers, content producers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials, installers, advertising and marketing executives, financial analysts and the media from every corner of the globe.
On January 6, 2017 the OE-A will host several sessions in Las Vegas, NV, to introduce more end-users to its network as well as to share the advantages of the integration of printed electronics in consumer products.

OE-A members will present in three one-hour sessions the following highlights:

  • Printed Electronics: Key Enabling Technology for IoT
  • Printed Electronics Applied in Automotive
  • Printed Electronics Advancing Healthcare & Wearable Innovations

The presentations highlight the numerous benefits – ranging from low-cost and robust to light-weight, flexible and thin – of using printed electronics in various applications, thereby giving concrete examples.

Special focus will be given to the integration of this innovative technology into consumer electronics. This growing market helps to bring more end-users to the printed electronics network, which will prompt closer collaboration between the product industry and the technology developers. This cooperation will eventually lead to the optimization of existing products as well as to the development of new ones. Have a look at the OE-A program at CES 2017 here.

Armin Karl Geiger

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