The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 as a Working Group within VDMA (German Engineering Federation) and meanwhile more than 200 companies and institutes from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia are member of the OE-A. The OE-A is the international key information and communication platform for companies and institutes active in organic and printed electronics. The vision of OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and application.
OE-A members include material and equipment suppliers as well as producers, end-users and research institutes. They all work together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic electronics.
The objective of the OE-A is to represent the interest of the whole value chain of organic and printed electronics and to promote this emerging industry as such. OE-A members meet regularly on a three months‘ basis.
The OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics is a key activity of the OE-A. In the following clusters the roadmap gives a forecast for applications and technology areas for organic and printed electronics and identifies the hurdles to overcome:
The OE-A roadmap is available for download from the OE-A website: www.oe-a.org
Additional working groups cover "Device Measurement and Quality Control", "Encapsulation", "Upscaling Production", “Education”, "Green Electronics" as well as the "Demonstrator Group".
The OE-A initiated to establish a wiki-type website to build up a broad database on organic and printed electronics. This website has been designed and constructed within the POLYMAP project funded by the EU. OE-A-wiki platform will provide important input for future editions of the OE-A roadmap.
Each year the oe-a organizes the LOPE-C, the leading conference and exhibition in the flexible, organic and large area electronics field.
For more information visit the websites of the oe-a and LOPE-C.