2021, March 4th @13:00 (GMT-4)
Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) is increasingly impacting almost every market segment of electronic applications. Printing of functional inks on mechanically flexible substrates such as plastic, paper and textile, using conventional printing techniques and attaching traditional SMT components provides novel applications for wearable and stretchable electronics. Government sponsored consortiums, leading universities, startups, and global contract printers & manufacturers are developing processes to deploy the technology to market faster, more cost-effective and at scale while following industrialization best practices. Some of the challenges in circuit design and fabrication process will be presented.
Sai Avuthu received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, in 2012 and 2015, respectively. From 2009 to 2015, he was a Research Assistant with the Center for the Advancement of Printed Electronics (CAPE), Center for Advanced Smart Sensors and Structures (CASSS), Western Michigan University. Since 2015, he has been a working at Jabil Inc., St Petersburg, FL, USA. He was involved in the development of advanced flexible printed electronics. He has authored more than 50 publications and 7 U.S. patents. His current research interests include flexible hybrid electronics, wearables, and printed electronics and sensors.