From stand-alone memory to printed systems


Date Thursday October 28th 2010
Time 6:00-7:00pm
Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC

PARC Forum

Printed Electronics covers a range of technologies and product areas in which printed logic and memory is expected to be especially important.  These functional electronic components serve as a critical building block for integrated systems including disposable sensors and displays, smart packaging, and rewritable tags for tracking, tracing and medical monitoring.  Recent developments indicate that this market is at a critical threshold, where the size and cost of fully-printed systems will soon be able to challenge traditional silicon-based technologies in high-volume distributed applications.

The vision of Memory Everywhere™ pioneered by Thinfilm will be one of the drivers in this disruptive innovation.  In the near future, printed non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) will confer discrete amounts of electronic information to consumers and industrial users through hand-held near field communication enabled devices.  This talk will discuss how NVRAM works, and when combined with printed transistor elements, how these will potentially form the basis for a new generation of cheap, disposable, and highly-ubiquitous electronic devices.


Dr. Davor Sutija is a graduate of the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology program at the Wharton School, and has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Chemical Engineering.  At Berkeley, Sutija developed novel microelectrode arrays in the UCB Microlab, and was a Hertz Fellow research associate at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

Dr. Sutija did postdoctoral work at the Center for Materials Technology, Univ. of Oslo, before becoming founding CEO at SiNOR AS (now REC-SiTech), a producer of electronic and pv-grade silicon ingots.  Prior to joining Thinfilm in January, 2010, he was SVP, Product Marketing, at FAST, a Microsoft subsidiary.  He has also served on the boards of Norwegian technology firms SensoNor, Birdstep, and Owera.

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