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Advances in Conductive Inks across Multiple Applications and Deposition Platforms

SMTnet Express December 27, 2012, Subscribers: 26070, Members: Companies: 9073, Users: 34093

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Advances in Conductive Inks across Multiple Applications and Deposition Platforms

by: Scott E. Gordon, Jay R. Dorfman, Daniel Kirk, Kerry Adams; DuPont Microcircuit Materials

Printed Electronics is generally defined as the patterning of electronic materials, in solution form, onto flexible substrates, omitting any use of the photolithography, etching, and plating steps commonly found within the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) industry. The origins of printed electronics go back to the 1960s, and close variants of several original applications and market segments remain active today. Through the 1980s and 1990s Printed Electronic applications based on Membrane Touch Switch and Electroluminescent lighting technologies became common, and the screen printed electronic materials used then have formed the building blocks for many of the current and emerging technologies and applications.

First published in the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO technical conference proceedings.

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Mobile Marketing - It is Important to Your Company

Why is mobile marketing important to your company? Here are some reasons to invest in mobile marketing:

There are 7 billion people on Earth. 5.1 billion own a cell phone. 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. (Mobile Marketing Association Asia, 2011)

A Mobile Audience. Industry professionals live by their smartphones today. 91% of mobile workers use a smartphone for work. Source: [x]cube labs.

Email is Mobile. By the end of 2012, ReturnPath predicts mobile clients will replace desktops and webmail as the top email clients.

70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. 70% of online searches result in action in one month. (Mobile Marketer, 2012)

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9 out of 10 mobile searches lead to action, over half leading to purchase. (Search Engine Land, 2012)

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