Bock, Karlheinz (Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, D-80686 Munich, Germany)
Organic Electronics is expected to be a promising technology for low-cost and large-area electronic systems to support information and communication technology, sensor networks, life sciences, medical and bio-sensing devices. This paper presents an overview of the hybrid hetero-integration approach for flexible electronic foil systems so-called “Polytronics” developed at Fraunhofer IZM Munich. Core of the process is a hybrid approach based on most-polymer materials and partially-(im-)printed technologies to reach reasonable performance of systems. Moreover this approach enables the possibility to process directly on functional flexible foil substrates.