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Printed hybrid systems
Author(s): Pentti Karioja; Jukka-Tapani Mäkinen; Kimmo Keränen; Janne Aikio; Teemu Alajoki; Tuomo Jaakola; Matti Koponen; Antti Keränen; Mikko Heikkinen; Markus Tuomikoski; Riikka Suhonen; Leena Hakalahti; Pälvi Kopola; Jukka Hast; Ralf Liedert; Jussi Hiltunen; Noriyuki Masuda; Antti Kemppainen; Kari Rönkä; Raimo Korhonen
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents research activities carried out at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the field of hybrid integration of optics, electronics and mechanics. Main focus area in our research is the manufacturing of electronic modules and product structures with printed electronics, film-over-molding and polymer sheet lamination technologies and the goal is in the next generation of smart systems utilizing monolithic polymer packages. The combination of manufacturing technologies such as roll-to-roll -printing, injection molding and traditional component assembly is called Printed Hybrid Systems (PHS). Several demonstrator structures have been made, which show the potential of polymer packaging technology. One demonstrator example is a laminated structure with embedded LED chips. Element thickness is only 0.3mm and the flexible stack of foils can be bent in two directions after assembly process and was shaped curved using heat and pressure. The combination of printed flexible circuit boards and injection molding has also been demonstrated with several functional modules. The demonstrators illustrate the potential of origami electronics, which can be cut and folded to 3D shapes. It shows that several manufacturing process steps can be eliminated by Printed Hybrid Systems technology. The main benefits of this combination are small size, ruggedness and conformality. The devices are ideally suited for medical applications as the sensitive electronic components are well protected inside the plastic and the structures can be cleaned easily due to the fact that they have no joints or seams that can accumulate dirt or bacteria.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8344, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012, 83440G (30 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915206
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Pentti Karioja, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Jukka-Tapani Mäkinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Kimmo Keränen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Janne Aikio, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Teemu Alajoki, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Tuomo Jaakola, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Matti Koponen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Antti Keränen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Mikko Heikkinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Markus Tuomikoski, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Riikka Suhonen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Leena Hakalahti, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Pälvi Kopola, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Jukka Hast, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Ralf Liedert, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Jussi Hiltunen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Noriyuki Masuda, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Antti Kemppainen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Kari Rönkä, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Raimo Korhonen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8344:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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