Recently, the 3rd International Conference on Flexible Electronics Technology (ICFE2021) was held in the form of an online conference. Experts and scholars from all over the world promote multiple dialogues, and strive to seek joint innovation and technological progress in flexible electronics through multi-disciplinary, all-round, and in-depth exchanges. This conference was jointly sponsored by Tsinghua University, Qiantang Science and Technology Innovation Center and Zhejiang Tsinghua Flexible Electronics Technology Research Institute. The conference lasted for two days, with a main venue and three branch venues, with a total of 56 academic reports. The opening ceremony was presided over by Professor Feng Xue of Tsinghua University.
At the meeting, six Chinese and foreign experts respectively brought wonderful academic reports. Academician John A. Rogers of Northwestern University gave a report titled “Full-body tactile experience flexible electronic devices for virtual and augmented reality”, introducing a series of basic ideas for manufacturing skin-integrated electronic devices to achieve interactive information The input provides unique and new technology. Chen Xiaodong, an academician of the Singapore Academy of Engineering, introduced the latest developments in artificial touch and smell from the aspects of material development, sensor manufacturing, information processing and system integration. Artificial senses will be a new basic application technology that can build next-generation smart devices and systems, paving the way for important fields such as advanced soft robotics, human rehabilitation, and prosthetics.
Carbon nanotube (CNTs)-based electronic devices are considered to be the technology most likely to replace silicon-based complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS). Academician Peng Lianmao of the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated the progress made in CNTs-based CMOS devices in recent years. Studies have proved that CNTs-based devices have excellent performance and low power consumption. High-purity CNTs can also be used as active channel materials in optoelectronic devices and used to build a general platform for three-dimensional optoelectronic integrated systems. Professor Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo pointed out in the report that by laminating an ultra-thin semiconductor film on the surface of the skin, electronic skin can simultaneously detect pressure and heat distribution and continuously monitor human health.
Academician Yu Shuhong of the Chinese Academy of Sciences introduced recent work on nanowire assembly in flexible devices, including nanowire assembly strategies and performance improvements, and integrated functions for multiple applications. Oliver G. Schmidt, an academician of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, said that the wafer technology to create flexible sensor chips and heterogeneous actuator arrays can be used to manufacture highly integrated “soft wear” applications and to manufacture micro robots “hard implants” “equipment.
It is reported that flexible electronic technology, as one of the top ten frontier technologies in the world, has subversively changed the physical form of traditional rigid circuits, greatly promoted the ternary integration of man-machine-things, and is a transformative force integrating the physical, digital and biological worlds. , Has become an important growth point in the development of microelectronics and integrated circuits, and will burst with strong vitality in the fields of integrated circuits, health care, aerospace, and intelligent manufacturing.