April 22, IT World Canada: If the scientists, designers, and engineers behind printable, flexible, and wearable electronics want to move their industry forward, they need to approach the development process in an interconnected way or risk irrelevance, one of the field’s most distinguished leaders told a room full of industry colleagues at CPES2016.

“Whether you’re talking about the tools, the materials, the processes, or the systems, I truly believe that you have to treat every part of it as an interconnected piece.” said Prof. Vivek Subramanian, University of California Berkeley. “If you just say, ‘here’s this inkjet printer that people have been using to create graphic arts forever and I’m going to stick some electronic ink into it and print electronics,’ it’s never going to work.”

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