INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTIONPrinted electronics is an additive process technology, which implies that the different functional layers of an electronic system are deposited in their structured form. It aims at replacing the subtractive conventional structuring process, which is based on the idea of depositing a whole layer and then in a second time removing parts of it in order to obtain the functional structures. The subtractive process is mostly achieved through multiple photolithographic steps, using vacuum equipment and needing the manufacturing of masks, which are necessary for the etching of the layers. Therefore, printed electronics represent a promising alternative, allowing lower costs and less waste of material. Besides, the process is faster and more flexible because no mask is needed: layout adjustment or c…
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Hwaiyu Geng, CMfgE, PE: Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook, Second Edition. INTRODUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018 2005), AccessEngineering Export