Flexible Electronics have a large future market with promising applications in flexible displays and lighting, wearable sensors, intelligent labels, and packaging. The key component of these future electronics is the thin film transistor (TFT). For many of these novel applications, the performance of the TFTs has to be significantly enhanced beyond what is possible today, e.g. beyond amorphous silicon (a:Si) thin film transistors which is the most widely used technology so far.
This symposium will be a forum for discussion of new TFT materials, deposition technologies, and device architectures that will meet the challenges posed by new applications. Thin film semiconductor materials of interest include (but are not limited to): oxide, organic and nanostructured semiconductors, and 2D materials. New device architectures will include vertical TFTs and self-aligned TFTs, as well as more conventional formats. Abstracts describing new vapor- or solution-based low temperature processing routes to TFTs will also be welcome.