Macroelectronics: Perspectives on technology and applications

Robert H. Reuss*, Babu R. Chalamala, Alina Moussessian, Michael G. Kane, Amrita Kumar, David C. Zhang, John A. Rogers, Miltos Hatalis, Dorota Temple, Garret Moddel, Blake J. Eliasson, Michael J. Estes, Joseph Kunze, Erik S. Handy, Eric S. Harmon, David B. Salzman, Jerry M. Woodall, M. Ashraf Alam, Jayathi Y. Murthy, Stephen C. JacobsenMarc Olivier, David Markus, Paul M. Campbell, Eric Snow

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Flexible, large area electronics - microelectronics - using amorphous silicon, low-temperature polysilicon, or various organic and inorganic nanocrystalline semiconductor materials is beginning to show great promise. While much of the activity in macroelectronics has been display-centric, a number of applications where macroelectronics is needed to enable solutions that are otherwise not feasible are beginning to attract technical and/or commercial interest. In this paper, we discuss the application drivers and the technology needs and device performance requirements to enable high performance applications to include RF systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1256
Number of pages18
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


  • Flexible electronics
  • Large area electronics
  • Macroelectronics
  • Thin-film transistors (TFTs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Reuss, R. H., Chalamala, B. R., Moussessian, A., Kane, M. G., Kumar, A., Zhang, D. C., Rogers, J. A., Hatalis, M., Temple, D., Moddel, G., Eliasson, B. J., Estes, M. J., Kunze, J., Handy, E. S., Harmon, E. S., Salzman, D. B., Woodall, J. M., Alam, M. A., Murthy, J. Y., ... Snow, E. (2005). Macroelectronics: Perspectives on technology and applications. Proceedings of the IEEE, 93(7), 1239-1256.