IEEE Working Group P1620.2TM - Organic Electronics
The organic semiconductor space has received greater attention during the past few years, in part due to significant advances in materials performance and processing techniques. This activity has led to an increasing number of companies to commit to participating in this space, while many others have been conducting in-depth studies to determine the size of the opportunity for a variety of applications, e.g., ePaper, SmartPackaging, etc. One potential impediment to the introduction of this technology is the lack of a defined standard for characterizing organic transistor based ring oscillators. Also, methods for reporting performance and other data have not been established; each scientist or engineer has independently developed measurement procedures that may or may not be definitively comparable with the results of others. Without openly defined standard test methods the acceptance and diffusion of organic semiconductor technology will be severely impeded.
The IEEE Standards Association recently approved the creation of a new Working Group (WG), IEEE P1620.2TM, tasked with the development of a "Draft Standard Methods for the Characterization of Printed and Organic Diode Bridge Structures for RF Devices". The WG will develop standard methods for the characterization of printed and organic diode bridges for RF devices. The methods are independent of processing routes used to fabricate the electronic devices.
The WG is now seeking technical expert volunteers to join the group with expertise in the following areas:
Organic circuit electrical and reliability performance
High volume transistor manufacturing and in-line testing
The volunteers will help create testing standards that will be used by R&D, pilot scale, and high volume manufacturing as the technology is prepared for market introduction. Moreover, the standards will provide the necessary framework to ensure rigid procedures are followed for confirmation of data created at different locations. The IEEE P1620.2TM standard will provide the structure that will allow uniformity and enhance the value of data to provide for growth and technology diffusion. Users of this standard may include those who develop and supply materials and processing & testing equipment platforms, design and build products, subsystems, and networks. Volunteers with expertise in the areas detailed above are invited to join this WG.
Interested participants may join the Kickoff Working Group Meeting via teleconference (Detail in member area).