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... KEY FINDINGS Flexible electronics technologies involve circuits that can bend and stretch, enabling significant versatility in applications and the prospect of low-cost manufacturing processes. They represent an important technological advance, in terms of their performance characteristics and potential range of applications, including medical care, packaging, lighting and signage, consumer electronics, and alternative energy (especially solar energy.)
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... (Finding H) KEY RECOMMENDATIONS Consistent with the challenges and opportunities outlined in the findings above, the committee recommends the following: A. The United States should increase funding of basic research related to flexible electronics and augment support for university-based consortia to develop prototypes, manufacturing processes, and products in close collaboration with contributing industrial partners.
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