Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc’s. (EI) Dr. Mark Poliks was honored by the FlexTech Alliance with a FLEXI award at a ceremony held during the Eighth Annual Flexible Electronics and Displays Conference on February 3, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ.
The FLEXI awards recognize significant accomplishments in R&D, product development and leadership in education and training. Dr. Poliks, Director of Research and Development at EI and Technical Director of the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM) received the award for Technical Leadership and Excellence in Education in flexible electronics together with Christopher K. Ober, Francis Bard Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Dean of Engineering at Cornell University; James C. Sturm, William & Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and; Bahgat Sammakia, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University.
“These individuals and their institutions helped legitimize the field of flexible and printed electronics. Additionally, the coursework they developed is now training the engineers who will drive this industry forward,” commented Michael Ciesinski, CEO of FlexTech Alliance.
About the FlexTech Alliance
The FlexTech Alliance is the only organization headquartered in North America exclusively devoted to fostering the growth, profitability and success of the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics supply chain. Leveraging its rich history in promoting the display industry as the U.S. Display Consortium, the FlexTech Alliance offers expanded collaboration between and among industry, academia, government and research organizations for advancing displays and flexible, printed electronics from R&D to commercialization. To this end, the FlexTech Alliance will help foster development of the supply chain required to support a world-class, manufacturing capability for displays and flexible, printed electronics.