Recently, I was privileged to attend the Marcus Wallenberg Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, where Magnus Berggren accepted this prestigious award. The 2014 Marcus Wallenberg Prize was presented by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden to Dr. Berggren for his pioneering research in printed electronics.
Dr. Berggren has served on Thinfilm’s Technical Advisory Council and was one of the driving forces in the establishment of Thin Film Electronics. His work has paved the way for much of the functionality we are seeing today in printed sensors and displays.
In the years that I have been with Thinfilm, I have been fortunate to be part of the team that has helped mold the industry and advance printed electronics technology from R&D into marketable products. Today, Thinfilm produces the only commercially available printed rewritable memory labels which provide a cost-effective way to embed intelligence into everyday items. Thinfilm has also introduced a smart label platform which enables monitoring at a cost that is practical to implement. The proper handling of temperature-sensitive food and medication made possible with Thinfilm Smart Labels can have a direct impact on personal safety and health, while reducing overall waste levels.
Dr. Berggren is actively developing organic bio-electronics primarily for use in medicine and diagnostic tools in his position as professor of Organic Electronics at Linköping University, and Director of the Strategic Research Centre for Organic Bioelectronics. He continues to shape the direction of printed electronics at an exciting time in our industry.
I am proud to be involved with the commercialization efforts that are being built on the shoulders of such giants. Thin Film Electronics would like to congratulate Magnus Berggren for receiving this prestigious award and thank him for his contributions.