Thin films are basically layers of material that are deposited on any surface, using complex chemical and physical deposition techniques, including gas-phase precursors and plasma process. They are widely used in different markets, such as optics, photovoltaics, telecom/datacom, consumer electronics, medical/healthcare or automotive. To support some of the present technological mega-trends and the last requirements of the different sectors, innovative thin-film materials have to be studied, developed and implemented. These new materials also require special developments for their fabrication and specific tools for the characterization of their physical and optical properties.
We invite coating and thin-film manufacturers, machine builders for coating manufacturing, the suppliers of characterization tools and all the end-users of special thin-films to join us to discuss the newest solutions in this field and where are the present challenges and needs.