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Not stuck on silicon

Not stuck on silicon

Apr 28, 2017 United States
A new technique developed by engineers may vastly reduce the overall cost of wafer technology and enable devices made from more exotic, higher-performing semiconductor materials than conventional silicon.
Nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Apr 27, 2017 United States
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers have synthesized thin carbon nanotube textiles, that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Apr 27, 2017 United States
A new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones.
Toyota, ARM, VF Global, Galvani Bioelectronics to Open IDTechEx Show!

Toyota, ARM, VF Global, Galvani Bioelectronics to Open IDTechEx Show!

Apr 26, 2017 Worldwide
The IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May is Europe's most important event for those involved in technology scouting and product innovation, bringing together emerging technologies with global brands.
Optomec Showcases Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Technology at PE Europe

Optomec Showcases Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Technology at PE Europe

Apr 26, 2017 1
Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics (Aerosol Jet) and 3D printed metals (LENS) announced today that the company will showcase its 3D printers at the IDTechEx conference held May 10 -11 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany.
In mold electronics: the next frontier for transparent conductive film

In mold electronics: the next frontier for transparent conductive film

Apr 26, 2017 Worldwide
In Mold Electronics is making a commercial comeback. The behind-the-scenes interest in IME remains robust. The first wave of products are close to market launch, the value networks are being enhanced, volume manufacturers are more engaged than ever, and the material set is transitioning beyond conductive inks to include transparent conductive films, sensors, actuators, and so on. Overall, we expect 2017/18 to the years when IME applications finally grow after years of on and off starts.
Notion Systems launches n.jet solder mask inkjet printer

Notion Systems launches n.jet solder mask inkjet printer

Apr 26, 2017
At Printed Electronics EU 2017, Notion Systems launches its new high performance inkjet printer for applying solder mask onto printed circuit boards (PCBs).
ORGACON Conductive Inks Do More For Printed Electronics

ORGACON Conductive Inks Do More For Printed Electronics

Apr 26, 2017
AGFA offers two core and unique technologies addressing the needs of the Printed Electronics market.
Can commercialisation of VR jump-start the haptics industry?

Can commercialisation of VR jump-start the haptics industry?

Apr 25, 2017 Worldwide
Haptics are key technologies found as an essential feature enhancing the user experience in many very familiar products today. Whether as notification provision in a vibrating smartphone, tension building in a video game controller, or input confirmation in an industrial scanner, haptics technologies have now reached billions of electronics devices.
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Printed, Flexible and Hybrid Electronics: Hot Trends & Market Outlook

Printed, Flexible and Hybrid Electronics: Hot Trends & Market Outlook

Apr 25, 2017
In this article IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das gives an overview of the printed, flexible and hybrid electronics market including the value chain, recent investments/acquisitions, commercial successes, challenges, opportunities and more.
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Turbulence in the lightweight composite market: a bumpy ride ahead

Turbulence in the lightweight composite market: a bumpy ride ahead

Apr 25, 2017
IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins was in attendance of JEC World in Paris, the premier composite event with the hosts reporting record attendees of over 40,000 people and 1,300 exhibitors.
Types and Applications of Graphene: Introducing PureWave Plasma GNPs

Types and Applications of Graphene: Introducing PureWave Plasma GNPs

Apr 24, 2017
IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets. As part of article series, we will today hear from PPG Industries who write about their bottom-up production process and their commercialization progress.
A new method developed for measuring carbon nanotubes

A new method developed for measuring carbon nanotubes

Apr 24, 2017 Finland
Researchers have developed a new method for measuring the number of single walled carbon nanotubes and their concentration in a carbon nanotube layer.