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What Happened to Magic Leap?

What Happened to Magic Leap?

Magic Leap laid off 1000 employees in April 2020, and has switched to a enterprise market rather than a consumer market. Why?
Printed Electronics World
Jun 17, 2020
Biogel for Soft Electronics Developed

Biogel for Soft Electronics Developed

Researchers introduce an elastic material made out of a non-polluting mix of gelatin and other edible ingredients. What is so special about the new bio-gel? It is elastic, flexible and easy to bend as well as sufficiently stable, allowing it to be combined with electronic components. This discovery forges new paths in the development of soft robotics.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 17, 2020
Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Strategies to Enable Cheaper Substrates

Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Strategies to Enable Cheaper Substrates

Picture a flexible circuit board (FPCB) and you will almost inevitably visualise a sheet of orange/brown plastic, probably with a few copper traces and maybe some soldered components on it. This plastic is PI (polyimide/Kapton), and its ubiquity is primarily due to its temperature resistance and general durability.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 17, 2020
Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Materials suppliers need to appraise opportunities at all power levels of energy harvesting. Those developing, making and using harvesters providing microwatts to GW need to see the big picture and how they can expand into it.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 16, 2020
Updating the e-Textiles Mantra: An Analyst's Commentary

Updating the e-Textiles Mantra: An Analyst's Commentary

A recent article by IDTechEx Principal Analyst, James Hayward, written on the need to update e-textiles' traditional mantra which implies that "technology + comfort = success".
External Company Press Release
Flexible Hybrid Electronics Focused Solicitation Request for Proposals

Flexible Hybrid Electronics Focused Solicitation Request for Proposals

Since 1993, SEMI-FlexTech has funded over 200 projects in R&D, with a total public/private investment in excess of U.S. $220 million. SEMI-FlexTech solicits proposals from the flexible electronics industry for candidate projects which will receive funding.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 16, 2020
Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
QD-Displays: enhancement film or remote QD color converters

QD-Displays: enhancement film or remote QD color converters

In this article we discuss the status and trends in the use of QDs in displays, focusing on its thus far most successful implementation which is the enhancement film or remote QD approach.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 15, 2020
Research on Stretchable 'Papertronics'

Research on Stretchable 'Papertronics'

In the last decade, paper-based electronics — also known as "papertronics" — have evolved into an eco-friendly alternative because of physical and chemical characteristics such as their light weight, biocompatibility, biodegradability, low-cost manufacturing and foldability.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies

mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies

Electronic packaging will play an important role in enabling higher frequency - e.g., mmWave - electronics. In particular, as the frequency goes up, the antenna spacing shrinks, the need to have large antenna arrays for gain as well as beam forming purposes increases; and the imperative to cut down transmission loss including by placing components closer together inside a package dramatically grows
Printed Electronics World
Jun 12, 2020
Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

In this webinar IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, describes a large new opportunity for added value materials suppliers. Electronics and electrics are moving from components-in-a-box to user "edit-able" composites, stretchable film and even paint.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 11, 2020
Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

The new 130 page IDTechEx report, "Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040", reveals how electrically smart, multifunctional materials are enabling the added-value materials industry to bypass the traditional electronic and electrical business.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 11, 2020
5G Market is at the Tipping Point

5G Market is at the Tipping Point

5G is considered as one of the largest market opportunities in the coming years, with large scale roll-out of infrastructures and rapid adoption of 5G devices and services. 5G will not only accelerate the growth and expansion of telecom; it will also redefine and accelerate industries such as automotive, entertainment, computing, and manufacturing.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2020
Printed Sensors: Emerging Applications Outweigh Test Strip Decline

Printed Sensors: Emerging Applications Outweigh Test Strip Decline

Asked to picture a printed sensor, you might well imagine a paper test strip for measuring blood glucose concentration. After all, such test strips comprise the majority of the printed sensor market, with billions used each year by diabetics around the world. However, this ubiquitous application masks a highly complex, fragmented and in some cases rapidly growing market that spans applications ranging from image sensing to wearable electrodes.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2020
New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them. Researchers have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and more versatile than conventional carbon-based electrodes.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2020
Precision Spray Coating for Better Performing, Stable Solar Cells

Precision Spray Coating for Better Performing, Stable Solar Cells

Although perovskites are a promising alternative to the silicon used to make most of today's solar cells, new manufacturing processes are needed to make them practical for commercial production. To help fill this gap, researchers have developed a new precision spray-coating method that enables more complex perovskite solar cell designs and could be scaled up for mass production.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercial status and strategic approaches to materials informatics

Commercial status and strategic approaches to materials informatics

Commercial status and strategic approaches to materials informatics
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2020
Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 8, 2020
Human Hair Used to Make Flexible Displays for Smart Devices

Human Hair Used to Make Flexible Displays for Smart Devices

Researchers have developed a method of turning the small hair strands into carbon nanodots, which are tiny, uniform dots that are one-millionth of a millimetre.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
RF GaN Device Suppliers for the 5G Market

RF GaN Device Suppliers for the 5G Market

With the rapidly expanding market for 5G infrastructure, many companies are expanding their portfolio and ramping up the production of GaN devices.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
What Happened to Magic Leap?

What Happened to Magic Leap?

Magic Leap laid off 1000 employees in April 2020, and has switched to a enterprise market rather than a consumer market. Why?
Printed Electronics World
Jun 17, 2020
Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Strategies to Enable Cheaper Substrates

Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Strategies to Enable Cheaper Substrates

Picture a flexible circuit board (FPCB) and you will almost inevitably visualise a sheet of orange/brown plastic, probably with a few copper traces and maybe some soldered components on it. This plastic is PI (polyimide/Kapton), and its ubiquity is primarily due to its temperature resistance and general durability.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 16, 2020
Updating the e-Textiles Mantra: An Analyst's Commentary

Updating the e-Textiles Mantra: An Analyst's Commentary

A recent article by IDTechEx Principal Analyst, James Hayward, written on the need to update e-textiles' traditional mantra which implies that "technology + comfort = success".
Printed Electronics World
Jun 16, 2020
Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 15, 2020
Research on Stretchable 'Papertronics'

Research on Stretchable 'Papertronics'

In the last decade, paper-based electronics — also known as "papertronics" — have evolved into an eco-friendly alternative because of physical and chemical characteristics such as their light weight, biocompatibility, biodegradability, low-cost manufacturing and foldability.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 12, 2020
Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

In this webinar IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, describes a large new opportunity for added value materials suppliers. Electronics and electrics are moving from components-in-a-box to user "edit-able" composites, stretchable film and even paint.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 11, 2020
5G Market is at the Tipping Point

5G Market is at the Tipping Point

5G is considered as one of the largest market opportunities in the coming years, with large scale roll-out of infrastructures and rapid adoption of 5G devices and services. 5G will not only accelerate the growth and expansion of telecom; it will also redefine and accelerate industries such as automotive, entertainment, computing, and manufacturing.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2020
New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them. Researchers have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and more versatile than conventional carbon-based electrodes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercial status and strategic approaches to materials informatics

Commercial status and strategic approaches to materials informatics

Commercial status and strategic approaches to materials informatics
Printed Electronics World
Jun 8, 2020
Human Hair Used to Make Flexible Displays for Smart Devices

Human Hair Used to Make Flexible Displays for Smart Devices

Researchers have developed a method of turning the small hair strands into carbon nanodots, which are tiny, uniform dots that are one-millionth of a millimetre.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 17, 2020
Biogel for Soft Electronics Developed

Biogel for Soft Electronics Developed

Researchers introduce an elastic material made out of a non-polluting mix of gelatin and other edible ingredients. What is so special about the new bio-gel? It is elastic, flexible and easy to bend as well as sufficiently stable, allowing it to be combined with electronic components. This discovery forges new paths in the development of soft robotics.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 17, 2020
Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Materials suppliers need to appraise opportunities at all power levels of energy harvesting. Those developing, making and using harvesters providing microwatts to GW need to see the big picture and how they can expand into it.
External Company Press Release
Flexible Hybrid Electronics Focused Solicitation Request for Proposals

Flexible Hybrid Electronics Focused Solicitation Request for Proposals

Since 1993, SEMI-FlexTech has funded over 200 projects in R&D, with a total public/private investment in excess of U.S. $220 million. SEMI-FlexTech solicits proposals from the flexible electronics industry for candidate projects which will receive funding.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
QD-Displays: enhancement film or remote QD color converters

QD-Displays: enhancement film or remote QD color converters

In this article we discuss the status and trends in the use of QDs in displays, focusing on its thus far most successful implementation which is the enhancement film or remote QD approach.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies

mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies

Electronic packaging will play an important role in enabling higher frequency - e.g., mmWave - electronics. In particular, as the frequency goes up, the antenna spacing shrinks, the need to have large antenna arrays for gain as well as beam forming purposes increases; and the imperative to cut down transmission loss including by placing components closer together inside a package dramatically grows
Printed Electronics World
Jun 11, 2020
Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

The new 130 page IDTechEx report, "Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040", reveals how electrically smart, multifunctional materials are enabling the added-value materials industry to bypass the traditional electronic and electrical business.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2020
Printed Sensors: Emerging Applications Outweigh Test Strip Decline

Printed Sensors: Emerging Applications Outweigh Test Strip Decline

Asked to picture a printed sensor, you might well imagine a paper test strip for measuring blood glucose concentration. After all, such test strips comprise the majority of the printed sensor market, with billions used each year by diabetics around the world. However, this ubiquitous application masks a highly complex, fragmented and in some cases rapidly growing market that spans applications ranging from image sensing to wearable electrodes.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2020
Precision Spray Coating for Better Performing, Stable Solar Cells

Precision Spray Coating for Better Performing, Stable Solar Cells

Although perovskites are a promising alternative to the silicon used to make most of today's solar cells, new manufacturing processes are needed to make them practical for commercial production. To help fill this gap, researchers have developed a new precision spray-coating method that enables more complex perovskite solar cell designs and could be scaled up for mass production.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2020
Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
RF GaN Device Suppliers for the 5G Market

RF GaN Device Suppliers for the 5G Market

With the rapidly expanding market for 5G infrastructure, many companies are expanding their portfolio and ramping up the production of GaN devices.
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