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Colour-shifting electronic skin

Colour-shifting electronic skin

Jul 27, 2017 China
Researchers have developed a new type of user-interactive electronic skin, with a colour change perceptible to the human eye, and achieved with a much-reduced level of strain. Their results could have applications in robotics, prosthetics and wearable technology.
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Acquisition of CERADROP hybrid 3D digital deposition platform

Acquisition of CERADROP hybrid 3D digital deposition platform

Jul 27, 2017 France
The University of Texas at San Antonio strengthens multifunctional electronic materials and devices research by acquisition of CERADROP hybrid 3D digital deposition platform.
New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

Jul 26, 2017 Korea
A recent study finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.
Webinar Tuesday 8 August - New Technologies for Metal 3D Printing

Webinar Tuesday 8 August - New Technologies for Metal 3D Printing

Jul 25, 2017
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar 'New Technologies for Metal 3D Printing' on Tuesday 8 August.
Toppan Forms develops ITO replacement using silver salt ink

Toppan Forms develops ITO replacement using silver salt ink

Jul 25, 2017 Hong Kong
Toppan Forms Co Ltd has developed a technology for forming printed micro wires, which enables a wire width of 4 micrometers that is almost invisible to the naked eye.
Simplifying printed electronics

Simplifying printed electronics

Jul 24, 2017 India
A team of researchers has developed a technique for printing flexible electronics that uses laser driven micro-bubbles to write or make patterns on transparent surfaces.
Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Jul 21, 2017 United States
Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process.
Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs

Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs

Jul 20, 2017 Japan
Renewed investigation of a molecule that was originally synthesized with the goal of creating a unique light-absorbing pigment has led to the establishment of a novel design strategy for efficient light-emitting molecules with applications in next-generation displays and lighting.
Breathable, wearable electronics on skin

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin

Jul 19, 2017 Japan
A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a Japanese group of scientists.
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Eight19 secures 1.3m Pounds funding

Eight19 secures 1.3m Pounds funding

Jul 19, 2017 United Kingdom
The new investment follows two years of continued improvement in OPV performance, advances in manufacturing readiness and an increased engagement with customers in the retail, FMCG and IoT sectors.
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Cratus leverages Thinfilm's NFC technology

Cratus leverages Thinfilm's NFC technology

Jul 19, 2017 Norway
Through the collaboration, Cratus will integrate Thinfilm's technology into mobile sensor platforms, enabling location sensing and tamper-evidence monitoring of high-value goods through the simple tap of a smartphone or commercial reader.
Dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology

Dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology

Jul 18, 2017
When it comes to efficiency, sometimes it helps to look to Mother Nature for advice - even in technology as advanced as printable, flexible electronics.
Webinar Thursday 3 August - Opportunities for LPWAN Technologies

Webinar Thursday 3 August - Opportunities for LPWAN Technologies

Jul 17, 2017
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on opportunities for LPWAN technologies on Thursday 3 August.