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Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics

IDTechEx provides independant analysis, views and reports on "the new electronics" - ultra-high volume, low cost, laminar electronic products. These are creating huge new markets, and often require alternative manufacturing processes to the traditional electronics industry.
Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Feb 24, 2017 Canada
This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
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Collaboration on printed electronics research and application

Collaboration on printed electronics research and application

Feb 24, 2017 Netherlands
DuPont Electronics & Communications and Holst Centre have announced the third extension of their successful long-term collaboration, which is focused on advanced materials for the printed electronics industry.
Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Feb 23, 2017 United States
Engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
Stretchable electronics: out of the lab and into the market

Stretchable electronics: out of the lab and into the market

Feb 22, 2017
Whilst the latest electronic components continue to push the boundaries of performance, there are many that now see Moore's Law reaching its ultimate limits. Electronic devices continue to achieve increasing levels of ubiquity, but for this to continue, electronics need new form factors in order to integrate seamlessly into our surroundings.
PV Nano Cell signs LOI for the $10M acquisition of DigiFlex

PV Nano Cell signs LOI for the $10M acquisition of DigiFlex

Feb 22, 2017 Israel
PV Nano Cell Ltd has announced that the Company signed an LOI to acquire all of the outstanding shares of DigiFlex Ltd.
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Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

Feb 22, 2017 Finland
TactoTek, a leader in injection molded structural electronics solutions, has announced that its funding has grown to over 20 million USD.
Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Feb 21, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and electronics.
Webinar Thurs 9 March - RFID Sensors: Technology, Innovation, Markets

Webinar Thurs 9 March - RFID Sensors: Technology, Innovation, Markets

Feb 21, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 9 March 2017 titled RFID Sensors: Technology, Innovation, Markets... Opportunity?
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Thinfilm completes purchase of EAS manufacturing equipment

Thinfilm completes purchase of EAS manufacturing equipment

Feb 21, 2017 Norway
Thin Film Electronics ASA has announced that it has completed purchasing of manufacturing equipment to be used in the roll-to-roll production of its Electronic Article Surveillance tags.
G+ Textile Applications (Graphene Textiles)

G+ Textile Applications (Graphene Textiles)

Feb 20, 2017 Worldwide
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 Directa Plus who write about the progress of graphene in textile applications.
Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearables

Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearables

Feb 20, 2017 India
Wearable electronics are here — the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials made in part with an unexpected ingredient: green tea.