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Record stability for perovskite solar cells

Record stability for perovskite solar cells

Oct 6, 2017 Switzerland
Scientists have greatly improved the operational stability of perovskite solar cells by introducing cuprous thiocyanate protected by a thin layer of reduced graphene oxide.
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Initial results emerge from the Aspen Aerogel patent infringement case

Initial results emerge from the Aspen Aerogel patent infringement case

Oct 5, 2017
This week an announcement came that Aspen Aerogels has won the initial determination in a US International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation. IDTechEx has been closely following the aerogel industry and discuss here the reasons behind this case, the initial result, and the implications of this announcement.
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Colour changing tattoos monitor health

Colour changing tattoos monitor health

Oct 5, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health by changing color to tell an athlete if they are dehydrated or diabetic.
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Spotlight on Memtronik Innovations

Spotlight on Memtronik Innovations

Oct 4, 2017
Founded in 1994, Memtronik Innovations has grown considerably and now employs more than fifty workers.
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IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

Oct 4, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 15-16 2017. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
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SDK completes acquisition of SGL GE

SDK completes acquisition of SGL GE

Oct 4, 2017 Japan
Showa Denko announces that, effective October 2, 2017, it completed acquisition of all shares in SGL GE Holding GmbH, a graphite electrode production company, and made it a wholly owned subsidiary of SDK. The acquired company's name was changed to "SHOWA DENKO CARBON Holding GmbH" as of the same date.
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Thinfilm and GlaxoSmithKline bring NFC technology to Flonase brand

Thinfilm and GlaxoSmithKline bring NFC technology to Flonase brand

Oct 4, 2017 Norway
Thin Film Electronics ASA announced that GlaxoSmithKline has commercially deployed Thinfilm's unique SpeedTap tags to create interactive 'smart' shelves for enhanced communication with consumers at time of purchase decision-making.
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Opvius and the World of OPV

Opvius and the World of OPV

Oct 3, 2017 Worldwide
The future of organic photovoltaics is discussed in this article, including information from an IDTechEx interview with Opvius.
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IDTechEx TVBiodegradable microsensors for food monitoring

Biodegradable microsensors for food monitoring

Oct 3, 2017 Switzerland
A new generation of microsensors could provide the vital link between food products and the Internet of Things. Researchers have developed an ultra-thin temperature sensor that is both biocompatible and biodegradable.
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TCT Show 2017

TCT Show 2017

Oct 2, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core attended the TCT Show 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham last week. Here is her coverage of the latest innovations and product launches, and what impact this will have on the rapidly developing 3D printing industry.
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Trucking: a large attractive business to autonomize?

Trucking: a large attractive business to autonomize?

Oct 2, 2017 Worldwide
Trucking is a big business. In the US, trucking industry revenues are in excess of $726bn. No wonder then that autonomous trucking is a hot topic.
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A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

Oct 2, 2017 United States
A team of engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world -and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that's easily scalable to the commercial level.
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IDTechEx TVPrinted meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

Oct 2, 2017 United States
A new process can print multiple medications onto a single dissolvable strip, microneedle patch or other surface.
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Semitransparent and flexible solar cells

Semitransparent and flexible solar cells

Sep 28, 2017 Japan
Researchers have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials.
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Sensors are the stars of the IDTechEx Show!

Sensors are the stars of the IDTechEx Show!

Sep 26, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
Sensors conference features the latest technologies for Healthcare, Wearables, IoT, and Mobile devices.
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Wearable sensors reach their first billion-dollar year

Wearable sensors reach their first billion-dollar year

Sep 26, 2017
IDTechEx predict that 2017 will be the first billion dollar year for wearable sensors, with growth coming in three waves.
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LG and Samsung invest €25 million in CYNORA

LG and Samsung invest €25 million in CYNORA

Sep 26, 2017 Germany
CYNORA, a leading provider of highly efficient organic emitter materials for OLEDs, announced that the two Korean tech giants have decided to support CYNORA on its way to becoming a major player for OLED emitting materials.
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Thin, flexible device could provide cooling for mobile electronics

Thin, flexible device could provide cooling for mobile electronics

Sep 26, 2017 United States
Engineers and scientists have created a thin flexible device that could keep smartphones and laptop computers cool and prevent overheating.
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Atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

Atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

Sep 25, 2017 United States
Over the past half-century, scientists have shaved silicon films down to just a wisp of atoms in pursuit of smaller, faster electronics. For the next set of breakthroughs, though, they'll need novel ways to build even tinier and more powerful devices.
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A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

Sep 22, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
This year the Battery Show North America had a record 7500 visitors joined, and 500 exhibitors, including IDTechEx, were present on the exhibition floor. Lorenzo Grande reports on his experience at the show.