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IDTechEx TVConductive Smart Materials from Graphene

Conductive Smart Materials from Graphene

Dec 27, 2017 1
Imagine Intelligent Materials use graphene to create smart materials which sense and report real-time changes in stress, temperature and moisture.
World record thin-film solar cell efficiency of 22.9%

World record thin-film solar cell efficiency of 22.9%

Dec 26, 2017 Japan
Solar Frontier KK claims it has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency.
It's all GO for cleaner, more efficient batteries

It's all GO for cleaner, more efficient batteries

Dec 25, 2017 Australia
Battery power better than lithium or even solar is under development as researchers work to efficiently capture the energy of graphene oxide (GO).
Chemists go 'back to the future' to untangle quantum dot mystery

Chemists go 'back to the future' to untangle quantum dot mystery

Dec 22, 2017 United States
For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots—tiny, crystalline, nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable optical and electronic properties.
Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Dec 21, 2017 Europe
If wearable electronics are to become commonplace, a breakthrough is required which allows them to be washable, stretchable and breathable. Using conventional inkjet techniques which are cheap, safe and environmentally friendly, researchers recently reported the successful printing of 2D material, creating integrated electronic circuits, directly onto fabrics.
New theory to describe widely used material

New theory to describe widely used material

Dec 20, 2017 Sweden
A researcher has put forward a theoretical model that explains the coupling between ions and electrons in the widely used conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS. The model has profound implications for applications in printed electronics, energy storage in paper, and bioelectronics.
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IKEA Open Innovation Challenge in  Printed Electronics

IKEA Open Innovation Challenge in Printed Electronics

Dec 20, 2017 Worldwide
IKEA has invited a selection of companies to propose innovative ideas and technologies aiming at E-labels and/or Digital Communication Carriers.
Industry-first optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Industry-first optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Dec 19, 2017 United States
Synaptics Incorporated announced an industry-first family of Natural ID™ biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets.
IDTechEx TVSensor & Actuator Research - New Technology

Sensor & Actuator Research - New Technology

Dec 19, 2017
New research at BSAC will have even greater impacts on consumer, industrial, and medical products.
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Robotic Technology Transforming Agriculture

Robotic Technology Transforming Agriculture

Dec 18, 2017 Worldwide
This article covers a number of topics to highlight how robotic technology within agriculture is altering the landscape.
Engineers create artificial graphene

Engineers create artificial graphene

Dec 18, 2017 United States
Researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing.
Chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using light and heat

Chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using light and heat

Dec 15, 2017 United States
Silicon — the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors — is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating tiny silicon components that fit inside them has become more challenging and more expensive.
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Dec 14, 2017
Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

Dec 14, 2017 Japan
A research team has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe enables one to follow the shape of spherical and large deformable biological samples such as heart and brain tissues.
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Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Dec 13, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Dec 13, 2017 United States
A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
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What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation

What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation

Dec 13, 2017 Europe, Worldwide
As proof of IDTechEx's long-standing collaboration with the EU Commission, technology analyst Lorenzo Grande was invited to deliver a talk on the state of the art of battery manufacturing and how Europe can catch up with its Asian and North American competitors. A selection of the slides presented during the meeting have been included at the end of this premium article.
JOLED begin commercial shipment of world's first printing OLED Panels

JOLED begin commercial shipment of world's first printing OLED Panels

Dec 12, 2017 Japan
JOLED Inc has commercialized the world's first organic light-emitting diode panel produced using the "RGB printing method", and began product shipment on December 5, 2017.
Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Dec 12, 2017 United States
Nanoscale 'grass' structures also enable smart glass that switches from hazy to clear in presence of water.
Biosensors move to the point of care... and beyond

Biosensors move to the point of care... and beyond

Dec 11, 2017 Worldwide
The glucose sensing industry will be a $12bn market by 2027, making up a large chunk of the $33bn market for biosensors expected in the same year. Wearable sensors today are making larger and larger market penetration, with more than 50 countries now offering glucose sensors free to the user.