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Printed Electronics World
Mar 17, 2010
Thermocells for generating electricity from waste heat

Thermocells for generating electricity from waste heat

A recent study reveals that thermocells based on carbon nanotube electrodes might eventually be used for generating electrical energy from heat discarded by chemical plants, automobiles and solar cell farms.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 16, 2010
CNT plant with capacity of 500 tons per year

CNT plant with capacity of 500 tons per year

The traditional electronics manufacturing process is poised for a paradigm shift away from expensive photolithography toward inkjet technology. Carbon nanotubes are enabling this paradigm shift due to their high conductivity and nanoscale size. This combination enables the production of new inks that create the needed conductive paths at much smaller feature sizes than is currently possible.
External Company Press Release
OE-A's 5th anniversary

OE-A's 5th anniversary

With its 135 members all over the world, the OE-A has become a highly dynamic and constantly growing network of leading international companies and institutes in the past five years", said Wolfgang Mildner, Chairman of the OE-A and Managing Director, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary celebration of the OE-A - the industry association for organic and printed electronics - in late February at the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In December 2004, 35 members founded this working group within VDMA. "One of the founding principles of the OE-A five years ago was the goal to build an international industry association to jointly develop this future multi-billion Euro market", emphasized the Chairman of the OE-A. "Cooperation all along the value chain is essential in this phase; no company can achieve it alone."
Printed Electronics World
Mar 16, 2010
Printed lithium reshaping battery

Printed lithium reshaping battery

In February 2010, ITSUBO Advanced Materials Innovation Center and Hatanaka Electric announced a large area printed lithium polymer battery that can be reshaped as shown in the pictures. This is the statement:
Printed Electronics World
Mar 15, 2010
Printing large batteries

Printing large batteries

170 years ago, Faraday appreciated the different electrical properties of nano gold over bulk metal in electrical devices, so applying nanotechnology to these things is scarcely new. However, the huge sums now being applied to improvement of lithium traction batteries in particular are now leading to work on a much larger scale and thin film technology, nanotechnology and printing are in increasingly important part of this.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 15, 2010
Reducing the weight of military manpacks with energy harvesting

Reducing the weight of military manpacks with energy harvesting

The US Army has presented at IDTechEx conferences, pointing out that a US warfighter often has to carry more than the ancient Roman soldier. This is despite the fact that the ancient Roman soldier carried prefabricated fort parts and food, with no support staff. A major problem today is the batteries.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 12, 2010
CNTs & graphene and the situation in Germany

CNTs & graphene and the situation in Germany

The demands placed on new, high-tech materials are continually increasing, and existing material systems are reaching their limits. Due to their exceptional electrical and mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and their composite materials offer high potential for use in diverse applications such as photovoltaics, sensors, semiconductor devices, displays, conductors, smart textiles and energy conversion devices (e.g., fuel cells, harvesters and batteries).
Printed Electronics World
Mar 12, 2010
Flexible PV with storage - basic hardware platform

Flexible PV with storage - basic hardware platform

There is a new energy harvesting project that IDTechEx believes could lead to a basic hardware platform for the new printed flexible electronics, incorporated in many products in most applicational sectors from military to consumer packaged goods.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 11, 2010
Bayer Material Science acquires Artificial Muscle Inc

Bayer Material Science acquires Artificial Muscle Inc

Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG and part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business, has acquired Artificial Muscle, Inc. (AMI) of Sunnyvale, California. AMI is a pioneer and leader in the field of electroactive polymers for the consumer electronics industry.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 11, 2010
Lithium vehicle traction batteries and harvesting

Lithium vehicle traction batteries and harvesting

The conference of about 40 people "Lithium Battery Technology and System Development" in London 9 March 2010 was concerned with "breaking barriers for electric vehicles".
Printed Electronics World
Mar 10, 2010
Electrolux, Kimberly Clark and the Printed Electronics uptake

Electrolux, Kimberly Clark and the Printed Electronics uptake

Interest in Printed Electronics from major consumer brands worldwide is constantly increasing. A testimony to that is the ever-growing number of end-users presenting at the latest IDTechEx Printed Electronics conference this coming April, as well as the variety of industries they represent.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 10, 2010
Flat flexible speakers this year

Flat flexible speakers this year

How many times have you misheard a crucial train departure time? Multiple cone speakers in public speakers interfere with each other, creating audio anomalies. A new 'flat flexible laminate', loudspeaker technology directs the sound into the space it needs to be heard, reducing distortion and ensuring key announcements are heard.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 9, 2010
Mitsubishi striving for printable OLED lighting

Mitsubishi striving for printable OLED lighting

Mitsubishi aim to begin full-scale mass production with a launch of illumination appliances in 2011.
External Company Press Release
MuTracx secures additional Lunaris project funding of US$11.3M

MuTracx secures additional Lunaris project funding of US$11.3M

MuTracx BV, a technology spin-out from Océ Technologies, have secured additional funding of US$11.3M for the Lunaris project. Lunaris is an industrialized solution for the jetting of etch resist for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) inner layers. The additional funds have been raised from multiple sources and bring the total post spin-out funding to US$17.5M.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 8, 2010
Lab plays key role in Department of Energy's artificial retina project

Lab plays key role in Department of Energy's artificial retina project

Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are developing the electronics for a third-generation artificial retina.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 5, 2010
'Ferropaper' is new technology for small motors, robots

'Ferropaper' is new technology for small motors, robots

Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic "ferropaper" that might be used to make low-cost "micromotors" for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 5, 2010
The glamorous world of energy harvesting

The glamorous world of energy harvesting

Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to create electricity for small or mobile equipment and it started with such things as the bicycle dynamo and the piezoelectric gas lighter.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 4, 2010
Electric Vehicles - China vs Japan

Electric Vehicles - China vs Japan

The Western media debate at length the transformation of the Western automotive industry. However, the real battle of the titans is taking place in East Asia. It concerns electric vehicles, both hybrid and pure electric, and a much bigger picture, because these manufacturers ...
Printed Electronics World
Mar 4, 2010
Konarka receives investment of $20 million for joint venture agreement

Konarka receives investment of $20 million for joint venture agreement

External Company Press Release
Introduction of Coatema's new Minicoater at Printed Electronics Europe

Introduction of Coatema's new Minicoater at Printed Electronics Europe

Printed Electronics Europe 2010 is one of the World's largest events on printed and organic electronics. Coatema Coating Machinery, one of the pioneers in these fields with installations at VTT, Holst Centre, IPMS Dresden, IAP Potsdam and several other leading R&D institutions worldwide is going to present a new development for small-scale, cost-efficient and multifunctional R&D roll to roll equipment.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 17, 2010
Thermocells for generating electricity from waste heat

Thermocells for generating electricity from waste heat

A recent study reveals that thermocells based on carbon nanotube electrodes might eventually be used for generating electrical energy from heat discarded by chemical plants, automobiles and solar cell farms.
External Company Press Release
OE-A's 5th anniversary

OE-A's 5th anniversary

With its 135 members all over the world, the OE-A has become a highly dynamic and constantly growing network of leading international companies and institutes in the past five years", said Wolfgang Mildner, Chairman of the OE-A and Managing Director, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary celebration of the OE-A - the industry association for organic and printed electronics - in late February at the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In December 2004, 35 members founded this working group within VDMA. "One of the founding principles of the OE-A five years ago was the goal to build an international industry association to jointly develop this future multi-billion Euro market", emphasized the Chairman of the OE-A. "Cooperation all along the value chain is essential in this phase; no company can achieve it alone."
Printed Electronics World
Mar 15, 2010
Printing large batteries

Printing large batteries

170 years ago, Faraday appreciated the different electrical properties of nano gold over bulk metal in electrical devices, so applying nanotechnology to these things is scarcely new. However, the huge sums now being applied to improvement of lithium traction batteries in particular are now leading to work on a much larger scale and thin film technology, nanotechnology and printing are in increasingly important part of this.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 12, 2010
CNTs & graphene and the situation in Germany

CNTs & graphene and the situation in Germany

The demands placed on new, high-tech materials are continually increasing, and existing material systems are reaching their limits. Due to their exceptional electrical and mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and their composite materials offer high potential for use in diverse applications such as photovoltaics, sensors, semiconductor devices, displays, conductors, smart textiles and energy conversion devices (e.g., fuel cells, harvesters and batteries).
Printed Electronics World
Mar 11, 2010
Bayer Material Science acquires Artificial Muscle Inc

Bayer Material Science acquires Artificial Muscle Inc

Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG and part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business, has acquired Artificial Muscle, Inc. (AMI) of Sunnyvale, California. AMI is a pioneer and leader in the field of electroactive polymers for the consumer electronics industry.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 10, 2010
Electrolux, Kimberly Clark and the Printed Electronics uptake

Electrolux, Kimberly Clark and the Printed Electronics uptake

Interest in Printed Electronics from major consumer brands worldwide is constantly increasing. A testimony to that is the ever-growing number of end-users presenting at the latest IDTechEx Printed Electronics conference this coming April, as well as the variety of industries they represent.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 9, 2010
Mitsubishi striving for printable OLED lighting

Mitsubishi striving for printable OLED lighting

Mitsubishi aim to begin full-scale mass production with a launch of illumination appliances in 2011.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 8, 2010
Lab plays key role in Department of Energy's artificial retina project

Lab plays key role in Department of Energy's artificial retina project

Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are developing the electronics for a third-generation artificial retina.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 5, 2010
The glamorous world of energy harvesting

The glamorous world of energy harvesting

Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to create electricity for small or mobile equipment and it started with such things as the bicycle dynamo and the piezoelectric gas lighter.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 4, 2010
Konarka receives investment of $20 million for joint venture agreement

Konarka receives investment of $20 million for joint venture agreement

Printed Electronics World
Mar 16, 2010
CNT plant with capacity of 500 tons per year

CNT plant with capacity of 500 tons per year

The traditional electronics manufacturing process is poised for a paradigm shift away from expensive photolithography toward inkjet technology. Carbon nanotubes are enabling this paradigm shift due to their high conductivity and nanoscale size. This combination enables the production of new inks that create the needed conductive paths at much smaller feature sizes than is currently possible.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 16, 2010
Printed lithium reshaping battery

Printed lithium reshaping battery

In February 2010, ITSUBO Advanced Materials Innovation Center and Hatanaka Electric announced a large area printed lithium polymer battery that can be reshaped as shown in the pictures. This is the statement:
Printed Electronics World
Mar 15, 2010
Reducing the weight of military manpacks with energy harvesting

Reducing the weight of military manpacks with energy harvesting

The US Army has presented at IDTechEx conferences, pointing out that a US warfighter often has to carry more than the ancient Roman soldier. This is despite the fact that the ancient Roman soldier carried prefabricated fort parts and food, with no support staff. A major problem today is the batteries.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 12, 2010
Flexible PV with storage - basic hardware platform

Flexible PV with storage - basic hardware platform

There is a new energy harvesting project that IDTechEx believes could lead to a basic hardware platform for the new printed flexible electronics, incorporated in many products in most applicational sectors from military to consumer packaged goods.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 11, 2010
Lithium vehicle traction batteries and harvesting

Lithium vehicle traction batteries and harvesting

The conference of about 40 people "Lithium Battery Technology and System Development" in London 9 March 2010 was concerned with "breaking barriers for electric vehicles".
Printed Electronics World
Mar 10, 2010
Flat flexible speakers this year

Flat flexible speakers this year

How many times have you misheard a crucial train departure time? Multiple cone speakers in public speakers interfere with each other, creating audio anomalies. A new 'flat flexible laminate', loudspeaker technology directs the sound into the space it needs to be heard, reducing distortion and ensuring key announcements are heard.
External Company Press Release
MuTracx secures additional Lunaris project funding of US$11.3M

MuTracx secures additional Lunaris project funding of US$11.3M

MuTracx BV, a technology spin-out from Océ Technologies, have secured additional funding of US$11.3M for the Lunaris project. Lunaris is an industrialized solution for the jetting of etch resist for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) inner layers. The additional funds have been raised from multiple sources and bring the total post spin-out funding to US$17.5M.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 5, 2010
'Ferropaper' is new technology for small motors, robots

'Ferropaper' is new technology for small motors, robots

Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic "ferropaper" that might be used to make low-cost "micromotors" for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 4, 2010
Electric Vehicles - China vs Japan

Electric Vehicles - China vs Japan

The Western media debate at length the transformation of the Western automotive industry. However, the real battle of the titans is taking place in East Asia. It concerns electric vehicles, both hybrid and pure electric, and a much bigger picture, because these manufacturers ...
External Company Press Release
Introduction of Coatema's new Minicoater at Printed Electronics Europe

Introduction of Coatema's new Minicoater at Printed Electronics Europe

Printed Electronics Europe 2010 is one of the World's largest events on printed and organic electronics. Coatema Coating Machinery, one of the pioneers in these fields with installations at VTT, Holst Centre, IPMS Dresden, IAP Potsdam and several other leading R&D institutions worldwide is going to present a new development for small-scale, cost-efficient and multifunctional R&D roll to roll equipment.
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