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Metamaterials as a business

Metamaterials as a business

Welcome to a new frontier of advanced materials and printed and flexible electronics. Metamaterials are structures involving repetitive patterning, usually of metals on dielectrics and usually controlling electromagnetic radiation in a previously-impossible fashion.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 16, 2021
Flexible Material That can Stiffen on Demand

Flexible Material That can Stiffen on Demand

Scientists have developed a new type of 'chain mail' fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 13, 2021
Taking Printed Electronics Ideas All The Way to Market

Taking Printed Electronics Ideas All The Way to Market

An EU-funded project's innovation test bed provides access to consulting services and state-of-the art pilot lines, helping companies commercialise their printed electronics.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 12, 2021
The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The development of new technology often creates new opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential use cases, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world. So where is the "killer app" for e-textiles?
Printed Electronics World
Aug 11, 2021
This Touchy-Feely Glove Senses and Maps Tactile Stimuli

This Touchy-Feely Glove Senses and Maps Tactile Stimuli

Researchers have designed a new touch-sensing glove that can "feel" pressure and other tactile stimuli. The inside of the glove is threaded with a system of sensors that detects, measures, and maps small changes in pressure across the glove. The individual sensors are highly attuned and can pick up very weak vibrations across the skin, such as from a person's pulse.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 10, 2021
EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

Whilst IDTechEx expects EVs to continually improve in safety, there will always be the risk of a battery fire due to many potential causes. This presents an opportunity for those material suppliers making thermal interface materials (TIMs), flame-retardant materials, or fire protection materials.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 10, 2021
New Printing Technique for Flexible Electronics

New Printing Technique for Flexible Electronics

New technology that enables more efficient and effective transfer printing for electronic devices has been developed by researchers
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Antennas for Beginners

Metamaterial Antennas for Beginners

In some applications we need the antenna to have a broader band of frequencies accepted and in others the opposite. Metamaterials can assist in most cases. This premium article covers metamaterial antennas for beginners
Printed Electronics World
Aug 9, 2021
A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

Small electronics, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, aren't easily dismantled and recycled. So when a new model comes out, most users send the old devices into hazardous waste streams. To simplify small electronics recycling, researchers have developed a two-metal nanocomposite for circuits that disintegrates when submerged in water. They demonstrated the circuits in a prototype transient device — a functional smartwatch that dissolved within 40 hours.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 9, 2021
New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

Researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a "stubborn" group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics, computer components, and other applications.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 6, 2021
Decades of Research Brings Quantum Dots to Brink of Widespread Use

Decades of Research Brings Quantum Dots to Brink of Widespread Use

Using modern colloidal chemistry, the dimensions and internal structure of quantum dots can be manipulated with near-atomic precision, which allows for highly accurate control of their physical properties and thereby behaviors in practical devices.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 2

Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 2

The second part of this premium article series examines Micro-LED technology introduction, challenges and development, the emergence of mini-LED displays and what we can learn from it and Micro-LED market status and future.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 5, 2021
Electrically Conductive Adhesives to Impact the Electronics Industry

Electrically Conductive Adhesives to Impact the Electronics Industry

IDTechEx have recently launched "Electrically Conductive Adhesives (ECAs) 2022-2032", a market research report detailing the technology of ECAs, a form of conductive joining technology. Electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are a growing competitor to lead-free solders and silver sintering technologies, and currently see use in several electronics applications, such as automotive electronics, consumer electronics, and display applications.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 5, 2021
Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Researchers have demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving nanowires from electronic devices that have reached the end of their utility and then using those nanowires in new devices. The work is a step toward more sustainable electronics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Liquid Cooling for Data Centers

Liquid Cooling for Data Centers

Summary
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highly promising early-stage companies in printed/flexible electronics

Highly promising early-stage companies in printed/flexible electronics

What makes a promising early-stage company? What are the attributes of those that are most likely to succeed? Answering these million-dollar (or even more!) questions is of course extremely challenging, and there are never any guarantees. However, by following the fortunes of hundreds of high-tech early-stage companies over many years, including interviews with management, IDTechEx are arguably well-placed to identify the most promising companies. In this premium article, we identify a selection of early-stage companies within the printed/flexible electronics space that we regard as especially promising. All the companies have been interviewed, and links to detailed company profiles are provided.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 3, 2021
HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

In a UK first, on-site 3D reinforced concrete printing is set to deliver environmental, cost and community benefits for Britain's new high speed rail network. The cutting-edge technology, called 'Printfrastructure', will be deployed by HS2 Ltd's London tunnels contractor SCS JV (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture), in a move that represents a major step forward in construction technology.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 1

Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 1

The first part of this premium article examines trends of Micro-LED, LCD, OLED, and QD-LCD displays, and value propositions of micro-LED displays and corresponding application trends
Printed Electronics World
Aug 2, 2021
Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

While vehicle interiors might be an obvious target for emerging technologies based on printed/flexible electronics, there are also plenty of opportunities for vehicle exteriors. These range from transparent heaters to solar panels, and benefit from attributes as varied as transparency, conformality, low weight, and tunable absorption spectra.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 2, 2021
Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterials as a business

Metamaterials as a business

Welcome to a new frontier of advanced materials and printed and flexible electronics. Metamaterials are structures involving repetitive patterning, usually of metals on dielectrics and usually controlling electromagnetic radiation in a previously-impossible fashion.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 13, 2021
Taking Printed Electronics Ideas All The Way to Market

Taking Printed Electronics Ideas All The Way to Market

An EU-funded project's innovation test bed provides access to consulting services and state-of-the art pilot lines, helping companies commercialise their printed electronics.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 11, 2021
This Touchy-Feely Glove Senses and Maps Tactile Stimuli

This Touchy-Feely Glove Senses and Maps Tactile Stimuli

Researchers have designed a new touch-sensing glove that can "feel" pressure and other tactile stimuli. The inside of the glove is threaded with a system of sensors that detects, measures, and maps small changes in pressure across the glove. The individual sensors are highly attuned and can pick up very weak vibrations across the skin, such as from a person's pulse.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 10, 2021
New Printing Technique for Flexible Electronics

New Printing Technique for Flexible Electronics

New technology that enables more efficient and effective transfer printing for electronic devices has been developed by researchers
Printed Electronics World
Aug 9, 2021
A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

Small electronics, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, aren't easily dismantled and recycled. So when a new model comes out, most users send the old devices into hazardous waste streams. To simplify small electronics recycling, researchers have developed a two-metal nanocomposite for circuits that disintegrates when submerged in water. They demonstrated the circuits in a prototype transient device — a functional smartwatch that dissolved within 40 hours.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 6, 2021
Decades of Research Brings Quantum Dots to Brink of Widespread Use

Decades of Research Brings Quantum Dots to Brink of Widespread Use

Using modern colloidal chemistry, the dimensions and internal structure of quantum dots can be manipulated with near-atomic precision, which allows for highly accurate control of their physical properties and thereby behaviors in practical devices.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 5, 2021
Electrically Conductive Adhesives to Impact the Electronics Industry

Electrically Conductive Adhesives to Impact the Electronics Industry

IDTechEx have recently launched "Electrically Conductive Adhesives (ECAs) 2022-2032", a market research report detailing the technology of ECAs, a form of conductive joining technology. Electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are a growing competitor to lead-free solders and silver sintering technologies, and currently see use in several electronics applications, such as automotive electronics, consumer electronics, and display applications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Liquid Cooling for Data Centers

Liquid Cooling for Data Centers

Summary
Printed Electronics World
Aug 3, 2021
HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

In a UK first, on-site 3D reinforced concrete printing is set to deliver environmental, cost and community benefits for Britain's new high speed rail network. The cutting-edge technology, called 'Printfrastructure', will be deployed by HS2 Ltd's London tunnels contractor SCS JV (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture), in a move that represents a major step forward in construction technology.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 2, 2021
Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

While vehicle interiors might be an obvious target for emerging technologies based on printed/flexible electronics, there are also plenty of opportunities for vehicle exteriors. These range from transparent heaters to solar panels, and benefit from attributes as varied as transparency, conformality, low weight, and tunable absorption spectra.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 16, 2021
Flexible Material That can Stiffen on Demand

Flexible Material That can Stiffen on Demand

Scientists have developed a new type of 'chain mail' fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 12, 2021
The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The Killer App For Smart Textiles

The development of new technology often creates new opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential use cases, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world. So where is the "killer app" for e-textiles?
Printed Electronics World
Aug 10, 2021
EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers

Whilst IDTechEx expects EVs to continually improve in safety, there will always be the risk of a battery fire due to many potential causes. This presents an opportunity for those material suppliers making thermal interface materials (TIMs), flame-retardant materials, or fire protection materials.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Antennas for Beginners

Metamaterial Antennas for Beginners

In some applications we need the antenna to have a broader band of frequencies accepted and in others the opposite. Metamaterials can assist in most cases. This premium article covers metamaterial antennas for beginners
Printed Electronics World
Aug 9, 2021
New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently

Researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a "stubborn" group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics, computer components, and other applications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 2

Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 2

The second part of this premium article series examines Micro-LED technology introduction, challenges and development, the emergence of mini-LED displays and what we can learn from it and Micro-LED market status and future.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 5, 2021
Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Researchers have demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving nanowires from electronic devices that have reached the end of their utility and then using those nanowires in new devices. The work is a step toward more sustainable electronics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Highly promising early-stage companies in printed/flexible electronics

Highly promising early-stage companies in printed/flexible electronics

What makes a promising early-stage company? What are the attributes of those that are most likely to succeed? Answering these million-dollar (or even more!) questions is of course extremely challenging, and there are never any guarantees. However, by following the fortunes of hundreds of high-tech early-stage companies over many years, including interviews with management, IDTechEx are arguably well-placed to identify the most promising companies. In this premium article, we identify a selection of early-stage companies within the printed/flexible electronics space that we regard as especially promising. All the companies have been interviewed, and links to detailed company profiles are provided.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 1

Micro-LED Technology and Market Trends Part 1

The first part of this premium article examines trends of Micro-LED, LCD, OLED, and QD-LCD displays, and value propositions of micro-LED displays and corresponding application trends
Printed Electronics World
Aug 2, 2021
Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
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