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SAFI-Tech New Supercooled Soldering Technology

SAFI-Tech New Supercooled Soldering Technology

Soldering technology is thousands of years old, but is still an essential component in electronics assembly, without which none of our advanced electronic devices would function. Though the soldering process has seen some refinement in modern times, it is still accomplished by heating the soldering metal alloy to its molten state and applying the metal hot at contact points to create a conductive solder joint.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 8, 2022
Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

In a new study, scientists find that holes can improve technology, including medical devices. The study describes an entirely new way to make a solar cell: by etching holes in the top layer to make it porous. The innovation could form the basis for a less-invasive pacemaker, or similar medical devices. It could be paired with a small light source to reduce the size of the bulky batteries that are currently implanted along with today's pacemakers.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 7, 2022
Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Studies have linked chronic lack of sleep to physical ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as mental health issues. Those interested in getting a better handle on what's happening to them at night have two primary options. They can take a sleep test conducted in a medical facility, or they can use an app through a smartphone or smart watch — a much more convenient, but less accurate choice. Recognizing the need, many groups have begun developing new sleep monitoring systems using triboelectric nanogenerators.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 3, 2022
Stretchable, Waterproof Fabric Turns Body Movements into Electricity

Stretchable, Waterproof Fabric Turns Body Movements into Electricity

Scientists have developed a stretchable and waterproof 'fabric' that turns energy generated from body movements into electrical energy.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 2, 2022
Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Perfectly imperfect - that is the technology landscape in metal 3D printing boiled down. Through an extensive benchmarking study, IDTechEx has asked the question: where are metal additive manufacturing technologies going, and where are the whitespaces for advancement in the metal AM landscape?
Printed Electronics World
May 31, 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
Printed Electronics World
May 31, 2022
Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Last summer, Northwestern University researchers introduced the first-ever transient pacemaker — a fully implantable, wireless device that harmlessly dissolves in the body after it's no longer needed. Now, they unveil a new, smart version that is integrated into a coordinated network of soft, flexible, wireless, wearable sensors and control units placed around the upper body.
Printed Electronics World
May 31, 2022
World's Most Efficient Solar Cell with 47.6 Percent Efficiency

World's Most Efficient Solar Cell with 47.6 Percent Efficiency

Researchers, using a new antireflection coating, have successfully increased the efficiency of the best four-junction solar cell to date from 46.1 to 47.6 percent at a concentration of 665 suns. This is a global milestone, as there is currently no solar cell with a higher efficiency worldwide.
External Company Press Release
LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

This cutting-edge panel technology creates an awe-inspiring holographic effect that makes the digital art pieces appear to be floating mid-air, for an immersive media experience.
Printed Electronics World
May 27, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Thursday 9 June 2022 - What is CO2 utilization and how is CO2 converted into useful products? What is the current state of the CO2U market? What are the key drivers and hurdles for CO2U market growth? What is the CO2U market outlook for the next 20 years?
Printed Electronics World
May 27, 2022
Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

The self-powered fabric was developed using triboelectric nanogenerators, which use movement to collect the energy needed to power the posture monitoring sensors. The data collected by the sensors is processed by an integrated machine learning algorithm that can provide immediate feedback, alerting the wearer when they need to adjust their posture.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium (CPES 2022)

Event Summary: Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium (CPES 2022)

This premium article explores the Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium 2022 event, held from 17th to 18th May in Canada, but attended virtually by IDTechEx. This article delves into the most interesting and commercially relevant presentations from the event, including presentations by Sun Chemical and Henkel.
Printed Electronics World
May 26, 2022
The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

COVID-19 testing at point of care peaked in Q1 2022. Is testing waning? What is COVID-19's lasting effect on point-of-care testing?
Printed Electronics World
May 26, 2022
Secret to Treating Achilles Heel of Alternatives to Silicon Solar

Secret to Treating Achilles Heel of Alternatives to Silicon Solar

A team of researchers from the UK and Japan has found that the tiny defects which limit the efficiency of perovskites - cheaper alternative materials for solar cells - are also responsible for structural changes in the material that lead to degradation.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

The Renewable Materials Conference 2022 combines the three renewable alternatives to fossil-based materials: recycling, bio- and CO2-based. The three-day event was hosted by the nova-Institute in Cologne, Germany, and was attended by over 400 visitors. Suppliers of raw materials, refiners, and chemical/materials manufacturers and experts in the industry presented the progress and latest insights into recycling, bio-based materials, and carbon dioxide utilization. Challenges to the industry and opportunities were discussed in depth throughout presentations and panel discussions, and several key themes emerged from the conference. Many attendees represented brand owners, looking to replace their current materials in products and packaging with renewable alternatives. In this article, IDTechEx explores themes that emerged from this conference, and discusses the technologies presented.
Printed Electronics World
May 25, 2022
Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Imagine this: A smooth touchscreen display placed on top of a thin silicone polymer film suddenly generates the feeling of a tiny raised button under the user's finger. Or how about the idea of wearing that same polymer film like a second skin? If used to line an industrial glove, the film can provide valuable feedback by gesture recognition and by sending tactile signals, such as pulses or vibrations, to the wearer.
External Company Press Release
Evonik sells TAeTTOOz® materials technology to InnovationLab

Evonik sells TAeTTOOz® materials technology to InnovationLab

Evonik is selling the TAeTTOOz materials technology for printable rechargeable batteries to the InnovationLab GmbH. The InnovationLab specializes in the development of printed and organic electronics and offers individual overall solutions from the first concept draft to the industrial production.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

This premium article explores the Commercialising Quantum event, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. This particular article will focus on hardware, with others outlining software companies and end users.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

This premium article delves into the Commercializing Quantum conference, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. It will look into contributions regarding quantum computing from end users across three sectors: pharmaceutical, automotive, and financial.
Printed Electronics World
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
External Company Press Release
SAFI-Tech New Supercooled Soldering Technology

SAFI-Tech New Supercooled Soldering Technology

Soldering technology is thousands of years old, but is still an essential component in electronics assembly, without which none of our advanced electronic devices would function. Though the soldering process has seen some refinement in modern times, it is still accomplished by heating the soldering metal alloy to its molten state and applying the metal hot at contact points to create a conductive solder joint.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 7, 2022
Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Studies have linked chronic lack of sleep to physical ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as mental health issues. Those interested in getting a better handle on what's happening to them at night have two primary options. They can take a sleep test conducted in a medical facility, or they can use an app through a smartphone or smart watch — a much more convenient, but less accurate choice. Recognizing the need, many groups have begun developing new sleep monitoring systems using triboelectric nanogenerators.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 2, 2022
Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Perfectly imperfect - that is the technology landscape in metal 3D printing boiled down. Through an extensive benchmarking study, IDTechEx has asked the question: where are metal additive manufacturing technologies going, and where are the whitespaces for advancement in the metal AM landscape?
Printed Electronics World
May 31, 2022
Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Last summer, Northwestern University researchers introduced the first-ever transient pacemaker — a fully implantable, wireless device that harmlessly dissolves in the body after it's no longer needed. Now, they unveil a new, smart version that is integrated into a coordinated network of soft, flexible, wireless, wearable sensors and control units placed around the upper body.
External Company Press Release
LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

This cutting-edge panel technology creates an awe-inspiring holographic effect that makes the digital art pieces appear to be floating mid-air, for an immersive media experience.
Printed Electronics World
May 27, 2022
Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

The self-powered fabric was developed using triboelectric nanogenerators, which use movement to collect the energy needed to power the posture monitoring sensors. The data collected by the sensors is processed by an integrated machine learning algorithm that can provide immediate feedback, alerting the wearer when they need to adjust their posture.
Printed Electronics World
May 26, 2022
The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

COVID-19 testing at point of care peaked in Q1 2022. Is testing waning? What is COVID-19's lasting effect on point-of-care testing?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

The Renewable Materials Conference 2022 combines the three renewable alternatives to fossil-based materials: recycling, bio- and CO2-based. The three-day event was hosted by the nova-Institute in Cologne, Germany, and was attended by over 400 visitors. Suppliers of raw materials, refiners, and chemical/materials manufacturers and experts in the industry presented the progress and latest insights into recycling, bio-based materials, and carbon dioxide utilization. Challenges to the industry and opportunities were discussed in depth throughout presentations and panel discussions, and several key themes emerged from the conference. Many attendees represented brand owners, looking to replace their current materials in products and packaging with renewable alternatives. In this article, IDTechEx explores themes that emerged from this conference, and discusses the technologies presented.
External Company Press Release
Evonik sells TAeTTOOz® materials technology to InnovationLab

Evonik sells TAeTTOOz® materials technology to InnovationLab

Evonik is selling the TAeTTOOz materials technology for printable rechargeable batteries to the InnovationLab GmbH. The InnovationLab specializes in the development of printed and organic electronics and offers individual overall solutions from the first concept draft to the industrial production.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

This premium article delves into the Commercializing Quantum conference, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. It will look into contributions regarding quantum computing from end users across three sectors: pharmaceutical, automotive, and financial.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 8, 2022
Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

In a new study, scientists find that holes can improve technology, including medical devices. The study describes an entirely new way to make a solar cell: by etching holes in the top layer to make it porous. The innovation could form the basis for a less-invasive pacemaker, or similar medical devices. It could be paired with a small light source to reduce the size of the bulky batteries that are currently implanted along with today's pacemakers.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 3, 2022
Stretchable, Waterproof Fabric Turns Body Movements into Electricity

Stretchable, Waterproof Fabric Turns Body Movements into Electricity

Scientists have developed a stretchable and waterproof 'fabric' that turns energy generated from body movements into electrical energy.
Printed Electronics World
May 31, 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
Printed Electronics World
May 31, 2022
World's Most Efficient Solar Cell with 47.6 Percent Efficiency

World's Most Efficient Solar Cell with 47.6 Percent Efficiency

Researchers, using a new antireflection coating, have successfully increased the efficiency of the best four-junction solar cell to date from 46.1 to 47.6 percent at a concentration of 665 suns. This is a global milestone, as there is currently no solar cell with a higher efficiency worldwide.
Printed Electronics World
May 27, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Thursday 9 June 2022 - What is CO2 utilization and how is CO2 converted into useful products? What is the current state of the CO2U market? What are the key drivers and hurdles for CO2U market growth? What is the CO2U market outlook for the next 20 years?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium (CPES 2022)

Event Summary: Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium (CPES 2022)

This premium article explores the Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium 2022 event, held from 17th to 18th May in Canada, but attended virtually by IDTechEx. This article delves into the most interesting and commercially relevant presentations from the event, including presentations by Sun Chemical and Henkel.
Printed Electronics World
May 26, 2022
Secret to Treating Achilles Heel of Alternatives to Silicon Solar

Secret to Treating Achilles Heel of Alternatives to Silicon Solar

A team of researchers from the UK and Japan has found that the tiny defects which limit the efficiency of perovskites - cheaper alternative materials for solar cells - are also responsible for structural changes in the material that lead to degradation.
Printed Electronics World
May 25, 2022
Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Imagine this: A smooth touchscreen display placed on top of a thin silicone polymer film suddenly generates the feeling of a tiny raised button under the user's finger. Or how about the idea of wearing that same polymer film like a second skin? If used to line an industrial glove, the film can provide valuable feedback by gesture recognition and by sending tactile signals, such as pulses or vibrations, to the wearer.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

This premium article explores the Commercialising Quantum event, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. This particular article will focus on hardware, with others outlining software companies and end users.
Printed Electronics World
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
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