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Printed Electronics World
Jun 13, 2011
Electric vehicle infrastructure surprises

Electric vehicle infrastructure surprises

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure will see a frenzy of change over the next ten years. That will involve how it is made and installed, how it operates and even whether it is needed at all. For example, the 1.3 million electric vehicles for the disabled, obese and elderly being sold this year will rise to over three million in 2021 and none of them will have a charging station - you simply plug them into a regular socket. Registering that the most convenient and affordable charging station is none at all, the e-bike manufacturers have at last started to move in the same direction. Adoption of the new lithium-ion batteries releases a huge amount of weight and space and a charger can now be fitted into the e-bike. That will become more affordable as the years go by. Here are some more of the surprises revealed during the research for the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure 2011-2021".
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2011
Kovio raises $15 million with lead investor Tyco Retail Solutions

Kovio raises $15 million with lead investor Tyco Retail Solutions

Printed silicon electronics platform enables NFC solutions for retailers
External Company Press Release
New Light Tape portable rechargeable battery packs

New Light Tape portable rechargeable battery packs

Light Tape UK announces the launch of the new portable, quick recharge, compact, battery units to drive the Light Tape® product in its various portable applications. The new units have been specifically developed to address the existing limitations associated with driving Light Tape using portable battery technology
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2011
BASF entering into electrolyte activities

BASF entering into electrolyte activities

BASF is entering the business of electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and is forming a global electrolytes team in its Intermediates division for this purpose. By adding electrolytes to its existing portfolio for the LIB industry, BASF is able to offer another key component for the battery technology.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2011
Boxster E prototypes

Boxster E prototypes

The Boxster E, with one electric motor apiece on front and rear axle, runs on purely electric power with four-wheel drive and is equivalent to a Boxster S in terms of driving dynamics. Together with two other Boxster Es, in which an electric motor drives the rear wheels, the prototype is being used to explore the everyday practicality of all-electric vehicles and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging. What the researchers are after is an understanding of the requirements facing future products, where to go next with Porsche Intelligent Performance and how to integrate electric vehicles into the infrastructure.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2011
Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles

Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles

Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer. It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles - like woven cotton or even a sheet of paper.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2011
BASF and Dow move further into EV technology

BASF and Dow move further into EV technology

The world's largest chemical company is either BASF of Germany or Dow Chemical of the USA, depending on how you make the measurement. Both have been belatedly but strongly entering the electric vehicle business with materials and participation in device manufacturing joint ventures.
External Company Press Release
RUSNANO invests in MEMS

RUSNANO invests in MEMS

RUSNANO co-invests in the development of electronic components for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in sensors, computing and telecommunications equipment.
External Company Press Release
SuVolta's innovative PowerShrink

SuVolta's innovative PowerShrink

SuVolta announces PowerShrink Planar CMOS platform to dramatically reduce integrated circuit power consumption
External Company Press Release
Ensemble™ Epaq MR

Ensemble™ Epaq MR

Fully compatible with EPICS software tools and applications
Printed Electronics World
Jun 8, 2011
New world record for solar cell conversion efficiency

New world record for solar cell conversion efficiency

New superstrate material poised to enable flexible, lightweight and efficient thin film solar modules.
External Company Press Release
Thinfilm opens Japan office

Thinfilm opens Japan office

Prof. Jiro Kasahara, former executive technical director at Sony, will represent Thinfilm in Japan
Printed Electronics World
Jun 7, 2011
Smart battery design

Smart battery design

mPhase Technologies has been granted a United States patent for the unique concept of a smart battery design that could contain different battery chemistries within the same battery configuration or battery pack.
External Company Press Release
Dyesol expands global R&D capabilities

Dyesol expands global R&D capabilities

Dyesol is a global solar technology company with a mission to advance the commercialization of DSC technology. It manufactures and supplies a range of dye solar cell products comprising equipment, chemicals, materials, components and related services to researchers and manufacturers of DSC.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 6, 2011
New e-mobility event is better for component suppliers

New e-mobility event is better for component suppliers

Those making subsystems, components and materials for electric vehicles gain little from meeting only the high profile electric car companies at e-mobility events. The queue is very long to supply these companies and the pricing is often extremely challenging. By contrast, a look at the big picture of electric vehicles by land, water and air reveals a huge number of often highly profitable niche applications.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 6, 2011
Two devices will replace lead acid traction batteries

Two devices will replace lead acid traction batteries

It is like waiting for a bus. You wait and wait then two come at the same time. Alternatives to short lived, toxic lead acid traction batteries, with their indifferent performance, have been sought for over 100 years. Now both lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors are near to replacing lead acid traction batteries in the many traction applications where they are still used.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 6, 2011
W&M joins Virginia Nanoelectronics Center

W&M joins Virginia Nanoelectronics Center

Vanadium dioxide—or VO2—is an interesting substance with a number of intriguing properties, including its propensity to switch from an insulator to a conductor at moderate temperatures.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 3, 2011
TDK starts mass production of see-through type high-definition OLED

TDK starts mass production of see-through type high-definition OLED

TDK Corporation has started mass production of a newly developed see-through passive matrix type QVGA organic EL display (product name: UEL476) from this Spring, a world's first*.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 2, 2011
Electric vehicles become electronic

Electric vehicles become electronic

About 80% of the value of a military jet aircraft lies in the circuitry, up from almost nothing a century ago. Civil airliners are about 50% electric and electronic, whereas the family car is around 30% so far, all these percentages steadily rising. The point is that an aircraft has far more than the radar, communications and other instruments accessed by the pilot: it is a sea of sensors, fuel controls and servo systems in the engines, wings and elsewhere. Even the family car adds much more than the satnav, phone, proximity sensors and other electronics directly assisting the driver, the MEMS accelerometer controlling the air bags being just one of an increasingly huge number of out-of-sight safety and other measures controlled by circuitry.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 2, 2011
Swiss researchers flexible solar cells new world record

Swiss researchers flexible solar cells new world record

Record efficiency of 18.7% for flexible CIGS solar cells on plastics
Printed Electronics World
Jun 13, 2011
Electric vehicle infrastructure surprises

Electric vehicle infrastructure surprises

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure will see a frenzy of change over the next ten years. That will involve how it is made and installed, how it operates and even whether it is needed at all. For example, the 1.3 million electric vehicles for the disabled, obese and elderly being sold this year will rise to over three million in 2021 and none of them will have a charging station - you simply plug them into a regular socket. Registering that the most convenient and affordable charging station is none at all, the e-bike manufacturers have at last started to move in the same direction. Adoption of the new lithium-ion batteries releases a huge amount of weight and space and a charger can now be fitted into the e-bike. That will become more affordable as the years go by. Here are some more of the surprises revealed during the research for the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure 2011-2021".
External Company Press Release
New Light Tape portable rechargeable battery packs

New Light Tape portable rechargeable battery packs

Light Tape UK announces the launch of the new portable, quick recharge, compact, battery units to drive the Light Tape® product in its various portable applications. The new units have been specifically developed to address the existing limitations associated with driving Light Tape using portable battery technology
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2011
Boxster E prototypes

Boxster E prototypes

The Boxster E, with one electric motor apiece on front and rear axle, runs on purely electric power with four-wheel drive and is equivalent to a Boxster S in terms of driving dynamics. Together with two other Boxster Es, in which an electric motor drives the rear wheels, the prototype is being used to explore the everyday practicality of all-electric vehicles and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging. What the researchers are after is an understanding of the requirements facing future products, where to go next with Porsche Intelligent Performance and how to integrate electric vehicles into the infrastructure.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2011
BASF and Dow move further into EV technology

BASF and Dow move further into EV technology

The world's largest chemical company is either BASF of Germany or Dow Chemical of the USA, depending on how you make the measurement. Both have been belatedly but strongly entering the electric vehicle business with materials and participation in device manufacturing joint ventures.
External Company Press Release
SuVolta's innovative PowerShrink

SuVolta's innovative PowerShrink

SuVolta announces PowerShrink Planar CMOS platform to dramatically reduce integrated circuit power consumption
Printed Electronics World
Jun 8, 2011
New world record for solar cell conversion efficiency

New world record for solar cell conversion efficiency

New superstrate material poised to enable flexible, lightweight and efficient thin film solar modules.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 7, 2011
Smart battery design

Smart battery design

mPhase Technologies has been granted a United States patent for the unique concept of a smart battery design that could contain different battery chemistries within the same battery configuration or battery pack.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 6, 2011
New e-mobility event is better for component suppliers

New e-mobility event is better for component suppliers

Those making subsystems, components and materials for electric vehicles gain little from meeting only the high profile electric car companies at e-mobility events. The queue is very long to supply these companies and the pricing is often extremely challenging. By contrast, a look at the big picture of electric vehicles by land, water and air reveals a huge number of often highly profitable niche applications.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 6, 2011
W&M joins Virginia Nanoelectronics Center

W&M joins Virginia Nanoelectronics Center

Vanadium dioxide—or VO2—is an interesting substance with a number of intriguing properties, including its propensity to switch from an insulator to a conductor at moderate temperatures.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 2, 2011
Electric vehicles become electronic

Electric vehicles become electronic

About 80% of the value of a military jet aircraft lies in the circuitry, up from almost nothing a century ago. Civil airliners are about 50% electric and electronic, whereas the family car is around 30% so far, all these percentages steadily rising. The point is that an aircraft has far more than the radar, communications and other instruments accessed by the pilot: it is a sea of sensors, fuel controls and servo systems in the engines, wings and elsewhere. Even the family car adds much more than the satnav, phone, proximity sensors and other electronics directly assisting the driver, the MEMS accelerometer controlling the air bags being just one of an increasingly huge number of out-of-sight safety and other measures controlled by circuitry.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2011
Kovio raises $15 million with lead investor Tyco Retail Solutions

Kovio raises $15 million with lead investor Tyco Retail Solutions

Printed silicon electronics platform enables NFC solutions for retailers
Printed Electronics World
Jun 10, 2011
BASF entering into electrolyte activities

BASF entering into electrolyte activities

BASF is entering the business of electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and is forming a global electrolytes team in its Intermediates division for this purpose. By adding electrolytes to its existing portfolio for the LIB industry, BASF is able to offer another key component for the battery technology.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2011
Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles

Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles

Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer. It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles - like woven cotton or even a sheet of paper.
External Company Press Release
RUSNANO invests in MEMS

RUSNANO invests in MEMS

RUSNANO co-invests in the development of electronic components for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in sensors, computing and telecommunications equipment.
External Company Press Release
Ensemble™ Epaq MR

Ensemble™ Epaq MR

Fully compatible with EPICS software tools and applications
External Company Press Release
Thinfilm opens Japan office

Thinfilm opens Japan office

Prof. Jiro Kasahara, former executive technical director at Sony, will represent Thinfilm in Japan
External Company Press Release
Dyesol expands global R&D capabilities

Dyesol expands global R&D capabilities

Dyesol is a global solar technology company with a mission to advance the commercialization of DSC technology. It manufactures and supplies a range of dye solar cell products comprising equipment, chemicals, materials, components and related services to researchers and manufacturers of DSC.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 6, 2011
Two devices will replace lead acid traction batteries

Two devices will replace lead acid traction batteries

It is like waiting for a bus. You wait and wait then two come at the same time. Alternatives to short lived, toxic lead acid traction batteries, with their indifferent performance, have been sought for over 100 years. Now both lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors are near to replacing lead acid traction batteries in the many traction applications where they are still used.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 3, 2011
TDK starts mass production of see-through type high-definition OLED

TDK starts mass production of see-through type high-definition OLED

TDK Corporation has started mass production of a newly developed see-through passive matrix type QVGA organic EL display (product name: UEL476) from this Spring, a world's first*.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 2, 2011
Swiss researchers flexible solar cells new world record

Swiss researchers flexible solar cells new world record

Record efficiency of 18.7% for flexible CIGS solar cells on plastics
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