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IDTechEx provides independant analysis, views and reports on "the new electronics" - ultra-high volume, low cost, laminar electronic products. These are creating huge new markets, and often require alternative manufacturing processes to the traditional electronics industry.
Novel color sensors are less expensive to manufacture

Novel color sensors are less expensive to manufacture

In the FOWINA project, researchers have developed novel color sensors with a special microlens arrangement. The sensors can be realized directly on the chip and combine multiple functions in a minimum of space.
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Minimal carbon footprint from Midsummer's thin film solar cell process

Minimal carbon footprint from Midsummer's thin film solar cell process

A new study commissioned by Midsummer shows that the company's proprietary flexible CIGS thin film solar module manufacturing process is much more environmentally friendly than other solar module production processes like e.g. for silicon modules.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 10, 2018
Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 7, 2018
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic…
Printed Electronics World
Dec 7, 2018
Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 6, 2018
Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 6, 2018
'Smart skin' simplifies spotting strain in structures

'Smart skin' simplifies spotting strain in structures

Invention can use fluorescing carbon nanotubes to reveal stress in aircraft, structures.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 5, 2018
New writing technology film

New writing technology film

JustWrite™ film delivers a natural writing experience without the use of a TFT backplane. Exhibiting almost no latency in pen writing, this technology closely resembles writing on paper, natural surfaces or marker boards.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 4, 2018
Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses

Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses

VSPARTICLE announced its low-cost technology to print nanostructured materials that will finally enable applications such as smart contact lenses to succeed. The nanotech company has developed an additive manufacturing technology that can be used for numerous applications, such as producing real-time medical sensors (glucose sensing, bio-marker sensing, etc.), as well as, accurate gas sensors.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 4, 2018
IDTechEx TVPocket-sized AsReader Barcode Scanner and GUN-Type RFID Reader

Pocket-sized AsReader Barcode Scanner and GUN-Type RFID Reader

At the 2018 IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, AsReader, Inc. showcases a variety of hardware consisting of RFID Reader/Writers, 1D and 2D Barcode Scanners and an all-new medical grade battery/wireless charging-sled with case.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 3, 2018
IDTechEx TVFlexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins.
Press Release
Minimal carbon footprint from Midsummer's thin film solar cell process

Minimal carbon footprint from Midsummer's thin film solar cell process

A new study commissioned by Midsummer shows that the company's proprietary flexible CIGS thin film solar module manufacturing process is much more environmentally friendly than other solar module production processes like e.g. for silicon modules.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 7, 2018
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic…
Printed Electronics World
Dec 6, 2018
Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 5, 2018
New writing technology film

New writing technology film

JustWrite™ film delivers a natural writing experience without the use of a TFT backplane. Exhibiting almost no latency in pen writing, this technology closely resembles writing on paper, natural surfaces or marker boards.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 4, 2018
IDTechEx TVPocket-sized AsReader Barcode Scanner and GUN-Type RFID Reader

Pocket-sized AsReader Barcode Scanner and GUN-Type RFID Reader

At the 2018 IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, AsReader, Inc. showcases a variety of hardware consisting of RFID Reader/Writers, 1D and 2D Barcode Scanners and an all-new medical grade battery/wireless charging-sled with case.