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Printed Electronics World
Jun 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 13, 2022
Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Researchers have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal of chemicals. While still at an early stage, the researchers hope these nano-sensors could help uncover food pesticides before consumption.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 13, 2022
Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Wearable sensors — an important tool for health monitoring and for training artificial intelligence — can be waterproof or can measure more than one stimuli, but combining these factors while maintaining a high level of precision in the measurements is difficult.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 13, 2022
Upcoming Free-to-Attend Webinar - New Opportunities for Gas Sensors

Upcoming Free-to-Attend Webinar - New Opportunities for Gas Sensors

Thursday 23 June 2022 - Mass-digitization trend is predicted to cause the gas sensor market to surpass $8 billion by 2032. The gas sensor market is a complex combination of multiple technologies and applications - and understanding where true opportunities for commercial success exist is challenging.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2022
Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Sharp Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 32.65%, the world's highest, in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module developed as part of the "Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles" project.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2022
E-Nose Sniffs Out Mixtures of Volatile Organic Compounds

E-Nose Sniffs Out Mixtures of Volatile Organic Compounds

As paint thinner, ink and adhesives dry, they can release volatile organic compounds, which can negatively impact health. Typically, one of those VOCs is xylene, which exists as three isomers with the same elements but slightly different arrangements. Because the isomers are so similar, they're hard to monitor separately. Now, researchers have developed an electric nose with porous metal-organic framework films that can accurately distinguish xylene isomer mixtures.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2022
Air Quality Monitoring: Not Just an Urban Concern?

Air Quality Monitoring: Not Just an Urban Concern?

Air quality concerns are on the rise globally, with urban pollution the dominant cause. However, radon accumulation and unpleasant aromas are often bigger problems in rural locations, creating opportunities for gas sensors that offer continuous monitoring and even odor categorization.
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 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 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 13, 2022
Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Wearable sensors — an important tool for health monitoring and for training artificial intelligence — can be waterproof or can measure more than one stimuli, but combining these factors while maintaining a high level of precision in the measurements is difficult.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2022
Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Sharp Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 32.65%, the world's highest, in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module developed as part of the "Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles" project.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2022
Air Quality Monitoring: Not Just an Urban Concern?

Air Quality Monitoring: Not Just an Urban Concern?

Air quality concerns are on the rise globally, with urban pollution the dominant cause. However, radon accumulation and unpleasant aromas are often bigger problems in rural locations, creating opportunities for gas sensors that offer continuous monitoring and even odor categorization.
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 13, 2022
Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Researchers have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal of chemicals. While still at an early stage, the researchers hope these nano-sensors could help uncover food pesticides before consumption.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 13, 2022
Upcoming Free-to-Attend Webinar - New Opportunities for Gas Sensors

Upcoming Free-to-Attend Webinar - New Opportunities for Gas Sensors

Thursday 23 June 2022 - Mass-digitization trend is predicted to cause the gas sensor market to surpass $8 billion by 2032. The gas sensor market is a complex combination of multiple technologies and applications - and understanding where true opportunities for commercial success exist is challenging.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 9, 2022
E-Nose Sniffs Out Mixtures of Volatile Organic Compounds

E-Nose Sniffs Out Mixtures of Volatile Organic Compounds

As paint thinner, ink and adhesives dry, they can release volatile organic compounds, which can negatively impact health. Typically, one of those VOCs is xylene, which exists as three isomers with the same elements but slightly different arrangements. Because the isomers are so similar, they're hard to monitor separately. Now, researchers have developed an electric nose with porous metal-organic framework films that can accurately distinguish xylene isomer mixtures.
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.
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