Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics

Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics

Printed Electronics, being thin film silicon or inorganic or organic semiconductors, can be used to form Thin Film Transistor Circuits (TFTCs), such as replacing the functionality of simple silicon chips. TFTCs also employ thin film conductors and dielectrics and the ultimate objective is to make many different components at the same time - such as displays, batteries, sensors, microphones etc using the same materials or at least the same deposition techniques thus saving cost and improving reliability. Some TFTCs will be capable of covering large areas to affordably form electronic billboards, smart shelves and so on. They will be lightweight, rugged and mechanically flexible. Often they will be made by rapid, high-volume reel-to-reel processing even forming a part of regular printing processes for graphics. These circuits will be cheap enough to permit electronics where envisaged silicon chips are always or almost always too expensive, where multiple components and needed, and where silicon is impracticle (e.g. not flexible, brittle, thick etc).
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26 May 2022

Senorics

Senorics is an early-stage German company that has produced miniaturized spectrometers based on organic electronics. These are targeted at consumer applications such as robotic vacuum cleaners.
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26 May 2022

NRC (National Research Council of Canada)

The NRC (National Research Council of Canada) presented two material innovations at CPES 2022: using boron nitride nanotubes to assist heat dispersion when soldering to polymer films and integrating silver into 3D printing of plastic to facilitate fully additive 3D electronics.
26 May 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.
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26 May 2022

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?
26 May 2022

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.
25 May 2022

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.
25 May 2022

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.
25 May 2022

GCL

GCL is a well-established company with extensive expertise on renewable energy systems including solar power, wind power, and hydrogen storage. It is one of the only known established companies that is working on perovskite solar cells.
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24 May 2022

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.
24 May 2022

Highest Efficiency 1-Sun Solar Cell

Researchers have created a solar cell with a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination. This is the highest efficiency solar cell of any type, measured using standard 1-sun conditions.
23 May 2022

How Will Walmart's RFID Mandate Impact RFID Adoption in Retail?

The big news in the RFID industry at the start of 2022 was Walmart's announcement — the world's leading retailer revealed plans to expand RFID use from retail apparel to other retail departments. What effect will this have on RFID adoption in retail?
23 May 2022

'Next Generation Wonder Material' Created for First Time

For over a decade, scientists have attempted to synthesize a new form of carbon called graphyne with limited success. That endeavor is now at an end, though, thanks to new research.
23 May 2022

Night Time Solar Technology Can Now Deliver Power in the Dark

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in renewable energy technology by producing electricity from so-called 'night-time' solar power. The team generated electricity from heat radiated as infrared light, in the same way as the Earth cools by radiating into space at night.
20 May 2022

Optomec Announces Delivery of 600th Industrial Printer

Optomec announced another important milestone in its continued growth, with the delivery of its 600th industrial 3D printer. The company has now installed more than 250 of its proprietary LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metal and over 350 of its patented Aerosol Jet Systems, with the majority of its recent machines being used for high ROI production applications.
20 May 2022

Amcor

Amcor are a global leader in packaging solutions, with a focus on sustainable, responsible packaging.
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19 May 2022

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Gas sensors are simultaneously an established and emerging industry, creating a complex web of technologies and applications for stakeholders to understand. Detection methods span a diverse technology landscape, ranging from semiconductor and optical to acoustic and photoionization.
19 May 2022

Imec and Partners Target Net-Zero Emissions for Chip Manufacturing

imec announces that its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems research program succeeded in bringing together stakeholders of the semiconductor value chain, from large system companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, Kurita, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron.
18 May 2022

Epishine

Epishine is a Swedish company founded in 2016. The company works on organic PV for indoor wireless electronics. Epishine has recently announced a licensing agreement with the ASCA division of Armor. This profile is based on an interview with the Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at Epishine, Mattias Josephson.
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18 May 2022

Transparent Antennas: Emerging Application for Transparent Conductors

This premium article explores the opportunities for transparent antennas, delving into the addressable industry verticals, the value chain, and technical challenges associated with such opportunities.
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18 May 2022

Highly Efficient Large-Area Perovskite For Next Generation Displays

Metal halide perovskites have very narrow spectral emission, excellent color purity, low material cost, and wide and easy color-tunability. Based on these advantages, perovskites are considered as a promising high color purity light emitter which can replace the conventional organic and inorganic quantum dot light emitters in displays and solid-state lighting technologies.