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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1 Feb 2023

CES 2023: Sensors and IoT

CES is an annual conference covering all of consumer electronics. The 2023 event was held in Las Vegas - with an estimated 3200 exhibitors and 115,000 attendees. This premium article picks out some key trends and company updates within the field of sensors and internet of things (IoT) - transcending many of the sectors featured at the event.
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1 Feb 2023

In2tec

In2tec is a UK company headquartered in Kettering that specialises in sustainable electronics manufacturing. The company has developed a unique manufacturing process that enables 100% recyclability of its printed circuit board assemblies.
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31 Jan 2023

Information Mediary Corporation

Information Mediary is a Canadian company that develops intelligent blister packs with electronic components to monitor use for applications in the healthcare industry and clinical trial industry.
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25 Jan 2023

Promising Innovations in Emerging Image Sensors

The new IDTechEx report, "Emerging Image Sensor Technologies 2023-2033: Applications and Markets", explores a diverse range of image sensing technologies capable of resolutions and wavelength detection far beyond what is currently attainable.
20 Jan 2023

Nile (Linxens)

Nile, acquired by Linxens, is a Swedish company that produces components for the wearable healthcare industry. IDTechEx connected with Nile at Medica 2022.
19 Jan 2023

Nano Dimension

In July 2022, Nano Dimension acquired metal and ceramic 3D printer manufacturer Admatec. They also acquired 12% of shares in Stratasys, the market leader in polymer 3D printing.
16 Jan 2023

Sensoria

Sensoria is an American developer of sensors for wearables and e-textiles devices, having been founded by three former Microsoft employees in 2011 as Heapsylon before being rebranded to Sensoria in 2014.
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15 Jan 2023

CondAlign

CondAlign is an early-stage Norwegian company that is about to commercially launch its field-aligned anisotropic electrically conductive adhesive film. This enables low temperature component attachment with pitches as fine as 25 um. IDTechEx caught up with Moreton Lindberget, VP of Sales and Marketing.
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12 Jan 2023

In-Mold Electronics 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
11 Jan 2023

NanoPrintek

NanoPrintek is an early stage company aiming to commercialize a novel deposition technique that utilizes on-demand generation and real-time sintering of nanoparticles. This profile is based on a presentation given at the 'Printed Electronic Innovations Showcase Day'.
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10 Jan 2023

Printed/Flexible Electronics at CES 2023

CES2023 is one of the highlights of the annual electronics calendar, with brands large and small demonstrating innovations ranging from high-end televisions to wearable electronics and electric vehicles. Given the size and broad scope of the event IDTechEx will provide a range of event summaries covering different aspects - this event summary focuses on printed/flexible electronics.
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6 Jan 2023

Inuru

INURU is an early-stage German firm that has developed printable OLED lighting for various applications. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Marcin Ratajczak to learn more about the product and target market in advance of a product launch at CES 2023.
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5 Jan 2023

Emerging Image Sensor Technologies 2023-2033: Applications and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Dr Isabel Al-Dhahir and Dr Matthew Dyson
4 Jan 2023

In-Mold Electronics 2023-2033

Forecasts from IDTechEx report "In-Mold Electronics 2023-2033"
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3 Jan 2023

Transition to Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Electronics

This premium article looks at the transition to roll-to-roll (R2R) electronics, including commercial challenges, pilot/production line examples, the readiness level of R2R technologies, and more.
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3 Jan 2023

MacDermid Alpha

MacDermind Alpha produces 'electronics manufacturing solutions', encompassing a wide range of materials and processes. At the 'Printed Electronic Innovations Showcase Day', it outlined its in-mold electronics portfolio.
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29 Dec 2022

Photosynthetic

Photosynthetic are a Dutch start-up developing a novel polymer microscale 3D printing technique called Volumetric Micro-Lithography. IDTechEx spoke with CEO/Founder Dr Alexander Kostenko.
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23 Dec 2022

Laiier

Laiier is an early stage company that has developed a leak sensing system for buildings based on low-cost conductive inks. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Matt Johnson at Electronica 2022.
21 Dec 2022

Component Placement for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE)

This premium article explores component placement for flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), including various methods.
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21 Dec 2022

Manufacturing Printed Electronics 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson and Dr Isabel Al-Dhahir