22 Dec 2020
Smartphone Display Material That can Self-Heal From Damage
Smartphone display repair costs may no longer be an issue. A research team in South Korea has developed a smartphone display material that can self-heal from damages.
2 Oct 2020
This is an update with Antti Backman, CEO of Delektre. The company is involved in the printed and flexible electronics market, including a ring product using flexible, organic electronics to create a non-invasive optical sensing technique for a variety of physiological parameters.
8 Sep 2020
Collaboration to Bring New Advanced Materials and Products to Market
CPI, the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry and the Henry Royce Institute are delighted to announce a collaboration that will enable the organisations to work together to help UK companies develop and commercialise products that use new advanced materials.
1 Sep 2020
SmartKem offers a portfolio of materials for organic thin film transistors. The main target application is flexible display backplanes, including OLEDs, LCDs and EPDs. In August 2020 they announced they had developed a prototype that applied their flexible backplane to an array of miniLEDs with a target applications of full area local dimming (FALD) of LCDs.
31 Aug 2020
RxFunction Awarded DoD Contract for Rehabilitation Research
RxFunction Inc has been selected by the Defense Health Agency to receive a Small Business Innovation Research Direct Phase II contract to fund development that will incorporate Walkasins sensory neuroprosthetic technology into artificial limbs for enhanced rehabilitation of gait and balance for active-duty military members, veterans, and civilians with lower limb trauma and/or loss.
11 Aug 2020
Bringing Smart Connected Products Closer with Flexible Electronics
Printed electronics tags could convert everyday objects into smart devices, exchanging data with each other wirelessly. An EU-funded project addressed the crucial material advances needed for Internet of Things applications - initially in the packaging, healthcare and home appliance sectors.
20 May 2020
Delektre is a Finnish company founded in 2010. The technology was originally developed for University Vaasa and University Hospital of Tempere, using a camera system to measure multiple signals.
12 May 2020
CPI Announces Smart-Labelling Using Battery-on-Circuit Technology
CPI announced a new collaborative project with Reelables to demonstrate a novel technology for printing smart Battery-on-Circuit labels, used to track shared objects in workspaces. This low-cost power source will eliminate the need for expensive and bulky external batteries for printed electronics, overcoming a key barrier to their widening application, mass production and industry growth.
31 Mar 2020
Printed Energy is an Australian company that is developing batteries based on Zn and MnO that can be directly printed in any shape onto a customer's device. Their target markets are RFID enabled sensors for IoT applications, and wearable devices including skin patches.
12 Mar 2020
Integrated Device Printed Directly Onto Label
CPI's Printable Electronics Centre is a design, development and prototyping facility. We provide support in bringing new printable electronics products and processes to market quickly by offering facilities and expertise that help reduce our clients' level of R&D risk and capital investment.
Taking advantage of our state of the art deposition, patterning and printing equipment leads to faster, more efficient development and production enabling clients to enter new markets quickly and with minimal risk. CPI can accelerate new product development by providing access to proven performance conducting, semiconductor, resistive materials and inks.
12 Mar 2020
Avery Dennison are a major supplier of labels, RFID tags, along with industrial/healthcare mateirals. They have recently invested in flexible IC company PragmatIC, battery-free Bluetooth company Williot and developing RFID temperature sensors. This profile focuses on their RFID plans.
11 Mar 2020
PragmatIC manufacture flexible integrated circuits (termed FlexICs) which are targeted first at RFID tags and also other applications that require constrained complexity. Their main selling point is their low cost (< $0.01, depending on complexity and volume), making them an attractive alternative to silicon. PragmatIC have also developed a revolutionary approach to fabrication that, when compared to conventional silicon ICs, requires much less capital expenditure and a design-to-production cycle-time of less than one week.
6 Mar 2020
CPI, established in 2004 as the 'Centre for Process Innovation', is a partly UK Government funded technology innovation center. This profile focuses on their work and capabilities in the printed/flexible/novel electronics area, and their applications in smart packaging.
5 Mar 2020
NeuDrive is a small company that has a patented material formulation for organic field effect transistors (OFETs). It previously aspired for these to be used in TFT display backplanes and printed logic applications, but it has recently changed its focus to biological and chemical sensors that utilize its OFET material.