21 Jul 2020
Hitachi is offering Cu sintering paste. The pastes are offered in three varieties as outlined in the profile. In general, the challenge is to prevent oxidization during the sintering.
3 Jul 2020
Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving
This article highlights some key material development trends. More specifically, approaches to increase the thermal conductivity (in W/mK) of TIMs are considered. This is an important trend because the IDTechEx assessment is that the market, in absolute terms, for high or ultrahigh thermal conductivity TIM materials, will inevitably rise.
21 May 2020
C3Nano Launches Financing Round with Investment from Nitto Denko
C3Nano Inc has closed an initial equity investment from lead investor Nitto Denko, as the first step in an anticipated $15 million funding round. Nitto Denko Corp is a major supplier of films and touch panel display products for the global smartphone, tablet, and display industries. The two companies will collaborate on further development of the supply chain channel for the global flexible display market.
21 Feb 2020
C3 Nano is a producer of transparent conductive films (TCFs) and inks based on silver nanowires. Their films have 30 to 50 ohms/sq, and can be employed in flexible touch screens.
24 Jan 2020
Samsung is a leader in production of QD displays.
23 Jan 2020
Nanosys is the leading player in QDs. They were founded in 2001 (historical overview in next slides). It has raised some $160M over the last 15 years.
8 Nov 2019
Silatronix is a Wisconsin-based firm that has developed flame-retardant additives for Li-ion batteries based on organosilicon compounds.
This profile is an updated version. IDTechEx senior analyst Lorenzo Grande interviewed Silatronix VP Global Sales Carl Thoemmes in 2016.
16 Oct 2019
Die Attach Materials for Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles
New IDTechEx Research report investigates the market for various die and substrate attach materials used in power electronics in various electric vehicles. It provides a comprehensive view of the industry trends, looking at the trends driving the adoption of higher performance die-attach materials.
29 Jul 2019
Metal sintering die attach materials, processes, and suppliers
This is part V of our article series.
23 May 2019
C3Nano's ActiveGrid Ink for mass production by Hitachi Chemical Co
Hitachi Chemical Company Ltd has qualified C3Nano's ActiveGrid ink for mass production in its transparent conductive transfer film product. Additionally, Hitachi Chemical's TCTF has been adopted in a major Chinese mobile flexible device and is expected to be integrated into several more flexible devices in 2019
30 Apr 2019
C3Nano breakthrough material for flexible touchscreen displays
C3Nano Inc announced another leap forward with its new ActiveGrid™ Gen7 ink, which delivers breakthrough clarity, conductivity and flexibility.
13 Mar 2019
C3Nano expands patent portfolio for transparent conductive inks, films
C3Nano Inc announced that it has significantly expanded its patent portfolio, having been issued 13 international patents during 2018 to bring its total issued patents to more than 20, with 45 more pending. These patents protect C3Nano's industry-leading NanoGlue™ technology and ActiveGrid™ inks and films.
13 Aug 2018
Ionic Materials (IM) is a US-based start-up developing a solid polymer electrolyte for Li-ion batteries. Founded in 2011 by Mike Zimmerman, serial entrepreneur and professor at Tufts University, in 2018 the company raised $65M in a Series C funding round that included Hyundai, Renault-Nissan, A123 Systems, Total, and Hitachi Chemical, among other investors.
31 Jul 2018
SPD Control Systems
SPD Control Systems is a provider of wireless controls for Suspended Particle Devices (SPDs), licensing exclusively from Research Frontiers as well as having its own extensive patent portfolio. It has supplied leading automakers including Ford, Daimler and Tesla.
10 Jul 2018
Research Frontiers Incorporated
Research Frontiers are the patent holders of hundreds of patents describing the creation of Suspended Particle Devices (SPDs), which is a switchable light and heat blocking glass or plastic.
Research Frontiers has built an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, aircraft and boats. They are a public company.
3 May 2017
Stretchable electronics: everything you need to know
Stretchable Electronics is a term that conceals great diversity. Indeed, it is an umbrella term that refers to a whole host of emerging electronic materials, components and devices that exhibit some degree of mechanical stretchability.
6 Apr 2017
C3Nano closes $15 million series D equity financing
C3Nano Inc announced that it has closed $15 million in equity financing.
9 Jan 2017
Hitachi showcases waterproof, stretchable electronics
Video Interview with Hitachi at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, USA (November 16-17 2016)
20 Dec 2016
Silatronix is a Wisconsin-based firm that has developed flame-retardant additives for Li-ion batteries based on organosilicon. All major battery makers are testing their compound at the moment.