11 Apr 2023
DoMicro is a Dutch company that develops innovative micro-assembly technology for flexible hybrid electronics. It primarily provides private R&D services, although some solutions/technologies are developed without a specific request. IDTechEx caught up with Business Development Manager Dr AJ Hoeven at LOPEC 2023.
31 May 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs
Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
2 Mar 2022
ZEON is a large chemical company with a division for SWCNTs. IDTechEx spoke with several members of their team including Mitsugu Uejima and Taichi Yatsuzuka.
13 Nov 2020
IDTechEx interviewed Hiroyuki Ikushima, Masatoshi Miyakawa and Norio Nakamura from Miraisens. They are a haptics company based in Japan which was acquired by Murata in December 2019. IDTechEx spoke to them about their 3DHaptics technology and business objectives.
26 Jun 2020
SIJ Technology make super fine inkjet printers, capable of feature sizes as small as 1 um. They also produce a spray-coater for coating 3D surfaces.
25 Oct 2018
Efficiently turning light into electricity
Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that so far was unobserved in perovskites is so-called carrier multiplication - an effect that makes materials much more efficient in converting light into electricity.
2 May 2018
Cell membrane inspires new ultrathin electronic film
Japanese researchers have developed a new method to build large areas of semiconductive material that is just two molecules thick and a total of 4.4 nanometers tall. The films function as thin film transistors, and have potential future applications in flexible electronics or chemical detectors.
26 Dec 2017
World record thin-film solar cell efficiency of 22.9%
Solar Frontier KK claims it has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency.
15 Feb 2017
ITO alternatives: printed metal mesh is on the rise?
The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry has witnessed upheaval in recent years.
15 Feb 2017
Tiny drones as artificial pollinators
As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones.