19 Mar 2020
Wiliot are developing a battery-free sensor/ID tag that is capable of transmitting Bluetooth signals. It harvests its energy ambient EM radiation via a printed antennae and a bare chip. Due to its combination of capability, simplicity and cloud integration this could be the technology that finally makes the 'Internet of Things' a reality...
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.
3 Mar 2020
Avery Dennison Completes Acquisition of Smartrac's RFID Business
Avery Dennison Corporation completed the acquisition of Smartrac's Transponder business, for the purchase price of €225 million, subject to customary adjustments.
21 Feb 2020
Avery Dennison Invests in new Factory in Brazil
Avery Dennison is gearing up for future growth of RFID technology, improving the efficiency of processes and the relationship between brands. Just months after signing a deal to acquire Smartrac's transponder division, the Company announced the location of its next RFID manufacturing facility, its first in Brazil and fifth in the world.
15 Nov 2019
FlexIC Foundry Enables Custom Flexible Integrated Circuit Design
PragmatIC has developed a unique, patented semiconductor device platform that provides the opportunity to invent entirely new applications for electronics: As well as being ultra-low cost, it is also ultra-thin and flexible, and can be easily combined with other thin film electronic components to create novel solutions.
24 Oct 2019
PragmatIC joins forces with Topolytics
PragmatIC has announced another order for its ConnectIC family of ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits. Topolytics, a leading waste analytics company, will use RFID tags incorporating PragmatIC's unique technology to deliver the UK's first comprehensive digital waste tracking solution.
21 Jun 2019
Baoshen, joins growing list of customers for PragmatIC
PragmatIC is pleased to announce that BSN, part of the Baoshen Group, has placed an order for its recently released ConnectIC products.
18 Mar 2019
Mühlbauer and PragmatIC announce strategic partnership
Mühlbauer, the proven technology supplier of RFID and smart label production and personalisation solutions, and PragmatIC, a pioneer in ultra-low cost flexible electronics, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership to deliver solutions that support the integration of PragmatIC's unique flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs).
12 Feb 2019
PragmatIC launches ConnectIC family of ultra-low cost RFID ICS
PragmatIC announces the first products in their ConnectIC family designed for use in closed HF RFID systems. The ground breaking ConnectIC family will be pivotal in the acceleration of the smart packaging market.
15 Jan 2019
First battery-free Bluetooth sticker sensor tag
Demonstration of the first-ever sticker-sized Bluetooth sensor tag incorporating an ARM processor powered solely by scavenging energy from ambient radio frequencies.
9 Nov 2018
PragmatIC and S&S smooth the way for ultra low cost printed RFID
PragmatIC and Smooth & Sharp Corporation are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration which will accelerate the adoption of PragmatIC's flexible integrated circuits.
5 Sep 2018
Avery Biomedical Devices
Avery Biomedical Devices is a medical device company that has been offering the diaphragm pacemaker since 1971. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Avery Biomedical Devices CSO Dr Dilys Gore on 15 Aug 2018.
17 Nov 2017
PragmatIC reinvents RFID & NFC for the mass market
PragmatIC,is reinventing radio frequency identification and near field communications to bring connectivity to mass market applications.
7 Nov 2017
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Avery Therapeutics COO Dr Jennifer Koevary on July 26, 2017. Avery Therapeutics is a pre-clinical company developing a tissue engineered graft for heart failure.
25 Oct 2017
More Money Raised for Printed and Organic Electronics: The Rationale
Excitement is building in the printed and organic electronics sector as demand grows and investors focus in on the opportunities.
26 Oct 2016
Printed energy harvesting device for the next gen smart packaging
A novel printed energy harvesting device, which will play an important role in the development of packaging with electronic functionality.