Stretchy plastic electrolytes for new lithium-ion battery design
The growing popularity of lithium-ion batteries in recent years has put a strain on the world's supply of cobalt and nickel - two metals integral to current battery designs - and sent prices surging. In a bid to develop alternative designs for lithium-based batteries with less reliance on those scarce metals, researchers have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte.
Samsung Galaxy Fold now available
The Galaxy Fold combines users' favorite smartphone and tablet features to deliver a new kind of mobile device and a first-of-its-kind user experience—from a new form factor and materials to its unique foldable UX, versatile camera and premium performance.
IDTechEx spoke to Etienne Grima, CEO of CardioComm Solutions. This company produces software and hardware for the monitoring of heart rhythm.
Soft wearable health monitor uses stretchable electronics
A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by conventional adhesive sensors with conductive gels.
Flexible Lithium-ion Batteries: bendable, rollable, wearable
Established in 1991 in South Korea, Jenax is a manufacturer of flexible and fast charging lithium-ion battery.
How interconnect technology in power electronic packaging is evolving
This is the second part of our article series on the potential use of metal sintering as a die attach paste material in electric vehicle (EV) power electronics (PE).
US Army wants world's largest, fastest metal powder 3D printer
This printer will revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.
CLEARink And FLEx to create next gen ePaper display solutions
CLEARink Displays and FLEx Lighting announce a collaboration to create the next generation ePaper display solution based on CLEARink's ePaper 2.0 and FLEx's ultra-thin front light.
Lumitronix utilises paper and PET as printed circuit board
In cooperation with its technology partners, the Swabian LED company Lumitronix succeeded in equipping plasma-metallised flexible printed circuit boards with electronic components. This is based on the one-of-a-kind process of plasma metallisation.
Robot circulatory system powers possibilities
Untethered robots suffer from a stamina problem. A possible solution: a circulating liquid - "robot blood" - to store energy and power its applications for sophisticated, long-duration tasks.
Robots to the rhino rescue
With just two northern white rhinos remaining in the world, both of whom are female, scientists are racing against the clock to rescue the species from the brink of extinction. Decades of poaching and habitat loss have led to their dramatic decline. Hope for their survival now rests on scientists' ability to develop innovative methods for repopulating the species.
Flexible Hybrid Electronics: trends in key enabling technologies Pt 1
In this article, we consider multiple approaches that are being used to enable flexible hybrid electronics.
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2019 Award Winners
At the 15th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition in Berlin on April 10-11, four companies were honoured for their great achievements in developing and commercialising printed electronics technologies.