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Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.
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30 Mar 2020

Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
24 Mar 2020

Sunray Scientific

Sunray Scientific has developed a magnetic anisotropic conductive elastomer (ACE), which enables much enhanced vertical conductivity using magnetic fields rather than pressure.
23 Mar 2020

Total to Build Largest Battery-based Energy Storage Project in France

With a storage capacity of 25 megawatt hours and output of 25 MW of power, the new lithium-ion energy storage system will be the largest in France. It will be used to provide fast reserve services to support the stability of the French power grid. It is part of government policy to support the development of electrical capacity through capacity mechanisms.
12 Mar 2020

Event summary: Flex 2020

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Matthew Dyson attended Flex 2020. The Conference is organised by Semi, the industry organisation for electronics manufacturing. Their main event is SEMICON, with Flex a much smaller conference focussing on flexible/printed electronics.
28 Feb 2020


Medrobotics was demonstrating its Flex Robotic System, a surgical robot that navigates through complex anatomy with HD 3D visualisation capabilities.
19 Feb 2020

OBEX: Protective Surf Hood

Even during activities, like surfing, where people desire to escape to nature, embedded technology can be a life-saving companion. OBEX is designed to enhance the experience of surfing and not detract from it in any way: elevating human potential.
7 Feb 2020

American Semiconductor Inc

American Semiconductor is a company based in Idaho, USA that has developed a process for thinning silicon chips and packaging them within a polymer. This enables flexible, durable silicon ICs, offering processing capability with a flexible form factor.
30 Jan 2020


While MAS and Flex have a joint venture relating to e-textiles, there is less emphasis on that now but collaboration is still ongoing but Flex is increasingly repositioning away from consumer electronics, according to the person we interviewed. They also mentioned that Flex had moved off fashion tech, with the team that had been co-located with MAS in San Francisco moving to Flex's Milpitas site.
6 Jan 2020

Fluidigm Corporation

The key technology for Fluidigm are proprietary CyTOF® and microfluidics technologies for mass cytometry and microfluidic systems (such as PCR or library prepare system for NGS, and Integrated Fluidic Circuits).
3 Jan 2020


Illumina dominants the DNA sequencing market at the moment. It shares 67% of the current market.
27 Nov 2019

IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2019 Award Winners

At the 16th IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition held in Santa Clara on November 20-21, three organizations were honored for their great achievements in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies.
26 Nov 2019

NeoGraf Solutions

NeoGraf Solutions are a company which has existed under many names since 1881, now NeoGraf use that history and knowledge to create a range of graphite based products for use in thermal management, below the profile is focused towards their thermal management products for Li-ion batteries.
25 Nov 2019

Sheldahl - a Flex Company

Sheldahl Flexible Technologies Inc is a subsidury of Flex Ltd. They create thin, lightweight electronics which can adapt to the clients products. IDTechEX met them at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, 2019.
20 Nov 2019

iENBL, A Flex Tool To Accelerate LPWAN And 5G Connectivity In The IIoT Space

Flex, Germany
8 Nov 2019

Identifying Welding and Bonding Technology for Medical Devices

The essence of a medical device is its relationship to the patient. A growing trend in preventative health is wearable technology, like smart watches and monitors placed on the skin. The engineers of these devices must find solutions to make medical technology flexible and durable enough to work on a person's wrist or hip for example.
4 Nov 2019

Third Generation Solar Energy Used For the first time in Brazil mall

The world's first Organic Photovoltaics installation in a shopping mall was completed at Shopping da Bahia, in Salvador.
30 Oct 2019

IoT Applications: Great Opportunities to Come

Internet of Things is considered the third revolution of the computer, after the first revolution of bringing computing to governments and big companies and the second one to the public via PC and smartphone.
22 Oct 2019

IoT Applications: Connecting the EDGE USA 2019

Nov 20-21 | Santa Clara, CA 10% Attendee Discount - Ends Friday, 1 November
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.
27 Sep 2019

Breakthrough material for direct digital production of plastic parts

A revolutionary production material for additive manufacturing applications that enables manufacturers to directly produce end-use plastic parts without tooling. This results in parts produced the same day versus weeks required with conventional tool-based approaches.