Et Tu Barclé?
Be it betrayal or euthanasia, Clinton Card's demise was due to a dearth of innovation, however the intrigues of the trio Barclays, Lloyds and American Greetings remain a mystery. What we do know is that Clinton has failed where many thrive - not least MoonPig®, Card Factory® and American Greetings®.
Paper electronics is successful: where next?
Electronics and electrics on or in paper is being used for security, safety, crime prevention, brand enhancement and merchandising.
Energy harvesting markets
Next week the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA event will open in Boston to more than 350 attendees from 16 countries. Below are some of the highlights you should expect from the show.
Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together
Zero power wireless sensors are now available, which bring together new low power wireless ICs with energy harvesters (which harvest energy from heat, light or motion, for example) and the appropriate form of energy storage and conditioning.
IDTechEx Boston event covers Conformable Energy Harvesting
IDTechEx has been closely following the energy harvesting space for several years now. The high number of technologies, projects and innovative ideas put into practice demonstrate the far reaching nature of energy harvesting technologies and the variety of applications they can be incorporated into.
Electronic Brand Enhancement for CPG to Reach $1.7 Billion in 2022
According to IDTechEx research in the new report "Brand Enhancement by Electronics in Packaging 2012-2022" the global demand for electronic smart packaging devices is currently at a tipping point and will grow rapidly from $0.03 billion in 2012 to $1.7 billion in 2022. The electronic packaging (e-packaging) market will remain primarily in consumer packaged goods CPG reaching 35 billion units that have electronic functionality in 2022.
New emphasis at the largest printed electronics event
This year's Printed Electronics USA will take place in Santa Clara on November 30 and December 1. Analysts IDTechEx who organise the largest event on the subject, have paid a lot of attention once more to the end user streams. Their presence and contributions to the latest instalment of the successful series of events will be appropriate to the new direction of this burgeoning industry.
Wireless electricity to power mobile devices
Companies showcase wireless power products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.