10 Jun 2020
Henkel: Best Practices for Dispensing Thermal Gels
Henkel provide a large portfolio of thermal interface materials. At a recent webinar (09/06/20), Henkel highlighted their new high thermal conductivity thermal gel for the 5G market.
8 Jun 2020
Polypropylene Material to Expand 3D Printing Market
HP is delivering a first of its kind Polypropylene material for additive manufacturing. Polypropylene is a versatile material ideal for a wide range of automotive, consumer, industrial, and medical applications.
4 May 2020
Uncountable have an AI-powered platform to manage material development. IDTechEx spoke with one of the co-founders, Will Tashman.
1 May 2020
Innovative Patch may Soon be Used to Monitor Coronavirus Patients 24/7
A Belgian consortium of seven medical and technological companies has developed an innovative patch that is applied to the chest. The patch allows continuous, remote, wireless monitoring of coronavirus patients' respiration, heart rate and soon also temperature. The system will be able to send the recorded levels to the patients' general practitioner or specialist and also has an alert feature like the red button by a hospital bed.
1 Apr 2020
Henkel Functional Material Solutions for Printed Electronics
The digital transformation poses a variety of challenges to all industries. One of them is surely the pressure to leverage the potential of new technologies to enhance performance.
20 Mar 2020
Thermal Interface Materials for Electric Vehicle Battery Packs
The EV market is booming. The battery is a key feature for both cost and performance, the chemistry and cell levels are extensively discussed. However, everything else that goes into a pack is often overlooked.
13 Mar 2020
Ink-based conformable package-level EMI shielding
Ink-based conformable package-level EMI shielding: a megatrend or supplier push? In this article we consider the trend towards ink-based conformable package-level EMI shielding. The more general trend towards conformable package-level shielding is a major one, and is already in full swing. Indeed, many products have already adopted such coating, replacing the established bulky lid-based shields.
12 Mar 2020
IDTechEx visited Clariant in Höchst near Frankfurt to learn more about their silver nanoparticle activity. We talked with Carsten Schauer in this visit.
12 Mar 2020
IDTechEx visited Heraeus in Hanau to learn more about their new particle-free silver ink technology. This material is mainly targeted at conformal package-level EMI shielding.
6 Mar 2020
CPI, established in 2004 as the 'Centre for Process Innovation', is a partly UK Government funded technology innovation center. This profile focuses on their work and capabilities in the printed/flexible/novel electronics area, and their applications in smart packaging.
3 Mar 2020
Adhesive Solutions for Efficient Li-ion Cell Assembly
As automotive electrification continues to evolve, powerful lithium-ion battery architectures are at the center of discussions around electric vehicles. While battery system designs vary by manufacturer, the joint performance objectives for all automotive battery technologies are longer lifetime, operational safety, cost efficiency and reliability.
14 Feb 2020
Quad Industries is a Belgian company that describes itself as a "solution provider for flexible electronics". It offers prototyping and manufacturing capability, with a particular focus on user interfaces. As such, much of their expertise is in assembly and manufacturing techniques.
13 Feb 2020
Copprint is an early stage Israeli company that has developed an ink based on copper nanoparticles. Their ink can achieve around 25% of bulk conductivity whilst only requiring a short 2-second anneal using a simple oven system at 125-250C. The ink recently (late 2019) became commercially available, and they have just finished upgrading their production capability to produced 1 tonne/month.