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.
Record of 23.2 percent with bifacial n-PERT solar cells
imec and partner in EnergyVille, announces that its n-PERT (Passivated Emitter and Rear Totally diffused) solar cells developed with Jolywood have reached a certified front-side conversion efficiency of 23.2 percent.
Novel nanomaterial promises improvements in batteries and more
imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy, and digital technologies and KU Leuven, both partners in EnergyVille, present a novel nanomesh material that could mean a breakthrough in a variety of sustainable-application sectors.
Milestone for next-gen solid-state batteries to power EVs
Imec and partner in EnergyVille, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state Li-ion battery achieving an energy density of 200 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours).
Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses
VSPARTICLE announced its low-cost technology to print nanostructured materials that will finally enable applications such as smart contact lenses to succeed. The nanotech company has developed an additive manufacturing technology that can be used for numerous applications, such as producing real-time medical sensors (glucose sensing, bio-marker sensing, etc.), as well as, accurate gas sensors.
Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses
Researchers have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
Imec and CEA-Leti join forces on AI and quantum computing
Belgian research center imec and the French research institute CEA-Leti announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that lays the foundation of a strategic partnership in the domains of Artificial Intelligence and quantum computing, two key strategic value chains for European industry, to strengthen European strategic and economic sovereignty.
PragmatIC's technology is able to manufacture transistors on flexible substrates based on a metal oxide semiconductor. The company is focusing on providing logic for a range of functionality and devices, predominately smart labels and RFID.
Graphene phase modulators hold the key to faster mobile technology
Researchers created and tested a graphene based phase modulator that outperforms existing silicon based ones.
Imec beats silicon PV with 27.1 percent perovskite-silicon tandem
Imec announced a record result for its 4-terminal Perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic cell. With a power conversion efficiency of 27.1 percent, the new imec tandem cell beats the most efficient standalone silicon solar cell.