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.
EpiGaN is an industry leading Belgian manufacturer and supplier of epitaxial wafer materials for GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC power electronic devices. IDTechEx spoke with EpiGaN CEO and co-founder Dr. Marianne Germain in June 2018.
An overview from PCIM Europe Part 2
IDTechEx attended the event last week to meet with key stakeholders including industrial OEMs, power module manufacturers, established semiconductor companies and innovative new GaN (gallium nitride) and SiC (silicon carbide) developers to report back on the current and future trends. The following article is the second of two parts and provides a summary of some of the key GaN related developments and at the event and their impact on various industries and applications.