28 Nov 2020
The Taiwan-based company PlayNitride Inc. was founded in 2014. The company's initial know-how was mainly in LEDs but gradually expands its coverage. The company does not only covers PixeLED® Display Technology based on MicroLED, but also UVolution Solution by UV LED, and PlayBeacon Package by iBeacon. In the µLED display area, PlayNitride integrates µLED epitaxy, chip fabrication and mass transfer, which is advantageous compared to companies who only focuses on mass transfer technologies. When the company was founded, there was about 70 people in the team. The number has expanded to more than 100 in 2019.
28 Nov 2020
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
ITRI's display group, the Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) is working on µLED displays. ITRI/EOSRL has been collaborating with LED driver design company Macroblock, PlayNitride and Mikro Mesa Technology. The mass production will be done by Macroblock, which is expected to happen in 2020.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
29 Jun 2018
Flexible display components update at SID 2018
In this article we report on the latest developments at SID 2018 concerning various components in flexible displays including thin film encapsulation, barrier films and adhesive, transparent conductive films and substrates
12 Oct 2017
ITO alternative developments in Asia
IDTechEx analyst Khasha Ghaffarzadeh delivers updates on developments in the world of transparent conductive films, collected from a visit to C-Touch, Taiwan and other conferences in Asia.
19 May 2017
Hand-held thermoelectric generator wins top award
The Spark is a hand-held thermoelectric generator that converts excess heat from any cook stove or fire into useable electricity.
16 May 2017
Aluminium set to make a charge on battery technology
Aluminium ion technology is expected to possess similar performance characteristics to existing battery designs. However, in contrast to the currently dominant technologies such as lithium ion, aluminium is a very common element and is therefore easily obtained at a relatively low cost.
8 Mar 2017
Three Hot Trends in Printed and Flexible Electronics
In this article IDTechEx lists some of the hottest sectors in printed electronics.
16 Feb 2017
Low-cost battery for storing renewable energy
A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours.
15 Feb 2017
ITO alternatives: printed metal mesh is on the rise?
The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry has witnessed upheaval in recent years.
18 Jan 2017
Intelligent Vision System for companion robots
ITRI's Intelligent Vision System enables robots and other machines to interpret the visual world, act on visual information, and learn from experience.
9 Sep 2016
Materialise and ITRI jointly collaborate on the factory of the future
When a company dives into AM, it requires a system that can capture valuable information such as process, machine, material, and sample data so that they can efficiently create links between the different test data, gain deeper insight into the consequences of certain choices and help reveal bottlenecks more quickly and thoroughly.
1 Sep 2015
Flexible 7 inch touch panel with integrated OLED display developed
Partnering Touch and OLED Technologies: Heraeus and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan demonstrate new flexible technologies for the touch panel and display industries.
24 Jun 2015
Flexible barrier technologies: a brief review of technology options
Back in 2014, we witnessed the launch of the first displays deposited on flexible substrates, and the first efforts to encapsulate them. There are significant differences in the encapsulation techniques utilized by each of the companies commercializing flexible electronics. These differences signify the variety of technologies available, in terms of deposition as well as material options for the barrier films, some of which are discussed in this article
11 Jun 2015
Enabling manufacturing processes for smart flexible displays
Orbotech Ltd has announced that it has entered into a co-operation agreement with ITRI research and development organization, to jointly develop solutions for the production of flexible displays to be applied in future smart devices.
6 Mar 2015
2015 FLEXTECH Conference
March 5, 2015 - San Jose, Calif. - 2015FLEX, the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition, successfully revealed the market pull for flexible electronics through keynote plenaries and focused technical sessions, while exhibits on the show floor attracted numerous end users. Held on February 23-26, 2015 - and for the first time at the Monterey, Calif. Conference Center - 580+ registrants saw first-hand demonstrations of end products, as well as new manufacturing tools and materials. The Flex Conference is sponsored annually by FlexTech Alliance.
27 Oct 2014
Visit to ITRI Taiwan 15 October 2014
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's economy from a labor-intensive industry to a high-tech industry. Numerous well-known, high-tech companies in Taiwan, such as leaders in the semiconductor industry TSMC and UMC, can trace their origins to ITRI. IDTechEx visited ITRI and this is our report.
23 Oct 2014
Structural energy storage and integrated photovoltaics
Structural electronics (SE) is one of the most important emerging technologies in this century.
23 Oct 2014
Energy harvesting - the big picture
Energy harvesting is producing electricity where it is needed using ambient power. The term is most commonly applied to small devices such as in the emerging market for Wireless Sensor Networks that the Koreans call Ubiquitous Sensor Networks. However, there is emerging very large business for energy harvesting as structural electronics