5 Nov 2019
Konica Minolta offer lidar based on their patented laser scanning technology.
6 Feb 2019
Robots that care
Robots that care, with increased cognitive abilities. Robots able to perceive their environment, understand it, respond and behave appropriately and navigate autonomously. Robots that can assist patients and support the work of nurses and doctors in hospitals. This is what Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe aims to do within the course of a partnership.
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 Apr 2016
OLED lighting: will it eventually disrupt or fade away?
The OLED lighting technology faced a difficult challenge since the very beginning in the shape of inorganic LEDs.
7 Oct 2015
OSRAM, Qualcomm, Coca-Cola, UTRC Feature at Printed Electronics USA
IDTechEx launches the Printed Electronics USA conference agenda with over 200 speakers
18 Sep 2015
Electroninks was set up in Jan 2013 to commercial a particle-free silver ink formulation technology that was licensed from the University of Illinois. Its technology can be printed using inkjet, flexo, aerosol and others techniques. It can reach up to 90% of bulk silver with annealing temperatures ranging from 80 to 120C.
18 May 2015
Last men standing in OLED lighting
The OLED lighting market has consolidated in the past year. Panasonic has given up its OLED lighting manufacturing ambitions, despite being the record champion holder only a few years ago. Philips Lighting also recently gave up and sold its IP and assets to OLEDWorks, an American start-up with high ambitions for fully automated manufacturing of OED panels. None of these events came as a surprise to us and here we summarize why.
15 May 2015
Last men standing in OLED lighting
The OLED lighting market has consolidated in the past year.
6 May 2015
Highlights from Europe's Largest Event on Printed Electronics
By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx - The 11th annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin was a huge success thanks to our customers and partners, with attendees coming from 47 countries! This is the largest show on the topic in Europe and, more importantly, more adopters, OEMs and technology providers announced products and showed off their impressive solutions.
29 Apr 2015
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2015 award winners
Rapid progress is being made in both the technical development of, and commercialisation of, printed, flexible and organic electronics. To recognize and award outstanding achievement to those involved in this rapidly growing business the annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics Awards are held each year.
23 Sep 2014
OLED lighting market- latest updates and market forecasts
Interest in OLED lighting is picking up again. This year LG Chem announced that it was cutting costs from 600 $/klm to $200/klm in an attempt to carve out a market for its OLED lighting panels in the face of stern competition from inorganic LED lighting.
3 Sep 2014
Niche applications to help OLED lighting market reach $1.9 billion
In the new report OLED Lighting Opportunities 2014-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Players External Link IDTechEx has assessed the technology and markets for OLEDs in the lighting sector. We find that the market will be slow to take off until 2019-20 but will reach $1.9 billion in 2025.
1 Sep 2014
Barrier technology reaching maturity - commercialization status
OLED displays are the biggest opportunity for flexible encapsulation and for that reason, IDTechEx has highlighted the most significant advances in the technology but also discusses the maturity of each of the different encapsulation approaches proposed by different developers. In a series of two articles, IDTechEx analysts discuss the significant advances witnessed in the past year towards commercialization of flexible displays and compares different technologies being developed.
3 Jun 2014
Schmid was founded in 1864. Schmid provides manufacturing equipment for the photovoltaic (PV), PCB and flat panel industries. Its entry into the printed electronics market by selling inkjet printers was mainly from the need in the PV sector to use inkjet printing to print selective emitters. The printers are also used commercially to inkjet print etch resist in the PCB industry.
20 Mar 2014
World first mass production of plastic substrate flexible OLED panels
Konica Minolta, Inc. has announced the construction of a plant at Konica Minolta Kofu Site (Chuo-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture) for mass production of plastic substrate flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting panels toward a stronger development of its OLED lighting business in fiscal 2014 and forward.
6 Mar 2014
World's thinnest and first color tuneable function for flexible type
Flexible OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting panel prototypes with two unique features: the world's first color tunable function* and the world's thinnest* form factor.