C3Nano expands patent portfolio for transparent conductive inks, films
C3Nano Inc announced that it has significantly expanded its patent portfolio, having been issued 13 international patents during 2018 to bring its total issued patents to more than 20, with 45 more pending. These patents protect C3Nano's industry-leading NanoGlue™ technology and ActiveGrid™ inks and films.
Stretchable and Conformable Electronics: Heading Toward Market Reality
Stretchable and conformal electronics are more than just novelties. This article by IDTechEx analysts Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and James Hayward, first published in SID Information Display, describes how many of the simpler and less glamorous aspects of stretchable and conformable devices have already been commercialized or are very close to being commercialized.
Stretchable electronics: near term commercial success stories
In this article we highlight one stretchable electronics technologies with potential to become near-term success stories: interconnects.
Stretchable electronics: everything you need to know
Stretchable Electronics is a term that conceals great diversity. Indeed, it is an umbrella term that refers to a whole host of emerging electronic materials, components and devices that exhibit some degree of mechanical stretchability.
In mold electronics: the next frontier for transparent conductive film
In Mold Electronics is making a commercial comeback. The behind-the-scenes interest in IME remains robust. The first wave of products are close to market launch, the value networks are being enhanced, volume manufacturers are more engaged than ever, and the material set is transitioning beyond conductive inks to include transparent conductive films, sensors, actuators, and so on. Overall, we expect 2017/18 to the years when IME applications finally grow after years of on and off starts.
C3Nano closes $15 million series D equity financing
C3Nano Inc announced that it has closed $15 million in equity financing.
What's hot and what's not in Printed Electronics
IDTechEx has been following the printed electronics market for fifteen years. In this article we provide ten brief updates across different parts of the industry.
What's Trending in Printed Electronics
From many different angles, the printed electronics sector is gaining commercial momentum. In this article, IDTechEx explores some of the top trends in the industry.
IDTechEx Show! Berlin - What Is New For 2016
The annual IDTechEx Show! will have a focus on green technologies in Berlin on 27-28 April.
Novel optical materials for emerging displays
A development and manufacturing collaboration of OLED and on-cell touch sensor materials.
Printed and flexible electronics in vehicles will reach $5.5bn by 2026
As printed and flexible electronics are beginning to proliferate, with a variety of components and devices coming to market, several end user verticals are expected to benefit from the host of advantages these technologies offer and the automotive sector is no exception. Overall, the market is expected to grow to over $5.5 Billion dollars in the next decade, spearheaded by the projected growth of in-mold electronics and OLED technologies, as discussed in more detail in the newly launched IDTechEx report "Printed and Flexible Electronics in Automotive Applications 2016-2026 - Enabling technology toolkits, suppliers and market forecasts".
Are e-textiles on the cusp of rapid growth?
Whilst the majority of wearable technology products sold today still fit with the components-in-a-box design, 2015 has been a record year for investment in smart clothing and e-textile products.
Wearable technology in 2015 - how far have we come?
As the hype around wearable technology fades, IDTechEx technology analyst James Hayward looks at where the industry is now.
IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2015 Award Winners
At the Printed Electronics USA 2015 conference and exhibition, five companies were awarded for their great achievement in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies. The awards were presented to the five winning companies by Ralph Russo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Novasentis, who has also had a prolific and highly successful career as an executive at Apple, Honeywell, Bay Networks, and Nortel Networks.
The conductive ink market is changing fast
IDTechEx finds that the conductive ink market is fast changing. It is currently a $2.3bn market, making it one of the largest segments of all printed electronics.
Nagase America Corporation
EMS based in Delaware, OH, USA was acquired by Nagase Chemtex Corporation in 2012 after about 10 years of collaborative efforts between the two companies in epoxy materials development. Originally working on epoxy adhesives for industrial applications, in early 2000's EMS developed conductive epoxies and hence started its foray into conductive inks.
C3Nano closes series C funding round
C3Nano has announced that it has raised $12M in Series C funding.
C3nano was founded in 2010, as a spin out from Prof Zhenan Bao's group at Stanford university. C3Nano has developed solution-coated, transparent, conductive materials that compete directly with indium tin oxide (ITO) and claim to have the highest conductivity with the best optical quality in the market due to their IP on AgNWs.
Printed Electronics USA covers the dynamic ITO replacement market
The transparent conductive film (TCF) and glass (TCG) market is booming and fast becoming transformed. This market is forecast to grow to $6.3 billion market in 2024.
Colloidal Ink Co., Ltd
Colloidal Ink is a recently formed spin-out from Okayama University. IDTechEx awarded Colloidal Ink the best Technical Development Materials Award at its Printed Electronics Conference (Europe) 2013. Colloidal Ink has developed a patented and promising formulation technology which enables rapid sintering of conductive nano inks at room temperature. They have so far demonstrated their conductive paints using gold nanoparticles and are also developing nano silver in their pipeline. Their samples today are conductive paints and the formulation will have to be modified to create screen- or inkjet- printable inks. Colloidal Ink is now in the sample distribution mode.