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.
More demonstrators at Printed Electronics Europe 2011
As part of its initiatives, the Northern Way sponsored a competition that started about 2 years ago, which required companies to come up with proposals for making printed electronics demonstrators with technologies currently available. Out of all the proposals, 11 were selected and out of those, 8 were funded in order to continue their development.
Transistors on plastic
Last week, the Photonics and Plastic Electronics KTN put together a one day seminar that gave an overview of the activity in the UK on the topic of flexible organic and inorganic transistors. Speakers were representing both Universities around the country as well as companies that are developing transistor/backplane technologies. Inorganic, organic and hybrid versions are being developed in order to evaluate the performance of each type of device.
PriMeBits memory project goes inorganic
In the European PriMeBits project, a printable electric low-voltage non-volatile memory is being developed for printed sensor, media and wireless ID applications. The main strategy is to utilize printed technology where it has a competitive advantage compared to silicon technology. The project builds on basic research of new materials and components and takes the results into prototyping of new applications. To reduce the research risk, two different technologies for the memory functionality are considered with partially overlapping application areas.
News from Nano ePrint, Novalia and Tigerprint
Nano ePrint partners with Novalia to deliver printed electronic greeting cards for Tigerprint
Printed RFID in 2010
IDTechEx projects that the market for passive RFID tags will grow to over $10 billion in sales by 2019. Much of it will continue to use silicon chips. Dr Peter Harrop forecasts the Printed RFID market for 2010.
Nano ePrint secures grant for research and development
Nano ePrint has already demonstrated that its nano-scale devices not only dramatically simplify manufacture, but also achieve over 10 times the performance and over 100 times the density of conventional printed electronics.
Nano ePrint developing printed nano-transistors in zinc oxide
Nano ePrint, formerly Plastic ePrint, the 2006 spin out from Professor Aimin Song's group at Manchester University in the UK, continues the development of its remarkable single layer transistor printing system.
Beginner's guide to electronic components - Part II
Part II of a beginner's guide to electronic components and how they are made.
Large niche markets for printed electronics
Printed Electronics Asia 2008 is open to 100 attendees from European and American companies only, with an unlimited number of Asian companies attending, which ensures you gain maximum networking benefits from your attendance at this select event.
Metamaterials: Printing the cloak of invisibility
Physicists no longer say that the invisibility cloak of Harry Potter, the vanishing car of James Bond or the Invisible Man are an impossibility. It may be possible to make things invisible by putting a thin layer of a specially patterned material in the way.
Hot RFID topics revealed at RFID Smart Labels USA
What a difference a year makes. RFID progress from highlights at the IDTechEx RFID Smart Labels USA event.