Graphene printed electronics
A team of researchers have found a low cost method for producing graphene printed electronics, which significantly speeds up and reduces the cost of conductive graphene inks.
Spray-printed crystals to move forward organic electronic applications
Has the time come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks? Scientists believe so, especially for future electronics that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.
Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2017)
A key event for the large-area electronics community, bringing industry and academia together and providing valuable opportunities to share the latest research results and discuss new projects and collaborations.
New test to improve commercial viability of printable electronics
A new, non-destructive, method of measuring the three dimensional orientation of molecules in an organic semiconductor transistor, using Raman spectroscopy.
Hyundai welcomes first of five new hydrogen fuelling stations, London
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell drivers now have more options than ever for refuelling, following the opening of a new high-tech site in Teddington, Greater London.
BOC and ITM Power sign hydrogen refuelling & siting agreement
BOC has announced that it has signed an agreement with ITM Power to provide infrastructure for ITM Power's new electrolyser-based hydrogen refuelling stations for passenger cars.
Seven patents to develop cheaper lighting and flexible solar cells
n November 2012, the TREASORES project (Transparent Electrodes for Large Area Large Scale Production of Organic Optoelectronic Devices) started with the aim of developing technologies to dramatically reduce the production costs of organic electronic devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels.
IDTechEx announces the winners of Launchpad
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, a New Technologies Initiative. IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! (Berlin, Germany 27-28 April 2016).
World leading printed sensing technology for metal tooling application
The Centre for Process Innovation is part of a UK based collaboration that aims to develop novel sensing technologies for the real time monitoring of machined metal parts.
Squishy transistors: a device concept for fast, low-power electronics
An international team of researchers have shown that a new device concept - a 'squishy' transistor - can overcome the predicted power bottleneck caused by CMOS technology reaching its fundamental limits.
Tracking exploding Lithium-ion batteries in real-time
What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time using sophisticated 3D imaging.
Thermoelectric harvesting: Great increase in interest in 2014
Thermoelectric harvesting will be on production hybrid electric on-road vehicles from 2018. It will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost entirely to charge the battery, or increasingly supercapacitor or supercabattery used for power.
Detecting defects in solar cells
Researchers have developed a new technique for efficiently detecting malfunctioning areas of a PV module.
Haydale acquires EPL Composite Solutions Ltd
Haydale acquires EPL Composite Solutions Ltd to advance graphene commercialisation capabilities.
Developments from DuPont, NPL and Agfa
After a recent printed electronics event the summary below details exciting progress from three presenting companies - DuPont, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and AGFA.
Silver fibres - the answer for wearable electronics?
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a way to print silver directly onto fibres.
From waste heat to useable energy
Thermoelectric devices play an important role in energy management and the recovery of wasted heat. The NexTec project aims to create better thermoelectric modules for the automotive, refrigeration and IT industries.
Summary from the Printed Electronics Event in Paris, 26 March 2014
IDTechEx attended the printed electronics conference organised by the French Printed Electronics Association in Paris. Here is a round-up of the latest developments in the field.