22 Aug 2022
ACI Materials manufactures a range of conductive inks, provided as part of a 'full-stack' functional material portfolio. It targets applications across printed/hybrid electronics, especially in the wearable technology market with its stretchable inks. IDTechEx caught up with Marshall Tibbetts (COO), Andrew Bambach (Application Engineering Manager) and Mike Mastropietro (CTO).
15 Aug 2022
Boeing are developing wireless connected sensors based on flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) for asset tracking/monitoring around their production sites. These will include Bluetooth Low Energy communication, along with temperature, humidity, and motion sensors.
1 Feb 2021
Liquid Wire Delivers Best-in-Class Performance in NextFlex Study
Liquid Wire Inc has joined the NextFlex community whose mission it is to advance US manufacturing of Flexible Hybrid Electronics by fostering technology innovation and commercialization. The current NextFlex project to identify reliable stretchable conductor systems utilizes Liquid Wire's proprietary elastic Metal Gel circuit and conductor technologies to exceed the project goals of 100% stretch for more than 10,000 cycles.
22 Oct 2020
Chem Cubed offer particle-free conductive inks for thin-film printed electronics, along with inkjet printers for prototyping/small volume production that are optimized to work with their inks. Relative to other conductive inks ChemCubed's particle-free inks have very low time/temperature sintering requirements, just 30 s at 100 C.
28 May 2020
Integrated Deposition Solutions
Integrated Deposition Solutions produce aerosol print systems (termed 'nanojet'), offering both complete printers and print systems for integration into larger installations.
20 Apr 2020
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a research university located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This profile focuses on the work of Prof. Shamim's group, which is based on printed circuits, antennae and their applications.
24 Mar 2020
Electroninks has commercialized particle-free conductive inks for printed electronics applications. Such inks are marketed to replace nanoparticle inks, metal paste and sputtered or deposited metals.
10 Mar 2020
Brewer Science offers a variety of solutions for electronics manufacturing, including anti-reflective and protective coatings, planarizing materials, carbon electronics, processing equipment, and other related systems. This profile focuses on their activities in the printed electronics domain.
9 Mar 2020
At Flex2020 Boeing presented a multi-modal sensor utilizing flexible hybrid electronics.
6 Mar 2020
CPI, established in 2004 as the 'Centre for Process Innovation', is a partly UK Government funded technology innovation center. This profile focuses on their work and capabilities in the printed/flexible/novel electronics area, and their applications in smart packaging.
5 Mar 2020
SysteMECH have developed a direct die-placement technology to attach thin dies (unpackaged ICs) to flexible substrates. This promises to avoid the damage that can occur to bare dies using typical pick-and-place methods and increase yields.
2 Mar 2020
NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments who collectively aim to advance U.S. manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics.
26 Feb 2020
Wearables Pivot to Healthcare, Printed Electronics Wins
Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020, hosted in San Jose on March 17-18, identifies and assesses the opportunities for printed and flexible electronics in healthcare as the technology enables a new wave of medical wearable devices.
7 Feb 2020
American Semiconductor Inc
American Semiconductor is a company based in Idaho, USA that has developed a process for thinning silicon chips and packaging them within a polymer. This enables flexible, durable silicon ICs, offering processing capability with a flexible form factor.