Storing electricity in paper
Researchers have developed power paper - a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy.
Dai Nippon Printing
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) was founded in 1876 and is one of the largest printing companies in the world. They have started diversifying from traditional printing. This profile focuses on the low power paper-like display. The display is aimed for large sizes and is ideally segmented rather than full active matrix. It is reflective, meaning that it can be viewed most easily in bright light conditions, and has a viewing angle of 180 degrees.
Market Analysis of Thin, Flexible and Printed Batteries
The battery market today is dominated by traditional batteries such as coin cell batteries, Triple-A batteries and lithium ion batteries with the former being largely used in mobile phones, laptops and electrical vehicles.
The emergence of new trends such as wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) is however changing the space. New features such ultra-thinness, small physical footprints, flexibility and light weight are becoming increasingly prized. New players and/or old players with new technologies are gearing up to meet this emerging need.
In this article we will first look at the activities of several large companies on energy storage solutions aimed at wearable devices. We will then consider WSN and the threat of energy harvesting therein before considering medical applications. Finally, we will give our latest ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and battery type.
The Rise of Thin, Flexible and Printed Batteries
IDTechEx has studied the technologies and markets for thin film, flexible and/or printed batteries. IDTechEx will disseminate its key findings. Here, IDTechEx will qualitatively benchmark the different technologies that fall under its categorization including single use zinc batteries, printed zinc-based rechargeable batteries, thin film lithium ion and lithium metal batteries.
EV Battery and Supercapacitor
Lessons from PE USA Supercapacitor Conference and Visits End 2013
Laminar batteries are better
Laminar batteries are increasingly adopted in electronics because they have better cooling, damage tolerance and performance in respect of charge and discharge speed when optimally designed for this shape. Companies such as Cymbet and Infinite Power Solutions already supply small laminar lithium batteries for such applications as backup power for electronics and some even continue to operate if a nail is driven through them.
Power Paper and GE collaborate to develop self-powered OLED lighting
Power Paper and GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company have signed an agreement to jointly develop self-powered OLED lighting devices. Using low-cost, high volume manufacturing processes, these devices could be deployed in a wide variety of environments from military ships to night-time jogging vests.
Infinity Group Portfolio Company Power Paper and GE collaborate
Infinity Group Portfolio Company Power Paper and GE collaborate to develop self-powered OLED lighting
Printed electronics needs new design rules
The first cars looked like horse drawn carriages - suboptimal and using the design rules of the past. So it is with most printed electronics today. It is frequently burdened with old fashioned components like silicon chips, cylindrical capacitors, chip resistors and button batteries.
Summary of the quarterly FlexTech Alliance meeting
IDTechEx presented at the well-attended FlexTech Alliance meeting at Binghamton, NY, last week. The session focussed on the use of printed and flexible electronics for medical applications.
Power Paper's new business model
Power Paper's new business model solidifies company standing
as the leading developer of paper thin, flexible and environmentally safe,
printable micro-electronic clean technology and patches.
Huge benefit of full integration of printed electronics
IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop examines the progress to full integration of printed electronics.