5 Apr 2022
The Combustion Engine is Dead, Long Live the H2 Combustion Engine?
In search of a pragmatic, cost-effective, low CO2 emission powertrain solution, we are seeing many major automotive suppliers and OEMs take an interest in what is in fact the oldest automobile power technology, the hydrogen combustion engine (H2-ICE). This premium article investigates the potential of hydrogen combustion engines as a low emission technology.
23 Mar 2022
PragmatIC Semiconductor Unveils Plans for New UK Site
PragmatIC Semiconductor is proud to unveil PragmatIC Park, Durham, UK as the site for installation of its second FlexLogIC fabrication line producing ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits.
15 Mar 2022
Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging
The project code-named TRACE (Technology-enabled Reusable Assets for a Circular Economy) will use PragmatIC's ultra-low-cost NFC technology to give reusable containers unique digital identities so that the packages can be efficiently and effectively returned and reused.
11 Feb 2022
Quorn to Investigate Decarbonised Production Using Green Hydrogen
Protium, the UK‐based green hydrogen energy services company, and its consortium partner, Petrofac, will explore the deployment of green hydrogen technology with meat-free pioneer Quorn.
24 Jan 2022
Amcor Announces Strategic Investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor
The companies will work together to explore ways to integrate FlexICs into Amcor's portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions
13 Jan 2022
The Market Momentum in RFID
Almost two years after the COVID-19 outbreak began, the world is still in the tunnel. Despite the negative impact the pandemic has caused, there are some positive sides. For example, it accelerates digitalization - businesses are pushed to adopt technologies quicker to improve production as well as management efficiency.
24 Nov 2021
PragmatIC are also aiming to disrupt the semiconductor IC manufacturing ecosystem, through the development of low-cost metal oxide ICs based on sequential thermal evaporation and etching. This technology has already been commercially adopted for RFID tags. However, Pragmatic's technology and target market differs from Nano OPS.
18 Nov 2021
Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption
2021 has been an exciting year for printed electronics, with multiple applications reaching commercial adoption and significant funds flowing into the sector. Even where technologies are not yet commercialized, companies are increasingly transitioning from developing their technology and producing speculative demonstration prototypes to development and qualification projects for specific customers.
3 Nov 2021
PragmatIC Semiconductor Appointment to Board of Directors
PragmatIC Semiconductor announces that Birger Steen has joined its Board of Directors. Birger is Board Chair of multiple technology businesses including Internet of Things pioneer and global Bluetooth LE market leader Nordic Semiconductor ASA, business network innovator Pagero AB, and German care technology leader myneva GmbH.
19 Oct 2021
PragmatIC Semiconductor Secures $80 Million Funding
PragmatIC Semiconductor has secured $80 million of Series C funding. This scale-up investment will be used to build a second FlexLogIC fab in the North East of England, to meet the growing demand for ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits for the Internet of Everything.
17 Sep 2021
Ynvisible and PragmatIC Partner to Deliver Flexible Display Modules
Ynvisible Interactive Inc and PragmatIC Semiconductor have entered into non-binding Technology Partnership and Supply Agreement, for a period of 3 years for services and deliverables of up to 2 Million US dollars, focused on fully integrated flexible display modules.
12 Aug 2021
The Killer App For Smart Textiles
The development of new technology often creates new opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential use cases, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world. So where is the "killer app" for e-textiles?
30 Jul 2021
New SecQuAL Consortium Launches
A group of eleven UK companies has been awarded funding by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for a project designed to bring technology to the fore in the farm-to-fork ecosystem. The award is part of 'Made Smarter Innovation delivered by UK Research and Innovation'
28 Jul 2021
The Most Complex Flexible Microprocessor Yet
The low-cost chip carries over 12 times as many transistors as previous flexible microprocessors, and is ultra-thin and flexible with good performance. The team made the chip from metal-oxide transistors using conventional manufacturing equipment.
24 Jun 2021
FedTech (printed sensors)
FedTech is a start-up 'venture builder' that aims to provide support and funding to early stage technology-based start-ups. IDTechEx caught up with FedTech partner John Cole to discuss a current project that aims to commercialize low-cost printed gas sensors for food quality monitoring.
10 Mar 2021
Magnax is a leader in yokeless axial-flux motor development with an innovative design that can achieve power densities of up to 4x and 2x more than radial and yoked axial flux motors, respectively and a peak efficiency comparable with state-of-the-art radial flux PM motors. IDTechEx caught up with CCO and cofounder Daan Moreels about the company's exciting plans to enter production.
3 Mar 2021
Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)
On 24-25th of February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Innovations in Large Area Electronics (InnoLAE) conference. Conference attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article divides a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks into 4 sections