Graphene Production. Quality and Sustainability.
In this article, Dr Scott Watkins will provide some perspective on the manufacture of graphene oxide with respect to chemical purity and production sustainability.
The Apple Watch is a sign that flexible displays are finally coming
The Apple Watch was officially announced earlier this month, with the promise that it will come with a flexible display. However, there is some confusion about what the term means and what the benefits are for consumers. Dr Guillaume Chansin, co-author of the IDTechEx report "OLED Display Forecasts 2014-2024: the rise of plastic and flexible displays" gives his view on flexible displays.
Major end-users at Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE
IDTechEx is organizing its fifth business-focused conference and tradeshow on graphene and 2D materials in Santa Clara, CA on November 19 & 20. Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE! covers the latest technology developments, applications, commercialization progress and end user requirements for these and related materials such as carbon nanotubes.
Soligie was founded in 2005 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Corporation. Taylor Corporation is a privately held speciality printing company with sales in excess of $1 billion. Soligie is based in Savage, MN, USA, and was set up with the model of being the "fab" of the printed electronics world
IDTechEx announces 3D Printing LIVE
IDTechEx is pleased to announce its inaugural event 3D Printing LIVE which is taking place in Santa Clara CA on November 20-21 2013.
Graphene Special Edition - commercial potentials and challenges
IDTechEx Research is launching a special edition dedicated to graphene on its Printed Electronics World online journal. For two consecutive weeks, you will read invited articles outlining the views of select industry and academic players about the commercial potential and challenges facing the emerging graphene industry.
IDTechEx launch Printed Electronics World Directory and Buyers Guide
Designed to serve as an important link to assist communications between the various organisations active in Printed Electronics, it will carry a list of organizations segmented by their activity and alphabetically - compiled from our extensive database.
eMagin receives $1.1 Million SBIR contract
This project will optimize eMagin's WUXGA OLED microdisplay for mass production and includes an option of $435 thousand. This is the world's highest resolution full-color microdisplay ever produced and has dual use applicability.
Visit to JNC Corporation the PE Virtuoso
This week, Printed Electronics World visited Mr Etsuo Nakagawa and Mr Kiichiro Ito of JNC Corporation (parent company Chisso) in Japan. JNC Corporation manufactures worldwide and that includes structural plastics and Li-ion battery materials for electric vehicles. In printed electronics, it is about to sell RFID inlays with a secret new antenna deposition process on plastic film.
Growth in printed electronics
Last week IDTechEx held the largest (worldwide) printed electronics and photovoltaics conference and tradeshow in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Convention Center, California). This show brought together more than 1300 attendees from 28 countries. Players active across the entire value chain were present; covering the full range from research organisations to end-users, and from small start-ups to multi-billion internationals.
Printed Electronics in Korea
IDTechEx recently visited Korea to learn more about the progress with Printed Electronics there - find out more.
Ascent Solar prices public offering of common stock
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI) today announced that it has priced its previously announced public offering. Ascent Solar is offering 5.25 million shares of its common stock at $4.15 per share to the public. Ascent Solar has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 787,500 additional shares of common stock from Ascent Solar. The net proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $20.25 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by Ascent Solar. The offering is expected to settle and close on November 16, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions.
Race for color video e-readers
The e-reader is a killer application involving printed electronics. Despite costing more than an i-Pod, the Amazon Kindle achieved 500,000 unit sales in its first year of trading last year and now we are talking of millions. The i-Pod, an iconic success, only achieved 300,000 unit sales in its first year of trading.
What you can expect from Printed Electronics in 2010
As we enter the New Year IDTechEx look back and summarises some of the main global trends in 2009 and gives some predictions, and indeed areas of opportunity, for the New Year.
Printed Electronics: What end users want
Over 2,250 organizations around the world are developing an entirely new platform of materials, manufacturing processes and associated equipment for printed electronics. This printed electronics industry will eventually become far larger than the semiconductor industry today
Asian companies stride ahead to mass-produce larger OLED displays
Whilst OLED displays are steadily being found in mobile phones and other small electronic devices, the high costs of mass-producing them has kept the technology from being a serious contender for TVs and PCs in a market dominated by cheaper LCD panels.
Summaries from the AIMCAL and IPC events
Last week IDTechEx presented at two events in the US on printed electronics. Here we bring you the highlights of some of the discussions and presentations that took place.
Size unlimited for Mitsubishi's 155 inch OLED screen
Mitsubishi created a flurry of interest at Japan's consumer electronics exhibition, CEATEC earlier this month with their 155 inch OLED Screen.
The Game-changer from NovaCentrix: Copper oxide ink
Novacentrix has tackled the problem of making copper nanoparticle ink at low cost.