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13 Jun 2024

BASF: Biobased TPUs

BASF was established in 1865 and is a leading global chemical company headquartered in Germany. It specializes in a wide range of industries, including chemicals, plastics, performance products, crop protection products, and oil and gas. BASF produces several biodegradable and compostable bioplastic materials as alternatives to traditional plastics.
3 Jun 2024

3D Electronics and Additive Electronics in the Automotive Industry

With 3D electronics, bulky PCBs can be replaced, resulting in sleek and integrated designs. The automotive industry is one of the largest sectors benefiting from this technology, as electronics can be printed in a thin layer onto surfaces or integrated within components, which can be particularly useful for human-machine interfaces (HMIs).
8 May 2024

Metamaterials Markets 2024-2034: Optical and Radio-Frequency

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale, Dr Yu-Han Chang, Dr James Jeffs and Dr Xiaoxi He
1 May 2024

Nano Dimension

Nano Dimension provides products and services for additive manufacturing of printed circuit boards and other electronic devices using an in-house approach.
1 May 2024

BeLink Solutions

BeLink Solutions is a Tier-1 supplier to the automotive and home automation industries. This profile provides an overview of its development in the printed electronics field.
29 Apr 2024


Voltera offers dispensing systems for rapid prototyping of printed electronics. IDTechEx caught up with Thomas Pol, Application Lead at Voltera, at LOPEC 2024 to find out more about the company's current status.
22 Apr 2024


BotFactory offers desktop size equipment for fully printed 3D electronics. This profile provides an update on its progress based on the information gathered at LOPEC 2024.
19 Mar 2024

Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft 2024-2044: Technologies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Shazan Siddiqi
28 Dec 2023


XTPL develops and provides high resolution micro dispensing printing technology and nano inks for microelectronics manufacturers.
8 Dec 2023

Neotech AMT

Neotech AMT provide manufacturing technologies for 3D printed electronics. This profile is an update of their latest developments and their upcoming involvement in 3D electronics.
1 Aug 2023

Webinar - Flexible Hybrid Electronics: The Best of Both Worlds?

Thursday 17 August 2023 - An introduction to FHE, including motivating factors; Discussion of recent innovations and commercial developments within FHE; Identification of technological gaps and potential solutions; A roadmap for how the industry will develop, spanning both technologies and applications.
31 Jul 2023

Flexible Hybrid Electronics Offers the Best of Both Approaches

Can electronics be additively manufactured and flexible without compromising on the capabilities of conventionally produced integrated circuits (ICs)? Often described as 'print what you can, place what you can't', flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) offers an enticing blend of capabilities, enabling rapid prototyping, flexibility/stretchability, and roll-to-roll manufacturing of circuits with conventional ICs.
27 Jul 2023

Printed Electronics Progresses Towards Greater Commercial Adoption

How far is printed/flexible electronics along the road to widespread adoption? The emerging manufacturing methodology, which replaces etched copper laminate with printed conductive inks on flexible substrates, offers multiple benefits, including flexibility/stretchability, the potential for low-cost roll-to-roll production, digital manufacturing/rapid prototyping, and improved sustainability.
13 Jun 2023

Printed & Flexible Electronics: Status, Innovations and Prospects

What do electronic skin patches, thin-film flexible photovoltaics and automotive interior consoles have in common? All are produced using printed & flexible electronics, an alternative approach to conventional printed circuit boards that combines additive manufacturing with flexible substrates.
30 Mar 2023

R2R Manufacturing for BPPs Set to Unlock Potential of PEM Fuel Cells

Bipolar plates form the backbone of proton exchange fuel cells and consequently capture a significant portion of the fuel cell stack value, with IDTechEx forecasting their market value to exceed US$2.4 bn by 2033.
29 Mar 2023

Can Electronics Manufacturing Join the Digital Age?

Asked whether electronics is a 'digital technology', almost everyone would reply in the affirmative. However, while printed circuit boards (PCBs) enable digital technologies, the manufacturing processes used to produce them are still largely analog.
2 Feb 2023

Webinar - Additive Electronics Manufacturing: Innovations & Prospects

Friday 10 February 2023 - Status and prospects of competing analogue and digital manufacturing methods for printed electronics; Technical discussion of emerging digital manufacturing methodologies; Evaluation of the benefits and challenges of adopting high throughput R2R manufacturing; and Innovations in component placement and attachment that will facilitate manufacturing of FHE.
24 Jan 2023

Readiness Level of Digital Printing Methods for Printed Electronics

An assessment of the commercial readiness of digital printing processes used for printing electronics.
18 Jan 2023

Printed Electronics Enables R2R, Additive & Digital Manufacturing

Can electronics manufacturing be reconfigured for our digital, environmentally-conscious age? IDTechEx's new report, "Manufacturing Printed Electronics 2023-2033", explores a wide range of manufacturing innovations that will enable additive, digital, and higher throughput electronics production across many length scales.
29 Dec 2022


Photosynthetic are a Dutch start-up developing a novel polymer microscale 3D printing technique called Volumetric Micro-Lithography. IDTechEx spoke with CEO/Founder Dr Alexander Kostenko.