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Sharp Laboratories of Europe (SLE) was founded in 1990 to develop new ideas and technology for Sharp products and to support Sharp business in Europe. SLE is a UK private limited company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. Research and development areas range from IT through optical devices to display electronics, optics, PV, health and energy storage. SLE has an excellent record of technology transfer starting with 5 million unit sales of a neural network microwave oven in 1994, invented in Oxford University, developed at SLE and manufactured at Sharp's factory in Wrexham. SLE was instrumental in the development of Sharp's red and blue laser diodes for CD and DVD players, demonstrating the world's first laser diode by MBE in 2004. In 2009 a new energy and environment group was established in SLE, the energy team develops and demonstrates novel energy storage devices and energy management tools for a low carbon, high energy efficiency, European consumer market. Climate change remains a challenge for mankind and the future energy strategy is being debated. We are developing advanced solar solutions that will offer consumers combined heat and power. We also have activities to develop new technology to deliver fresh business models in the energy arena and in collaboration with partners are developing future energy technologies for storage and services. In particular SLE has been investigating next generation batteries for stationary energy storage, and is looking at different business models and cases for residential energy storage systems.
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2020
17 Dec 2020

The Aquaculture Industry's New Maintenance Robot

This ROV can fully operate on its own, and follow along with fish's behaviour and health with its Argus eyes - all while keeping a safe distance. It even inspects the technical standard of the enclosure while it's at it
16 Dec 2020

Transparent Electronics Materials, Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Xiaoxi He, Dr Richard Collins, Dr Matthew Dyson, Raghu Das and Luke Gear
10 Dec 2020

Breakthrough Optical Sensor Mimics Human Eye, a Key Step to Better AI

Previous attempts to build a human-eye type of device, called a retinomorphic sensor, have relied on software or complex hardware, but the new sensor's operation is part of its fundamental design, using ultrathin layers of perovskite semiconductors - widely studied in recent years for their solar energy potential - that change from strong electrical insulators to strong conductors when placed in light.
9 Dec 2020

Smooth and Sharp (S&S) Corporation

Smooth & Sharp (S&S) Corporation was founded in 1995, providing smart cards (typically contactless versions) and RFID products.
8 Dec 2020

Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Alex Holland, Dr Luyun Jiang, Dr Michael Dent, Dr Richard Collins and Dr Jonathan Harrop
2 Dec 2020

Printed RFID Antennas to Locate People in Hospitals for COVID Tracing

Smooth & Sharp Corporation (S&S) has received funding from a national Taiwanese campaign targeted to invest in IoT technologies that can prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
28 Nov 2020

Sony Corporation

The profile describes Sony's efforts and outcomes of micro-LED displays.
28 Nov 2020

Sharp

Sharp has various efforts in the area of ┬ÁLED displays. For instance, Sharp and Foxconn have bought shares of elux. Sharp Oxford is doing research and simulation of QD layers. Sharp decreases in cost with large diameter wafers and usage of existing CMOS lines. Sharp Fukuyama announced a 1,053 PPI full-colour near-to-eye micro-display "Silicon Display", through silicon process.
28 Nov 2020

Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO

Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO., Ltd (CEC Panda) was established in 2012 in Nanjing and specializes in R&D, manufacture and sales of flat panel displays.
26 Nov 2020

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
24 Nov 2020

Magnetic Spray Turns Creates Millirobots for Biomedical Applications

An easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray was developed in a joint research. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk, or roll on different surfaces. As the magnetic coating is biocompatible and can be disintegrated into powders when needed, this technology demonstrates the potential for biomedical applications, including catheter navigation and drug delivery.
5 Nov 2020

Malaria Test as Simple as a Bandage

Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage. That's the idea behind a platform developed by engineers who introduced a microneedle patch for rapid diagnostic testing that does not require extracting blood.
22 Oct 2020

Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Michael Dent and Dr Richard Collins
19 Oct 2020

Mini-Brains Help Robots Recognise Pain and Self-Repair

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.
18 Sep 2020

Anti-Bacterial Graphene Face Masks

Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
18 Sep 2020

48V Full Hybrid, 48V Mild Hybrid, 48V BEV Cars: Markets, Technology Roadmap 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
11 Sep 2020

Smart Contact Lens Mimicking the Human Iris to Combat Eye Deficiencies

Researchers have created an artificial iris embedded in a smart contact lens. The smart contact lens is designed to operate for an entire day thanks to an ultra-low power design, offering a practical solution for people who suffer from human eye iris deficiencies like aniridia, high order aberrations like keratoconus, and light sensitivity or photophobia.
9 Sep 2020

Solar Vehicles 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
8 Sep 2020

New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
21 Aug 2020

Structural batteries as vehicle bodywork

Previously, we have discussed the widespread work on structural supercapacitors, noting that they have the advantage of not swelling and shrinking during charge-discharge unlike batteries.