Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics

Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics

Printed Electronics, being thin film silicon or inorganic or organic semiconductors, can be used to form Thin Film Transistor Circuits (TFTCs), such as replacing the functionality of simple silicon chips. TFTCs also employ thin film conductors and dielectrics and the ultimate objective is to make many different components at the same time - such as displays, batteries, sensors, microphones etc using the same materials or at least the same deposition techniques thus saving cost and improving reliability. Some TFTCs will be capable of covering large areas to affordably form electronic billboards, smart shelves and so on. They will be lightweight, rugged and mechanically flexible. Often they will be made by rapid, high-volume reel-to-reel processing even forming a part of regular printing processes for graphics. These circuits will be cheap enough to permit electronics where envisaged silicon chips are always or almost always too expensive, where multiple components and needed, and where silicon is impracticle (e.g. not flexible, brittle, thick etc).
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20 Nov

20.1 Billion RFID Tags to be Sold in 2019, finds IDTechEx Research

RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2019-2029, the global annual survey of the RFID industry by analysts IDTechEx, reveals that in 2019 the number of passive RFID tags sold will increase by 13% over 2018.
20 Nov

Printed Metal Conductors May be Next Generation Electronic Displays

Each year, consumers ask more of electronic displays, wanting them bigger, brighter, and even flexible. Displays from smartwatches to 4K TVs currently consist of organic light-emitting diodes which use indium tin oxide as a transparent electrode. However, ITO has its limitations: it is expensive; doesn't perform well enough for larger areas; and can crack with repeated touching or swiping.
19 Nov

Stretchable, Degradable Semiconductors

To seamlessly integrate electronics with the natural world, materials are needed that are both stretchable and degradable -- for example, flexible medical devices that conform to the surfaces of internal organs, but that dissolve and disappear when no longer needed.
19 Nov

Wearable Oxygen Sensor for Sick Infants

Researchers are developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby's blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs' effectiveness and whether the baby's tissue is receiving adequate oxygen supply.
19 Nov

Bionic Hand Made in Ten Hours

A bionic hand can be made to measure in 10 hours and can grip using a moveable thumb. Designers and engineers have been able to entirely 3D Print the device with embedded electrical circuitry to seamlessly connect sensors and actuators.
18 Nov

Application of Emerging Healthcare Technologies at the IDTechEx Show!

Held over 20 - 21 November 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, USA, the latest edition of the IDTechEx Show! will once again feature the application of emerging technologies to the healthcare industry.
18 Nov

Graphene: The More You Bend it, the Softer it Gets

New research by engineers combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene - a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated.
18 Nov

Transformative Electronics Systems to Broaden Wearable Applications

Imagine a handheld electronic gadget that can soften and deform when attached to our skin. This will be the future of electronics we all dreamed of.
18 Nov

Toyobo Will Exhibit Cutting Edge Technologies at IDTechEx Show!

The Toyobo Group will exhibit its products at IDTechEx Show! - one of the world's biggest state-of-the-art technology exhibitions - on November 20 and 21 in Santa Clara, California. Under the theme of "Exploring New Horizons with You," the Toyobo booth will give visitors first-hand experience of products and technologies that help make daily lives richer and more convenient.
15 Nov

FlexIC Foundry Enables Custom Flexible Integrated Circuit Design

PragmatIC has developed a unique, patented semiconductor device platform that provides the opportunity to invent entirely new applications for electronics: As well as being ultra-low cost, it is also ultra-thin and flexible, and can be easily combined with other thin film electronic components to create novel solutions.
14 Nov

Injectable, Flexible Electrode for Nerve-Stimulating Implants

By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.
14 Nov

PassiveBolt Wins Prestigious Innovation Award

PassiveBolt Wins Prestigious CES 2020 Innovation Award for Smart Home Keyless Entry System that Integrates a Smart Surface with TactoTek IMSE Technology.
14 Nov

Toyobo (Cocomi)

IDTechEx met with Kazunori Hirata and Tomoyuki Miyamoto from Toyobo at their site in Osaka, Japan. They gave us a brief update of their progress with their e-textile product "Cocomi".
13 Nov

Printed Electronics USA: Engage with the Industry

Next week over 250 exhibitors will showcase the latest progress with printed and flexible electronics at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. The final early bird pricing ends today, with access to the event starting from just $150.
13 Nov

Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara
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13 Nov

NovaCentrix Continues to Revolutionize Next-Gen Applications

The pace of innovation is only accelerating, and NovaCentrix remains at the forefront of tools, materials, and processes for advancement in flexible hybrid electronics. NovaCentrix are a Platinum sponsor of the IDTechEx Show! November 20-21 2019, Santa Clara, CA.
13 Nov

Scaling PE Sintering from the Benchtop to the Production Floor

XENON, the Pulsed Light Experts with over 50 years in R&D and production experience, has used its industry-leading expertise to develop a set of single technology platform that is helping companies push the boundaries of PE sintering.
13 Nov

Large Integrated Circuits Produced in Printing Press

Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.
13 Nov

'Messy' Production of Perovskite Material Increases Solar Efficiency

Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material's use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.
12 Nov

Invention of Teeny-Tiny Organic Films Could Enable New Electronics

The first cell phone, released in 1983, was the size of a brick and weighed two-and-a-half pounds. The newest Apple Watch, released this fall, weighs 1.1 ounces.