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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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2019
20 May

Washable, wearable battery-like devices woven directly into clothes

Washable, wearable 'batteries': based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed.
17 May

Pervasive Displays launches compact yellow tri-color e-paper displays

Ranging in size from 1.54 to 4.37-inches, the displays give product and service designers additional flexibility by being able to display text and images in yellow, as well as black and white.
16 May

Fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells

Researchers have discovered that adding a small amount of fluoride to perovskite leaves a protective layer, increasing stability of the materials and the solar cells significantly.
15 May

Get the complete picture on Stretchable and Flexible Electronics

IDTechEx is hosting Business Intelligence Forums in Boston, including both Stretchable Electronics and Flexible Electronics, providing you with the complete picture on these topics in a timely and cost-effective manner.
15 May

Smallest pixels ever created could light up colour-changing buildings

The smallest pixels yet created - a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold - could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.
14 May

Louis Vuitton flexible display handbags

Fashion house Louis Vuitton has demonstrated a bag with two flexible OLED displays.
14 May

OLED materials innovator CYNORA secures US$25M in first closing

Marking the initial closing of its Series C funding round, CYNORA has secured US$25M in financing from investors in Asia, Europe and the US. Germany-based CYNORA is an emerging materials leader with a novel technology to produce ultra-high-efficiency emitter systems required for next-generation Organic Light Emitting Diode displays.
13 May

Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is a step closer thanks to new research.
10 May

Sensor can detect spoiled milk before opening

Expiration dates on milk could eventually become a thing of the past with new sensor technology.
9 May

Smart pill bottle keeps drugs safe

Low-cost, stretchy sensors can be assembled inside the lid of a drug container to help monitor patient safety.
9 May

Webinar Wed15 May 2019 - Smart Packaging: Many Needs, Many Solutions

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 15 May 2019 titled Smart Packaging: Many Needs, Many Solutions, But What Will Win?
8 May

Graphene competitive landscape will be drastically reconfigured

IIDTechEx Research asks if the graphene competitive landscape will be drastically reconfigured. These are interesting times for graphene. Multiple significant applications have arrived in the market. Revenues are growing for many and companies are finally seeing average order sizes grow thanks to a few high volume (multi-tonne) lead conversions. This looks like the first stage of the growth phase.
8 May

Stretchable conductive pastes: challenging market segmentation

Stretchable conductive inks have been in the commercialization mode for multiple years now. Arguably, it all started as a technology push. The big trend at the time was wearable technology and e-textiles. And, naturally, ink and paste suppliers did not want to be left behind. In this article we look at why conductive inks could have a compelling proposition to this market, at some of the reasons which have hindered market progress, and at the current state of progress.
7 May

Inorganic perovskite absorbers for use in thin-film solar cells

Teams all over the world are working intensively on the development of perovskite solar cells. The focus is on what are known as metal-organic hybrid perovskites whose crystal structure is composed of inorganic elements such as lead and iodine as well as an organic molecule.
7 May

Crumpled carbon nanotube forests to power wearables

For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Now researchers have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests.
6 May

Stand-alone contact lens with a flexible micro battery

Scientists are currently working together to design an oculometer embedded in a scleral contact lens. They have recently created the first autonomous contact lens incorporating a flexible micro-battery.
6 May

World's longest multilayer flexible printed circuit

A 26-metre long multilayer flexible printed circuit has been created, believed to be the longest ever produced, for distributing power and control signals across the wings of a solar-powered, unmanned aerial vehicle.
3 May

3D printer threads electronic fibers onto fabrics

The potential for wearable electronics goes far beyond smart watches, but our current options for battery packs and circuit boards don't make for the most comfortable E-socks. One solution, being developed is to simply print flexible fibers on to transitional textiles or clothes.
3 May

New material to revolutionise electronics, fast-charging battery tech

Tiny, individual, flexible ribbons of crystalline phosphorus have been made in a world first, and they could revolutionise electronics and fast-charging battery technology.
2 May

Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

Scientists have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat - a property known as thermal stability — of perovskite solar cells, which could someday replace traditional silicon-based solar cells.
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