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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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2022
5 Oct 2022

E Ink and Sharp Collaborate on Oxide Backplanes for Next Gen ePaper

E Ink Holdings Inc and Sharp Display Technology Corporation announced the collaboration with each other, and adopt SDTC's indium gallium zinc oxide backplanes for ePaper modules using in eReader and eNote products.
4 Oct 2022

VoxelDance Boosts Industrial 3D Printing Productivity

VoxelDance today announced the upcoming release of Voxeldance Additive 4.0, the latest version of its All-in-One AM build preparation software, a major move on its mission to help businesses boost productivity with AM industrial applications.
21 Sep 2022

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
2 Sep 2022

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial.
26 Aug 2022

Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets

IDTechEx Report: Yulin Wang and Dr James Edmondson
24 Aug 2022

Sharpest Image Ever of Universe's Most Massive Known Star

By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF's NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the Universe. Their research challenges our understanding of the most massive stars and suggests that they may not be as massive as previously thought.
22 Aug 2022

Beyond Silicon: Thin Film Photovoltaics 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Isabel Al-Dhahir and Dr Matthew Dyson
9 Aug 2022

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
19 Jul 2022

Denso — New Market Player in the Cobot Industry

Denso is well known for being a global automotive component manufacturer. It has a subsidiary, Denso Wave, that produces robots, automatic identification devices (barcode readers and related products), and programmable logic controllers. IDTechEx met Denso at Automatica 2022, where the company demonstrated its industrial robots and collaborative robots.
13 Jul 2022

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Conor O'Brien
12 Jul 2022

NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

Thousands of galaxies - including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared - have appeared in Webb's view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm's length by someone on the ground.
22 Jun 2022

DP Patterning

DP Patterning is a young but established Swedish company that has developed an innovative method of patterning the metal on flexible PCBs. Its 'Dry Phase Patterning' method aims to disrupt the established etching approach, offering substantial cost savings and sustainability benefits.
9 Jun 2022

Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Sharp Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 32.65%, the world's highest, in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module developed as part of the "Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles" project.
8 Jun 2022

Smooth & Sharp (S&S) Corporation Teletento

Smooth & Sharp manufactures smart cards (typically contactless versions) and RFID products.
24 May 2022

Highest Efficiency 1-Sun Solar Cell

Researchers have created a solar cell with a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination. This is the highest efficiency solar cell of any type, measured using standard 1-sun conditions.
23 May 2022

Magna International

Magna International, currently one of the largest automotive parts suppliers worldwide, offer a wide range of automotive solutions.
28 Apr 2022

Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists.
18 Apr 2022

Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a robotic arm at another location to safely operate on a patient during a critical window of time that could save the patient's life and preserve their brain function.
4 Apr 2022

Jet Metal

Jet Metal is an established spray metallization company that has developed a method for patterning conductive traces on 3D surfaces. IDTechEx caught up with Jet Metal at the LOPEC 2022 conference.
18 Feb 2022

Quinly Automates Prusa in 11 Countries

Quinly for Prusa MK3S is autonomously running printers in 11 countries around the world, with an installed capacity of 1.2 million automated print hours per year. Quinly allows Prusa owners to queue as many prints as they wish at one time and walk away worry-free as Quinly prints jobs in the queue one-by-one, automatically removing parts, clearing the print bed, and starting the next print without human intervention.