Research Articles

by Dr Matthew Dyson

18 Oct 2021

Is it Finally Time for Printed Temperature Sensors?

Think of a temperature sensor - and a traditional glass thermometer, or perhaps a small thermistor would probably spring to mind. However, a new class of temperature sensors is rapidly emerging that offers spatial resolution together with a thin-film format.
07 Oct 2021

Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

The widespread adoption of machine vision makes image sensors that can detect light outside the visible spectrum increasingly useful, since the aim is to augment human sight rather than duplicate it. For example, imaging in the short-wave infra-red (SWIR) spectral region, which spans from 1000 to 2000 nm, offers multiple benefits that can supplement conventional cameras.
06 Oct 2021

Solder Alternatives for Flexible and Integrated Electronics

Attaching electronic components such as integrated circuits and LEDs to substrates is an essential aspect of electronics manufacturing. While conventional lead-free solder excels at the task for conventional rigid PCBs, it is not so well suited for emerging applications that require components to be attached to flexible substrates or conformal surfaces.
21 Sep 2021

Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

In-mold electronics enables electronic functionality to be embedded within molded and thermoformed plastic components. With the integration of capacitive touch, lighting, and even haptics alongside size and weight reductions of up to 70%, IME is an efficient approach to making curved touch-sensitive interfaces. Given these benefits, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5 billion market by 2032, with applications mainly within the automotive and consumer goods sectors.
Worldwide
14 Sep 2021

Market for Fully Printed Sensors Will Reach 4.9 Billion by 2032

Printed and flexible sensors constitute the largest printed electronics market outside of displays. Indeed, we forecast that the market for fully printed sensors will reach 4.9 billion by 2032.
02 Aug 2021

Functional Automotive Exteriors With Printed/Flexible Electronics

While vehicle interiors might be an obvious target for emerging technologies based on printed/flexible electronics, there are also plenty of opportunities for vehicle exteriors. These range from transparent heaters to solar panels, and benefit from attributes as varied as transparency, conformality, low weight, and tunable absorption spectra.
27 Jul 2021

Event-Based Vision Approaches Commercialization

The increasing adoption of computational image analysis is creating opportunities for many new types of image sensors. One of the most innovative and commercially promising technologies is event-based vision, which is a bio-inspired method of acquiring visual data that promises multiple advantages.
06 Jul 2021

No Lives at Steak: How Will Your Food be Made in the Future?

For a slaughter-free spaghetti bolognese, a beef burger where no cows were harmed, and fresh produce growing from the walls of skyscrapers, food technology is turning science fiction into science fact one innovation at a time.
Worldwide
17 Jun 2021

Image Sensor Tech: Machine Vision Expansion Accelerates Adoption

Image sensing is an essential capability, utilized across multiple applications that range from webcams and smartphone cameras to autonomous vehicles and industrial inspection.
07 Jun 2021

Automotive Interior Differentiation is the New Battleground

Automotive OEMs are increasingly using interior features to distinguish between models and from other brands. There are, therefore, extensive opportunities for printed/flexible electronics to add additional functionality to the cockpit while facilitating efficient manufacturing.
04 May 2021

Printed Electronics Automotive Market $12.7 bn by 2031 Says IDTechEx

IDTechEx has released a new technical market research report, "Printed and Flexible Electronics for Automotive Applications 2021-2031: Technologies and Markets", which reveals a shift to Electric Vehicles and Autonomy will drive the Printed Electronics automotive market to $12.7 bn by 2031.
29 Mar 2021

Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

As increasing numbers of devices gain electronic functionality, many new applications will require some sort of display. This growth in functional, wirelessly connected devices is an exciting technological transition that could radically reshape how we interact with previously inanimate objects.