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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2021
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.
22 Sep 2021

TOF Sensor for Patient Monitoring: Track Human Skeletal Movement

Omron engineers have worked hard to create long lasting and reliable sensing products for manufacturers and product designers. With continued growth of smart sensor demand within the touchless market and for the medical industry, Omron has continued improvements on their latest sensing product, the B5L Time of Flight sensor.
20 Sep 2021

Printed/flexible temperature sensors: Technology and applications

At present most temperature sensors are not printed from solution but are instead made from inorganic materials.
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20 Sep 2021

Xiaomi Unveils Smart Glasses

Xiaomi Smart Glasses is capable of combining imaging system and sensors into a subtle, ordinary glasses design through MicroLED optical waveguide technology. Weighing a mere 51g, Xiaomi Smart Glasses is able to display messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, capture photos, and translate text right before your eyes.
20 Sep 2021

In-Mold Electronics 2022-2032: Technology, Market Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson and Dr Richard Collins
17 Sep 2021

Printed/flexible photodetectors: Technology and applications

Thin film photodetectors promise an entirely different method of image sensing compared to conventional image sensors based on silicon or other crystalline inorganic materials (such as InGaAs).
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17 Sep 2021

Novel Polymer Can Boost Performance of Organic and Perovskite Solar

As the world tries to transition to clean and renewable energy, such as solar power, scientists are working on making solar cells more efficient at producing electricity. Among the promising approaches are two rapidly developing photovoltaic technologies with potential for inexpensive sustainable solar energy generation: organic solar cells and lead-halide perovskite solar cells.
17 Sep 2021

Ynvisible and PragmatIC Partner to Deliver Flexible Display Modules

Ynvisible Interactive Inc and PragmatIC Semiconductor have entered into non-binding Technology Partnership and Supply Agreement, for a period of 3 years for services and deliverables of up to 2 Million US dollars, focused on fully integrated flexible display modules.
16 Sep 2021

In-Mold Electronics 2022-2032

Market forecasts from the IDTechEx report "In-Mold Electronics 2022-2032"
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16 Sep 2021

LG Display, Kakao Mobility Smart Parking Lot with Transparent OLEDs

LG Display's Transparent OLED panels are to be installed at the parking lot's six main entrances to the Trade Tower's shops. The panels, which are set to cover the existing glass walls, will provide spatial interior effects without compromising space or distracting visitors.
16 Sep 2021

3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors

Scientists have discovered a way to fabricate tiny colour-changing gas sensors using new materials and a high-resolution form of 3D printing.
16 Sep 2021

Materials Informatics 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
15 Sep 2021

5G From 2022 Onward: Deployment Status, Industry Challenges, & Market

5G is paving the way for a fully digitalized and connected world. The past two years have seen many new field trials and an accelerating number of commercial rollouts. Moreover, 5G is starting to be adopted in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare.
15 Sep 2021

UK National Highways Will be Trialling the Use of Graphene

National Highways will be trialling the use of graphene - a material only one atom thick - in its road surfacing to see if it prolongs its lifespan. If successful, using this high-tech product could see the operational life of key road features extended by a number of  years, reducing the frequency of roadworks and making journeys for road users smoother and more reliable. 
15 Sep 2021

How Chlorine Stabilizes Next-Gen Solar Cells

A team of researchers have imaged the atoms at the surface of the light-absorbing layer in a new type of next-generation solar cells, made from a crystal material called metal-halide perovskite. Their findings have solved a long-standing mystery in the field of solar power technology, showing how power-boosting and stability-enhancing chlorine is incorporated into the perovskite material.
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.
14 Sep 2021

LG Chem Develops Foldable Display Material Using New Material Tech

LG Chem developed new technologies that can be used for foldable displays using new materials technologies and its accumulated coating technologies as it enters the next-generation materials market in earnest.
13 Sep 2021

Advanced Decorative Systems

Advanced Decorative Systems is a tier 2 automotive supplier that manufactures decorative components (such as center consoles) for the automotive, medical and consumer goods sectors. The company is developing in-mold electronics (IME) to leverage its existing in-mold decorating (IMD) expertise.
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13 Sep 2021

Faurecia

Faurecia is a tier 1 automotive supplier, based in France. As the largest supplier of vehicle interiors, it is investing in and developing in-mold electronics (IME) to produce decorative touch-sensitive interfaces with integrated electronics.
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13 Sep 2021

Stretching the Capacity of Flexible Energy Storage

Some electronics can bend, twist and stretch in wearable displays, biomedical applications and soft robots. While these devices' circuits have become increasingly pliable, the batteries and supercapacitors that power them are still rigid. Now, researcher report a flexible supercapacitor with electrodes made of wrinkled titanium carbide — a type of MXene nanomaterial — that maintained its ability to store and release electronic charges after repetitive stretching.