14 Nov 2022
IQM is developing superconducting quantum computing hardware, selling hardware for on-premises access to a full-stack solution.
27 Sep 2022
European-Sponsored Project to Increase Sustainability of Electronics
TNO at Holst Centre in Eindhoven hosted the kick-off of the ECOTRON project, which has been set up to reach a sustainable electronics production process through hybrid printed electronics. In short, ECOTRON aims to create more sustainable electronics by using printing and dismantling techniques that allow low-energy production processes and a circular build-up of materials that are potentially of 'renewable' or compostable origin.
29 Jun 2022
At the recent PRINSE'22 Conference, Finnish Research Center VTT demonstrated a wide range of printed electronics prototypes, including wearable electronics and electrochromic displays. IDTechEx was also able to visit its facility, including a R2R pilot line.
23 Jun 2022
Biomensio is an early stage Finnish company that has developed an innovative mobile biosensing technology, based on an array of quartz-crystal microbalances functionalized with bio-receptors. IDTechEx caught up with Biomensio at the PRINSE'22 conference.
15 Jun 2022
The Warming Surfaces Company
The Warming Surfaces Company is an early-stage spin-out from Finnish research institute VTT. It produces flexible substrates with die cut copper traces to provide integrated heating for floors, walls, and furniture. IDTechEx spoke to representatives from the company and interacted with some prototypes at the PRINSE'22 conference.
13 Jun 2022
New Cable Corporation
New Cable Corporation has developed flat cables based on etched copper on flexible substrates, produced via continuous roll-to-roll manufacturing. IDTechEx caught up with CDO Antti Backman at the PRINSE'22 conference.
12 May 2022
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?
Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
9 May 2022
Dispelix is a Finnish firm designing surface relief grating diffractive waveguides for consumer augmented reality devices. Unlike other companies' designs, they use a single waveguide layer for full RGB color — this helps to decrease weight but increases design complexity. Its in-house design software was developed specifically to solve this issue. The company is in the process of scaling production with its fab partners.
6 May 2022
2D Experimental Pilot Line to Test Graphene-Based Sensors
The 2D Experimental Pilot Line has launched its first customisable wafer run. As one of five multi-project wafer runs, this first phase targets sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs.
8 Apr 2022
At LOPEC 2022, Fraunhofer FEP outlined the EU-funded "Smart2Go" project that aimed to create a "platform for energy supply, harvesting and storage" for printed/flexible electronics.
14 Dec 2021
CEA-LITEN is part of the French research center CEA, based in Grenoble. It focuses on energy related technologies - this includes printed/flexible electronics and 3D printing. This profile is based on a visit by IDTechEx on 1 December 2021.
21 Sep 2021
First Coffee Produced with Cellular Agriculture
Researchers have successfully produced coffee cells in a bioreactor through cellular agriculture. The innovation can help to make the production of coffee more sustainable. The first batches produced in a laboratory in Finland smell and taste like conventional coffee.