Flexible display components update at SID 2018
In this article we report on the latest developments at SID 2018 concerning various components in flexible displays including thin film encapsulation, barrier films and adhesive, transparent conductive films and substrates
ITO alternative developments in Asia
IDTechEx analyst Khasha Ghaffarzadeh delivers updates on developments in the world of transparent conductive films, collected from a visit to C-Touch, Taiwan and other conferences in Asia.
Hand-held thermoelectric generator wins top award
The Spark is a hand-held thermoelectric generator that converts excess heat from any cook stove or fire into useable electricity.
Aluminium set to make a charge on battery technology
Aluminium ion technology is expected to possess similar performance characteristics to existing battery designs. However, in contrast to the currently dominant technologies such as lithium ion, aluminium is a very common element and is therefore easily obtained at a relatively low cost.
Three Hot Trends in Printed and Flexible Electronics
In this article IDTechEx lists some of the hottest sectors in printed electronics.
Low-cost battery for storing renewable energy
A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours.
ITO alternatives: printed metal mesh is on the rise?
The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry has witnessed upheaval in recent years.
Intelligent Vision System for companion robots
ITRI's Intelligent Vision System enables robots and other machines to interpret the visual world, act on visual information, and learn from experience.
Materialise and ITRI jointly collaborate on the factory of the future
When a company dives into AM, it requires a system that can capture valuable information such as process, machine, material, and sample data so that they can efficiently create links between the different test data, gain deeper insight into the consequences of certain choices and help reveal bottlenecks more quickly and thoroughly.
Flexible 7 inch touch panel with integrated OLED display developed
Partnering Touch and OLED Technologies: Heraeus and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan demonstrate new flexible technologies for the touch panel and display industries.
Flexible barrier technologies: a brief review of technology options
Back in 2014, we witnessed the launch of the first displays deposited on flexible substrates, and the first efforts to encapsulate them. There are significant differences in the encapsulation techniques utilized by each of the companies commercializing flexible electronics. These differences signify the variety of technologies available, in terms of deposition as well as material options for the barrier films, some of which are discussed in this article
Enabling manufacturing processes for smart flexible displays
Orbotech Ltd has announced that it has entered into a co-operation agreement with ITRI research and development organization, to jointly develop solutions for the production of flexible displays to be applied in future smart devices.
2015 FLEXTECH Conference
March 5, 2015 - San Jose, Calif. - 2015FLEX, the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition, successfully revealed the market pull for flexible electronics through keynote plenaries and focused technical sessions, while exhibits on the show floor attracted numerous end users. Held on February 23-26, 2015 - and for the first time at the Monterey, Calif. Conference Center - 580+ registrants saw first-hand demonstrations of end products, as well as new manufacturing tools and materials. The Flex Conference is sponsored annually by FlexTech Alliance.
Visit to ITRI Taiwan 15 October 2014
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's economy from a labor-intensive industry to a high-tech industry. Numerous well-known, high-tech companies in Taiwan, such as leaders in the semiconductor industry TSMC and UMC, can trace their origins to ITRI. IDTechEx visited ITRI and this is our report.
Structural energy storage and integrated photovoltaics
Structural electronics (SE) is one of the most important emerging technologies in this century.
Energy harvesting - the big picture
Energy harvesting is producing electricity where it is needed using ambient power. The term is most commonly applied to small devices such as in the emerging market for Wireless Sensor Networks that the Koreans call Ubiquitous Sensor Networks. However, there is emerging very large business for energy harvesting as structural electronics
OLCA established to facilitate Taiwan's OLED lighting firms
Eyeing the US$5.6 billion indoor lighting business, the Organic Light-emitting Diode Lighting Commercialization Alliance (OLCA) was recently established with a view to facilitating OLED industry development in Taiwan.
Highlights from a printed electronics conference
IDTechEx recently attended a Printed Electronics conference in Germany. IDTechEx analysts attended talks from a wide variety of companies. Here we include very brief highlights/summaries of the important points.
This profile focuses on describing Komori's printing presses and systems technology.
International Display Workshop IDW Japan 2013: Conference Findings
IDTechEx has spent ten days in Japan this month in order to meet with companies to learn of the latest progress with printed electronics and related technologies. We also attended the IDW 2013 conference in Sapporo, Japan. This article summarises some of the relevant presentations given.