22 Apr 2022
Inkron is a Nagase Group company which develops and manufactures siloxane resins and formulations, primarily for optical devices and packaging. It also produces materials for printed electronics and provides a growing range of OEM services. Inkron has considerable expertise in materials for wafer-level optics, such as the nanoimprint lithography resin required for many optical waveguides. Inkron provides wafer-level optics process development, process optimization, and piloting services. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.
16 Mar 2021
Engineered Material Systems (EMS) has rebranded as Nagase ChemteX America Corporation, following greater alignment with its Japanese parent company Nagase. This background profile briefly summarizes its activities in stretchable conductive inks.
19 Nov 2020
Water-Soluble Support Material Enables 3D Printing Capabilities
Built for exceptional temperature stability, this new product thrives in printing conditions that no existing water-soluble support material can withstand. This makes it uniquely compatible with industry-favored thermoplastics such as Polyetheretherketone and Polyetherimide and significantly reduces the cost and time of downstream processing.
21 May 2020
C3Nano Launches Financing Round with Investment from Nitto Denko
C3Nano Inc has closed an initial equity investment from lead investor Nitto Denko, as the first step in an anticipated $15 million funding round. Nitto Denko Corp is a major supplier of films and touch panel display products for the global smartphone, tablet, and display industries. The two companies will collaborate on further development of the supply chain channel for the global flexible display market.
7 May 2019
Flexible Hybrid Electronics: trends in key enabling technologies Pt 2
In this second article, we consider multiple approaches that are being used to enable flexible hybrid electronics.
30 Apr 2019
C3Nano breakthrough material for flexible touchscreen displays
C3Nano Inc announced another leap forward with its new ActiveGrid™ Gen7 ink, which delivers breakthrough clarity, conductivity and flexibility.
13 Mar 2019
C3Nano expands patent portfolio for transparent conductive inks, films
C3Nano Inc announced that it has significantly expanded its patent portfolio, having been issued 13 international patents during 2018 to bring its total issued patents to more than 20, with 45 more pending. These patents protect C3Nano's industry-leading NanoGlue™ technology and ActiveGrid™ inks and films.
27 Nov 2017
Stretchable and Conformable Electronics: Heading Toward Market Reality
Stretchable and conformal electronics are more than just novelties. This article by IDTechEx analysts Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and James Hayward, first published in SID Information Display, describes how many of the simpler and less glamorous aspects of stretchable and conformable devices have already been commercialized or are very close to being commercialized.
7 Jun 2017
Stretchable electronics: near term commercial success stories
In this article we highlight one stretchable electronics technologies with potential to become near-term success stories: interconnects.
3 May 2017
Stretchable electronics: everything you need to know
Stretchable Electronics is a term that conceals great diversity. Indeed, it is an umbrella term that refers to a whole host of emerging electronic materials, components and devices that exhibit some degree of mechanical stretchability.
26 Apr 2017
In mold electronics: the next frontier for transparent conductive film
In Mold Electronics is making a commercial comeback. The behind-the-scenes interest in IME remains robust. The first wave of products are close to market launch, the value networks are being enhanced, volume manufacturers are more engaged than ever, and the material set is transitioning beyond conductive inks to include transparent conductive films, sensors, actuators, and so on. Overall, we expect 2017/18 to the years when IME applications finally grow after years of on and off starts.
6 Apr 2017
C3Nano closes $15 million series D equity financing
C3Nano Inc announced that it has closed $15 million in equity financing.
13 Apr 2016
What's hot and what's not in Printed Electronics
IDTechEx has been following the printed electronics market for fifteen years. In this article we provide ten brief updates across different parts of the industry.
30 Mar 2016
What's Trending in Printed Electronics
From many different angles, the printed electronics sector is gaining commercial momentum. In this article, IDTechEx explores some of the top trends in the industry.
4 Feb 2016
IDTechEx Show! Berlin - What Is New For 2016
The annual IDTechEx Show! will have a focus on green technologies in Berlin on 27-28 April.
4 Feb 2016
Novel optical materials for emerging displays
A development and manufacturing collaboration of OLED and on-cell touch sensor materials.
1 Feb 2016
Printed and flexible electronics in vehicles will reach $5.5bn by 2026
As printed and flexible electronics are beginning to proliferate, with a variety of components and devices coming to market, several end user verticals are expected to benefit from the host of advantages these technologies offer and the automotive sector is no exception. Overall, the market is expected to grow to over $5.5 Billion dollars in the next decade, spearheaded by the projected growth of in-mold electronics and OLED technologies, as discussed in more detail in the newly launched IDTechEx report "Printed and Flexible Electronics in Automotive Applications 2016-2026 - Enabling technology toolkits, suppliers and market forecasts".
6 Jan 2016
Are e-textiles on the cusp of rapid growth?
Whilst the majority of wearable technology products sold today still fit with the components-in-a-box design, 2015 has been a record year for investment in smart clothing and e-textile products.
18 Dec 2015
Wearable technology in 2015 - how far have we come?
As the hype around wearable technology fades, IDTechEx technology analyst James Hayward looks at where the industry is now.
20 Nov 2015
IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2015 Award Winners
At the Printed Electronics USA 2015 conference and exhibition, five companies were awarded for their great achievement in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies. The awards were presented to the five winning companies by Ralph Russo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Novasentis, who has also had a prolific and highly successful career as an executive at Apple, Honeywell, Bay Networks, and Nortel Networks.