Latest Printed Electronics News & Analysis from IDTechEx
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11 Sep 2017
A new way to print electrical circuits
Graphene-based inks can be printed with traditional methods like inkjet printing. With the thickness of an atom, graphene is the thinnest material in the world — and one of its greatest potentials is its ability to be used as a conductor.
08 Sep 2017
Korean smart textiles development flourishes amidst government funding
IDTechEx attended "Preview in Seoul 2017", a traditional textiles exhibition showing various advanced textiles and smart apparel. There were 388 companies involved and IDTechEx here provides an overview of the key features of the event.
08 Sep 2017
Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing
A collaboration has created a new additive manufacturing technique for soft electronics, called hybrid 3D printing, that integrates soft, electrically conductive inks and matrix materials with rigid electronic components into a single, stretchable device.
07 Sep 2017
Green light for ultra-fine display colours
Chemical engineers have succeeded in generating ultra-pure green light for the first time. The new light-emitting diode will pave the way for visibly improved colour quality in a new generation of ultra-high definition displays for TVs and smartphones.
06 Sep 2017
IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
06 Sep 2017
Paper-based electronics continues to advance
Imagine folding up a paper-thin computer tablet like a newspaper. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but such flexible electronics are moving closer to reality.
05 Sep 2017
Multi-material printed systems poised to shape consumer products
Product developers can print integrated electronics onto plastic, ceramic and metallic structures at extremely fine resolutions.
01 Sep 2017
Webinar Thursday 12 September - Battery Elimination in Electronics
DTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 12th September titled Battery Elimination in Electronics & Electrical Engineering.
31 Aug 2017
Synthesizing pure graphene, a miracle material
Formed deep within the earth, stronger than steel, and thinner than a human hair. These comparisons aren't describing a new super hero. They're describing graphene, a substance that some experts have called "the most amazing and versatile" known to mankind.
31 Aug 2017
Glass-free flexible plastic e-paper displays
Plastic Logic Flexible displays are now available from Review Display Systems. Plastic Logic manufactures flexible, glass-free electrophoretic active matrix displays. These displays are shatterproof, bendable and daylight-readable.
30 Aug 2017
Highly flexible, wearable displays
A research team has presented wearable displays for various applications including fashion, IT, and healthcare.
28 Aug 2017
Self-powered paper-based SPEDs lead to new medical-diagnostic tools
A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user's touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.
25 Aug 2017
Packaging film coated with clay nanotubes
Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious.
24 Aug 2017
Electronic skin takes wearable health monitors to the next level
A new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.
24 Aug 2017
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearables
A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.
23 Aug 2017
Smart label could let you know when to toss food and cosmetics
Detecting food and cosmetic spoilage and contamination. Identifying new medicinal plants in a remote jungle. Authenticating tea and wine. Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor that can potentially carry out all of these functions with easy-to-read results.
22 Aug 2017
Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber
Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
21 Aug 2017
Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors
Scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions in real time.
18 Aug 2017
RFID - Current & Future Opportunities #TechRoundUp
The total RFID market is worth $11.2 billion in 2017, what are its future applications and opportunities? IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das joins Dr David Pugh to discuss this exciting industry.
18 Aug 2017
Spray-on electric rainbows: making safer electrochromic inks
Anyone who has a rear-view mirror that automatically dims blue in reaction to annoying high-beam headlights glaring from behind has seen an electrochromic film in action. Now, chemists have developed a new method to more safely and, by extension, easily produce these shear films, which change their color with the help of a tiny electric current. This could make them available to many industries that have not been able to feasibly use them before.