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31 Jul 2014

News from Asahi Kasei, Therasolve and Canatu

The following highlights some of the major announcements from a recent printed electronics event.
United States, United Kingdom
30 Jul 2014

3D printed flight-critical aerospace components go into production

GE Aviation, the world's largest manufacturer of jet engines, announced this month that they are investing $50 million to create a 3D printing production facility in Auburn, Alabama.
Worldwide
30 Jul 2014

Developments from DuPont, NPL and Agfa

After a recent printed electronics event the summary below details exciting progress from three presenting companies - DuPont, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and AGFA.
Worldwide
29 Jul 2014

E-paper displays in consumer electronics

E Ink is the only supplier of electrophoretic displays that are used in e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle.
Worldwide
24 Jul 2014

Materials for approaching multi-billion dollar supercapacitor market

Functional materials for supercapacitors will be a $5 billion market before 2025.
Worldwide
23 Jul 2014

The rise of plastic and flexible OLED displays

IDTechEx forecasts that the market for plastic and flexible OLED displays will rise to $16bn by 2020.
Worldwide
18 Jul 2014

IDTechEx: unmanned electric aircraft take agriculture by storm

The German Agricultural Society Field Days 2014, held recently showcased many new innovations in crop production for the German and other European producers present. This year's event had special emphasis on drones, notably quadcopters and other multicopters for spotting disease, underwatering and many other conditions plus some fixed wing versions.
Worldwide
18 Jul 2014

The death of coal and oil boost EVs

When representative of OPEC, Sheik Yamani famously said, "The stone age did not end for lack of stones", it is now clear that the coming decade will see a collapse of coal power and not because coal supplies are running out. The writing is on the wall for oil as well - it will help electric vehicles because it will no longer be true that they use "dirty" electricity in the main.
Worldwide
17 Jul 2014

Energy harvesting and IoT in building automation

There are many definitions flying around the world of technology for what the Internet of Things (IoT) is or what it can do for people and even more impressively, a wide range of numbers that describe the size of the market that the IoT is going to grow into, some of those projections swimming close to the "realm of unbelievable".
United States
16 Jul 2014

IDTechEx launches Wearable Technology LIVE! USA

IDTechEx is launching the Wearable Technology LIVE! event on 19-20 November 2014 in Santa Clara, California. This is an international tradeshow and conference focused on wearable technologies with a particular emphasis on the critical enabling technologies that will shape the future of wearable devices.
Worldwide
14 Jul 2014

Webinar 22 July: Wearable Technology 2015-2025

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar.
Worldwide
14 Jul 2014

Supercapacitors for electric vehicles are gaining traction

The replacement of batteries means grabbing a chunk of the lithium-ion battery market in particular but also inroads into lead-acid and nickel metal hydride territory.