31 Mar 2021
Event Summary: Flex2021
In late February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Flex2021 conference. Conference talks and attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article covers a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
26 Feb 2019
Skin-worn reader for continuous oxygen monitoring
A reader worn on the skin and working in conjunction with an injected hydrogel sensor for real-time oxygen monitoring in tissue.
18 Aug 2018
Imprint Energy, Inc.
Imprint Energy is a start-up based in Alameda, California. Their main product is ZincPoly™, with zinc and metal oxide electrodes and a non-flammable, non-toxic solid-state gel electrolyte. This battery chemistry can be screen printed
15 Mar 2016
Advances in PE: flexible displays, OPV, UAV and curved touch screens
Several of the IDTechEx team attended 2016FLEX in Monterey, CA, last week, to learn the latest about flexible hybrid electronics and network with approximately 600 of our colleagues in this industry. 2016FLEX is an event run by the FlexTech Alliance, previously known as FlexTech. This article summarizes some highlights from the show.
2 Mar 2016
NextFlex America's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute
NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, has officially welcomed its founding members.
21 Dec 2015
Printed sensors: the key trends of 2015
As part of our coverage of printed electronics, IDTechEx has been following the development of printed and flexible sensors. In this article we look back at the most important trends of 2015.
5 Nov 2015
New 3D additive fabrication tool released by NovaCentrix and nScrypt
NovaCentrix and nScrypt are excited to announce the first public showing of their new integrated equipment designed especially for 3D additive fabrication.
28 Sep 2015
Flexible sensors come to market thanks to tens of millions investment
Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than rigid sensors.
1 Sep 2015
$75 million DoD funding for flexible hybrid electronics hub
The Obama administration will award a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics to a consortium of 162 companies, universities, and non-profits led by the FlexTech Alliance.
6 Mar 2015
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.
15 Jan 2015
FlexTech Alliance announces 3 new development agreements
FlexTech Alliance has announced the awarding of several development agreements in the field of flexible, printed electronics.
1 Oct 2014
FlexTech Alliance requests proposals in flexible, printed electronics
FlexTech Alliance issued a dual-focused Request for Proposals (RFP) for flexible, printed product demonstrators (demos) and a functional electronic print leaflet. FlexTech conducts a two-stage RFP process with pre-proposals due on October 22, 2014 and full proposals due in January 2015.
5 Aug 2014
Market Analysis of Thin, Flexible and Printed Batteries
The battery market today is dominated by traditional batteries such as coin cell batteries, Triple-A batteries and lithium ion batteries with the former being largely used in mobile phones, laptops and electrical vehicles.
The emergence of new trends such as wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) is however changing the space. New features such ultra-thinness, small physical footprints, flexibility and light weight are becoming increasingly prized. New players and/or old players with new technologies are gearing up to meet this emerging need.
In this article we will first look at the activities of several large companies on energy storage solutions aimed at wearable devices. We will then consider WSN and the threat of energy harvesting therein before considering medical applications. Finally, we will give our latest ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and battery type.
22 Jul 2014
The Rise of Thin, Flexible and Printed Batteries
IDTechEx has studied the technologies and markets for thin film, flexible and/or printed batteries. IDTechEx will disseminate its key findings. Here, IDTechEx will qualitatively benchmark the different technologies that fall under its categorization including single use zinc batteries, printed zinc-based rechargeable batteries, thin film lithium ion and lithium metal batteries.
23 May 2014
Imprint Energy completes FlexTech Alliance's printed battery project
FlexTech Alliance, an industry consortium for flexible, printed electronics, has announced the completion of its project with Imprint Energy of Alameda, Calif., for the print manufacturing of ultrathin, flexible, and rechargeable batteries.