Diamonds in Your Devices: Powering Next Generation of Energy Storage
Our use of battery-operated devices and appliances has been increasing steadily, bringing with it the need for safe, efficient, and high-performing power sources. To this end, a type of electrical energy storage device called the supercapacitor has recently begun to be considered as a feasible, and sometimes even better, alternative to conventional widely used energy-storage devices such as Li-ion batteries.
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.
Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
The many downsides of FRPs leaves plenty of room for innovation
Nearly all the advocates of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) shy away from talking about the many elephants in the room and there are enough of them that is beyond crowded.
Updates in printed electronics from Japan
IDTechEx recently visited Japan for the FineTech expo in Tokyo. This article summarises the latest findings and updates from Japanese companies in the field of printed electronics.
Printed electronics companies at FineTech Japan
IDTechEx recently visited Japan for the FineTech expo in Tokyo. This article summarises the latest findings and updates from Japanese companies in the field of printed electronics. Here, IDTechEx will discuss trends in metal mesh, in-mould, barriers and OLED materials and production.
Daicel Corporation is a Japanese corporation. They have a programme on producing silver nanoparticle inks aimed at a variety of different printing techniques. They are targeting the sections of the market that require high conductivity and low sintering temperature.
Flexible barriers-an unmet yet technologically challenging market need
Barrier films are required to extend the lifetime of many organic devices including OLED lighting and organic photovoltaics. Currently, the absence of a cost-competitive, high-performance and flexible barrier on the market means that these technologies are stripped of one of their primary differentiators and selling points: flexibility.