Category: Printed Electronics

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$0.01 Flexible Plastic ARM Processor by PragmatIC

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

Enabling Trillions of ARM processors to be made cheaply to be embedded everywhere as envisioned by ARM owner Masayoshi Son, PlasticARM is an implementation of an ARM Cortex-M0 based 32-bit microprocessor SoC in plastic. Using PragmatIC’s technology, the flexible integrated circuit (FlexIC) is implemented in thin film metal oxides on a polymer substrate, with a total thickness of less than 10um. The latest version uses a 1um cell library, delivering a 10x improvement in footprint over the last 2 years, and significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in printed logic. PlasticARM demonstrates the potential for PragmatIC’s ultra-thin and ultra-low-cost plastic electronics to extend from smart packaging into areas such as wearables and security. You can read more about PragmatIC at http://pragmaticprinting.com This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

You can watch the Keynote presentation by PragmatIC at IDTechEx here:

FlexEnable Plastic Flexible Organic LCD (OLCD) Displays

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

FlexEnable demonstrates conformable, glass-free Plastic based organic LCDs that are 4x thinner than regluar glass-based LCD, 10x lighter weight, shatterproof, 30 times more bendable and conformable, 3 times higher mobility resulting in higher resolution and upward 1000 times lower power leakage enabling lower power consuming LCD displays, all at similar or lower cost than regular glass based LCD when mass produced! Read more about the FlexEnable Flexible Plastic OLCD at their website: http://www.flexenable.com/technology/flexible-olcd/ Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

TriDInnov adds electronics on plastics

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

Startup company TriDInnov provides additive metallization for plastic and composite materials electronic packaging, is linked through a closed partnership with equipment manufacturer Kelenn Technology, launching the new Kelenn Technology DMD 100, an off-contact digital dispenser which deposits the TDI thick film formulation EOPROM (primer formulation for metallization process) showcasing their prototype circuits which have been manufactured with the DMD 100, depositing their EOPROM thick film formulation on molded device. TriDInnov's technology brings to the electronic packaging market a new manufacturing process which reposition the MID towards new business areas such as to add value on composite materials especially in the automotive area. They are to invest in a technology platform in order to manufacture MID prototypes circuits for their customers in order to push their technology acceptance on the market place. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Flex (Flextronics) Flexible electronics, wearables, augmented reality

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) is the world's second largest global electronics manufacturing services (EMS), original design manufacturer (ODM) company by revenue, after Foxconn to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Headquartered in Singapore and has manufacturing operations in over 40 countries, totaling approximately 200,000 employees.

Highly conductive textiles for wearables by the Korea Institute of Material Science

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

KIMS project group consisting of Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Jinwoo Textile Co. Ltd., and Alink Co. Ltd. is established for developing industrial production systems of highly conductive textiles and thin films which are applicable to flexible and wearable electronics. Filmed at the IDTechEx show.

AsReader GUN Type long range UHF RFID reader

Posted by Charbax – March 31, 2017

AsReader is an advanced RFID reader/writer or Barcode scanner for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with Android device also supported. AsReader GUN Type is a long range UHF RFID reader and can read a tag from 10m away with 1W output power and linearly-polarized wave. AsReader GUN supports European frequency and passed CE standard as well as FCC and TELEC in Japan. It works with a smartphone by connecting to the reader with AsRing+ and start to scan tags and barcodes. AsRing+ connects an external device to a smartphone magnetically and enables the devices to transfer data and power charging. AsReader Gun Type also has the barcode scanner and supports 1D and 2D barcodes. Although the barcode is poorly printed or has some scratches, AsReader will often scan them correctly with high-sensitive 2D CMOS sensor. With laser aiming light,one can scan the target barcode at far place easily. AsReader supports major barcode types, such as UPC/EAN/JAN, GS1 DataBar, Code 39, Code 128, PDF417, GS1 Composite, Aztec Code, Data Matrix, QR code, popular postal code and OCR font, OCR-A and OCR-B. You can also watch my previous Asreader video filmed at the IDTechEx show here.

TF Massif E Ink Interactive Posters, large area, thin film circuits

Posted by Charbax – February 18, 2017

TF Massif shows off their beautiful interactive posters using E Ink and LEDs, entering potential massive success to revolutionize the poster/advertising business, with Large Area Thin Film Circuits, TF Massif has capabilities to produce flexible circuits at 50in x 144in and 60in circuits are also available. Using their proprietary Large Area Control Deposition (LACD) they can produce the most cost effective large area flexible circuits in the world. Target markets are anything Big. TF Massif is the winner of the "Best Product Award" at the IDTechEx Show!

Hitachi Chemical stretchable, waterproof, flexible technology

Posted by Charbax – February 17, 2017

For over 50 years, Hitachi Chemical has been focused on R&D that has driven technological breakthroughs enabling their customers to manufacture thinner, lighter, and high volume products. Here also showing their low temperature sintering, smart gel, memory shape polymer. As a result, their materials are currently in a vast number of today's highly reliable and durable wearable devices. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

TNO 3D Printing

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2017

TNO is a major player in a growing international network comprised of leading scientific institutes, companies with ambitious development profiles, universities and other partners in knowledge. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Sensor Films additive manufacturing solutions

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2017

Sensor Films Inc. is an additive manufacturing solutions provider that is changing the way electronic products are manufactured. Sensor Films designs and builds digital manufacturing and printing systems equipped with integrated pre- and post-printing processes enabling customers to make electronic product assemblies used in a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. The technology efficiently prints functional and decorative inks on flexible and rigid substrates in a platform scalable to high throughput production. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!.