Category: Printed Electronics

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ULVAC Vacuum Manufacturing Solutions Enabling the IoT World

Posted by Charbax – August 9, 2015

Mark Izushima from ULVAC speaking about their vacuum manufacturing equipment that provides solutions in the applications of thin film battery, power device, non-volatile memory, and PZT piezoelectric MEMS sensors as key elements for the IoT World. ULVAC, Inc. is a global leader with the most comprehensive portfolio of vacuum technologies in the world. ULVAC has contributed in development of multiple industries such as electronic devices, semi-conductors, flat panel display, solar cells, and general industrial applications, providing vacuum solutions with their advanced equipment, materials, analytic evaluations, components, and other various services. ULVAC has been continuously developing manufacturing solutions in applications of thin film battery, power device, non-volatile memory, and PZT piezoelectric MEMS sensor which are all key elements for the IoT world. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Ceradrop Printed Electronics with Smart Ink – 2D and 3D Inkjet Printing

Posted by Charbax – August 4, 2015

Interview with Tim Luong from CERADROP, a subsidiary of MGI Group at Printed Electronics Europe. CERADROP designs and markets Materials Deposition Inkjet Printers for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. Embedding all types of printheads as well as the latest generation of curing modules, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products onto the Printed Electronics market in the fields such as: flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays, Smart Cards, Antennas, Smart Systems, Passive Components and others. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Agfa: Integrating Nano Silver Printed Electronics in Air Conditioning Control Panels for Cars

Posted by Charbax – August 4, 2015

Peter Willaert from Agfa Materials being interviewed by Raghu Das at Printed Electronics Europe. AGFA develops materials for Printed Electronics and PCB technology. Agfa introduced ORGACON as a printable alternative to ITO in flexible backlights for mobile phones; and it is now integrated in many more items, like touch-sensitive buttons in home appliances and cars. Agfa has also newly introduced ORGACON nanosilver screen printing ink “SI-P1000x”, that features low silver deposition and ultra-high resolution printing, which in turn expands the possibilities in Printed Electronics. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Thin Film Electronics: The Internet of Everything Opportunity

Posted by Charbax – August 4, 2015

Interview with Thomas Strubreiter from ThinFilm Electronics at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! Thinfilm is a leader in the development of Printed Electronics. The first to commercialize printed, rewritable memory, the Company is creating printed systems that include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication, all at a low cost unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Everything by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Canatu and Display Solutions: 3D Shaped Touch Display for Automotive Industry

Posted by Charbax – August 4, 2015

Canatu is a manufacturer of transparent conductive films for touch applications. Canatu's CNB™ films are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud®), and a new Roll-to-Roll manufacturing process (Direct Dry Printing®), which combines the synthesis of the Carbon NanoBuds directly from carbon gases and direct deposition to the substrate in one single process. Canatu has customers in the consumer electronics and automotive industry. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Bainisha Body Motion Capturing using Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – May 15, 2015

Bainisha is a high-tech start-up dedicated to the development of a new paradigm in Body Motion Capturing. This interview, taken at the IDTechEx event on Wearable Technology, shows some of the product they are working on. Based on a thin hyper-stretchable film version of an Inverse Artificial Muscle, it delivers a set of new and hitherto unattained functionalities in terms of accuracy, speed & differentiation. The on-body concept guarantees an Absolute Body References Frame and hence sets a new standard for Medical Quality Data. Because the system has no "wake-up"-threshold and no filtering and/or damping combined with a +kHz capturing speed, it allows capturing such minute displacements as muscle tremor, pre-natal contractions, fatigue induced tremble etc... as well as explosive kinetics. Learn more about the technology and event at http://www.wearabletechnologyinsights.com

Enfucell Printed Battery Powering Golf Sensor, Temperature Sensors and More

Posted by Charbax – May 11, 2015

Enfucell is a customized battery supplier to the printed electronics industry. The company has developed SoftBattery®, a thin, flexible and eco-friendly printed power source and at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin it showcased a range of products based on this battery. It includes a powered wireless golf sensor patch which was developed in a joint project with Qualcomm. The patch is attached to a golf club head for measuring acceleration and angular velocity. The acquired data is transferred via low energy Bluetooth (BLE) to an application on a mobile device. Enfucell battery powers the BLE data transmission without additional capacitor demonstrating the highest peak power capability in the industry. Battery is also fully integrated to the system.

The disposable patch is helping golf players to improve their swing. This is the first time that a player can actually get feedback from the club head. A fully integrated printed battery enables thin and light construction which does not interfere with the normal stroke. Thanks to the BLE communication, data can be analyzed on site on the driving range during a training session. The data is collected to and processed on an Android tablet.

A similar patch can be tailored for other racquet sports, shooting, bowling, etc. Enfucell is looking for partners for commercializing the product. The new product platform completes Enfucell application range with previously introduced temperature logger (collaboration with NXP) and iontophoresis patch (collaboration with The Ionto Team, Spain). Also these products have fully integrated Enfucell battery technology. All of these are shown in the video. To learn more see http://www.PrintedElectronicsWorld.com

IoT powered by Touch and Printed Electronics presented by Ericsson for Machine to Nature

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2015

Jan Hederen of Ericsson presents the clickable world, how everything – including nature, can be part of our connected world and how a simple touch allows you to communicate with anything. Today, we are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution where everything that benefits from a connection will have one. This Networked Society is in real time will place many new requirements on us while opening up opportunities beyond our imagination. Those who have the ability to rethink, reinvent and innovate will be winners in this new value-creating ecosystem. In the presentation "The power of touch - Exploring the real world web" Jan Hederen at Ericsson presented at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe discussing and demonstrating their initial findings in creating a clickable world, exploring the opportunities with partners to use printed electronics to realize this new connected world. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Preview of the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin April 28-29 2015

Posted by Charbax – April 27, 2015

The 2015 IDTechEx Show! covering printed electronics, energy harvesting, 3D Printing, wearable technology and much more kicks off in Berlin on April 28. Attendees from 47 countries will be present, with pre-registrations over 18% up compared to 2014. Over 200 presentations will be given and approximately 150 exhibitors to meet. Learn more at http://www.IDTechEx.com

DuPont Microcircuit Materials and Wearable Technology, interview with IDTechEx

Posted by Charbax – April 27, 2015

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) shows some of their latest offerings in printed electronics at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2014 event, including a T-Shirt that monitors the oxygen level, heart rate and temperature of the wearer. This is enabled by their stretchable, washable conductive ink materials. Their materials are used for many applications, from glucose test strips, (where their sisters company DuPont Teijin provides the substrate) to antennas for wireless RF systems. This video was taken at the world's largest event on Printed Electronics, hosted by IDTechEx. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015