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Lionrock Flexible batteries in watch strap

Posted by Charbax – July 3, 2020

Lionrock Batteries Ltd is developing and manufacturing flexible rechargeable battery technologies to address the rapidly growing and evolving needs for energy storage in new wearables, medical devices and other consumer IoT devices. Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! Europe

Smart floors & Sensor Technology with Joanneum Research

Posted by Charbax – July 1, 2020

PyzoFlex is an affordable, printable (by e.g. screen printing) sensor technology that can be implemented on an industrial scale. It allows the large-scale and accurate measurement of temperature and pressure changes as well as vibration monitoring in objects and their environment. In addition, there is know-how for the data processing and communication of the sensor signals (sensor-specific electronics) as well as customer or application-specific interpretation of the sensor signals (software or intelligence), thus resulting in devices for different applications Wherever pressure / temperature changes, vibrations or shock waves occur, piezoelectric and pyroelectric generators can be used to convert mechanical deformation (changes in thickness) and temperature differences into electrical energy. Ferroelectric polymers belonging to the PVDF-Class (polyvinylidene fluoride) are used as a basic material due to the fact that they exhibit strong piezoelectric and pyroelectric activity after a poling procedure. These materials are also extremely stable, UV and weather resistant, flame-retardant and have a high chemical durability. Any mechanical deformation caused by contact, pressure or movement can also be used to generate electrical energy (piezoelectric energy harvesting). These sensors can easily be implemented or laminated in/onto different surfaces giving them an added value. The unique properties and robustness of this technology open up a host of entirely new possibilities and make it suitable for many different fields of application – as there are: IoT, smart living and smart city, automotive & smart mobility, smart wearables, cyber physical systems, strain gauges, and many more. Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! Europe

Prof Greg Whyte with James Hayward analyst at IDTechEx

Posted by Charbax – June 30, 2020

Professor Greg Whyte OBE interview with IDTechEx analyst James Hayward at the IDTechEx Show!

Würth Elektronik Energy Harvesting

Posted by Charbax – June 29, 2020

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Würth Elektronik eiSos is part of the Würth Group, the global market leader for fastener technology. The company employs currently 6,100 people and generated sales of 400 million Euro in 2014.

UBI Solutions RFID IoT Tracking

Posted by Charbax – June 29, 2020

Paris based and fast growing UBI Solutions, is a pioneer of RFID UHF based solutions. With more than 500 installations in the Automotive, Hospitality, Laundry, Logistics, Retails, Process & Tool Management, Geolocation, Asset Management Industries, the "LaFrenchTech" labeled company is one of Europe leading organization within the Internet of Things market. UBI Solutions has deployed systems in over 20 countries to Tier One customers like Air France, PSA Group, Rosewood Hotels, Airbus Industries, Disneyland Paris, Faurecia and many others.

Kodak Printed Electronics ESTAR PET films, HCF films, conductive custom-patterned films, EKTAFLEX

Posted by Charbax – December 7, 2019

Carolyn Ellinger, General Manager, Printed Electronics, shares Kodak highlights, showing a number of product offerings into the printed electronics industry at this year’s IDTechEx Printed Electronics show – including ESTAR PET films, HCF films, high-resolution highly conductive custom-patterned films, and their new EKTAFLEX Functional Printing Solution for high-resolution flexography.

Filmed at IDTechEx Show! USA 2019

TF Massif large interactive, LED, Smart banner advertisement, AV, heating, antennas, and more

Posted by Charbax – December 7, 2019

TF Massif is the world leader in extra-large flexible electronics, and is currently focusing on developing innovative solutions such as the world’s first illuminated and smart electronic banner product which is now commercialized through it’s marketing arm Other applications being investigated include: autonomous vehicles, heating elements, large array antennas, as well as other electronics that require large area flexible backplanes as well as sensor, LEDs and/or IOT platform integrations Using their own proprietary materials and process, TF Massif builds the largest cost effective printed electronic flexible assemblies in the world. To date, no one does it bigger or more cost-efficiently than TF Massif. Large Area Thin Film Circuits & Assemblies, currently has capabilities to produce flexible circuits 50in x 144in and 60in circuits early next year. Using 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.

Filmed at IDTechEx Show! USA 2019

An HR Story: Hiring at Classic Stripes: A unique Culture!

Posted by Charbax – December 7, 2019

To create a global organisation that would create state of the art products in the field Of Printed Flexible Electronics, it's necessary to create a culture that was very far away from cultures dictated by management science. This means it has to be a culture that is not based upon the tenets of cooperation or performance management. So they do away with Performance appraisals and meetings. They bring in a culture based upon on 3 tenets: Entrepreneurship: Circle of Accountability, Execution: My Word, and Collaboration: Taking a stand for others’ success without expecting anything in return.

Collaboration is the opposite of cooperation. Cooperation is a barter system because human beings expect something when they cooperate with each other. Collaboration is different as there are no expectations when one collaborates. In classic stripes they all take an objective which is someone else’s who is of a completely different department or division of the one they're at. And they work hard to help them achieve the same without expecting anything in return! That is Classic Stripes DNA!

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Filmed at IDTechEx Show! USA 2019

Waterproofing electronics: HZO Protects What Matters Most To You using thin-film nanotechnology

Posted by Charbax – December 7, 2019

According to IDC, by 2025, there will 41.6 billion connected IoT devices. Devices we rely on for a variety of important tasks. It’s critical that these devices function regardless of the environments they are exposed to. Stephen Gold, HZO’s Chief Commercial Officer explains how the company is meeting the challenge of protecting today and tomorrow’s electronics with thin-film waterproof coatings, capable of waterproofing millions of components a day.

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PragmatiC latest flexible processors at IDTechEx Show!

Posted by Charbax – December 5, 2019

PragmatIC is a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, enabling the potential for trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments. Our unique technology platform delivers flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) that are thinner than a human hair and can be easily embedded into everyday objects. PragmatIC's solutions provide the opportunity to add new functionality, as well as extending proven applications such as RFID and NFC into mass market use cases previously prohibited by the cost of traditional silicon ICs. Our novel, differentiated products are being adopted by a growing base of global companies across diverse markets, including consumer goods, games, retail, pharmaceutical and security sectors. PragmatIC's first product family, the ConnectIC series of RFID FlexICs was launched in February 2019 within 2 months received orders for over 20 million units from customers in Europe, North America and Asia, endorsing it as the ideal solution for introducing connectivity into mass market applications. PragmatIC is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with our first billion-unit production facility in Sedgefield. Shareholders include Cambridge Innovation Capital, Avery Dennison and Arm.

Filmed at IDTechEx Show! USA 2019