SmartKem delivers ‘organic’ semiconductor materials for the manufacture of flexible and plastic electronic displays used in applications such as, eReaders, Smartphones, Tablets and TV’s. The company provides customised solutions involving molecule synthesis, formulation and electronic prototyping for market-driven applications. This interview is conducted between IDTechEx and Dr Julian Carter of Smartkem at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA event. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com
IDTechEx interviews Prof Komoda of Panasonic, finding out more about their work with OLED lighting. Panasonic has shown over 100 lumens/watt with OLED lighting, close to LED lighting efficiency. OLEDs can be more efficient than LEDs due to efficiency lost in the LED diffusion panel. This interview was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA. Learn more at http://www.IDTechEx.com
Carestream Tollcoating offers precision toll coating (contract manufacturing and development) services, specializing in the application of aqueous and solvent coatings on flexible substrates for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other advanced materials applications. Carestream Tollcoating’s engineers and material scientists build on more than 100 years of coating leadership to deliver problem-solving expertise in precision coating applications, including fluid design and preparation. State-of-the-art pilot coaters also make Carestream Tollcoating an ideal partner for product development and very fast scale-up to large volume.
Group NanoXplore specialises in the science of graphene and its derivative materials. Its proprietary production process produces low-cost, pristine graphene from graphite flake, while maintaining the large flake value (application versatility, thermal and electrical conductance, anti-corrosion capabilities). Environmentally friendly (energy efficient, no strong acids used or noxious gases released), the process solves typical production challenges (e.g., introduction of minimal crystal impurities) and is scalable to metric tonnes per month with very modest capital and operating costs. NanoXplore partners with its customers to integrate graphene into their products and processes, providing them with innovative products and a strong competitive advantage. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Graphene event. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com
The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier organization for research and technology development. NRC’s Printable Electronics (PE) initiative coordinates key industrial areas – materials, ink, printing, ICT and digital manufacturing – as a springboard for a competitive, sustainable and large-scale PE sector in Canada. Working with commercial partners, NRC has established a product development and demonstration capability to give its customers a decisive competitive edge in producing PE products for world markets. NRC seeks new partnerships for collaboration on product-driven applied research. NRC’s current PE research priorities encompass Functional Materials, Functional Devices and Functional Imprinting. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Sung An Machinery, better known as SAM, manufactures Extrusion Coating and Laminating Machines, Solution Coating and Laminating Machines, Rotogravure Printing Machines, and In-Line Flexographic Printing Machines. SAM opened its Printed Electronics Laboratory (SPEL), located at the company’s headquarters in Korea, to meet increasing requests for new product development. The laboratory houses four (4) custom coating lines specializing in the development of process and equipment for the printed electronics industry, including OPV solar cell, OLED, lighting and others. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com
SonoPlot designs and sells Microplotter® materials dispensing systems for drawing features as small as 10 to 20 microns. Our patented ultrasonic dispensing technology enables true contiguous lines for superior conductive traces and enables the deposition of a wide range of materials, including solutions containing graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, and polymers. This technology allows the Microplotter® to print inks with viscosities up to 450 cP without the hassle of tuning them to the printer. Integrated digital video and precise positioning allow for accurate alignment and dispensing on substrates. The Microplotter® systems provide unparalleled price per capability in the market.
Intrinsiq Materials is an advanced materials company with facilities in Farnborough UK and Rochester US, providing nanoparticle based copper ink formulations for printed electronics applications. Our copper inkjet ink, ‘Intrinsiq CI’, and copper screen print paste, ‘Intrinsiq CP’, are innovative ink formulations designed for photonic curing at room temperature in air, by laser or broad band flash techniques. Conductivities are comparable to commercial silver inks on a range of substrates, including paper. The company has additional inks under development, including nanoparticle based nickel and silicon.
Canatu shows their latest transparent conductive films and touch sensors for flexible and 3D touch devices. At Printed Electronics USA, Canatu announced CNB In-Mold Film, a stretchable, formable, conductive film optimized for 3D formed capacitive touch displays and touch surfaces in automobile center consoles and dashboards, home appliance control panels, remote controls, smartwatches and portable electronic devices. Canatu’s transparent films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial: Carbon NanoBud. Carbon NanoBud is not limited by the brittleness or metal fatigue associated with more traditional indium tin oxide (ITO) and metal mesh structures, and therefore stretchability and 3D forms are now possible.
Brewer Science is a global technology leader in developing and manufacturing innovative materials, processes, and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, and LED lighting. Brewer Science provides process flexibility and a competitive edge for its customers and plays a critical role in the supply chain. Since 1981, when its ARC® materials revolutionized lithography processes, Brewer Science has expanded its technology to include products enabling advanced lithography, thin wafer handling, 3-D integration, chemical and mechanical device protection, and products based on carbon nanotubes and nanotechnology. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com
The vision of Atom NanoElectronics, Inc.is to innovate scalable and high throughput printing technologies for low cost, high performance optoelectronic devices, to democratize optoelectronic devices for every person. Atom NanoElectronics focuses on developing printed 3-D SWCNT electronics and SWCNT display backplanes that will become pervasive around the world. Atom NanoElectronics is currently printing organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) on the top of printed SWCNT display backplanes. Atom NanoElectronics is working toward building a manufacturing base for printed Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) displays and will become a dominant world-wide display supplier. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Thinfilm is a Norway-based company focused on expanding the traditional Internet of Things into a much broader Internet of Everything using the benefits of printed electronics. Thinfilm’s NFC Barcode and Smart Label product platforms use 13.56MHz Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to communicate from Thinfilm labels (placed on everyday things, at the item level rather than the box/palette/case level) to NFC capable devices, including smartphones and industrial readers. The 128-bit NFC Barcode is manufactured on Thinfilm’s printed-dopant polysilicon (PDPS) manufacturing platform, which enables high-performance transistors capable of handling wireless communication and NFC frequencies and data rates. The payload consists of a mix of fixed ID ROM bits, which cannot be electrically modified for security purposes, and dynamic bits that can the assigned to sensors. Thinfilm recently announced OpenSense technology, which transmits information about the state of a seal (factory sealed or previously opened) to a smartphone. This is being demonstrated in Barcelona in the form of a Johnnie Walker whisky Smart Bottle, which can communicate a unique identification number and dynamic sensing data to a smartphone. The OpenSense technology can lead to improved consumer engagement and can be used to verify authenticity of the underlying product while the seal is still intact. Next, Thinfilm’s temperature sensing Smart Labels integrate batteries, sensing circuitry, optional visual printed electrochromic displays, and NFC wireless transmission function into a single self-contained smart sensing system. These systems use NFC to tell a smartphone or other compatible device whether a food or pharmaceutical shipment stayed within specified temperature limits or whether it became too hot or too cold during transport. That simple data can help caretakers, retailers, and supply chain partners to make smart decisions by providing a real time indication of the temperature behavior (within limits vs. exceeded limits), and the big data pushed to the cloud with every interaction will help brand owners and others to make smarter business decisions based on trends captured by thousands or even millions of units active at any point in time. Learn more at www.thinfilm.no
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PolyIC has developed its own printed electronics technology platform, including proprietary printing process, as well as roll to roll quality control methods. Web speed is at least 30m/min. With the recent focus on transparent conductive films (TCFs), the company now offers bare transparent conducting films or complete touch sensor (capacitive). The touch sensor can be single layer or 2 layers of film. The sensor comes with the tail (printed on same substrate), which is an advantage compared to ITO-based sensors where the tail (flexible PCB) has to be added. This interview was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com.
Optomec provides two technology offerings. The LENS system, a blown powder laser-based 3D printer for metals which the company manufactures under license from the Sandia National Laboratory. The second is an Aerosol Jet system which provides for conformal, direct-write, non-contact deposition of materials for printed electronics, which the company developed in-house. It can utilize a wide range of materials, with less constraints compared to inkjet. It has been successfully demonstrated and used in metallization of solar cells. This interview with IDTechEx was taken at Printed Electronics USA, hosted by IDTechEx.
PST Sensors (pty) Ltd is a spin-out of the University of Cape Town NanoSciences Innovation Centre. It is positioned as a technology solutions provider, and works with its partners and customers to produce integrated temperature sensing and printed electronics products. Both its printed silicon technology and temperature sensing technology have received industry awards. PST Sensors has R&D facilities in Cape Town and offices in Cape Town and London.
ULVAC is a Japanese company that supplies manufacturing equipment to the display and photo-voltaic industry. They offer nanoparticle products using three materials in the main, namely silver, gold and ITO. They have the capability to offer both dispersed and formulated inks (IDTechEx: formulated refers to solutions suitable for printing). The ability to vertically integrate (form the particles, dispersions and inks) allows more value capture within the company. This interview was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com