NFC OpenSense technology from Thinfilm (photo: Thinfilm)

Thinfilm announces key partnership in NFC label conversion with Beneli

Monday 23 January 2017
Companies / Markets

Thin Film Electronics ASA, a leading provider of NFC smart packaging solutions using printed electronics with headquarters in Oslo, Norway, announced a partnership with Sweden-based Beneli AB, a leader in self-adhesive labels and related solutions. The partnership is expected to significantly strengthen Thinfilm’s converter programme by providing strategic coverage in Scandinavia and in the broader European region.


Victor Lee, CEO at Ascent Solar Technologies (photo: Ascent)

Ascent Solar clinches major contract for high-altitude aerospace application

Friday 20 January 2017
Companies / Markets

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of lightweight and flexible thin-film photovoltaic solutions headquartered in Thornton, Colorado, announced that it has secured a major contract from an Asian customer to supply its high-voltage, superlight thin-film module for an advanced aerospace application.


ZEBRA super-aligned semiconducting carbon nanotubes on wafer (photo: Carbonics)

Carbonics introduces first ZEBRA carbon-on-silicon solution for RF components

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Carbonics, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California, recently launched its ZEBRA carbon-on-silicon technology for radio frequency components and devices in the rapidly expanding wireless, communications, defence, and aerospace markets. Carbonics is a venture-backed start-up that is focused on developing and commercialising a carbon-on-wafer single chip solution that is reported to vastly improve the power consumption and performance of wireless products – including next-generation smartphones and communication devices.


The next generation of the uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker from Identiv, Enfucell, NXP Semiconductors, and Syntel (photo: Identiv)

Identiv announces next generation of its smart temperature sensor solution for IoT

Monday 16 January 2017

Identiv, Inc., a physical security and secure identification provider based in Fremont, California, announced the launch of the next generation of its uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker, a low-cost, portable, powered smart sensor that tracks and stores temperature readings. In addition to its low cost and small form factor, it can be read by any near field communication (NFC) reader, such as a mobile phone, and uploaded to the Internet for analytic purposes.


Automotive tail lights with OLED technology have been a highlight of LOPEC 2016 (photo: Messe München)

LOPEC 2017: Printed electronics for the car of tomorrow

Thursday 12 January 2017
Exhibitions / Events

The tradeshow LOPEC will take place at the trade fair centre in Munich, Germany, from  28-30 March 2017, providing information on the latest products, technologies and trends in printed electronics. This year, the automotive industry will be one of the focal points of the international exhibition and conference. Whether in the form of curved displays in the dashboard or OLEDs in vehicle lighting, printed electronic components are opening up a wealth of new design options and are increasing driving comfort levels.