News (Conference and Exhibition)

The new Coin Power 1454 A4 coin cell (photo: VARTA Microbattery)

VARTA Microbattery presents latest battery generation at the Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich

They can be worn close to the body, directly on the body or even in the body - wearables are conquering more and more areas and are becoming increasingly self-evident in everyday life. The development of this global growth market would be inconceivable without reliable, energy-efficient batteries. In wearables, the batteries determine performance and service life. At the same time, they have to meet growing demands and should become smaller, lighter and more efficient.


Impressions from ISPO 2018 (photo: OPE journal)

OE-A session at ISPO in Munich: printed electronics in sports

From 28-31 Januray, ISPO 2018, the world’s leading sporting goods trade fair, takes place at Messe München in Munich, Germany. On Monday, 29 January from 12am to 1pm, the OE-A will organise the session “Textiles 4.0: Flexible and Printed Electronics for Smart Sportswear” as part of the ISPO Academy.


An OLED microdisplay next to a quarter Dollar coin (photo: Kopin)

Kopin unveils high-brightness breakthrough for Lightning OLED Microdisplays

The Kopin Corporation (Westborough, Massachusetts), a leading provider of wearable technologies for mobile virtual reality, augmented reality and wearable computing systems, has demonstrated its high-brightness Lightning organic light emitting diodes (OLED) microdisplays including its new 720p resolution (1280 x 720) OLED display at CES 2018. Kopin’s Lightning 720p OLED microdisplay is 0.49-inch diagonal size, has high brightness of over 1000 nits and low power consumption.


Event diary


Printable Electronics 2018

Location: Tokyo Big Sight Japan

Organiser: Converting Technical Institute



LOPEC 2018

Location: Neue Messe Munich, Germany

Organisers: Messe München, OE-A



IDTechEx Show! (Printed Electronics Europe 2018)

Location: Estrel Berlin, Germany

Organiser: IDTechEx