The digital hybrid company TOPPAN FORMS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) has developed a technology for forming printed micro wires, which enables a wire width of 4μm that is almost invisible to the naked eye. The company has established this technology by combining a conductive ink for micro wiring (silver salt ink) and a corresponding printing process technology. The new technology can be used for transparent electrodes for touch sensor panels, wearable sensors, sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT), and similar devices.
Isorg (Grenoble, France), a pioneer in printed organic photodetectors and large-area image sensors, has announced that its first large-sized high-resolution (500dpi) flexible plastic fingerprint sensor, co-developed with FlexEnable (Cambridge, UK), won the 2017 Best of Sensors Expo – Silver Applications Award.
Gemalto, a leader in digital security solutions based in The Netherlands, is introducing a rapid prototyping tool that is expected to speed up and simplify the creation of new Internet of Things (IoT) applications.