Prof John A. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University (photo: John Rogers)

LOPEC 2020: Portable electronics on and in the body


Exhibitions / Events

Printed electronics is revolutionising medicine. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry in Munich, Germany, will present new developments from this area from 24 to 26 March 2020. Read excerpts from a conversation with LOPEC plenary speaker John A. Rogers, professor at Northwestern University in the US state of Illinois, about monitoring systems and other flexible electronic devices that can be worn directly on the skin or implanted inside the body.

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Thin glass is a versatile material with many possible applications in the organic and printed electronics industry (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP: Optoelectronic systems on thin glass


Companies / Markets

The recently launched KODOS project (“Konfektionierter Dünnglas-Verbund für optoelektronische Systeme”, Thin Glass Composites for Optoelectronic Systems), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is designed to transform thin glass into finished products along the entire value chain. The companies EMDE development of light, Volkswagen and Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, which focus on application development, have joined forces with the technology suppliers tesa, VON ARDENNE, Flabeg, 4JET microtech, SURAGUS, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany).

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The technology demonstrator from fischer automotive and TactoTek (photo: TactoTek)

Fischer Automotive and TactoTek partner to demonstrate smart surface design innovations


Companies / Markets

TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) and fischer automotive have collaborated on a smart surface technology demonstrator to show examples of design innovation that fulfil market demands for integrating styling, electronic functions and manufacturability of smart surfaces at commercial scale.

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Stretched TPU film (photo: Folex)

LOPEC 2020: Folex presents coated film substrates for wearables and heating applications


Exhibitions / Events

At LOPEC 2020, Folex Coating GmbH is showing coated films for the production of printed electronics on an industrial scale (Booth 515). These materials include transparent, conductive coated substrates for e.g. heating applications or sensors.

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Daimler chairman of the board of management Ola Källenius unveiled the latest concept car from the company at CES 2020 (photo: CES)

CES 2020 wraps: AI and 5G define the future of innovation


Exhibitions / Events

CES 2020 ended on 10 January, following a week filled with over 20 000 product debuts unveiling the future of technology. More than 4400 exhibiting companies launched their latest tech products to some 170 000 attendees across more than 2.9M net square feet of exhibit space. From global tech brands to pioneering start-ups, the innovation at CES 2020 could revolutionise markets and change our world for the better.

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