News (Conference and Exhibition)

 
Lesley Rohrbaugh, CTA’s director of research, presents tech trends to watch (photo: CES)

CES 2020 opened with innovations that could change the world

CES 2020 opened on 7 January unveiling the next generation of innovation that is expected to redefine industries, create jobs and solve many of society’s challenges. With more than 4400 exhibiting companies, including 1200 start-ups, CES 2020 featured the latest transformative technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, vehicle technology, digital health and more.

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C-touch tags offer advantages compared to standard RFID or NFC solutions (photo: imec)

Imec, TNO and Cartamundi develop flexible tags that communicate with standard touchscreens

Imec, a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, TNO, and Cartamundi announced that they have developed a flexible capacitive identification tag that communicates with standard touch screens (C-touch). C-touch tags can be integrated in a wide range of paper and plastic based objects such as tickets, certified documents, and payment cards, realising smart products. The connection to the internet is established simply by placing the tagged object on the touchscreen or vice-versa. The results, developed in the framework of Holst Centre, an open innovation initiative by imec and TNO, were published in this week’s Nature Electronics.

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CPI’s support in a smart food labelling project aims at reducing food wastes (photo: Maria Lindsey Multimedia Creator – pexels.com)

CPI supports smart food-labelling project set to reduce food waste in 2020

CPI has supported the development of a next-generation smart labelling technology aimed at dramatically cutting food waste and health risks across the perishable goods industry.

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Event diary

24-26
March

LOPEC 2020

Location: Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany
Organisers: Messe München, OE-A

www.lopec.com