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Isorg and Sumitomo Chemical have expanded their existing collaboration (photo: Isorg)

Isorg and Sumitomo Chemical announce partnership to develop organic photodetectors

Isorg (Grenoble, France), a pioneer in organic photodetectors (OPDs) and large-area image sensors, and Sumitomo Chemical (Tokyo, Japan), a leader in OPD materials production and other fields, announced their agreement to develop new OPD products for use as smartphone fingerprint sensors and hybrid organic CMOS image sensors.


A smart card with flexible fingerprint sensor (photo: Japan Display)

Japan Display unveils flexible fingerprint sensor

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has developed a capacitive-type flexible fingerprint sensor by integrating its capacitive-type glass-based fingerprint sensor technology and flexible display technology. JDI has been developing large-sized sensors and transparent sensors that enhance product design by taking further advantage of the features of glass-based fingerprint sensors currently being mass-produced.


A shirt with DES for posture monitoring to prevent critical posture or load (photo: Fraunhofer ISC)

Fraunhofer ISC: Elastic sensors for smart textiles

Smart materials and embedded electronics create the conditions for innovative design and new applications in the field of intelligent textiles, electronic interconnections, controls and displays. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC (Würzburg, Germany) with its Center Smart Materials is working on silicon-based materials, adapted printing pastes and efficient production technologies in order to exploit the application potential of expandable sensors and conductors, to inspire new product ideas and to accelerate the implementation.


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