Thanks to a new package, Osram Opto Semiconductors reduces the length of its large-area photodiodes by about 20% (photo: Osram)

Osram unveils space-saving photodetector for fitness sensors

Wednesday 30 November 2016

The new IR Topled D5140 from German-based Osram Opto Semiconductors is reported to require considerably less pc board space than before. It enables more compact sensors to be produced for monitoring fitness levels, for example in fitness armbands. The spectral sensitivity of the D5140 has been optimised for visible light and allows precise heart rate measurements using red or green light. The component is also ideal as an ambient light sensor.


A skin-like biomedical technology might bring new electronic bandages. (photo: Purdue University; Min Ku Kim)

Purdue University unveils biomedical skin-like bandage

Monday 28 November 2016

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin. The research behind this project was conducted by scientists from Purdue University (West Lafayette (IN), USA).


The IDTech Ex Show in Santa Clara has ended on a positive note for visitors, exhibitors and organisers

“IDTechEx Show!” in Santa Clara sees substantial growth

Thursday 24 November 2016
Exhibitions / Events

The “IDTechEx Show!” – also known as Printed Electronics USA – in Santa Clara, California, was attended by 3146 visitors from 45 countries. 212 exhibitors were showcasing their materials, machinery, components, finished devices and services.


Inks from infinityPV

infinityPV provides low-cost active inks for the industrial production of flexible solar cells

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Striking solar cell designs, semi-transparency and colours are not typically words associated with solar cells. But with printed polymer solar cells, endless opportunities are possible through their freedom of design and colour selection.


Packaging solutions with Bedford's ElastiTag now feature Thinfilm's NFC SpeedTap technology

Thinfilm and Bedford deliver smart hang-tag for NFC mobile marketing

Monday 21 November 2016

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Oslo, Norway), a global leader in NFC smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics, announced a partnership with Bedford Industries (Worthington (MN), USA), an innovative manufacturer of product ties, closures and identification tags. The two companies will integrate Thinfilm’s NFC SpeedTap technology into Bedford’s popular ElastiTag hang-tag product line to deliver turnkey intelligent packaging solutions to consumer brand companies of all sizes as well as the broader fast moving consumer goods market.