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.
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.
The Danish start-up company infinityPV regards flexible organic solar cell technology as a serious alternative to established solar cells. This technology enables a future where organic solar panels are integrated anywhere thanks to their unique low weight and flexibility.