Fraunhofer IZM and the Weißensee Academy of Art in Berlin have opened a unique open innovation lab for prototyping textile electronics. Fitted with the latest in high-tech equipment and machines, the Textile Prototyping Lab (TPL) can turn e-textile visions into real fabrics and garments with its interdisciplinary team of scientists and artists.
PragmatIC Semiconductor (Cambridge, UK), a leader in flexible electronics, has manufactured a flexible version of the 6502 processor, the iconic design that kick-started the personal computer revolution.
In an article series, TechBlick (www.TechBlick.com) will highlight various innovation trends in the diverse area of printed, hybrid, in-mould, and 3D electronics. Their goal is to demonstrate progress and state-of-the-art on various fronts ranging from R2R on-paper printing to thin ICs to conductive inks to stretchable substrates to in-mould electronics and beyond.