News (flexible electronics)

 
PragmatIC will be present at the LOPEC Conference 2018 (photo: PragmatIC)

In the last few years several brands have experimented with NFC enabled smart packaging, but these trials have primarily been in low volume marketing campaigns. A significant reduction in cost is required to progress to high volume, mass market roll out.

 
PV Nano Cell’s Sicrys inks can be used for printed circuit boards and flexible electronics (photo: PV Nano Cell)

PV Nano Cell from Israel, an innovative producer of conductive digital inks, announced the closing of its acquisition of DigiFlex, a digital printer manufacturer. The all-stock transaction was valued at US$10M and represents 25% of PV Nano Cell on a fully diluted basis, post transaction. Additionally, certain shareholders of DigiFlex and its subsidiary, JetCU P.C.B. Ltd., committed to investing $1.1M in PV Nano Cell, of which $500 000 has already been invested, and an additional $600 000 is expected to close by the end of 2017.

 
Impressions from previous innoLAE conferences (photo: EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics)

The call for papers is now open for the Innovations in Large-Area Electronics (innoLAE) conference taking place 23-24 January 2018, at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge, UK. Large-Area Electronics (LAE) is a new way of making electronics and includes printed, flexible, plastic, organic, and bio- electronics.

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