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Printed Electronics – Bigger than the Silicon Chip

By Membrane Switch News

The silicon chip business went from nothing to approaching $200 billion market in size in twenty years. Now we have the beginning of a market that will outpace even that to reach $200 billion or so in only twenty years. It is printed electronics. Primarily this is flexible: that is the main benefit. It...read more »

Printing large batteries

By Membrane Switch News

170 years ago, Faraday appreciated the different electrical properties of nano gold over bulk metal in electrical devices, so applying nanotechnology to these things is scarcely new. However, the huge sums now being applied to improvement of lithium traction batteries in particular are now leading to work on a much larger scale and thin...read more »

Paper with a memory given boost by nanotechnology breakthrough

By Membrane Switch News

Medicine bottles that alert you when a prescription needs updating and computer screens which can be rolled up to fit in a briefcase are a step closer thanks to research by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). Researchers at DMU’s Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EMTERC) are exploring the potential of gold nanoparticles and small molecules...read more »

Wearable RFID sensors to detect airborne toxins

By Membrane Switch News

RFID sensors are commonly used to track a wide variety of items, from products in a supply chain to baggage at an airport. GE is developing sensors that combine RFID tracking with an acute gas sensing capability, which can detect the presence of potentially harmful chemical agents in the air. Because these sensors can...read more »

Nano ePrint/Novalia to deliver printed electronic greeting cards

By Membrane Switch News

Nano ePrint Ltd, the pioneer in planar nano-electronics, has announced that it is developing all-printed electronic greeting cards in collaboration with Novalia Ltd, to a specification provided by Hallmark subsidiary Tigerprint Ltd. The £300k project is supported by grant funding from The Northern Way, a joint initiative between three northern UK Regional Development Agencies...read more »

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