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February, 2014

The Flexible Electronics Revolution is Underway
Feb 24, 2014
The adoption of flexible electronics by Fortune 500 companies is inevitable and an impressive array of its representatives have made that clear. The technologies are poised to make huge inroads into the marketplace once devices are produced in quantity and standards are written to guide manufacturing and integration which will enable the purchase of meaningful volumes.

University of California - Berkeley and Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo Awarded $300,000 Printed Sensor Node Contract by FlexTech Alliance
Feb 23, 2014
The FlexTech Alliance, in partnership with the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), recently awarded The University of California at Berkeley and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo a contract to deliver fully-integrated, printed, self-rechargeable wireless sensor nodes for engine and motor condition monitoring.

Manufacturers and Supply Chain Companies Gear Up for Flexible Electronics
Feb 10, 2014
Supply chain advances are building the foundation for flexible, printed electronics, while volume manufacturers are quickly addressing their production challenges. These were the two takeaways from the 13th Flexible Electronics and Displays Conference & Exhibition, held February 4-6, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz., sponsored by the FlexTech Alliance. World-class companies, government experts, and leading universities and R&D organizations shared the results of their efforts to commercialize this rapidly-expanding field.

SGIA & FlexTech Partner to Provide Electronic Printing Community Best Opportunities
Feb 6, 2014
SGIA and the FlexTech Alliance today announced a new partnership for the 2014 Printed Electronics & Membrane Switch Symposium (Las Vegas, October 21–22) at the SGIA Expo, to offer attendees and suppliers an extensive educational line-up and packed trade-show floor.

2014 FLEXI Awards Recognize R&D, Innovation and Education Achievements
Feb 4, 2014
FlexTech Alliance today announced the recipients of the 2014 FLEXI Awards. Imprint Energy, MC-10, Plastic Logic and ISORG, and Dr. Bruce Kahn were recognized for their significant contributions in innovation, R&D, and Education, respectively.

Flexible Electronics at Tipping Point
Feb 4, 2014
Flexible electronics is at the tipping point of widespread market appeal and will increasingly be found in a range of “smart” products. This was the conclusion shared by industry experts and market analysts who addressed the 13th Annual Flexible and Printed Electronics & Exhibition. The event, which began a 3 day run today in Phoenix, Ariz., attracted strong attendance and featured advancements in the field of flexible, printed electronics and displays.

January, 2014

Johns Hopkins University Awarded $237,000 Printable and Flexible Sensor Contract by FlexTech Alliance
Jan 23, 2014
The FlexTech Alliance recently awarded Johns Hopkins University a contract to deliver printable and flexible dosimetric sensors for correlating cumulative environmental vapor exposure to incidence of respiratory disorders.

December, 2013

Soligie Receives Two R&D Awards from FlexTech Alliance
Dec 13, 2013
Consortium Coordinates Funding from Army Research Laboratory and Special Operations Command To Develop and Fund Project Demonstrators

FlexTech Alliance Introduces Wearable and Disposable Electronics Users Groups
Dec 12, 2013
As flexible electronics explode in the $1 billion printed electronics market, FlexTech Alliance drives adoption where advanced technology can create a competitive advantage

FlexTech Issues 2014 Request for Proposals in Flexible, Printed Electronics
Dec 9, 2013
FlexTech Alliance has issued its 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for cutting edge tools, materials, and processes related to building and demonstrating specific flexible and printed electronics. The consortium will oversee and administer more than $3.5M in new funds provided by the U.S. Government through the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) for the advancement of this next-generation electronics area.

July, 2013

Flexible and Printed Electronics: Approaching the Tipping Point
Jul 8, 2013
2014 Flexible and Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition Announces Dates, Location, Call for Papers, and Conference Chairs

June, 2013

Project 154: A Flexible Medical Triage Bandage that Displays and Communicates Vital Signs to Handheld Communications Device
Jun 6, 2013
FlexTech Alliance announces the completion of its 154th technical project, the creation of a flexible medical triage bandage which monitors vital signs. The project was carried out by Physical Optics Corporation and E Ink Corporation. The project team has successfully designed and developed a medical triage bandage that incorporates flexible technology with a broad array of functionality. The bandage consists of a printed circuit board (PCB), low power microcontroller, flexible display, energy harvesting, a Bluetooth wireless interface and a complete suite of physiological sensors. The sensor suite includes ECG, skin temperature, and respiration rate.


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