The Flexible Electronics Revolution is UnderwayFeb 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.
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.
Flexible Electronics at Tipping PointFeb 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.
FlexTech Issues 2014 Request for Proposals in Flexible, Printed ElectronicsDec 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.
Project 154: A Flexible Medical Triage Bandage that Displays and Communicates Vital Signs to Handheld Communications DeviceJun 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.