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Printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector

Canadian federal government eases SR&ED cap rules

Ottawa will lift the oft-criticized income cap from its Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program, as announced in this week's federal budget. Under the current rules, tax credits earned under the program are clawed back if companies earn...

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Ynvisible to enter smart labeling sector

Feb. 13, Printed Electronics World: Ynvisible Interactive Inc. has announced the signing of commercial contracts with companies in the smart label sector. Ynvisible will provide visual indicators to the clients' smart label solutions – in one case, with an...

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Sun Chemical partners with HAVI

Sun Chemical has partnered with HAVI, a global food service packaging and supply chain company, to bring its SunVisto AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural-based inks to market. Sun Chemical's bio-renewable inks have been certified by HAVI as a recommended natural-based...

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Xerox enters 3D printing space with Vader acquisition

Feb. 7, 3DPI: Xerox has acquired New York-based Vader Systems, a manufacturer of liquid metal jet 3D printers, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is part of Xerox's innovations strategy aimed at accessing the $8 billion additive and digital manufacturing market....

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Harvesting body heat to power lightweight wearables

Image courtesy University of Massachusetts. Interesting Engineering, Jan 23: UMass researchers Trisha Andrew and Linden Allison have come up with a new fabric that can capture energy from body heat to power light wearable devices. The fabric takes advantage of the...

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Coca-Cola explores printed electronics on labels

Image courtesy Packaging World. Jan. 4, Packaging World: Coca-Cola Central and Eastern Europe recently partnered with Inuru, a Berlin-based OLED specialist, to create limited edition glass bottles featuring a logo that lit up when touched. According to the company,...

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A wristband to detect opioid overdose

Image courtesy Health Tech Insider. Dec. 27, Health Tech Insider: Masters research students at Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Software Research have developed a new prototype wristband wearable that detects opioid overdose in the wearer, sending alerts to emergency...

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3D printed glass achieved at scale by MIT researchers

Jan. 1, Digital Journal: Technologists at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology have invented a new type of 3D printer (the G3DP2) that can produce structured, transparent glass. The new device is described as reliable and one that can achieve a fast production...

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Airbus, Royole exploring FHE aircraft applications

Dec. 16, Xinhua: The Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) and flexible electronics manufacturer Royole Corp. will begin to explore applications for flexible and hybrid electronics (FHE) in aircraft. According to a strategic Memorandum of Understanding between the two...

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New 1-day courses in printable, flexible, hybrid electronics

Geared toward potential technology users and developers who wish to learn more about what is possible with printable, flexible or wearable electronics and how to integrate into products for a range of industries.

CPES2019

May 16-17, 2019
Domaine Chateau Bromont, Québec

At CPES, industry-leading Canadian and international speakers will explore all facets of FHE during the fifth annual CPES including flexible, stretchable, and 2D/3D printable electronics; smart textiles and wearables; and flex-integrated circuit technologies, software and applications.