Components > Flexible electronics

OLEDs stretch two-dimensionally

24 March, 2020

Korean researchers have created stretchable organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that are compliant and maintain their performance under high-strain deformation.


Flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper

30 January, 2020

The touch-responsive technology is 100 times thinner than existing touchscreen materials and so pliable it can be rolled up into a tube.


Stretchable solar cells retain high efficiency

17 January, 2020

Researchers have devised a way to turn rigid silicon into solar cells that can be stretched by 95%, while retaining high solar energy capture efficiency of 19%.


Remotely control devices with magnetic skin

05 December, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel magnetic skin that can remotely control switches and keyboards with the wave of a hand or the blink of an eye.


Shape-changing electronics for wearable applications

20 November, 2019

A research team has developed a multifunctional electronic platform that can mechanically transform its shape, flexibility and stretchability.


Silver nanowires offer transparency

08 November, 2019

Researchers have developed a submicrometre-thin mesh of silver nanowires that are transparent to light, highly electrically conductive, flexible, stretchable and simple to make.


Creating conductive yarn for functional fabric

04 November, 2019

Researchers have developed a way to coat cellulose yarn with flakes of a conductive, two-dimensional material, to imbue it with the conductivity and durability it needs to be knitted into functional fabrics.


Printed electronics: the defining trends in 2019

16 October, 2019 by Raghu Das, CEO

The printed electronics industry has been quietly refocusing over the last few years, with players seeking specific opportunities where the technology adds strong value for the application.


Self-folding soft robots inspired by origami

16 September, 2019

US researchers have developed soft robotic systems, inspired by origami, that can move and change shape in response to external stimuli.


Transistors and other devices made entirely from thread

04 September, 2019

The fully flexible electronic devices could enable a wide range of applications that conform to different shapes and allow free movement without compromising function.


Artificial muscles created for soft robotics

29 August, 2019

Researchers have developed an ultrathin, artificial muscle for soft robotics, demonstrated via a robotic blooming flower brooch, dancing robotic butterflies and fluttering tree leaves on a kinetic art piece.


Flexible sensors created on topographic surfaces

19 August, 2019

Researchers have developed transfer-printing technology that uses hydrogel and nano ink to easily create high-performance sensors on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures.


Heat-free technology can print metal on flowers

06 August, 2019

US researchers have developed heat-free technology that they claim can print conductive, metallic lines and traces on just about anything — from flowers to gelatin.


Reid Print Technologies printed electronics manufacturing

17 July, 2019

Reid Print Technologies has the engineering and production capabilities required to develop, design, manufacture, assemble and supply flexible printed electronics such as smart flexible sensors.


Electronic skin could help people with disabilities

17 July, 2019

Anusha Withana is developing a superthin, hyper-flexible sticky tape that can have electronic circuits printed onto it.


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