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Printed Electronics Progresses Towards Greater Commercial Adoption, Says IDTechEx

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BOSTON, July 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — How far is printed/flexible electronics along the road to widespread adoption? The emerging manufacturing methodology, which replaces etched copper laminate with printed conductive inks on flexible substrates, offers multiple benefits, including flexibility/stretchability, the potential for low-cost roll-to-roll production, digital manufacturing/rapid prototyping, and improved sustainability. However, while undoubtedly the established manufacturing method for a small range of applications, printed/flexible electronics currently comprise a very small proportion of the total electronics industry.

Arguably the biggest success story of printed/flexible electronics is OLED displays, which are now ubiquitous in smartphones and widely used in TVs. However, with a few exceptions, such as foldable smartphone displays, these are neither printed nor flexible – while the emissive organic semiconductors can be printed, they are typically evaporated since that process is far more reproducible.

If OLED displays and the few established applications such as automotive seat occupancy sensors and glucose test strips are excepted, the printed/flexible electronics industry broadly follows the classic hype curve often used to describe the adoption of emerging technologies. Although clearly a simplification that aggregates many individual technologies and applications with different timelines, the hype curve nonetheless provides a helpful framework for characterizing industry sentiment.

A Compelling Vision

The original vision for printed/flexible electronics involved printing all circuit elements, including passive components such as resistors and capacitors, along with more sophisticated components such as logic and memory. Visions of printed electronic circuitry and devices such as photovoltaic panels, displays, and lighting rolling off production lines like newsprint captured the imagination. As such, printed/flexible electronics received considerable government and private funding, with many academic research groups exploring printable semiconductors for logic and photovoltaics.

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This was followed in the 2000s and early 2010s by private investment into roll-to-roll production of both organic photovoltaics and printed logic, marking the zenith of the hype curve. Unfortunately, meeting market requirements of efficiency, durability, and cost proved challenging for both printed solar and logic, resulting in some cases of bankruptcy or strategic pivots.

Refining Product Market Fit

This realization that producing printed logic/memory that could compete with silicon integrated circuits was extremely challenging, along with the falling cost of conventional silicon photovoltaic panels, required adjustments from the nascent printed/flexible electronics industry. Rather than insist on printing the entire circuits, flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) gained traction as a compromise that combines conventional mounted components with printed functionality. Organic photovoltaics transitioned from aiming to compete on price to instead emphasizing other differentiators such as efficient indoor energy harvesting, lightweight for building integration, and easily tuneable designs.

Printed/flexible electronics (OLEDs and a few established applications excepted) reaches the ‘slope of enlightenment’ as companies find the optimal product market fit.

Reaching the ‘Slope of Enlightenment’

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Recent years have seen much clearer targeting of printed/flexible electronics to specific applications where the technology offers significant enough benefits over the incumbent technology to merit adoption. Rather than ‘here’s a new technology with many widely relevant benefits’, printed/flexible electronics companies instead offer specific solutions that happen to utilize printed/flexible electronics, often in conjunction with conventional electronics where appropriate. 

As such, while the hype curve clearly hides many subtleties, IDTechEx regard the industry as a whole as on the ‘slope of enlightenment’. A great example of this is successful commercialization after a strategic pivot, for example, a pivot from printed logic for RFID to producing transparent conductive foils for backlit touch interfaces that are now installed in mass-produced cars. Additional evidence for reaching this stage, where profitable use cases start to be found after the initial hype has faded, include the lack of new startups, with most early-stage players being 5-10 years old and have now identified the optimal product market fit. Furthermore, exhibited prototypes are now often produced in collaboration with a customer and generally show incremental improvements targeted at a specific application rather than novel capabilities. As such, expect to see an increasing commercial adoption of printed/flexible electronics across multiple sectors over the next few years, with applications ranging from wearable heaters to building leak sensors and from automotive touch interfaces to indoor photovoltaics.

Comprehensive Insight

IDTechEx has been researching developments in the printed and flexible electronics market for well over a decade. Since then, we have stayed close to technical and commercial developments, interviewing key players worldwide, annually attending conferences such as FLEX and LOPEC, delivering multiple consulting projects, and running classes/ workshops on the topic. “Flexible & Printed Electronics 2023-2033: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets” utilizes this experience and expertise to summarize IDTechEx’s knowledge and insight across the entire field, with granular forecasts across 50 distinct applications and 40 detailed company profiles.

To find out more about this report, including downloadable sample pages, please visit www.IDTechEx.com/pe.

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About IDTechEx

IDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research, Subscription and Consultancy products, helping you profit from emerging technologies. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.IDTechEx.com.

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Digital Currency Initiative Launches in Taiwan by Collaborating with Prestigious University

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In an innovative effort to revolutionize digital financial education, a prominent digital currency provider has teamed up with a renowned university in Taiwan. This strategic collaboration aims to equip students with advanced knowledge and practical experience, preparing them for the future of finance.

Empowering Future Financial Professional

The partnership focuses on immersing students in the complex world of digital assets, blockchain technology, and cutting-edge financial instruments. Industry experts will offer invaluable insights and mentorship, enhancing students’ understanding and skills in this rapidly evolving field.

Curriculum Highlights:

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  • Blockchain Principles: Foundational knowledge of blockchain technology.
  • Critical Thinking: Developing analytical skills for problem-solving in digital finance.
  • Risk Assessment: Strategies for identifying and managing financial risks.
  • Legal Compliance: Understanding the regulatory landscape and compliance requirements.
  • Career Insights: Exploring potential career paths in the digital finance industry.

Commitment to Digital Economy Growth

This initiative underscores a commitment to fostering the digital economy’s growth by highlighting the stability of digital assets against traditional currencies. The newly introduced digital token combines traditional asset stability with blockchain security, offering a robust financial instrument for the future.

The digital currency provider has a long-standing history of promoting blockchain education and advocating for financial inclusivity. By facilitating cross-border transactions and investing in emerging markets, the organization continues to play a crucial role in shaping digital finance’s future.

Advancing Financial Literacy and Inclusivity

This collaborative effort represents a significant step towards democratizing financial literacy and empowering individuals worldwide to engage with the evolving digital currency landscape.

Additional Facts:

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  • Taiwan’s Blockchain Hub: Taiwan actively promotes itself as a hub for blockchain and digital currency innovation through various initiatives.
  • Research and Development: The partnership is expected to spur increased R&D activities in digital assets, benefiting both academia and industry.
  • Regulatory Exploration: Taiwan’s government is interested in exploring regulatory frameworks for digital currencies and blockchain technology, creating a supportive environment for such collaborations.

Key Questions Addressed

  1. Impact on Adoption: How will the collaboration between the digital currency provider and the university impact the adoption of digital currencies in Taiwan?
  2. Skills and Knowledge: What specific skills and knowledge will students gain from the curriculum focusing on blockchain technology and digital assets?
  3. Regulatory Compliance: How does the initiative address potential regulatory challenges and compliance issues in the digital currency space?

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages:

  • Enhanced Education: Offering students unique educational opportunities in digital finance and blockchain technology.
  • Industry-Academia Bridge: Providing hands-on experience and mentorship to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
  • Economic Growth: Contributing to the growth and development of the digital economy in Taiwan and beyond.

Disadvantages:

  • Curriculum Updates: Potential challenges in keeping the curriculum up-to-date with the rapidly evolving digital currency landscape.
  • Practical Exposure: Ensuring students receive practical, real-world experience to complement theoretical knowledge.
  • Regulatory Balance: Balancing the promotion of digital currencies with the need for regulatory compliance and risk management.

The collaboration between the digital currency provider and the Taiwanese university marks a significant milestone in digital financial education. By integrating industry expertise with academic rigor, this partnership aims to nurture the next generation of financial professionals and foster the growth of the digital economy.

Source: smartphonemagazine.com

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Binance Appeals Against $4.3M Penalty Imposed by Canada Regulator

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In a recent court appeal, Binance argued that it does not specifically target Canadian customers, claiming its activity in Canada is merely a byproduct of its international operations, according to a June 19 report by the Canadian Press. The exchange revealed that although it had previously attempted to establish a Canadian presence, these plans were abandoned. By May 2023, Binance had fully exited the Canadian market, citing new regulations on stablecoins and investor restrictions that made continued operations unfeasible. Despite its departure, Binance acknowledged the sentimental value of Canada, being the home country of its founder.

In May, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) imposed a $4.3 million fine on Binance for non-compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing rules. FINTRAC claimed that between June 2021 and July 2023, Binance failed to report over 5,000 transactions of $10,000 or more. Additionally, despite having multiple opportunities, Binance failed to register as a money services business within the deadlines set by the regulator.

Beyond its issues in Canada, Binance is facing a multitude of legal challenges globally. In April, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the exchange in Canada, accusing it of violating securities laws. The plaintiffs allege that Binance sold crypto derivative products to everyday investors without proper registration, breaching Ontario’s Securities Act and federal regulations. This lawsuit, representing tens of thousands of Canadian investors, seeks compensation and the reversal of unauthorized trades.

Globally, Binance has also faced significant financial penalties. In November, the exchange settled with US authorities, agreeing to a $4 billion fine for violations of anti-money laundering and sanctions laws. Similarly, the Indian Financial Intelligence Unit imposed a $2.24 million fine, the largest ever against a crypto entity in the country, for failing to comply with AML regulations.

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Binance’s regulatory and legal troubles illustrate the significant challenges faced by cryptocurrency exchanges operating across multiple jurisdictions. While the exchange continues to navigate these complexities, its ability to comply with global regulatory standards and address legal disputes will be critical to its long-term viability and reputation in the market.

Source: cryptonews.com

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Binance.US Dealt Another Blow: North Dakota Revokes License

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Following the lead of states like Florida, Alaska, Oregon, Maine, and North Carolina, North Dakota has moved to block Binance.US from regaining its money transmitter license. This decision by the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is grounded in a November 2023 guilty plea by Binance founder Changpeng Zhao on anti-money laundering charges, further questioning the exchange’s suitability for operation.

Protecting Public Interest

DFI Commissioner Lise Kruse emphasized the need to protect the public interest in her statement: “The Commissioner finds the Respondent does not continue to meet the qualifications or satisfy requirements that may apply to an applicant for a new money transmitter license.” This decision adds North Dakota to the growing list of states placing Binance.US in regulatory “penalty boxes.”

Global Troubles and US Regulatory Concerns

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The regulatory issues faced by Binance.US in the United States reflect broader global challenges. For instance, a recent regulatory conflict in Nigeria, which resulted in the detention of a Binance executive, raises additional concerns for US regulators, complicating Binance.US’s situation further.

Impact and Outlook for Binance.US

Currently, Binance.US is unable to onboard new users in several regions and is entirely inaccessible in over 10 states. The exchange has until July 17, 2024, to challenge North Dakota’s decision. However, the outlook remains uncertain, given the mounting restrictions and regulatory pressures.

The relatively short prison sentence for Zhao might suggest a potential course correction within Binance. By prioritizing user safety and adhering strictly to US regulations, Binance.US could potentially regain some lost ground. The exchange’s future hinges on its ability to address regulatory compliance issues effectively.

The Broader Implications

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This regulatory crackdown highlights the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency regulation. While the innovative potential of cryptocurrencies is significant, exchanges must operate within established regulatory frameworks to maintain trust and stability in the market. Binance.US’s struggle will be closely watched by the entire cryptocurrency industry, serving as a cautionary tale for exchanges that prioritize growth over compliance.

Source: bitcoinist.com

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