Connectors Get Smaller, Tougher for Wearables

Wearable electronics – whether they are smart watches, smart glasses, personal health monitors, or electronics embedded in clothing – continue to be one of the biggest sectors driving demand for miniature connectors that are able to withstand the rigors of a wide range of environments. Connector suppliers have responded with parts that tolerate extremes of…

Flexible Batteries Enable Sensing Smart Labels

Thin, flexible batteries set to become a $400 million market in 2025 mainly by enabling new products. By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx www.IDTechEx.com Batteries have not been a triumph of rapid innovation -from lead acid, nickel-cadmium, to nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries, the development of batteries has significantly lagged many other components. For example, lithium-ion batteries,…