David Savastano, Editor01.08.14
Developing flexible printed batteries that can be produced in-line is one of the keys to the future of printed electronics. The ability to utilize flexible, disposable batteries will allow designers to develop new form factors that coin batteries cannot match.
Imprint Energy, Inc., Alameda, CA, is one of the companies making headway in the field of printed batteries. Imprint Energy was co-founded by Brooks Kincaid and Dr. Christine Ho, two graduate students from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Ho had invented the Zinc Poly battery system, energy dense batteries that are also rechargeable. With seed capital from Dow Chemical's venture group, Imprint Energy opened its doors in 2010.
The company has earned recognition for its technology, most recently receiving the Best Product Development Award during IDTechEx’s Printed Electronics USA 2013 in Santa Clara, CA. Imprint Energy was honored for its wirelessly-linked wearable displa
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