Reducing waste using electronic tagging
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Reducing waste using electronic tagging

RECYCLING AND WASTE WORLD. NFC means two electronic devices can be connected, for example using a debit card or phone for a contactless payment. However, the benefits of NFC go well beyond this, as the technology could also be used to increase recycling and reduce waste.

Chips with everything as PragmatIC order book busts 20 million mark
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Chips with everything as PragmatIC order book busts 20 million mark

BUSINESS WEEKLY. Flexible electronics innovator PragmatIC is riding the crest of a trade tsunami: In just two months it has received orders for over 20 million flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) across three continents, introducing connectivity into mass market applications.

New ‘E-Nose’ tech may reduce food waste (and remind you to shower)
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New ‘E-Nose’ tech may reduce food waste (and remind you to shower)

ARM. The PlasticArmPit project is developing tiny smell sensors on plastic chips that can be embedded anywhere – from food packaging to the armpit of a T-shirt. The aim is to create a sensor so sensitive and accurate that it can signal when as odor is signaling a problem.

No poker face from Scott as PragmatIC deals out products
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No poker face from Scott as PragmatIC deals out products

CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT. PragmatIC has launched the first products in its ConnectIC family of flexible RFID circuits to bring cost-effective digital traceability and interactivity to everyday objects, such as fast-moving consumer goods and games. 

The intelligence behind smart labels
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The intelligence behind smart labels

PACKAGING STRATEGIES. Labeling technology connects brands and consumers for an enriched experience before, during and after purchase. Smart labels allow retailers and brands to engage directly with consumers, and manufacturers to track inventory through the supply chain.

Arm leads project to develop an Armpit-sniffing plastic AI chip
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Arm leads project to develop an Armpit-sniffing plastic AI chip

IEEE SPECTRUM. In a quest for penny-priced plastic sensors, Arm and its partners, including PragmatIC, are demonstrating a stripped-down form of machine learning. The project is part of a broader effort to drive the cost of plastic IoT devices down below US $0.01.

A trillion reasons why recycling is getting easier
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A trillion reasons why recycling is getting easier

PACKAGING EUROPE. There are some staggering facts that highlight the challenge the world is facing in terms of the waste we produce. The World Bank estimated that in 2012, on average globally, each person generated 1.2kg of waste per day.

PragmatIC reinvents electronics manufacturing for the mass market
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PragmatIC reinvents electronics manufacturing for the mass market

COMPONENTS IN ELECTRONICS. PragmatIC, a world leader in ultra-low cost flexible electronics, is proud to announce that the first FlexLogIC “fab-in-a-box” has now been installed and commissioned in its facility at Sedgefield, UK.

ARM’s next bet for plastic chips: Neural networks
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ARM’s next bet for plastic chips: Neural networks

EENEWS EUROPE. As PragmatIC has just commissioned the first FlexLogIC “fab-in-a-box” in its facility at Sedgefield, we caught up with PragmatIC's CEO Scott White to get an update on ARM's plastic developments.

A smart approach to smart packaging
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A smart approach to smart packaging

PHYSICS WORLD. Flexible, low-cost integrated circuits could transform the market for “smart” devices and packaging, but as Dr Catherine Ramsdale from PragmatIC explains, building them requires more than just doing cool science.

The Future of Smart Packaging in the Retail Industry
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The Future of Smart Packaging in the Retail Industry

TOTAL RETAIL. A number of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands are exploring NFC-enabled smart packaging as an innovative way to connect directly with customers.

NFC-enabled smart packaging is a real opportunity for retail
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NFC-enabled smart packaging is a real opportunity for retail

TECH NATIVE. In today’s challenging retail market, brands and retailers must find fresh and innovative ways to engage with customers.Mass-market smart packaging is becoming economically viable.