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Konarka, Textonics team on power conversion fabric

Posted: 30 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:optoelectronics? textronics? power conversion?

Konarka Technologies Inc., a materials company specializing in plastics with optoelectronics properties, has formed a joint development program with Textronics Inc., a developer of electronic textiles.

The aim of the JDP is to create prototype garments and fashion accessories with portable, wearable power-generation capabilities, Konarka (Lowell, Mass.) said. The items would utilize Konarka's light-activated Power Plastic to provide renewable, wearable energy sources for personal electronic devices.

"Textronics' technologies will allow for the end product to have a soft textile-like feel while Konarka's materials will provide the renewable power," said Stacey Burr, chief executive officer of Textonics (Wilmington, Delaware), in a statement.

- Peter Clarke

EE Times

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