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The World’s first 3D Electronics Printer from Voxel8

The ability to print electronics is an emerging technology that is forecasted to experience significant growth over the next 5 years as seen in the below chart by NanoMarkets: When we talk about traditional "printed electronics", we typically refer to the ability to print electronic circuits onto a substrate. The act of creating the substrate and the act of printing the circuits are usually two separate activities. We've highlighted a number of companies dabbling in the area of printed electronics such as PragmatIC who is printing flexible logic circuits, Vorbek who has developed a graphene-based conductive ink for printing electronics, Pricer and SES who are using e-ink to create shelf labels, and companies such as Solicore, Enfucell, and Blue Spark who are printing batteries. Then there is the concept of "3D printed electronics" which would involve printing a 3D object while simultaneously embedding the [...]

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A Wind Power IPO from Northern Power Systems

Wind power has been one of the fastest growing sources of electricity generation over the past decade with global capacity increasing tenfold. For investors looking for exposure to wind power, bigger companies have typically dominated the space. Siemens is the market leader in offshore wind turbines. Danish company Vestas has more than 43,000 turbines installed in 66 countries. GE Energy's 1.5MW turbine is the world's most widely-deployed wind turbine, with more than 16,000 installed around the globe. Although small-cap pure play companies are hard to come by, one micro-cap company, Northern Power Systems (TSE:NPS), recently filed for an IPO on the Nasdaq Capital Market. (All numbers below are in USD).         Northern Power Systems targets the small wind subset of the distributed wind market, which commonly consists of turbines with rated capacities of 500 kW output or [...]

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Magforce: The Nanomedicine Company

In a previous article, we highlighted Nanobiotix (EPA:NANO), a company that saw their share price increase nearly +200% in the past 12 months on the back of their nanoparticles that are injected into tumor cells and then interact with X-rays to maximize the effect of radiotherapy. While Nanobiotix expects that their technology could be CE marked for sale in the European Union by 2016, another German company, Magforce, has developed injectable nanoparticles for tumors that already have EU-wide approval.     About Magforce Founded in 1997, Berlin based Magforce (FRA:MF6) was first brought to our attention by a reader in 2005. Since then, the Company launched their NanoTherm™ therapy technology in 2011 and began trading on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the same year. Magforce has 40 employees and a strong IP portfolio consisting of 17 international patent families, approximately 100 single [...]

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Investing in Quantum Computing with TINY and D-Wave

We've talked before about disruptive technology venture capital fund Harris and Harris Group (NASDAQ:TINY) and their dismal share price performance over time. We've also highlighted that any single successful exit for one of TINY's larger investments could be quite beneficial for TINY's shareholders. Let's take a look at an investment by Harris and Harris Group in D-Wave, a Canadian quantum computing company that has the potential to be truly disruptive. Why Quantum Computing? Quantum computing has always been thought of as the holy grail for technologists. Just why is this the case? Well the simple explanation requires a bit of background. In computing, there is a rule we call Moore's law which states that "computer chip performance doubles every 2 years". Silicon chips, which are the foundation of computing today, will eventually reach their technological limit. Quantum computing promises a solution that would [...]

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Investing in Quantum Computing with TINY and D-Wave

We've talked before about disruptive technology venture capital fund Harris and Harris Group (NASDAQ:TINY) and their dismal share price performance over time. We've also highlighted that any single successful exit for one of TINY's larger investments could be quite beneficial for TINY's shareholders. Let's take a look at an investment by Harris and Harris Group in D-Wave, a Canadian quantum computing company that has the potential to be truly disruptive. Why Quantum Computing? Quantum computing has always been thought of as the holy grail for technologists. Just why is this the case? Well the simple explanation requires a bit of background. In computing, there is a rule we call Moore's law which states that "computer chip performance doubles every 2 years". Silicon chips, which are the foundation of computing today, will eventually reach their technological limit. Quantum computing promises a solution that would [...]

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