Smart Textile Alliance: New Initiative to Advance E-Textile Technology

Smart textiles are a fascinating industry area with a significant amount of potential. Developing at the fringes of the electronics/flexible electronics and textile industries over the last 20+ years, it has achieved significant progress towards important new commercial products for a variety of applications. IDTechEx has been covering the e-textiles industry for the past decade, most prominently via the latest report on E-textiles, which forecasted a potential market size of $1.4bn by 2030. However, significant challenges remain, and one of the most cited relates to the development and standardization of connectors and other related technology within products.