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OLED on ceramic, new possibilities for durable, flexible lighting

OLED on ceramic, new possibilities for durable, flexible lighting

Sep 29, 2016 Netherlands
The first ever ceramic-based, large-area flexible OLED promises a lifetime in excess of 10 years without the formation of blackspots.
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Is it critical to go supercritical for lightweight aerogel materials?

Is it critical to go supercritical for lightweight aerogel materials?

Sep 29, 2016 Worldwide
Last week, IDTechEx attended the international seminar on aerogels. It was held in Sophia Antipolis, France, with industrial and academic representatives displaying the latest properties, manufacturing techniques, applications and products in aerogel technologies.
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad Initiative in Santa Clara

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad Initiative in Santa Clara

Sep 28, 2016 United States
Prototypes to be displayed at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara
Progress in conductive ink-based transparent conductive films

Progress in conductive ink-based transparent conductive films

Sep 28, 2016
IDTechEx Research has been closely following the ITO alternative market for the past five years. It forecasts that ITO alternative solutions will reach more than $250m by 2026. In this article, IDTechEx Research brings you an update on conductive ink-based metal mesh films.
Inkjet printing system takes lead in OLED thin film encapsulation

Inkjet printing system takes lead in OLED thin film encapsulation

Sep 28, 2016 United States
Kateeva, the OLED production equipment leader, reported that its YIELDjet™ FLEX system has earned a commanding lead in the key organic layer deposition step in the OLED Thin Film Encapsulation market.
Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles

Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles

Sep 28, 2016 United States
In recent years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and colleagues at the University of Wollongong in Australia have put a high-tech twist on the ancient art of fiber spinning, using modern materials to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns.
A good idea bubbles to the surface

A good idea bubbles to the surface

Sep 27, 2016 Saudi Arabia
Single thin-film crystals are required to utilize promising hybrid organic/inorganic perovskite materials to develop solar cells. Researchers have now shown how imploding bubbles in a solution can grow single crystals of the preferred orientation for manufacturing thin films.
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License agreement for manufacturing Enfucell SoftBattery

License agreement for manufacturing Enfucell SoftBattery

Sep 27, 2016 Finland
nfucell Oy and Molex, LLC have signed a worldwide, non-exclusive manufacturing license agreement for printing Enfucell's SoftBattery® power sources.
Grant to examine conjugated polymers for flexible electronics

Grant to examine conjugated polymers for flexible electronics

Sep 26, 2016 United States
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2M to three researchers for a proposal which aims to identify the key polymeric properties of conjugated polymers used to develop flexible electronics.
Facebook acquires hardware developer Nascent Objects

Facebook acquires hardware developer Nascent Objects

Sep 23, 2016 United States
Nascent Objects CEO Baback Elmieh has announced that his company has been acquired by Facebook.
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National Optics Institute strengthens its acquisition of CeraPrinter

National Optics Institute strengthens its acquisition of CeraPrinter

Sep 23, 2016 France
CERADROP, a MGI Group company, announces CeraPrinter F-Serie, All-in-one Hybrid Process Development system, installation at INO - National Optics Institute in Canada.
Heliatek raises 80 million Euro

Heliatek raises 80 million Euro

Sep 22, 2016 Germany
Heliatek, has put together an €80 million ($88 million) round to finance the expansion of its HeliaFilm manufacturing capacity by one million m² p.a..
Liar Liar phones on fire!  The story behind the Galaxy Note 7

Liar Liar phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7

Sep 22, 2016 3 Korea
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone.