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Worlds smallest superconductor

Worlds smallest superconductor

External Company Press Release
Heliatek and IAPP achieve record efficiency levels

Heliatek and IAPP achieve record efficiency levels

As part of a joint research project carried out together with the Technical University of Dresden's Institute of Applied Photo-Physics, the Dresden-based Heliatek GmbH company has achieved a break-through in organic solar-cell efficiency
Printed Electronics World
Apr 29, 2010
Early printed electronics revisited

Early printed electronics revisited

There was an element of back to the future at the hugely successful recent Printed Electronics Europe event in Dresden. Although a high proportion of printed electronics has progressed from screen printing to other printing technologies, notably inkjet, for better control, less waste of these expensive inks and other benefits, at least one company has reverted to advanced rotary screen printing to gain throughput. Indeed, Professor Edgar Dörsam reported that his team has achieved feature size of better than one micron with its advanced screen printing methods. Daetwyler even announced a capability of gravure printing below five microns in feature size with its machines.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 29, 2010
Growth of electric vehicles

Growth of electric vehicles

Integrating emerging business models and new value chains
External Company Press Release
Intrinsiq Materials acquires new technology licence

Intrinsiq Materials acquires new technology licence

Intrinsiq Materials Ltd. (IML) has secured exclusive, worldwide rights on a novel, low temperature route to making nanoparticles for an undisclosed sum. The technology was developed by a leading European chemical company, and the transfer of title has been completed as part of a negotiated package. The technology transfer was carried out during the first quarter of 2010.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 28, 2010
SOLEXEL licenses methods for thin-film solar cell technology

SOLEXEL licenses methods for thin-film solar cell technology

SOLEXEL licenses methods for thin-film solar cell technology
Printed Electronics World
Apr 27, 2010
Printable sensors

Printable sensors

The cellphone is switched off but immediately springs into action at the point of a finger. It is not necessary to touch the display. This touchless control is made possible by a polymer sensor affixed to the cellphone which, like human skin, reacts to the tiniest fluctuations in temperature and differences in pressure and recognizes the finger as it approaches.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 27, 2010
Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Organic photovoltaics currently has a life of 2-3 years and is sold under a one year guarantee, the first volume success being solar bags. Toppan Forms is now trialling organic photovoltaics in many consumer and merchandising applications as well as trialling other printed electronics products for these applicational sectors, including ones employing RF harvesting.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 26, 2010
Toppan Forms to test markets with printed electronics

Toppan Forms to test markets with printed electronics

Toppan Forms, a leading information management solution provider, will start to test market product applications by combining various printed electronics technologies. Unlike conventional electronics, printed electronics are not rigid and can be converted into different shapes and sizes. Innovative products such as a battery charger in the shape of brief case or POP displays for marketing can be customarily designed and manufactured. Test marketing will start this summer and full scale marketing is expected to start in 2011.
External Company Press Release
Brewer Science issued U.S. patent for protective coating system

Brewer Science issued U.S. patent for protective coating system

Brewer Science, Inc., a major innovator of high-technology solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics markets, is pleased to announce that it has been issued a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: U.S. Patent No. 7,695,890 covers a new photosensitive composition useful as a protective layer in the manufacture of microelectronic devices used in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
External Company Press Release
Enfucell & SoftBattery featured by Reader's Digest around the globe

Enfucell & SoftBattery featured by Reader's Digest around the globe

Enfucell & SoftBattery featured by Reader's Digest around the globe
Printed Electronics World
Apr 23, 2010
Nano scratch testing

Nano scratch testing

The introduction of printed circuitry with the use of silver nano particles often called silver nano-inks, has brought value to electronic markets by reducing application material costs, increasing production throughput, adding new functionality to existing products, and enabling new applications.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 22, 2010
Scientists address 'Wrinkles' in Transparent Film Development

Scientists address 'Wrinkles' in Transparent Film Development

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research* conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and North Dakota State University (NDSU)—research that also may help scientists iron out a solution.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 21, 2010
Zinc oxide components improve

Zinc oxide components improve

Zinc oxide components improve
Printed Electronics World
Apr 21, 2010
Thin film photovoltaics focus: Photovoltaics Europe 2010 Germany

Thin film photovoltaics focus: Photovoltaics Europe 2010 Germany

With a multitude of topics covered in the different conference tracks, the photovoltaics sessions attracted significant amount of interest. The main reason is the growth of photovoltaics technologies and thin film platforms in specific, but also the interest of a large number of solar cell developers in discovering new applications, other than rooftop and solar farm installations which have, by now, become highly competitive.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 21, 2010
Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications, and has now been selected for an award through the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) to develop an integrated energy scavenging and storage system for portable electronics, unmanned vehicles, and weapons systems.
External Company Press Release
Smoothing the way for economic flexible OLEDs

Smoothing the way for economic flexible OLEDs

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are nowadays synonymous with next generation lighting, which could replace common light-bulbs in a couple of years. They convert electricity very efficiently into light of high quality. However, existing OLEDs on the market are costly and mostly deposited on rigid materials such as glass. The development of flexible, organic light-emitting diodes, which can be manufactured on an industrial scale, promises economies of scale and accordingly broader marketing of the environmentally sound and highly efficient devices.
External Company Press Release
Cambrios awarded a DOD contract

Cambrios awarded a DOD contract

Cambrios Technologies Corporation have been awarded a DOD contract to produce lightweight, flexible, cost-effective solar energy photovoltaics (PV). Known for its development of ClearOhm™, a transparent, conductive, liquid material used in the manufacture of various electronics, this contract represents Cambrios' first public announcement regarding the feasibility of using this material as the electrode of a photovoltaic cell. Cambrios has selected thin film solar module developer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. as its research partner for the duration of the contract.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 20, 2010
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe award winners

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe award winners

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe award winners
Printed Electronics World
Apr 19, 2010
Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell

Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell

Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell
External Company Press Release
Heliatek and IAPP achieve record efficiency levels

Heliatek and IAPP achieve record efficiency levels

As part of a joint research project carried out together with the Technical University of Dresden's Institute of Applied Photo-Physics, the Dresden-based Heliatek GmbH company has achieved a break-through in organic solar-cell efficiency
Printed Electronics World
Apr 29, 2010
Growth of electric vehicles

Growth of electric vehicles

Integrating emerging business models and new value chains
Printed Electronics World
Apr 28, 2010
SOLEXEL licenses methods for thin-film solar cell technology

SOLEXEL licenses methods for thin-film solar cell technology

SOLEXEL licenses methods for thin-film solar cell technology
Printed Electronics World
Apr 27, 2010
Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Organic photovoltaics currently has a life of 2-3 years and is sold under a one year guarantee, the first volume success being solar bags. Toppan Forms is now trialling organic photovoltaics in many consumer and merchandising applications as well as trialling other printed electronics products for these applicational sectors, including ones employing RF harvesting.
External Company Press Release
Brewer Science issued U.S. patent for protective coating system

Brewer Science issued U.S. patent for protective coating system

Brewer Science, Inc., a major innovator of high-technology solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics markets, is pleased to announce that it has been issued a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: U.S. Patent No. 7,695,890 covers a new photosensitive composition useful as a protective layer in the manufacture of microelectronic devices used in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Printed Electronics World
Apr 23, 2010
Nano scratch testing

Nano scratch testing

The introduction of printed circuitry with the use of silver nano particles often called silver nano-inks, has brought value to electronic markets by reducing application material costs, increasing production throughput, adding new functionality to existing products, and enabling new applications.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 21, 2010
Zinc oxide components improve

Zinc oxide components improve

Zinc oxide components improve
Printed Electronics World
Apr 21, 2010
Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications, and has now been selected for an award through the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) to develop an integrated energy scavenging and storage system for portable electronics, unmanned vehicles, and weapons systems.
External Company Press Release
Cambrios awarded a DOD contract

Cambrios awarded a DOD contract

Cambrios Technologies Corporation have been awarded a DOD contract to produce lightweight, flexible, cost-effective solar energy photovoltaics (PV). Known for its development of ClearOhm™, a transparent, conductive, liquid material used in the manufacture of various electronics, this contract represents Cambrios' first public announcement regarding the feasibility of using this material as the electrode of a photovoltaic cell. Cambrios has selected thin film solar module developer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. as its research partner for the duration of the contract.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 19, 2010
Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell

Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell

Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell
Printed Electronics World
Apr 29, 2010
Early printed electronics revisited

Early printed electronics revisited

There was an element of back to the future at the hugely successful recent Printed Electronics Europe event in Dresden. Although a high proportion of printed electronics has progressed from screen printing to other printing technologies, notably inkjet, for better control, less waste of these expensive inks and other benefits, at least one company has reverted to advanced rotary screen printing to gain throughput. Indeed, Professor Edgar Dörsam reported that his team has achieved feature size of better than one micron with its advanced screen printing methods. Daetwyler even announced a capability of gravure printing below five microns in feature size with its machines.
External Company Press Release
Intrinsiq Materials acquires new technology licence

Intrinsiq Materials acquires new technology licence

Intrinsiq Materials Ltd. (IML) has secured exclusive, worldwide rights on a novel, low temperature route to making nanoparticles for an undisclosed sum. The technology was developed by a leading European chemical company, and the transfer of title has been completed as part of a negotiated package. The technology transfer was carried out during the first quarter of 2010.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 27, 2010
Printable sensors

Printable sensors

The cellphone is switched off but immediately springs into action at the point of a finger. It is not necessary to touch the display. This touchless control is made possible by a polymer sensor affixed to the cellphone which, like human skin, reacts to the tiniest fluctuations in temperature and differences in pressure and recognizes the finger as it approaches.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 26, 2010
Toppan Forms to test markets with printed electronics

Toppan Forms to test markets with printed electronics

Toppan Forms, a leading information management solution provider, will start to test market product applications by combining various printed electronics technologies. Unlike conventional electronics, printed electronics are not rigid and can be converted into different shapes and sizes. Innovative products such as a battery charger in the shape of brief case or POP displays for marketing can be customarily designed and manufactured. Test marketing will start this summer and full scale marketing is expected to start in 2011.
External Company Press Release
Enfucell & SoftBattery featured by Reader's Digest around the globe

Enfucell & SoftBattery featured by Reader's Digest around the globe

Enfucell & SoftBattery featured by Reader's Digest around the globe
Printed Electronics World
Apr 22, 2010
Scientists address 'Wrinkles' in Transparent Film Development

Scientists address 'Wrinkles' in Transparent Film Development

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research* conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and North Dakota State University (NDSU)—research that also may help scientists iron out a solution.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 21, 2010
Thin film photovoltaics focus: Photovoltaics Europe 2010 Germany

Thin film photovoltaics focus: Photovoltaics Europe 2010 Germany

With a multitude of topics covered in the different conference tracks, the photovoltaics sessions attracted significant amount of interest. The main reason is the growth of photovoltaics technologies and thin film platforms in specific, but also the interest of a large number of solar cell developers in discovering new applications, other than rooftop and solar farm installations which have, by now, become highly competitive.
External Company Press Release
Smoothing the way for economic flexible OLEDs

Smoothing the way for economic flexible OLEDs

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are nowadays synonymous with next generation lighting, which could replace common light-bulbs in a couple of years. They convert electricity very efficiently into light of high quality. However, existing OLEDs on the market are costly and mostly deposited on rigid materials such as glass. The development of flexible, organic light-emitting diodes, which can be manufactured on an industrial scale, promises economies of scale and accordingly broader marketing of the environmentally sound and highly efficient devices.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 20, 2010
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe award winners

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe award winners

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe award winners
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