Thursday, 27 Oct 2016

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

24 Oct 2016

Researchers have created a new type of solar cell that replaces silicon with a crystal called perovskite, this design converts sunlight to electricity at efficiencies similar to current technology but at much lower cost

Scientists at Stanford University and Oxford University researchers have announced they have created novel solar cells from crystalline perovskite that they claim could outperform existing silicon cells on the market today. They said their design ...

Dyesol and CSIRO sign letter of intent to collaborate on perovskite solar cells

24 Oct 2016

The LOI allows for individual projects to be the subject of specific binding agreements and also establishes a framework for the parties to combine their technical and commercial expertise in seeking to access various government funding sources

Dyesol has announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to collaborate in the field of Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC).

The non-binding agreement provides ...

HaRFest project successfully develops printed energy harvesting device

24 Oct 2016

Powered by near-field communication (NFC) technology, the device will draw energy from the user's mobile telephone, facilitating the wider adoption of NFC-enabled printed electronic components

Powered by near-field communication (NFC) technology, the device will draw energy from the user's mobile telephone, facilitating the wider adoption of NFC-enabled printed electronic components

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and HaRFest partners ...

Fluxim releases Large Area Organic Electronics simulation tool (LAOSS)

24 Oct 2016

The LAOSS software is used to design optimal electrode lay-outs of any shape with and without current carrying grids

Fluxim has recently announced their latest product LAOSS, the first simulation tool aimed specifically at the design of large area organic electronics devices such as OLEDs for displays and lighting as well as organic and ...

Pragmatic raises £18 million in new investments from AveryDennison and others

17 Oct 2016

This investment in Pragmatic is expected to accelerate the mass deployment of intelligent packaging

Pragmatic has announced they have secured £18 million of funding including a strategic investment from Avery Dennison. Avery Dennison joins existing shareholders Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) and ARM, who also participated in the round.

This ...

OxfordPV raises another £8.7 million in first close of Series C funding round

17 Oct 2016

A portion of the funding will be used to develop a demonstration line to showcase the technology to manufacturers, bringing the company one step closer to commercialisation

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd (Oxford PV) has announced an equity investment of £8,700,000, the first portion of a Series C funding round. This investment was provided by a combination of new and existing shareholders ...

FlexEnable and Isorg reveal 500dpi flexible fingerprint sensor

17 Oct 2016

Using organic electronics on a 0.3 mm plastic sheet the fingerprint sensor can also capture veins, providing a second level of security since each user's finger vein pattern is unique

FlexEnable and ISORG have announced they are the first companies to jointly launch a flexible fingerprint sensor with 500 dots per inch (dpi) image resolution.

The high resolution of the flexible sensor has been enabled ...

Foxconn-Sharp alliance contemplates manufacturing OLED panels in China

17 Oct 2016

The alliance will also mull whether to utilise plants in China owned by Innolux, a Foxconn group company in Taiwan and a major LCD panel maker

Nikkei Asian Review recently reported that Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp might start making next-generation display panels for smartphones in China as early as 2019 ...

Hands-on OLED Lighting Workshop & Intl OLED B2B Forum

17 Oct 2016

The events aims to increase awareness and understanding of the huge opportunities in product design and distinct advantages of flexible OLED technology

A one day event organised by the PI-SCALE project to explore the business and product design possibilities created by flexible OLED lighting, which consists of a "Hands-on" OLED Lighting Workshop where attendees can explore their ...

Researchers develop efficient organic solar cells with very low driving force

10 Oct 2016

The researchers achieved PCE of 9.5% for organic photovoltiacs and are confident that they have developed a system with a huge potential to increase the power conversion efficiency in organic solar cells

It has been common to believe that efficient operation of organic solar cells requires a large driving force, which limits the efficiency of organic solar cells.

Now researchers led by Feng Gao, lecturer at IFM ...

Researchers develop organic solar cell with improved operation stability and 11.6% PCE

10 Oct 2016

By applying a small amount of macromolecular additive to the photoactive layer the research team developed an effective and simple strategy to improve and stabilise the performance of OPVs

A new type of organic solar cells (OSC) with 11.6% efficiency has been developed by a research team, affiliated with UNIST. This solar cell maintained almost 80% of its initial efficiency after 60 days ...

NREL researchers discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots

10 Oct 2016

In addition to developing quantum dot perovskite solar cells, the researchers discovered a method to stabilise a crystal structure in an all-inorganic perovskite material at room temperature

Scientists with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the first time discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used the new material to convert sunlight to ...

Thin Film Electronics secures facility to house new high-volume roll-to-roll manufacturing line

10 Oct 2016

In the short term, the facility upgrade enables Thin Film Electronics to scale existing sheet-based manufacturing of its NFC, EAS, and sensor label products

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that it has leased a former Qualcomm-owned manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley and will relocate its current US headquarters and NFC Innovation Center in the first quarter of 2017 ...

EPFL and Panasonic find rubidium can push perovskite solar cells to 21.6% efficiency

3 Oct 2016

This research was a collaboration between EPFL and Panasonic's Materials Research Laboratory

EPFL and Panasonic researchers have announced that they have stabilised perovskite solar cells by integrating rubidium into them. The innovation pushes power-conversion efficiency to 21.6%, which the researchers believe will usher in a new ...

Cynora achieves a new milestone in efficiency and stability of blue TADF emitters for OLEDs

3 Oct 2016

Cynora believes they are "on track" to reach the performance requested by the OLED industry, with the commercialisation of TADF materials still planned for the end of 2017

Cynora has announced they have developed new material classes that combine both, high efficiency and long lifetime, for blue emission. With these new achievements, Cynora said they are "on track" to reach the performance requested ...

Non-toxic solvent with reduced toxicity lowers the barrier to commercialisation of perovskite solar cells

3 Oct 2016

By combining methylamine and acetonitrile, researchers developed a clean solvent with a low boiling point and low viscosity that crystallises perovskite films at room temperature

Non-toxic solvent with reduced toxicity lowers the barrier to commercialisation of perovskite solar cells

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a solvent system with reduced toxicity that can be used in the manufacture of perovskite ...

E Ink, HTC and Palladio collaborate to develop smart label for IoT-based healthcare services

3 Oct 2016

The collaborations aims to enable real-time medication consumption tracking, symptom and side effects disclosure, and treatment outcome evaluation

E Ink Holdings (E Ink), HTC Healthcare, and Palladio Group, have announced a collaboration to improve medication adherence by harnessing the healthcare segment of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The announcement said that medication nonadherence ...

Stacked perovskite/CIGS solar module achieves efficiency of 17.8%

26 Sep 2016

According to the announcement this is the first time, this tandem module has surpassed the highest efficiencies of separate perovskite and CIGS modules

Scientists from imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, ZSW), have announced that they have fabricated a ...

OLED on ceramic opens up new possibilities for durable, flexible lighting and displays

26 Sep 2016

This new structure needs just the ceramic substrate at the bottom and a thin film top encapsulation deposited by PECVD and printing of a few layers on top of the device

This new structure needs just the ceramic substrate at the bottom and a thin film top encapsulation deposited by PECVD and printing of a few layers on top of the device Most flexible OLEDs require ...

Enfucell and Molex have signed a license agreement for manufacturing Enfucell SoftBattery

26 Sep 2016

Enfucell guarantees capacity to deliver critical battery materials in sufficient quantities to manufacture a minimum of 1,000,000 batteries per year

Enfucell and Molex have announced they have signed a worldwide, non-exclusive manufacturing license agreement for printing Enfucell’s SoftBattery power sources.

Enfucell is strengthening its partner network in order to be able to serve the ...

Toppan and E Ink develop largest full-colour, flexible display

26 Sep 2016

Toppan is reported to have not only overcame this issue of thermal expansion with its new filter technology, but also succeeded in creating more vivid, bright colors than its previous technology could

It has been report by Tech-on news website that Toppan Printing and E Ink have produced the world's largest full-colour, flexible "e-paper" display panel that can be adapted to curved surfaces.

The companies plan ...

LG Display OLEDs used by Ron Arad and Zinoo Park in inspirational art exhibit at 100% Design

26 Sep 2016

OLED lighting gives designers the freedom to disregard the limitations of traditional lighting, their structural flexibility and the similarity to natural light give a warm feeling to anybody who experiences it

Renowned architect and designer Ron Arad explored the possibilities of light, using LG Display OLED light panels. In support of a must-see exhibition at 100% Design, Ron Arad collaborated with Korean artist Zinoo Park.

Using ...

AMOLED to surpass a-Si LCD as leading technology for small- to medium-size displays in 2016

26 Sep 2016

The rise in flexible displays used in smartphones, tablet PCs and connected wearable devices, is driving growth in AMOLED which is set to become the leading next-generation display technology

AMOLED to surpass a-Si LCD as leading technology for small- to medium-size displays in 2016

According to a Digitimes news article IHS Merkit has published their latest research on small-,medium display. The forecast that ...

Heliatek raises €80 million

19 Sep 2016

The company will use the funding to expand manufacturing and support worldwide market development

Heliatek has raised €80 million (US$88 million) round to finance the expansion of its HeliaFilm manufacturing capacity by one million m² p.a. This round comprises €42 million in equity, €20 million in debt ...

Solvay divests key parts of its OLED patent portfolio to Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd

19 Sep 2016

Solvay has decided to stop its research activities in this area and has started a value assessment of its OLED patent portfolio

Solvay has announced they have reached a final agreement with Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd for the purchase of patents and expertise for hole injection and hole transport materials for solution processible OLEDs.

The sale follows ...

Cynora and Juhua sign MoU to cooperate on printed OLED TV development

19 Sep 2016

The companies will participate in an open technology platform coordinated by CSOT and Tiamm to accelerate printing technologies for OLED TV production

Cynora and Juhua, the Chinese open platform company aiming at the industrialisation of printing OLED technology to produce OLED TVs, have signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to cooperate on OLED TV development. Cynora is ...

Fraunhofer FEP researchers develop OLED microdisplays in data glasses to improve human-machine interaction

19 Sep 2016

Integrating an image sensor directly into the microdisplay, eye movements can be recorded by the smart glasses and utilised to provide guidance and control functions

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP) has been actively developing a range of applications using OLED microdisplays. One application is to integrate the capabilities of an image sensor directly ...

Canatu raises Eur 22 million funding to strengthen R&D and increase production capacity

12 Sep 2016

The funding will enable Canatu to respond to market demand and to invest heavily in R&D and manufacturing expansion - including the construction of a new, larger factory

Canatu has announced they have received 22 million euros late stage funding via a series of investments of 10 million Eur and a loan of 12 million Eur from the European Investment Bank. This investment ...

Lapp and Belectric OPV form strategic partnership to develop OPV connection technology

12 Sep 2016

Lapp believes the process they have developed will bring about a big advance in the use of organic photovoltaics

Belectric OPV and The Lapp Group have signed an agreement establishing a close partnership. The two companies will jointly develop new technologies for connection and cabling of flexible organic photovoltaic modules.

According to the announcement ...

Sarine to use Thin Film Electronics' SpeedTap solutions to create digital identities for diamonds

12 Sep 2016

SpeedTap tags are thin, flexible labels that integrate with a product's packaging that are uniquely identifiable, virtually impossible to clone and can be read with the tap of an NFC-enabled smartphone

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) have announced a collaboration with Sarine Technologies Ltd. (Sarine) to integrate Thinfilm's NFC SpeedTap tags in the Sarine Profile sales and consumer support system.

Sarine Profile features a collection of ...

Iowa State engineers treat printed graphene with lasers to enable paper electronics

12 Sep 2016

The researchers believe this work paves the way for not only paper-based electronics with graphene circuits, but also the creation of low-cost and disposable graphene-based electrochemical electrodes

Researchers at Iowa State University have been looking for ways to use graphene and its amazing properties in their sensors and other technologies. Graphene is considered by many to be a wonder material, the carbon ...

Thinfilm progresses with expansion plans in US and China

12 Sep 2016

The initiative aims to give Thinfilm a valuable sales and business development presence in China, enabling use local manufacturing support, and improves its ability to conduct business in the APAC region

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced progress on several strategic initiatives related to business expansion in China, a new US facility, and its Quality Management program.

According to Thinfilm the company has taken steps to ...

Merck opens new OLED materials production plant in Darmstadt

5 Sep 2016

This €30 million investment aims to strengthens Merck's position in the OLED materials business with a five-fold increase in capacity

Merck has announced that it has opened its new production plant for OLED materials in Darmstadt. After a 14-month construction period, high-purity OLED materials for use in state-of-the-art displays and lighting systems are being produced ...

LG Electronics showcases world's largest OLED exhibit

5 Sep 2016

The LG booth consisted of 216 separate 55-inch curved OLED panels to create a stunning 5m tall, 7.4m wide and 15m long stunning and immersive OLED tunnel

LG Electronics (LG) has been showcasing to visitors at the company's IFA 2016 exhibition booth an awe-inspiring and immersive OLED Tunnel measuring a record-breaking 5m tall, 7.4m wide and 15m in length.

To ...

Smartkem awarded €1.8m EU grant to speed-up adoption of organic semiconductor backplanes

5 Sep 2016

The two-year project will focus on the industrialisation and transfer of their organic semiconductor platform over large area plastic substrates using slit coat processing

SmartKem has announced the company has secured a €1.8 million EU grant to support the industrialisation and technology transfer of their semiconductor platform to display makers in Asia.

With a €850k contribution from SmartKem ...

Evoled aims become a major player in OLED materials

5 Sep 2016

Evoled is a Latvia start-up developing and commercialisation lanthanide aromatic carboxylates as emitters for OLED displays

Evoled is a start-up based in Latvia focused on the commercialisation and development of novel OLED materials. Working with research teams and commercialisation teams from the Russian Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Solid State ...

LG Display showcases OLED light panels at IFA 2016 in Berlin

5 Sep 2016

The 80 flexible OLED light panels were installed in the middle of the pavilion ceiling with 700 100mm x 100mm rigid square OLED light panels forming the OLED light constellation

LG Display showcases OLED light panels at IFA 2016 in Berlin

LG Display recently showcased OLED light panels at the LG SIGNATURE Pavilion, titled "The Art of Essence," at IFA 2016. The pavilion, in collaboration ...

eMagin announces second quarter 2016 financial results

5 Sep 2016

eMagin remain encouraged by expanding end markets for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and military applications that can leverage the company's OLED technology

Revenues for the second quarter of 2016 were US$5.5 million, down 21% from the second quarter of 2015.

Product revenues totaled US$4.8 million, 12% less than second quarter last year, primarily ...

Mbraun Group acquisition of CreaPhys receives full board approval

29 Aug 2016

The acquisition represents an important step as MBraun continues to transform its business to meet the changing needs of customers in today's worldwide markets

The MBraun Group and CreaPhys announced earlier this year the execution of a definitive merger agreement whereby the MBraun Group would acquire the shares of CreaPhys GmbH. The merger agreement has now been unanimously approved ...

Heliatek announces successful implementation of 2nd phase of BIOPV pilot project

29 Aug 2016

HeliaFilm is being rigorously tested under the tropical weather conditions of Singapore to provide new urban fit energy solutions for the ever growing cities of Asia

Heliatek has announced the successful implementation of 2nd phase of BIOPV pilot project in Singapore

Heliatek has announced that the 2nd phase of the company's large pilot installation has been successfully completed in Singapore ...

Enfucell to raise new sources of funds via crowdfunding campaign

29 Aug 2016

Enfucell pursues this round of funding through crowdfunding instead of venture capital funding, as it aims to broaden its investor base in preparation for a potential IPO

Enfucell has announced they have opened a crowdfunding campaign on August 24. The company is aiming to raise 800,000 Euros.

Funds raised will be used to ramp up sales and marketing efforts, and ensure ...

Dyesol and partners awarded £800,000 EPSRC grant application

29 Aug 2016

The background to this proposed research is the recent joint discovery by Dyesol and Cristal that halide modified titania (TiO2) surfaces in Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) devices can provide a significant performance uplift

Dyesol and its collaboration partners have been awarded an approximate £800,000 grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The EPSRC is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering ...

LG Display to build a business case for OLED interior lighting for automobiles

22 Aug 2016

With limited space inside the car, the thinness and lightness of the OLED light panels are ideal, giving a luxurious and glamorous feel for passengers

LG Display has announced they have supplied OLED light panels to Chang's Custom, a Korean car customising company, to create the world's first van equipped with OLED interior lighting.

According to LG Display ...

Pragmatic Printing awarded Eur 1.6 million to develop production equipment

22 Aug 2016

Flexlogic "fab-in-a-box" aims to scale production capacity to billions of flexible integrated circuits driving the mass adoption of flexible electronics

Pragmatic has announced the company has been awarded Eur 1.6 million funding under the European Union's Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme, for development of its Flexlogic equipment announced in April earlier this year ...

Fraunhofer FEP carried out cytocompatibility studies of OLEDs on cell cultures

22 Aug 2016

Researchers studied the potential effects of toxic substances that may diffuse from OLEDs due to electrical or mechanical operations and could alter the characteristics of cells

Fraunhofer FEP have announced they carried out cytocompatibility studies of OLEDs on cell cultures to test how well OLEDs are tolerated by cells. The results offer promising prospects for the use of OLEDs in the ...

Thin Film Electronics reports interim financial results for Q2 2016

22 Aug 2016

The increase in sales revenue, year on year, is primarily due to the kick off of a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the announced global pharmaceutical company

Thinfilm's revenue and other income in the first six months of 2016 amounted to US$ 1,997,000. Sales revenue was largely related to product development projects, delivery of prototypes and products to strategic ...

eMagin enters into early warrant exercise transaction

22 Aug 2016

A portion of the proceeds from the transaction will be utilised to fund the Company’s growth initiatives with consumer AR/VR partnerships and for the Company’s consumer product launch in Q4 2016

eMagin Corp. has entered into an early warrant exercise transaction with certain of the Company’s warrant holders through a letter agreement between such warrant holders and the Company to raise approximately US$4.5 ...

Pixelligent closes US$10.4 million in funding

15 Aug 2016

Capital will boost capacity for North American manufacturing, drive Asian expansion, and continue innovation in solid state lighting and OLED display applications

Pixelligent Technologies has announced that it closed US$10.4 million in new funding. The round was led by The Abell Foundation, The Bunting Family Office, and David Testa, the former Chief Investment Officer of ...

Taiwan's Government to invest NT $100 billion (US$3.2 bn) in OLED technology development

15 Aug 2016

The government working through Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) plans to support the building of a flexible OLED display supply chain

According to news reports Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced it will be supporting the development of OLED technology in Taiwan and will be investing NT $100 billion (about US $3.21 ...

Kyulux licenses Harvard's deep learning artificial intelligence platform for OLED development

15 Aug 2016

In addition three key researchers who developed the system have chosen to join Kyulux's computational chemistry group in Boston

Kyulux has announced that it has secured a license to Harvard University's Molecular Space Shuttle deep learning system for the discovery of materials for display and lighting applications.The Molecular Space Shuttle is an ...

Smartkem expands UK process capability to support its service offering to customers in Asia

15 Aug 2016

The investment in state-of-the-art equipment and personnel enables Smartkem to focus on developing processes and formulations that speeds up the technology transfer process to customers

SmartKem has announced the company has made significant investments to support its expansion and the roll-out of its technology platform with display manufacturers in Asia.

SmartKem announced they have expanded its presence at the Centre ...

Universal Display and Tianma Micro-electronics enter into OLED patent license agreements

1 Aug 2016

Additionally, Universal Display will supply phosphorescent OLED materials to Tianma Micro-electronics for use in its licensed products

Universal Display Corp. has announced the signing of an "OLED Technology License Agreement and Supplemental Material Purchase Agreement" with Tianma Micro-electronics Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese small-and medium-size display panel manufacturer.

The agreements run for ...

NREL scientists develop technique to improve perovskite photovotaics

1 Aug 2016

The researchers boosted efficiency to 19% by converted a low-quality perovskite film with pinholes and small grains into a high-quality film without pinholes and with large grains

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), devised a method to improve perovskite solar cells, making them more efficient and reliable ...

DoE funds researchers to develop chalcogenide perovskite thin films for solar cell devices

1 Aug 2016

The long-term goal is to produce chalcogenide perovskites solar cells that are highly efficient, and also able to be manufactured at a low cost at a commercially viable scale

The University of Buffalo and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have announced funding from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop light-harvesting films using chalcogenide perovskites.

The SunShot Initiative, part of the DoE ...

Universal Display announces financial results for second quarter 2016

1 Aug 2016

Universal Display expects strong revenue growth in 2017, as new OLED production from the multi-year capital expenditure cycle is slated to start

Universal Display reported revenues of US$64.4 million, compared to revenues of US$58.1 million for the same quarter of 2015, an increase of 10.8%.

Material sales were US$22.3 million ...

LG Display to invest US$1.75 billion for flexible OLED display production line

25 Jul 2016

LG Display aims to complete the new facility by 2018, with 30,000 Gen-6 OLED sheets per month, these flexible OLED panels are expected to be mainly used in high-end smartphones and smartwatches

LG Display has announced they will invest US$1.75 billion (KRW1.99 trillion) in a new Gen-6 (1,500mm x 1,850mm) flexible OLED display production line in Paju, South Korea, as part of ...

OLED to become the leading smartphone display technology by 2020

25 Jul 2016

IHS Markit believes that Apple's upcoming adoption of OLED displays will be a milestone for OLED in the display industry

According to IHS Markit AMOLED displays with a low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) backplane will account for more than one-third (36 percent) of all smartphone displays shipped in 2020, becoming the most-used display technology in smartphone displays ...

Scientists make discovery that could lead to higher efficient perovskite solar cells

25 Jul 2016

According to the researchers this discovery could also lead to new sensors for oxygen and water vapour

While investigating perovskite crystals, University of Groningen scientists made an observation that could make perovskite solar cells more efficient. According to the researchers it could also lead to new sensors for oxygen and water vapour ...

Samsung rumoured to be stopping transparent OLED panel production

25 Jul 2016

Although everyone liked transparent displays not enough wanted to buy one

Various news reports are suggesting that Samsung is to call a halt to further production of transparent OLED displays.

While they have received interest and ideas for niche applications they have not found broad appeal ...

Ritdisplay files for IPO to expand production by 20% to meet growing OLED demands

18 Jul 2016

Ritdsiplay see soaring orders as OLED demands for wearable devices and other emerging applications increases, its production capacities are running at high utilisation rates

According to a report published by LEDInside news website Ritdisplay, a subsidiary of the Ritek Group, an OLED panel manufacturer issued its IPO on June 29, 2016 and is currently planning to be listed on ...

Cynora appoints Dr. Andreas Haldi as Chief Marketing Officer

18 Jul 2016

The appointment of the new CMO is a significant signal of Cynora's further development and its forthcoming market entry

Cynora has announced the appointed of Dr. Andreas Haldi as its Chief Marketing Officer. Andreas Haldi will reinforce Cynora in the forthcoming commercialisation of its high performance blue TADF (thermally activated delayed fluorescence) OLED materials ...

Aixtron and researchers partners begin HEA2D project

18 Jul 2016

HEA2D consortium aims to create basis for end-to-end processing chain for high-volume manufacturing of innovative 2D nanomaterial products

Aixtron announces that together with five partners they have begun working in the HEA2D project to investigate the production, qualities, and applications of 2D nanomaterials.

The joint project HEA2D is now researching an end-to-end processing ...

LG Display increases shipment of large-area OLED panels to 140,000 units

18 Jul 2016

LG Display shipment of 65 inch OLED panels also increases to 28,000 units

According to UBI Research, LG Display has sold approximately 140,000 units of OLED panels for TV in Q2 2016. Of these approximately 28,000 were 65 inch panels for large area TVs about double ...

IHS forecast rise in flexible displays due to the growth in wearables and mobile devices

11 Jul 2016

Flexible displays for tablet PCs, near-eye virtual reality devices, automotive monitors and OLED TVs expected by 2022

According to IHS revenues from flexible displays is expected to increase more than 300 percent, from just $3.7 billion in 2016 to $15.5 billion in 2022. This growth is linked to the popularity ...

NHK demonstrates new OLED device with long lifetimes and high water/oxygen-resistant

11 Jul 2016

The latest OLED device is based on the "inverted OLED (iOLED)" technology used a new organic material and an additive for the electron injection layer of the red iOLED device

Tech-on news website has reported that Japan Broadcasting Corp (NHK) has recently announced that it has dramatically extended the lifetime of a red OLED device for flexible displays and drastically reduced its power consumption.

NHK ...

SEL shows 8k OLED display features 120Hz drive frequency and 12-bit colour

11 Jul 2016

To realise the 13.3 inch display with 8k resolution at 664ppi the numbers of transistors and capacitors in each pixel were reduced to three and one, respectively

Tech-on news website reported that Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) recently announced technologies to realise a 13.3-inch OLED display that has a resolution of 8k, drive frequency of 120Hz and 12-bit colour scale.

The OLED ...

NIMS achieves 18.2% efficiency using 1cm2 perovskite photovoltaics

11 Jul 2016

The NIMS research group achieved energy conversion efficiency exceeding 18% using standard size perovskite solar cells by reducing electrical resistance within the solar cells

A research group led by Liyuan Han, a leader of the Photovoltaic Materials Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), achieved energy conversion efficiency exceeding 18% using standard size (1 cm2) perovskite solar cells ...

Perovskite photovoltaics could reach 31%

4 Jul 2016

Scientists discovered a large difference in energy conversion efficiency between facets on individual grains, with poorly performing facets adjacent to highly efficient facets

The scientists say these top-performing facets could hold the secret to highly efficient solar cells, although more research is needed.<

Solar cells made from compounds that have the crystal structure of the mineral perovskite have ...

LG to begin mass production of plastic OLED panels next year

4 Jul 2016

The new equipment will be placed at the firm's E5 production line for which LG Display invested 1.5 trillion won in July last year in its bid to meet growing demand for flexible displays used for such products as smartphones and automobiles

According to news website Korea Times LG Display is reported to begin mass producing plastic OLED (POLED) panels in the first half of next year. POLED panels use substrates made of plastic so the display ...

Kateeva's OLED inkjet printer could be adopted by Samsung within two years

4 Jul 2016

The printing system will improve production efficiency by two times compared to the current OLED panel production technology

It has been reported that Bae Kyung-min, vice president of Kateeva Korea, at the OLED Frontier Forum, said, at the recently held industry conference held in Seoul on July 5, that the display-making unit of ...

Thin Film Electronics partners with global pharma company to create NFC technology platform for medical devices

4 Jul 2016

The partnership with one of the world's leading pharma companies is focused on delivering such a solution by making medical devices smart

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical firm to create an NFC OpenSense platform for medical devices.

The partners aim to leverage Thinfilm's ...

Universal Display acquires BASF's OLED IP for €87 million

27 Jun 2016

Largely consisting of phosphorescent materials and technologies, BASF’s OLED portfolio has an average lifetime of 10 years

Universal Display Corp. has announced that they have acquired the OLED Intellectual Property (IP) assets of BASF SE. The purchase will be conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary UDC Ireland Ltd.

The BASF IP represents 15 ...

Raynergy Tek achieves OPV with power conversion efficiency of 11.51% using halogen-free ink

27 Jun 2016

Raynergy Tek believes that going beyond 11% efficiency using halogenated free ink is an important step forward for both the company and the green energy industry

Raynergy Tek has announced that their latest developed organic photovoltaics (OPV) donor Polymer [PV5001] which required non-halogen formulation component has achieved "world record" Power Conversion Efficiency of 11.51% using inverted device architecture.

The devices ...

Samsung Display AMOLED shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019

27 Jun 2016

Apple is expected to launch iPhones with AMOLED displays in 2017, Samsung Display's could supply 40 million units in 2017, 80 million units in 2018 and 120 million units in 2019

According to Digitimes Research Samsung Display has dominated global production and supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will maintain the leading status over the next few years, with its shipments to increase to 560 million ...

Samsung Display and LG Display continue expanding AMOLED capacities

27 Jun 2016

Demand for smartphone-use AMOLED panels from Samsung Electronics and Apple alone in 2019 will exceed 420 million units

According to Digitimes Research Samsung Display and LG Display, in order to put pressure on competitors, are focusing on AMOLED panels and are expected to continue expansion of their respective AMOLED production capacities, with combined ...

Heliatek organic photovoltaic films installed on RWE Biogas facility

27 Jun 2016

About 95m2 of HeliaFilm have been installed directly on profiled steel panels of the fermenter façade, and is considered to be a world first for such a technology approach

Heliatek announces that RWE has inaugurated a modern biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf. Besides the production of bio-methane, the large façade of the fermenters is being used for a pilot installation of the organic solar film ...

Thin Film Electronics and Mario & Donato make luxury handbags smart

27 Jun 2016

The two companies are integrating Thinfilm's NFC SpeedTap tags into Maria & Donato's handbags to battle counterfeiting and address growing concerns of fraud within the broader luxury goods market

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with Maria & Donato. They will work together to integrate Thinfilm's NFC SpeedTap tags into Maria & Donato's exclusive handbag collections to battle counterfeiting and address growing ...

Universal Display announces strategic acquisition of Adesis

20 Jun 2016

Adesis is a critical technology vendor to companies in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, biomaterials, and catalyst industries, and has worked with Universal Display over the last few years

Universal Display Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Adesis, Inc. Adesis is a privately held contract research organisation (CRO) with 43 employees specialising in organic and organometallic synthetic research ...

IGNIS announces signing a patent license agreement with LG Display

20 Jun 2016

The efforts of IGNIS over the last 10 years have been focused on circuit technology as a viable solution for material and device issues inherent in emissive displays

Ignis Innovation has announced the execution of a Patent License agreement with LG Display. Under the agreement, Ignis Innovation will provide LG Display under a non-exclusive license, access to its circuit technology to enhance the ...

Heliatek deploys with Kandil Steel its first large BIOPV project on African continent

20 Jun 2016

The company is working on new solutions for distributed energy generation because of rising energy prices and declining government subsidies

Heliatek has announced they have implemented, with its partner Kandil Steel, its first Building integrated Organic Photovoltaic (BIOPV) pilot project in Africa. HeliaFilm, Heliatek's organic solar film, is at the core of this installation ...

Samsung plans to increase production of OLED display panels by more than 50%

20 Jun 2016

OLED production will account for around 80% of Samsung's capital investment in its panel business this year

According to news from the Nikkei Asian Review website Samsung Electronics is planning to increase production of the company's next-generation smartphone display panels by more than 50% this year. This increase in production is ...

IHS OLED TV shipments in 2020 to reach 5,800,000 units

20 Jun 2016

IHS revised the forecasts down from 8,500,000 due in part to low yields and Samsung not entering the market

According to industry sources IHS is reported to believe that OLED TV shipments will be lower in 2020 than they forecast earlier this year. The figures are significantly lower than the previous forecasts made by ...

BMBF funded R2D2 project on flexible OLEDs concludes

20 Jun 2016

Fraunhofer FEP was able to demonstrate through this project for the first time that ultra-thin flexible glass is able to be coated and processed roll-to-roll

The R2D2 project - a joint project to analyse and development high-TRL processes and technologies for manufacture of flexible OLED funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been successfully completed.

Fraunhofer ...

Aixtron announces perovskite solar cell research project PeroBOOST

20 Jun 2016

The aim of the project is to investigate the stability of the solar cells and to develop processes and materials to enhance stability

Consortium to develop basis for innovative and efficient solar cells

Aixtron announces the formal launch of the research project PeroBOOST on perovskite solar cells together with partners. The basis for this three-year project (03/2016-02 ...

Alderley Park Ventures invests in NeuDrive's printable electronics platform

13 Jun 2016

The APV funding will support Neudrive's proof of concept work in biosensors and commercialisation of the FlexOS organic semiconductor inks platform in flexible displays

Alderley Park Ventures (APV) has announced they have made an initial £50,000 investment into NeuDrive to help develop a printable electronics platform technology which will be applied in the Biosensor field.

NeuDrive is dedicated ...

University of Manchester spins-out new graphene company

13 Jun 2016

Graphene Enabled plans to create a range of products such as composite materials, flexible conductive inks, high-performance electronic components and energy strorage devices such as batteries and capacitors

University of Manchester spins-out new graphene company Graphene Enabled plans to create a range of products such as composite materials, flexible conductive inks, high-performance electronic components and energy strorage devices such as batteries and capacitors ...

Picosun announces large-area ALD tools for printed electronics

13 Jun 2016

Flexible, invisible, and practically weightless ALD films form dense and pinhole-free encapsulation over the components' surface, down to the smallest nanoscale details

Picosun has announced the availability of new large area ALD tools, especially developed for the encapsulation needs of the printed electronics industries, high quality ALD films can be manufactured cost-efficiently on large plastic sheets and ...

Chinese display panel manufacturers actively establishing AMOLED production facilities

13 Jun 2016

Chinese vendors are forecast to ship 88 million smartphones with AMOLED display panels in 2016, accounting for 19% of all smartphones to be shipped by Chinese vendors

According to news reports on the Digitimes website Chinese panel makers, after watching smartphone vendors Oppo, Vivo, GiONEE and Meizu adopt AMOLED panels produced by Samsung Display in 2015 and then both Huawei Technologies and ...

Official opening of the Center for Organic & Printed Electronics - Hellas (COPE-H)

13 Jun 2016

Hellenic Organic & Printed Electronics Association (HOPE-A) and the JAPEC (Japan Advanced Printed Electronics Consortium) also signed a cooperation agreement

The Centre for Organic and Printed Electronics - Hellas (COPE-H) was officially opened during the recently held 8th Workshop of COPE-H titled "Boosting the Organic and Printed Electronics Industry in Greece" which was attended by participation ...

LG Electronics sets plans to sell more than 900,000 OLED televisions during 2016

6 Jun 2016

By increasing product offerings, the company hopes to supply more OLED panels to TV makers outside the LG group, with the aim is to stimulate the market for OLED TVs

According to various news reports LG Electronics has unveiled plans aimed at tripling volume sales of OLED televisions in 2016 to more than 900,000 units.

In addition to increasing product offerings, the electronics company ...

KAIST and POSTECH researchers develop graphene-based transparent electrodes for highly efficient flexible OLEDs

6 Jun 2016

Under this approach, graphene-based OLEDs exhibit 40.8% of ultrahigh external quantum efficiency (EQE) and 160.3 lm/W of power efficiency

A Korean research team led by Professor Seunghyup Yoo from the School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST and Professor Tae-Woo Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH ...

LG Electronics to ship dual-view flat OLED commercial display in July 2016

6 Jun 2016

The Dual-View Flat OLED display offers a space-efficient view to provide customers a two-sided media experience in Full HD (1920x1080) resolution, and three different installation options – ceiling suspension, wall-mount and floor stand

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions has announced that its brand new Dual-View Flat OLED Display, the first digital signage solution to offer OLED technology to the U.S. commercial marketplace, will begin shipping next month ...

eMagin announces ultra-high brightness direct patterned full-colour OLED microdisplay

6 Jun 2016

eMagin believes that ultra-high brightness OLED-ULT technology is at the cusp of enabling the next generation of AR/VR applications which demand ultra-high brightness, full colour imagery with extremely high contrast, compact size and very low power

eMagin has announced the company recently demonstrated for the first time in public a direct patterned OLED microdisplay that can reach a maximum luminance of 4,500 nits with vivid colours and in full video ...

CPEIA and IEEE sign MOU to promote adoption of printable, flexible electronics

6 Jun 2016

This MOU will open opportunities for the printable electronics industry to use IEEE's technical research, industry and standards development base for developing solutions

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), have entered into a strategic partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the CPEIA and the IEEE ...

Canatu and E Ink team up to make flexible touch displays for wearables

30 May 2016

One-Plastic Solution (OPS) is an all-in-one touch solution incorporating a display window, touch sensor and decoration, and is specifically targeted to the wearable market

Canatu and E Inkannounce they are working together with the objective to offer a line of flexible touch displays for the wearable market, with the first product ready for sampling to customers in July 2016 ...

High frequency, stretchable circuits could yield new era of wearable electronics

30 May 2016

The unique structure has been inspired by twisted-pair telephone cables - essentially, they contain two ultra-tiny intertwining power transmission lines in repeating S-curves

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison - led by Zhenqiang "Jack" Ma, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering, have created what the researchers believe ...

E Ink announces advanced colour ePaper for signage applications

30 May 2016

This is the first time an electrophoretic display (EPD) can produce full colour at every pixel without the use of a colour filter array

E Ink Holdings has announced they have developed what they consider to be a breakthrough technology with its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), a high quality, full colour reflective display. E Ink said for the first ...

Thin Film Electronics appoints new Chief Finanical Officer

30 May 2016

Mr. Thorsnes will join Thinfilm's executive management team reporting to CEO Davor Sutija, and act as secretary to the Board of Directors

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that Ole Ronny Thorsnes has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thorsnes will join Thinfilm's executive management team reporting to CEO Davor Sutija, and act as secretary ...

Aixtron set to be acquired by Chinese Investors

23 May 2016

The transaction values Aixtron’s equity, including net cash, at approx 670 million Euros and reflects a 50.7% premium to the three-month volume weighted average share price

Aixtron and the Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP (FGC) has announced that Aixtron SE (Aixtron) and Grand Chip Investment GmbH (GCI), a 100% indirect subsidiary of FGC, have entered into an agreement. FGC is ...

Kateeva raises US$88 million in new funding round from Chinese investors

23 May 2016

The funds will be used to accelerate new product development, expand manufacturing at the company's Silicon Valley offices, and strengthen customer infrastructure in Asia

Kateeva has announced that it has closed its Series E funding round raising US$88 million in new financing. The funds will accelerate new product development. The money will also help Kateeva expand manufacturing capacity ...

Imec and Solliance partners announce the "first-ever" semi-transparent perovskite PV-module

23 May 2016

Stand-alone perovskite solar modules feature excellent power conversion efficiencies and can be manufactured with simple fabrication technologies, such as coating and printing

Imec, and partner in Solliance, have announced the "first-ever" semi-transparent perovskite PV-module, achieving power conversion efficiencies up to 12%. The technology enables for semi-transparent PV-windows which are considered to be a key step towards zero-energy ...

Dai Nippon Printing to invest Yen 6.0 bn in facility expansion evaporation masks for OLEDs

23 May 2016

Further expand the strengths of the world's top market share by raising the production capacity by 300%

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has announced that they intend to expand the production of evaporation masks (metal masks) used in the production of OLED panels display, the increased production will be located at the Hiroshima ...

eMagin announces first quarter 2016 financial results

23 May 2016

eMagin are encouraged by expanding end markets for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Night Vision applications leveraging the company's OLED technology

Revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were US$7.0 million, an increase of 17% from the first quarter of 2015, and included US$1.0 million of licensing revenue from the agreement signed ...

Japan Display to mass produce OLED displays in 2018, and signs technology agreement with SEL

16 May 2016

Production initially should be the equivalent of 3,000 smartphone screens a month, with output reaching 1 million per month later and 5 million in 2018

According to a recent Nikkei Asian Review report Japan Display (JDI) is investing 50 billion yen (US$461 million) to establish a production facility OLED panels at a Japan-based factory, hoping to mass produce smartphones ...

Screen starts commercial production of Gen 6 polyimide coating for OLED panel manufacturing

16 May 2016

These machines can uniformly coat Gen-6 substrates with polyimide to a thickness of 10 microns in less than 120 seconds

According to the Nikkei Asian Review website Screen Holdings is reported to be entering the business of building production machines for manufacturing OLED panels, in response to growing production of such panels for smartphones in ...

Fraunhofer FEP showcases devarnishing by electron beam

16 May 2016

The specialised properties of electron beam technology open up several important advantages compared to other processes for devarnishing layers

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been developing electron beam technology as an alternative beam tool for devarnishing.

Fraunhofer FEP says that precise, selective devarnishing of layers from ...

Thin Film Electronics and Hopsy deliver smart beer to craft brew market

16 May 2016

Hopsy has developed a compelling service for the craft beer markets, and technology can play in growing its business and the businesses of its clients

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with Hopsy, the USA's first local craft beer marketplace and beer delivery service. The two companies will collaborate to integrate Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology into ...

Solliance announces "first" scaled-up perovskite based PV modules with 10% efficiency

9 May 2016

The challenge is to scale-up perovskite cells to larger size industrially process-able modules with high efficiency and long lifetimes at low cost

Solliance has announced they have demonstrated a record 10% aperture area power conversion efficiency for its up-scaled thin-film perovskite photovoltaic modules. The efficiency was measured on an aperture area of 168 cm2. Twenty-five cells ...

OLED displays can activate live cells that are genetically programmed to respond to light

9 May 2016

Exposure to blue OLED light from pixels directly underneath cells enabled individual targeted cells to be stimulated, while neighbouring cells remained stayed inactive

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have discovered that OLED displays can activate live cells that are genetically programmed to respond to light. By harnessing the ability of OLEDs to "turn on" individual cells ...

Fraunhofer FEP fabricates glass-on-glass lamination for large-area OLEDs right from the roll

9 May 2016

Fraunhofer FEP has had success not only in applying OLEDs to flexible ultra-thin glass, but also in encapsulating the devices using an additional thin glass layer in a single roll-to-roll manufacturing step

Fraunhofer FEP has fabricated glass-on-glass lamination for large-area OLEDs right from the roll

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has announced they have fabricated on ultra-thin glass and encapsulated ...

Acuity Brands launches new luminaires based on balancing LED and OLED technologies

9 May 2016

By balancing OLED and LED in a single luminaire AcuityBrands has developed a cost competitive lighting solutions that neither technology could achieve alone

Acuity Brands has announced a new high-performance architectural linear suspended lighting solution for commercial and professional office spaces - Olessence luminaires by Peerless. These luminaires balance OLED and LED lighting technologies to maximise both beauty and ...

Universal Display announces financial results for first quarter 2016

9 May 2016

Commercial emitter revenues grew 8% year-over-year, driven by strong green emitter shipments, while host material sales, in line with expectations, declined year-over-year

Universal Display Corp announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. The Company reported revenues of US$29.7 million, compared to revenues of US$31.2 million in the same quarter ...

Thin Film Electronics reports interim financial results for Q1 2016

9 May 2016

The company is preparing to increase production capacity by development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes that is expected to see up to a billion-unit scale

Thin Film Electronics (ThinFilm) has announced their first quarter financial report for 2016. Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in the first quarter of 2016.

Sales revenue amounted to US$ 150,000 in Q1 2016 ...

South China University of Technology researchers develop versatile electron transport/hole blocking materials

9 May 2016

Preliminary finding show power efficiency of 41 lm/W @ 1000 cd m-2 and half lifetime t50 of around 40 hours at an initial luminance of ~10,000 cdm-2 for green phosphorescent OLED

Researchers at South China University of Technology, have reported a versatile electron transport/hole blocking material (HBL) Phen-m-PhDPO possessing a deep HOMO level, wide bandgap, high triplet energy and a Tg of 94 °C, through ...

Cynora announces significant progress in highly efficient blue materials for OLEDs

2 May 2016

The TADF technology combines high efficiency (which the company claims is three times better than the state-of-the-art fluorescence technology) together with long lifetime

Cynora has announced they have made significant progress in its highly efficient blue material developments during the last six months which the company believes will enable the company to develop materials that reach the performance ...

LG Display to invest US$ 386 million in building OLED production at Gumi

2 May 2016

The company plans to use the investment to extend its technological know-how in smartphone and wearable device displays to foldable and automotive products

According to a news report on the Nikkei Asin Review website LG Display has publicly announced the company will invest 450 billion won (US$ 386 million) in its OLED display panel plants in Gumi, North ...

Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialisation

2 May 2016

By developing reliable processes for manufacturing OLEDs on plastic foils, Flex-o-Fab has successfully taken flexible OLEDs from lab to fab

Flex-o-Fab, a major collaborative project run by Holst Centre, has successfully completed its goals in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Building on existing technologies and innovating new processes, the project's partners ...

IHS says that AMOLED growth is a bright spot for the display industry

2 May 2016

Many of the obstacles to AMOLED development, such as production inefficiencies, yield-rate management issues, higher investment costs and a short lifetime were also resolved in 2015

According to the latest release of the IHS OLED Display Market Tracker AMOLED (active matrix organic light-emitting diode ) displays are rising fast, thanks to lowering costs, wider use in end-market consumer electronics devices and the ...

Flexible OLED/graphene smartphone makes its debut at a recent Chinese tradeshow

25 Apr 2016

The assumption is that the flexible display is an OLED panel with a graphene based touchscreen

Various news reports are circulating that a Chinese company has recently shown a flexible smartphone at a trade show at Nanping International Conventional Center in Chongqing. The company responsible for the development was not named ...

Korea government to provide subsidies so Korean OLED manufacturers remain competitive

25 Apr 2016

The announcement aims to reduce the impact the increasing oversupply of LCD panels will have on the commercial performance of Samsung and LG Display

According to a news report by Korea Times Korea is to offer further subsidies to business projects related to OLED technology, a move aimed at keeping ahead of Chinese competitors amid the continued oversupply in ...

Fraunhofer FEP develops ultra- high micropattening for OLEDs - achieving 12700 dpi

25 Apr 2016

The patented technology uses an electron beam process which takes place after finalising the OLED including the encapsulation

Scientist as The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP have developed a novel approach to pattern the emission area of an OLED at high resolution.

The patented technology uses an ...

University of Illinois researchers develop novel 1-step graphene patterning method

25 Apr 2016

This approach demonstrates a new possibility to overcome limitations imposed by existing post-synthesis processes to achieve graphene micro-patterning

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have recently published a paper describing how they have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and ...

University of Tokyo develops ultra-thin organic material for wearable e-skin display

18 Apr 2016

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, ultraflexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, OLED display

The research group of Professor Takao Someya and Dr. Tomoyuki Yokota at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering has developed a high-quality protective film less than two micrometers thick that enables the ...

ITRI showcases innovative OLED lighting for automotive applications

18 Apr 2016

ITRI aims to launch innovative LED and OLED applications, to create diverse smart lighting values and upgrade Taiwan's LED and OLED lighting technology

ITRI showcases innovative OLED lighting for automotive applications

According to news on the CTimes websites The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at the recently held 2016 Taiwan International Lighting Show exhibited several types of innovative ...

Idemitsu's OLED material to be used in LG Electronics' forthcoming large-area OLED TV

18 Apr 2016

Idemitsu also has many related patents and manufacturing plants in both Japan and South Korea, and supplies materials to a variety of manufacturers

Idemitsu Kosan has announced that their OLED material will be used by LG Electronics in their latest OLED TV which will be released in Japan this coming mid-May.

Idemitsu has studied and developed OLED materials ...

Samsung is reported to begin supplying OLED panels to Apple

18 Apr 2016

Under the deal, Samsung Display will supply around 100 million units of 5.5-inch panels annually, the expected value of the order will be US$2.59 billion

According to a news article on the Yonhap news website Samsung Display is reported that the company will supply its OLED display panels to Apple Inc. starting next year, industry sources said Friday.

Under the ...

Graphene sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home

18 Apr 2016

The research group are aiming to bring the two technologies together to create ultra-low-power environmental sensor systems that can detect single molecules

Scientists from the University of Southampton in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with ...

Graphenea increases production capacity with Aixtron BM Pro graphene deposition tool

18 Apr 2016

This new system is part of our large investment program to introduce graphene technology in commercial devices

Aixtron has announced a new order for a BM Pro system from Spanish company Graphenea. Graphenea's focus is in developing graphene-based films for use in the semiconductor industry.

Graphenea placed the order for the ...

Schott receives 2016 German Industry Innovation Award for ultra-thin glass

18 Apr 2016

Schott using a variety of glass types and proprietary down-draw technology, can reliably produce a portfolio of ultra-thin glasses down to a minimum thickness of 0.025 mm

Schott has announced they have won this year's German Industry Innovation Award in the category large companies for its ultra-thin glass. Thinner than a human hair and yet flexible enough that it can be ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic develops Perovskite-Silicon tandem solar cells with 25.5% efficiency

11 Apr 2016

Hong Kong Polytechnic's research team achieves this world record efficiency by making use of three innovative approaches

A research team in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Department of Electronic and Information Engineering led by Professor Charles Chee Surya, Clarea Au Endowed Professor in Energy, has announced they have recently been successful ...

ITRI actively setting up roll-to-roll flexible OLED lighting production line

11 Apr 2016

The front-end process of the OLED lighting panel production line is now installed and it is expected that it will initially produce around 700 panels a month at the beginning of 2017

A recent news article on the Digitimes website reports that the Electronics and Optoelectronics System Research Laboratories at the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Organization (ITRI) is setting up a roll-to-roll production line of flexible ...

Printed organic transistors pave the way for intelligent windows

11 Apr 2016

Researchers at DTU Energy has found a way to integrate printed electronics and printed solar cells with an electrochromic organic sheet, resulting in a device which can operate without batteries

Researchers at DTU Energy have shown that transistors can be quickly and cheaply printed on a polymer foil. The ability to print them by the same processes and on the same foil as an array ...

Sharp develops bendable OLED panel

11 Apr 2016

Sharp plans to invest 200 billion yen (US$ 1.84 billion) into the OLED business over four years

According to news report on the Nikkei Asian Review website Sharp has developed a flexible OLED display panel that is aimed at the smartphone market, and other markets that would benefit from having a flexible ...

Aixtron partners with Institut Lafayette on further advancement of OVPD technology

11 Apr 2016

Institut Lafayette is ready for tests with potential customers and committed to further validate OVPD as the next generation deposition technology of choice

Aixtron has announced that a new organic vapor phase deposition (OVPD) system of the company which is capable of handling 200mm x 200 mm substrates has been installed and successfully tested at Institut Lafayette.

The ...

Haydale signs agreement for screen printable graphene ink aimed at the sensor market

11 Apr 2016

Haydale forms joint development and supply agreement with Dowton to create screen printable graphene inks and pastes that can be customised to meet customer needs

Haydale Graphene Industries has announced an agreement with Taiwan based Dowton Electronic Materials (Dowton) for the development, production, sales and marketing of a Haydale-branded graphene enhanced screen printable ink which will be aimed initially at ...

Kyulux raises US$ 13.5 million in series A financing

4 Apr 2016

Samsung Display, LG Display, Japan Display and JOLED, Japanese venture capital funds, and a Japanese Government affiliated venture fund participated in the funding round

Kyulux has announced today that Samsung Venture Investment Corporation took the lead in a US$13.5 million (¥1.5 Billion Japanese Yen) Series A round of venture funding.

Participating in the round were global ...

Taiyo makes investment in Jilin OLED

4 Apr 2016

Through this investment, TNSC has acquired the exclusive sales rights to Jilin OLED's products in the global market

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. has announced that it, through Taiyo Nippon Sanso (China) Investment Co Ltd, has invested in Jilin OLED Material Tech (Jilin OLED), a Chinese venture company based in Changchun engaged in the ...

LG Display to build OLED display module factory in Vietnam

4 Apr 2016

LG Display will invest US$100 million to establish a local office and begin construction of the factory later this year, with operations during next year

LG Display has announced that the company has signed a deal with the city government of Hai Phong, the third-largest city in Vietnam, to build a display module factory there.

The Korean display firm will ...

Foxconn Technology (Hon Hai) Group plans to invest 200 billion yen in OLED technology

4 Apr 2016

The investment may go toward OLED production lines being set up by Hon Hai and Sharp in a flat panel plant - Sakai Display Products

The Foxcon Technology (Hon Hai) Group, which has agreed to acquire a stake in financially ailing Sharp Corp. of Japan, is planning to invest 200 billion Japanese yen (US$1.8 billion) in OLED technology ...

OLEDWorks receives NYSERDA grant to research on energy saving lighting for healthcare

4 Apr 2016

OLEDWorks will collaborate with the Highland Hospital, a team of doctors and nurses will provide feedback on the white and amber OLED lighting system

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and OLEDWorks have announced that OLEDWorks is developing a new lighting prototype with support from NYSERDA that would save energy and not disrupt sleep patterns ...

Silent Sensors work with CPI to develop printed sensor technology for automotive tyres

4 Apr 2016

UK SME Silent Sensors has recently moved to CPI’s National Printable Electronics Centre in order to scale up their patented tyre sensor technology

CPI has announced that London based, Silent Sensors has developed a new technology to measure tyre pressure and temperature that aims to transform the way transport fleets currently track, monitor and manage tyres.

The system ...

Pragmatic validates model of their process for scaling up production of flexible ICs

4 Apr 2016

The FlexLogIC system aims to offer the capacity for billions of flexICs per year at a capital cost between 100 and 1000 times lower than a silicon fab

PragmatIC has announced the completed of a detailed design study validating its FlexLogIC concept for production scale-up of flexible integrated circuits (flexICs), and is now working towards commissioning of the first system.

According to the ...

Photon recycling promises perovskite efficiency gains

28 Mar 2016

Perovskite materials can recycle light particles – a finding which could lead to a new generation of affordable, high-performance solar cells

Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle light – a finding that they believe could lead to large gains in the efficiency of solar cells ...

Thin Film Electronics Q4 2015 and full-year 2015 financials

28 Mar 2016

The 20% increase in sales revenue year-on-year is a result of increasing product related revenue and technology transfer revenue

Thin Film Electronics (ThinFilm) has announced their fourth quarter financial report for 2015, and preliminary full-year results. Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in 2015 amounted to US$ 4,413 thousand. Excluding the other income ...

eMagin announces fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results

28 Mar 2016

eMagin shipped fewer displays in 2015 in comparison to 2014, but at a higher average selling price, reflecting the shift in demand to advanced, higher priced products

eMagin Corp. has announced financial results and corporate highlights for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

At December 31, 2015, the Company had approximately $9.3 million of cash and cash ...

LG Display commits to building the world's first Gen 5 OLED lighting panel manufacturing facility

21 Mar 2016

The ability to make large area panels will enable the company to penetrate the general lighting market

LG Display has announced that it will invest in a new OLED light panel manufacturing facility. The planned facility will be the first Gen-5 (1000mm x 1200mm) OLED light panel manufacturing plant in the world ...

Aixtron reaches a key milestone on the company's way to large-format OLED production

21 Mar 2016

The proprietary core elements specially designed by Aixtron for the OVPD process have been scaled and optimised for Gen-8.5 substrate sizes

Aixtron has announced the company has reached an important milestone with its new OVPD demonstrator OLAD (Organic Large Area Demonstrator). After an internal test phase lasting several months and producing excellent results in some cases ...

LG Display expanding AMOLED capacity

21 Mar 2016

By 2018 LG Display's total AMOLED production capacity will be more than 3.6x the production capacity operating in 2015

According to a news article on the Digitimes website LG Display has decided to invest KRW10 trillion (US$8.63 billion) over the next three years to expand its AMOLED production capacity. This will be ...

Merck, CPI and Polysolar collaborate on organic BIPV project

14 Mar 2016

The output of the project will be to produce large-scale organic photovoltaic devices using sustainable, low-cost manufacturing processes

Merck has announced today that it is collaborating with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) producer Polysolar, and innovation center CPI for a project in the UK. The Innovate UK project called "Power Generating & Energy Saving Windows" aims ...

OLED materials used to produce OLED display panels grew 12% in 2015

14 Mar 2016

Revenues from organic materials used to produce OLED displays also grew 12 percent year over year, reaching US$465 million in 2015, is expected to amount to US$1.8 billion in 2018

According to a recent report from IHS shipments of OLED materials used to produce OLED displays grew 12% year over year in 2015, reaching 26,000 tons.

Revenues from organic materials used to produce OLED ...

Panasonic joins Solliance on perovskite R2R production research programme

14 Mar 2016

Panasonic will conduct feasibility studies on the possibility of large scale roll-to-roll production of printed perovskite photovoltaics

Solliance has announced that Panasonic Corporation has joined a research program focused on the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells as one of the industrial partners ...

OLEDWorks announce new addition to the product range

14 Mar 2016

The Keuka module uses Lumiblade OLED panels and will be available in several finishing levels allowing customers to have full control of the final design, look and feel of the product

OLEDWorks has announced a significant expansion to its product portfolio with new Lumiblade Brite 2 OLED panels featuring two white colour temperatures and the launch of the Keuka OLED Module. OLEDWorks will be showcasing the ...

LG Display to showcase innovative OLED Light products and solutions at Light+Building 2016

14 Mar 2016

OLED light is already creating new markets and is set to become part of everyday life and will transform the lighting industry

LG Display has announced that it is showcasing its latest advanced OLED light products and solutions at Light+Building 2016. In total eleven OLED light panels are being exhibited along with four solutions using the ...

LG Electronics launches 65-inch 4K ultra HD OLED digital signage

14 Mar 2016

LG is now expanding the OLED reach to end-users in the commercial arena for a truly immersive viewing experience that's unlike anything they've ever seen

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions has announced digital signage displays based on OLED technology. The paper-thin, dual-sided displays with perfect blacks and incredible colour will be available in curved and flat configurations.

The Dual-View Curved ...

CPI announces new roll to roll slot die/screen printing and encapsulation capability

14 Mar 2016

The new installation will allow companies to characterise and optimise coating capabilities using a range of different coating techniques

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced they have recently installed a specialist roll to roll line for the printing, coating and patterning of a range organic and inorganic solution based coatings.

The pilot ...

EU project TREASORES concludes successfully

7 Mar 2016

The project has since produced seven patent applications, a dozen peer-reviewed publications and provided inputs to international standards organisations

EU project TREASORES concludes successfully

After more than three years of work European scientists has concluded their research on the EU funded project Treasores (Transparent Electrodes for Large Area Large Scale Production of Organic Optoelectronic ...

EU funded project CHEOPS gets underway

7 Mar 2016

Perovskite semiconductors have generated great interest in photovoltaics research as they promise to enable the production of extremely efficient and very low cost solar cells

A new EU funded project CHEOPS has been official launched. In order to achieve its ambitious goals, CHEOPS unites a team of European leaders in academic and industrial perovskite research.

The title of the EU ...

China panel makers striving to develop flexible AMOLED

7 Mar 2016

The rapidly developing market for flexible AMOLE dhas triggered an grwoing and active interest from Chinese panel manufacturers

Digitimes Research has released new analysis of the Chinese flexible AMOLED market. According to the report as a result of seeing that Samsung Display and LG Display have started volume production of flexible AMOLED panels ...

New research unveils graphene "moth eyes" to power future smart technologies

7 Mar 2016

Solar cells coated with this material would be able to harvest very dim light, new types of sensors and energy harvesters would also benefit from this type of coating

Researchers from the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute have recently published the findings in Science Advances which shows how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to ...

Novaled, IAPP and Technical University of Dresden honoured by German Physical Society

7 Mar 2016

The DPG honours these institutions for their success in developing scientific findings in the field of technologies and organic materials for the commercial production of OLEDs

The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society, DPG) has honoured the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), the TUD Institut für Angewandte Photophysik (Institute for Applied Photophysics, IAPP) and Novaled GmbH for their particularly successful, sustainable ...

Aixtron reports financial results for Q4 2015 and full financial year 2015

7 Mar 2016

Excluding LEDs, Aixtron registered their best year in a long time by partially tripling the company's revenues driven by optoelectronics for laser and infrared LEDs, photovoltaics and power electronics

Aixtron has recently announced financial results for the fourth quarter 2015 and the full financial year 2015.

Aixtron said that on the way back to profitability, the company was able to reach important, but not ...

Universal Display and OSRAM announce collaboration for OLED lighting

29 Feb 2016

OLED with its ultrathin form factor and manufacturability on flexible substrates, means OLEDs can be made in almost any shape, and made transparent can emit light from both sides

Universal Display Corp. has announced a collaboration and evaluation agreement with OSRAM. Under the agreement, OSRAM will begin sampling Universal Display's proprietary PHOLED phosphorescent OLED materials for solid-state lighting applications.

According to Universal Display ...

Pi-Scale EU funded consortium gets underway to establish open access OLED lighting pilot line

29 Feb 2016

An open pilot line creates an opportunity for a wide range of companies to get flexible OLED technology out of the research and development phase and into products

The Pi-Scale EU funded project has been officially launched. Fourteen partners have joined together to form a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new ...

Kyushu University develops long lifetime TADF materials for OLED displays and lighting

29 Feb 2016

TADF materials themselves can be very stable, making them really promising for future displays and lighting, and has the potential to solve the challenge of efficient and stable blue emission

Researchers at Kyushu University have - with just a tiny tweak - greatly increased the device lifetime of OLEDs that use a recently developed class of molecules to convert electricity into light with the potential for increased ...

Kyulux received US$13,000,000 investment to develop OLED materials

29 Feb 2016

Kyulux aims to develop TADF materials for OLED displays and lighting for commercialisation by 2018

Kyulux, a spin-out from Kyushu University, has announced plans to put organic electroluminescent materials into commercial production. The company aims to have a viable product ready for use in TV and smartphone screens by 2018 ...

BASF announce new organic semiconductor inks for printed electronics

29 Feb 2016

This recent development is expected to further reduce the size of transistors and enable higher resolution LCD or OLED screens on plastic substrates to be manufactured

BASF has announced that Company researchers have succeeded in improving the composition of the individual semiconductor ink components to double the mobility of the charge carriers in the printed circuits.|

According to BASF the mobility ...

Universal Display announces fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results

29 Feb 2016

Fourth quarter results were less-than-anticipated, primarily due to year-end inventory management by customers and product mix weighing more to our lower priced emitters

Universal Display Corp. has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31 2015

For the full year 2015, the Company reported revenues of US$191.0 million, essentially flat compared to ...

Barbadillo to use Thin Film Electronics NFC technology to authenticate bottles of rare sherry

29 Feb 2016

Barbadillo family felt compelled to protect the sherry - given the rarity of this release and its significance to the family

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that Barbadillo has unveiled an exclusive release of rare sherry in "smart bottles" protected by Thinfilm's NFC-based authentication technology. The NFC OpenSense tags incorporated into each bottle are ...

Woodford Investment Management invests US$ 42 million in Thin Film Electronics

22 Feb 2016

Thin Film Electronics continues to raise finances as its pursues the development and commercialisation of printed electronics and smart systems

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) has announced that Woodford Investment Management (Woodford) has agreed to acquire 120,000,000 new shares in Thinfilmin a private placement at a subscription price of NOK 3.00 per ...

FlexEnable showcases "first" wrist-worn, conformable OLCD for wearable applications

22 Feb 2016

Flexible displays are driving a paradigm shift enabling greater levels of innovation in wearable applications

FlexEnable has announced they will be showcasing a full colour, conformable organic LCD (OLCD) at Mobile World Congress 2016. Curved into a smartwatch form factor, the 0.3mm thick display component the demonstrator aims to ...

Flexible AMOLED panel manufacturers expand production capacity in 2016

22 Feb 2016

Unit-shipment share of flexible AMOLED is expected to grow to 40% of total AMOLED panel shipments in 2020

IHS has recently said that as the demand for flexible AMOLED rises dramatically, display manufacturers are aggressively investing in flexible AMOLED, including the latest foldable and rollable displays. With the growing popularity of the Samsung ...

CPI Graphene Centre opens for business

22 Feb 2016

The centre offers access to scale-up capability in the development of graphene, printable and formulation based products

The CPI Graphene Centre has opened its doors for business. The new facility integrates with existing development facilities at CPI’s printable electronics and formulation centres based at NETPark, Co. Durham. The new facility which ...

Epson announces world's lightest OLED binocular see-through smart glasses

22 Feb 2016

With OLED we can take advantage of reductions in power usage and weight, and improvements in response times, HD resolution, brightness and contrast

Epson has announced the 3rd generation of its Moverio smart glasses for Augmented Reality. It will be on display at the Mobile World Congress New window starting in Barcelona, Spain, and available in selected markets ...

Thin Film Electronics and Constantia Flexibles partner to deliver smart packaging solutions to the beverages market

22 Feb 2016

These collaborative efforts aim to position Constantia Flexibles as a leading Thinfilm preferred converter partner moving forward

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with Constantia Flexibles (Constantia). The two companies are collaborating to deliver pressure sensitive labels utilising Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology to leading brands within the beverages industries ...

Leo Burnett/Arc and Thin Film Electronics announce exclusive technology partnership

22 Feb 2016

Technology affords people the opportunity to plan, shop, and buy on their own terms anytime and anywhere

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced an exclusive partnership with Arc, the shopper marketing and activation agency inside Leo Burnett. The two companies will collaborate to deliver Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology to Arc and ...

Thin Film Electronics and SmartSign partner to combat counterfeit products in Vietnam

22 Feb 2016

NFC OpenSense technology delivers product authentication and consumer engagement capabilities to brand owners and government agencies

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with SmartSign. The companies are leveraging Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology as a means of addressing rampant counterfeiting that currently exists in many Vietnamese markets, including wine ...

Sumitomo to exhibit OLED Lighting at Light+Building 2016 and start commercial sales in April

15 Feb 2016

Sumitomo Chemical says that they are planning to start selling OLED lighting panels in April this year - with a view to further expand the company's OLED lighting business

Sumitomo Chemical has announced that the company will exhibit its polymer OLED lighting at the forthcoming "Light+Building 2016," one of the world’s largest trade fairs for lighting and building technology, to be held ...

Samsung Display moves full steam ahead with flexible OLED production

15 Feb 2016

Samsung Electronics plans to secure facilities with a monthly production capacity of 9 million flexible OLED panels for the Galaxy S7 Edge

According to a news article on the Business Korea news website Samsung Display has started production of AM-OLED panels for Samsung Electronics' strategic smartphones, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to be launched on Feb. 21 ...

CPI and Heidelberg Instruments develop R2R digital lithography tool for OTFTs

15 Feb 2016

The new tool is available on an open access basis, allowing companies to progress their current sheet processes towards roll to roll production of flexible OTFT arrays

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Heidelberg Instruments have announced that they have developed a new high resolution, high speed roll to roll digital lithography tool for the manufacture of flexible organic thin film ...

Thin Film Electronics receives order from Global FMCG Leader for NFC speedtap tags

15 Feb 2016

The Company expects NFC-enabled products featuring Thinfilm's OpenSense technology to reach the market in first-half of 2016

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that the company has received a five-figure unit order for NFC SpeedTap tags from a leading global FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) brand. The client is working closely with ...

Heliatek announces new world record for an organic photovoltaic cell of 13.2%

8 Feb 2016

The newly developed cells corresponds to the output of conventional solar cells with 16% to 17% efficiency when both are operated under real world conditions

Heliatek have announced their R&D teams have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 13.2% for an OPV multi-junction cell, setting a new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity using ...

Haydales acquires invention from Swansea University

8 Feb 2016

The new invention relates to heatable articles, in particular clothing and bedding, incorporating carbon nanomaterial-based heaters

Haydale Graphene Industries has announce it is exercising its rights under its existing pipeline agreement with Swansea University and Swansea Innovation Limited (together Swansea) (the 'Pipeline Agreement') to acquire a new invention (the 'new invention ...

Umeå University develops method that enables ultra fast charge transport in polymers

8 Feb 2016

Their results, which enhance charge transport in polymers by more than 1,000 times, have implications for organic opto-electronic devices

A research team at Umeå University, led by Professor David R. Barbero, have recently published research that the researchers say shows, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers ...

A cost-effective method for mass production of printed flexible graphene-based electronics

8 Feb 2016

This green, low-cost and versatile approach will enable in situ transfer of multiple electronic devices and it requires neither a clean room nor organic solvents

The ICN2 NanoBioelectronics and Biosensors Group, led by the ICREA Research Prof Arben Merkoci, recently published a paper in ACS Nano on a versatile, low-cost and customisable method for patterning graphene oxide onto substrates one ...

UK collaboration to develop printed sensing technology for metal tooling applications

8 Feb 2016

The Intelligent Tooling project will seek to develop a prototype tooling insert with embedded sensing capability, designed to withstand and exceed the harsh environmental conditions that are present in metal machining

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced it will be part of a UK based collaboration that aims to develop novel sensing technologies for the real time monitoring of machined metal parts.

The two ...

Konica Minolta exhibits flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016

1 Feb 2016

Konica Minolta is expected to reach a global market share of 16.7% for OLED lighting in 2020, and LG Display to have a market share of 20%

Digitimes Research recently published analysis on Konica Minolta who exhibited their flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016 in Tokyo January 13-15 2016.

According to the published analysis Konica Minolta :

  • has chosen plastic-based substrates ...

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology develops a novel organic photovoltaic module architecture

1 Feb 2016

Using an innovative series connection based on charge recombination that occurs at the contacts between charge transport layers large-area OPV modules can be easily fabricated

Using an innovative series connection based on charge recombination that occurs at the contacts between charge transport layers large-area OPV modules can be more easily fabricated

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) has announced ...

Smartkem achieves 529kHz for solution processed five-stage ring oscillator organic circuit

1 Feb 2016

A stage delay of 189 ns is the shortest reported to date for a solution-processed p-type semiconductor and compares favourably with evaporated small molecules circuits

SmartKem has recently published research of the fabrication of a truFLEX based all-organic 5-stage OTFT ring oscillator using solution coating that operates with an oscillation frequency above 500 kHz and stage delay of less than ...

Nagase and Inkron collaborate to develop novel OLED and on-cell touch sensor materials

1 Feb 2016

The collaboration relates to photo-patternable dielectric and light control materials, with unique optical properties and excellent processing suitability for OLED can be realised

Nagase and Nagase ChemteX Corp. (jointly called Nagase), and Inkron have announced the start of development and manufacturing collaboration for the area of OLED and on-cell touch sensor materials.

The collaboration relates to Inkron’s ...

LG Display announces world's first OLED lighting convergence with furniture

1 Feb 2016

LG Display's OLED lighting business has plans to build on this collaboration

LG Display has announced that it will supply OLED panels to ilroom, a specialised home furniture brand of the Fursys Group, a leading office furniture company in Korea.

According to the announcement LG display said ...

The CPEIA forms the IntelliPACK Leadership Council

1 Feb 2016

The Council will organise project committees and seminars, provide assistance with education programs, and monitor government initiatives in respect of the intelligent packaging industry, with the goal of bringing to market new products and applications

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association has formed the IntelliPACK Leadership Council, in partnership with PAC, Packaging Consortium to speed the adoption of new intelligent packaging products and applications.

The joint IntelliPACK program launched last ...

Japan Display to produce OLED smartphone panels from 2018

25 Jan 2016

Rumours continue that Apple is gearing up to adopt OLED displays in iPhones and iPads - Japan Display as a strategic partner to Apple is well placed to take advantage of this move

According to news reports Japan Display Inc has said it will begin mass production of OLED panels in 2018, with the ambition to become effective competitors with Korean rivals - this adds to the grwoing speculation ...

Xerox Research Centre and NanoIntegris advance flexible electronic devices

25 Jan 2016

A thin film transistor package combines a novel dielectric ink with a high purity SWCNT ink that improves the overall performance of printed high-mobility p-type transistors

Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) and NanoIntegris have announced they have developed a materials package that aims to help advance the rapidly expanding wearable and flexible electronics market.

The thin film transistor package combines ...

University of Tokyo develop flexible and transparent pressure sensor

25 Jan 2016

These pressure sensors can wrap around and conform to the shape of the fingers while still accurately measuring pressure distribution at 144 location simulateoulsy

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Sungwon Lee and Professor Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering has developed a nanofiber-type pressure sensor that can measure pressure distribution ...

Applied Graphene Materials raises £8.5m in shares sale

25 Jan 2016

The fundraising followed a year of good progress in developing our commercial pipeline, including collaborations with a number of blue chip international partners

Applied Graphene Materials raises £8.5m in shares sale

Applied Graphene Materials is reported to have raised about £8.5 million in a recent share sale. The new investment is expected to be used to ...

New organic pv device architecture improves efficiency by 50%

25 Jan 2016

Modifying the material composition at the vicinity of the electrode opens the possibility to enhance the energy gap between the electrodes and thus also the built-in potential

Nir Tessler recently published a research paper - Adding 0.2V to the open circuit voltage of organic solar cells by enhancing the built-in potential - that explores the idea of useing a new device architecture to ...

LG Display sees 2015-Q4 profits fall to lowest level as panel demand weakens

25 Jan 2016

LG Display said the company faces a difficult environment in 2016-Q1 and is planning to invest 460 billion won to increase significantly the mass production of OLED panels

LG Display Co has announced that its fourth-quarter operating profit fell by 90 percent from a year earlier, missing market expectations, as weak demand for consumer electronics weighed on panel prices.

LG Display reported a ...

The University of Granada officially opens it new Graphene Laboratory

25 Jan 2016

The new facilities will allow the fabrication of different types and forms of graphene as well as the development of electronic nanodevices for IoT, biosensors, and 'wearable'

The University of Granada (UGR) has announced the launch the Graphene and Bi-dimensional Semiconductors Laboratory, one of the most complete public laboratories devoted to the manufacture and electric and structural characterisation of this material in ...

FlexEnable and ISORG reveal "first" large-area organic electronic fingerprint and vein sensor

18 Jan 2016

The technology is capable of measuring not only the fingerprint, but also the configuration of veins in the fingers

FlexEnable and ISORG have revealed what they are claiming to be the "world's" first large area flexible fingerprint sensor on plastic designed for biometric applications. The technology is capable of measuring not only the ...

Thin Film Electronics and Tata Consulting Services form global alliance

18 Jan 2016

The partnership aims to create new retail experience by combining NFC technology and retail solutions

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a global alliance with Tata Consulting Services (TCS). Through the partnership, the companies will create the "Next Experience in Retail" through a powerful combination of Thinfilm's proprietary NFC ...

CPI announce acquisition of CIT Technology Limited's assets and know-how

18 Jan 2016

This specialist rapid prototyping service enables clients to buy reliable conductive circuits for proof of concept and developmental work extremely quickly and at low cost

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced they have recently acquired the digital prototyping assets of CIT Technology Limited (CIT) and its associated licences and know-how. Going forward the technology will be available under ...

LG Display expected to reach 90% utilisation for 4K OLED TV panels

18 Jan 2016

The report said that LG Display has already reached similar utilisations for Full HD OLED panels and expects 4K applications to rise by the end of 2016

According to a news article on the Digitimes website LG Display is expected to realise utilisation rates for Ultra HD (4K) OLED TV panels somewhere between 80-90% during 2016.

The report said that LG Display ...

EPFL scientists develop hole-transport material that lowers perovskite solar costs and still reaches 20.2% efficiency

18 Jan 2016

To address this problem, a team of researchers at EPFL developed a molecularly engineered hole-transporting material, called FDT

EPFL scientists have recently published a research paper in Nature Energy that describes how they have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2 ...

AMOLED and LTPS to increase their share of the smartphone market in 2016

11 Jan 2016

More manufacturers of mid-range smartphones are adopting FHD display, as panel makers continue to lower their prices for LTPS products while expanding their capacities

According to recent research from WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reveals that shipments of panels for smartphone displays for 2015 are expected to reach 1.82 billion units, and the total shipments for 2016 are ...

Applied Nanodetectors and CPI to develop a needle-free "breathalyser" for daily diabetes testing

11 Jan 2016

Applied Nanodetectors is developing a simple breathalyser that will give diabetics a non invasive method for monitoring their daily glucose levels

Applied Nanodetectors Ltd is working together with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to focus on the feasibility of designing and printing a novel low cost glucose sensor to be incorporated into a breathalyser to ...

New research suggests that OLED gaining traction in smart window market

11 Jan 2016

Early markets include the US, Japan and Europe, and some early providers of the technology include Cardinal Glass Industries, Guardian Industries and PPG Industries

According to a recent news report from Digitimes Research suspended particle display (SPD) and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technologies used for making smart windows are facing increased competition from OLED as panel manufacturers such ...

eMagin signs licensing agreement for immersive headset intellectual property

11 Jan 2016

Our immersive headset has four times the resolution of alternative cellphone based VR headsets and provides a more realistic, 'screen-door'- free image

eMagin Corp. has signed a non-exclusive intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement for its unique 4 MegaPixel per eye immersive virtual reality headset technology with an undisclosed company.

The deal includes an upfront licensing fee of ...

CPI and Beneq sign collaboration agreement

4 Jan 2016

The collaboration agreement follows on from CPI’s recent installation of two atomic layer deposition tools from Beneq for the development of conformal nano-scale coatings

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Beneq have announced they have signed a long term collaboration agreement for the use of atomic layer deposition (ALD) technologies in printable electronics applications.

The agreement brings together ...

LG Display unveils new OLED display technology at CES 2016

4 Jan 2016

LG continues to offer the market and customers responding quickly to trends in the expanding OLED market, including the fast-growing automotive and signage sectors

LG Display has announced they will showcase their latest OLED display technology at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. LG Display will introduce its cutting-edge technologies under the slogan, "Your Imagination, Our Innovation", at its private ...

Panasonic develops stretchable substrate for stretchable and flexible electronics

4 Jan 2016

A novel insulating substrate that can be stretched to 2.5 times the original size and then return to the original form

Panasonic Corp has recently announced that the company has developed a soft, flexible, and stretchable polymer substrate film using its proprietary stretchable substrate technology. The Company will also provide a transparent electrode material and conductive ...

Korean panel makers to invest US$12.8 bn in OLED equipment to supply Apple

4 Jan 2016

The investments will be primarily allocated to equipment for flexible OLED displays - and could deliver between 60,000 - 90,00 substrates per month

Several reports are suggesting that Apple may be about to finalise agreements with Samsung Display and LG Display regarding the supply of OLED panels. These two panel manufacturers are estimated to be considering making a ...

Skyworth aiming to sell 200,000 OLED TVs during 2016

4 Jan 2016

The majority of the TVs will offer HDR and 4K ultra HD display resolution at 3840 x 2160 pixels and will be equipped with OLED display panels from LG Display

According to several news websites Chinese TV manufacturer Skyworth is reported to want to sell 200,000 of its new OLED HDR TV panels during 2016. The majority of the TVs will offer a package ...

FEDC and PARC develop world's largest flexible x-ray detector

4 Jan 2016

The prototypes uses a-Si technologies on a flexible substrate and the flexible x-ray sensor was coupled to a tablet device for control and image viewing

The Flexible Electronics and Display Center (FEDC) and PARC recently announced that they have successfully manufactured what they claim to be the world's largest flexible x-ray detector prototypes using advanced thin film transistors (TFTs ...

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