FLEXTRANS supports the transition to market of SmartKem’s truFLEX TFT platform

SmartKem unveils branding for pioneering display project


Companies / Markets

SmartKem (Manchester, UK), a leading developer of organic semiconductors for the manufacture of low power, lightweight and conformal liquid crystal (LC) and OLED displays, has revealed further details of an innovative project to accelerate the production of a new generation of display-based products. FLEXTRANS is a two-year programme to support the transition to market of their truFLEX thin film transistor (TFT) platform for the manufacture of high performance active matrix display backplanes on glass or plastic. 

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CYNORA’s TADF OLED emitters (photo: CYNORA)

CYNORA presents record results for high-efficiency blue OLED emitters


Products

CYNORA, which is based in Bruchsal, Germany, a leader in TADF (thermally activated delayed fluorescence) materials for OLEDs, has reached new performance records with its newest blue emitter material. With the current performance, the company is getting close to commercialisation of its first product by the end of 2017.

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PragmatIC’s leased facilities at the UK’s National Printable Electronics Centre

PragmatIC to establish billion-unit production capacity for flexible integrated circuits by 2018


Companies / Markets

PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in ultra-low cost flexible electronics, has secured agreements for installation of its first FlexLogIC system capable of producing billions of flexible integrated circuits. FlexLogIC is a self-contained, fully automated, modular “fab-in-a-box” for high throughput manufacturing of flexible plastic semiconductor devices. With the concept announced a year ago,

PragmatIC has now completed design and engineering work, and the final specification delivers both higher capacity and lower production cost than the original concept.

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Participants of the creative workshop in front of the OLED installation at COPT.CENTRE (photo: Dimitri Kourkoulos)

Innovative design with new lighting elements – First creative workshop of COPT.CENTRE and IHK Cologne


Exhibitions / Events

Designers make beautiful and esthetic products. Organic light diodes as light sources are extremely flat and deliver a cozy, glare-free light. This is reason enough to ask, how organic light diodes (OLEDs) can contribute to esthetic products. Questions like these were addressed at the first creative workshop hosted by the COPT.CENTRE, an organic electronics research facility in Cologne, Germany, and the IHK Cologne, the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

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FlexEnable’s conformable plastic LCDs (photo: FlexEnable)

FlexEnable collaborates with Merck to enable novel display shapes using conformable plastic LCDs


Companies / Markets

FlexEnable (Cambridge, UK), a leader in the development and industrialisation of organic electronics for flexible displays and sensors, has partnered with Merck, the global market and technology leader in liquid crystal mixtures, to enable novel display shapes, following FlexEnable’s recent breakthrough with conformable, large area, full colour and video rate OLCDs.

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