This atomic force microscopy image of the grainy surface of a perovskite solar cell reveals a new path to much greater efficiency. Individual grains are black, low-performing facets are red, high-performing facets are green (photo: Berkeley Lab)

Discovery by Berkeley Lab could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Monday 25 July 2016
Companies / Markets

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. Solar cells made from compounds that have the crystal structure of the mineral perovskite have captured scientists’ imaginations.


Highly efficient blue OLED materials will be a focus of Dr Haldi's work at CYNORA

CYNORA appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

Friday 22 July 2016

CYNORA, a leader in blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials, has appointed Dr Andreas Haldi as its Chief Marketing Officer. With his strong technical and business experience, Haldi is expected to reinforce CYNORA in the forthcoming commercialisation of its high-performance blue OLED materials.


Lumo Run is a portable running coach (photo:

Flex and MAS Holdings partner to drive innovation in wearable technology

Wednesday 20 July 2016
Companies / Markets

Flex, a leading sketch-to-scale solutions provider based in Singapore, has teamed up with MAS Holdings, a technology apparel design-to-delivery solutions provider from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to develop revolutionary new wearable technologies that accelerate and integrate the Intelligence of Things into clothing and enable more natural, intuitive interactions between people and technology.


Grand opening of Touch Taiwan 2015

Touch Taiwan 2016 to showcase trends and technologies for the display market

Friday 15 July 2016
Exhibitions / Events

The Smart Display and Touch Exhibition (Touch Taiwan 2016) will take place from 24-26 August at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall and showcases the offering of display makers from all over the world. The tradeshow focuses, for example, on latest panels, materials, components and manufacturing equipment.


Hydrogels developed by MIT (Source: Melanie Gonick/MIT)

MIT researchers develop tough new hydrogel hybrid

Monday 11 July 2016

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to prevent hydrogels from dehydrating, with a technique that could lead to longer-lasting contact lenses, stretchy microfluidic devices, flexible bioelectronics and even artificial skin.