NFC OpenSense tags from Thinfilm have found several mass market applications in the last few years (photo: Thinfilm)

Thinfilm’s new high-volume manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley now operational


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Thin Film Electronics from Norway, a global leader in NFC (near field communication) mobile marketing and smart product solutions, announced that the fab at its new Junction Avenue facility is now operational and that the first product lots have shipped. The milestone coincides with Thinfilm’s grand opening event at the former Qualcomm-owned site, attended by more than 200 guests including the Mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo.

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Universal Display and JDI have intensified their collaboration (photo: Universal Display Corporation)

Universal Display Corporation announces extended OLED evaluation agreement


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The Universal Display Corporation (Ewing, New Jersey), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED technology and materials, announced that it has entered into an extended and updated evaluation agreement with Japan Display Inc., a leading global small and medium-sized panel manufacturer.

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The ((rfid) Parking Permit from Schreiner Group has received the FINAT Award for Innovation (photo: Schreiner Group)

FINAT Award for the ((rfid)) Parking Permit of Schreiner Group


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Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), manufacturer of innovative functional labels, has won the first prize in the category “Innovation” at the FINAT Label Competition 2017 for its electronic ((rfid)) Parking Permit. The high-tech company convinced the jury of the European association of the self-adhesive labelling industry (FINAT) and received the award during the European Label Forum in Berlin.

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Imec and its partners have achieved record breaking values for PMOS source/drain contact resistivity (photo: imec)

Imec achieves record-low source/drain contact resistivity for PMOS transistors


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The Belgium-based nano-electronics research and innovation hub imec has recently reported record breaking values below 10-9 Ohm.cm² for PMOS source/drain contact resistivity. These results were obtained through shallow Gallium implantation on p-SiliconGermanium (p-SiGe) source/drain contacts with subsequent pulsed nanosecond laser anneal.

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Steve Marsh, chief business officer at SmartKem (photo: SmartKem)

Dedicated OTFT line is a breakthrough moment for display industry according to SmartKem


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SmartKem, a leader in the design, synthesis and supply of high performance organic semiconductors and organic thin film transistor (OTFT) technology, has hailed the decision by one of the world’s largest display manufacturers to create a dedicated Gen 3.5 OTFT backplane production line as a landmark moment for the semiconductor industry.

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