Canatu CNB film and 2-layer sensor moulded on glass (photo: Canatu)

Canatu raises €12M in global funding


Companies / Markets

Canatu Oy (Helsinki, Finland) announced a capital raise of €12M. The round consists of two new investors, DENSO Corporation and Ascend Capital Partners as well as an existing investor, Faurecia.

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The new PulseForge Invent (photo: NovaCentrix)

NovaCentrix releases new PulseForge Invent


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NovaCentrix (Austin, Texas) has announced the release of the newest member of the PulseForge photonic curing tool family: the PulseForge Invent. This state-of-the-art photonic curing system is highly configurable for academic budgets and advanced R&D, for development in applications such as sensors, displays, circuits, and photovoltaics. The new Invent is available at a base price of $59 000, and is available now for ordering.

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Demonstrator of the new WUXGA OLED microdisplay (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP enables lightweight, compact VR glasses with large-area microdisplays


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VR glasses are increasingly popular, but they have usually been heavy and oversized – until now. Large-area microdisplays are expected to change that, because they make it possible to produce ergonomic and lightweight VR glasses. The new OLED displays now reach very high frame rates and achieve extremely high resolutions with “extended full HD”.

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uTrust SmartID secure access credentials from Identiv (photo: Identiv)

Identiv’s high-security smart card reader technology now available to Universal Smart Cards‘ Network


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Identiv, Inc. (Fremont, California) announced that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards, a UK-based market leader in the implementation of smart chip cards and technology. Identiv’s comprehensive, affordable, high-security smart card reader and credential portfolio is now available to more organisations in the USA, Europe, and worldwide. Part of the company’s continued focus on global expansion, the availability of Identiv’s access and identification solutions to Universal Smart Cards’ large network of customers and partners marks the successful regrowth of Identiv’s smart card business.

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Kateeva aims at developing the next generation of OLED TV displays (photo: Kateeva)

Kateeva introduces YIELDjet EXPLORE product family for OLED RGB pixel deposition


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Kateeva (Newark, California),  a market leader in inkjet deposition equipment solutions for OLED display manufacturing, recently formally introduced a suite of YIELDjet inkjet equipment for red, green and blue (RGB) pixel deposition to enable the development and pilot production of large-size OLED displays, including televisions (TVs). The new YIELDjet family, which consists of the EXPLORE and EXPLORE PRO systems, provides display manufacturers with an industry-proven inkjet deposition platform to help bring the next generation of OLED TVs and other large-size displays to market. This year so far, Kateeva has shipped four systems from the EXPLORE family. The company expects to ship three additional systems by the second quarter of 2018.

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