Tianma selects Orbotech Solutions for its Flex AMOLED Gen 6 Fab


Companies / Markets

Israel-based Orbotech Ltd., a leading provider of process innovation technologies, solutions and equipment that are enabling the transformation of the global electronics manufacturing industry, announced recently that the Chinese company Tianma Micro-electronics Co. Ltd. (“Tianma”), a producer of display solutions with over three decades of experience in the Flat Panel Display (FPD) field, has selected Orbotech’s ArrayChecker and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) solutions for its production line upgrade to flexible AMOLED technology.

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Heliatek welcomes EU-Commissioner Oettinger and Dr Rößler, the president of the Saxon parliament


Exhibitions / Events

The President of the Saxon parliament, Dr Matthias Rößler, received the EU Commissioner for budget and personnel, Günther H. Oettinger in Dresden. Together they visited Heliatek and got a view of the production facility. Dr Martin Pfeiffer, one of the Founders, and Dr Ralph Wichtendahl, vice Ppresident operations, shared the latest information on technical and sales developments of the company.

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The CoinPower series from VARTA Microbattery

VARTA Microbattery showcases its products at IOThings in Milan


Products

Be it smart watches or fitness trackers – the market for wearables is growing enormously worldwide. Batteries are a strategic component here. VARTA Microbattery, based in Ellwangen, Germany, will showcase its solutions and products at this year’s IOThings from 16 to 17 May in Milan, Italy.

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Aerosol Jet for 3D printed electronics (photo: Optomec)

Optomec announces improved performance of copper inks for aerosol jet printed electronics


Products

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and 3D printed metals based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced significant improvements in the ability to effectively print and post-process copper and copper/nickel (ie: Constantan) inks on its Aerosol Jet systems. The availability and support of these new, cost effective inks from a number of qualified suppliers will enable new classes of electronic devices helping to expand industrial use of 3D printed electronics for consumer electronics, medical device, Internet of Things and other electronic applications.

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Back-side view of the solar cells (here on a larger wafers) with positive and negative contact. Front-side view without any shadowing contact (Photo: CSEM)

EPFL and CSEM researchers unveil simplified fabrication process for high-efficiency solar cells


Companies / Markets

A team of EPFL and CSEM researchers in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, presents in Nature Energy a new astonishing method of creating crystalline solar cells with electrical contacts at the rear, suppressing all shadowing at the front. Thanks to the new inexpensive approach, the fabrication process is strongly simplified with efficiencies in the laboratory already surpassing 23%.

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