The latest edition of the OE-A Roadmap (photo: OE-A)

7th edition of the OE-A Roadmap White Paper shows trends and challenges of printed electronics


Companies / Markets

The White Paper “OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics”, 7th Edition, looks ahead at the future and presents key trends, various application examples and challenges in the field of organic and printed electronics. The 100-page Roadmap compiled by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, shows findings in the following fields of application: Organic LED (OLED) Lighting, Organic Photovoltaics (OPV), Flexible and OLED Displays, Electronics and Components, and Integrated Smart Systems. The document also provides an overview of materials and substrates, as well as printing processes and other production techniques. The goal is to provide a common ground for industry and science when it comes to planning.

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Smart buildings are investigated by the joint research programme FLEX-G (photo: Hightex GmbH)

FLEX-G project investigates smart buildings through innovative membrane roofs and facades


Companies / Markets

The Cooperative Research Project FLEX-G started on 1 June 2017 under the federal construction technology initiative named ENERGIEWENDEBAUEN funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The main goal of the research project is to investigate technologies for the manufacturing of translucent and transparent membrane roof and façade elements with integrated optoelectronic components. The focus lies on a switchable total energy transmittance (often referred to as the solar factor or solar heat gain, and “g-value” in Europe) and on flexible solar cell integration to significantly contribute to both energy saving and power generation in buildings.

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Midsummer’s DUO solar cell manufacturing system (photo: Midsummer)

Midsummer receives two new orders for its DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system


Products

Midsummer (Stockholm, Sweden), a leading technology provider of equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of flexible CIGS thin film solar cells, has received an order for two compact DUO solar cell manufacturing systems from an undisclosed customer.

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Impressions from previous innoLAE conferences (photo: EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics)

innoLAE 2018 call for papers is now open


Exhibitions / Events

The call for papers is now open for the Innovations in Large-Area Electronics (innoLAE) conference taking place 23-24 January 2018, at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge, UK. Large-Area Electronics (LAE) is a new way of making electronics and includes printed, flexible, plastic, organic, and bio- electronics.

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An OMLED One dining table lamp (photo: emde development of light)

OMLED One uses exchangeable OLED modules with highest luminance


Products

OMLED One is the first lamp family worldwide for home and office that fully uses OLED lighting of the latest generation. From now on, the innovative OLED lamps are directly available in their own brand store. “With our own shop, we want to react quickly and flexibly to the growing demand for OLEDs.

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