Solar trees in the German pavilion at EXPO 2015

German pavilion at EXPO 2015 incorporates organic photovoltaics


Exhibitions / Events

For the German pavilion at the EXPO 2015 in Milano, Italy, architects have found new ways to incorporate photovoltaics. The building is the first big international architecture project, which uses new products based on organic photovoltaic technology (OPV). In contrast to conventional solar modules, the flexible, foil-integrated OPV modules by German-based BELECTRIC OPV GmbH can be integrated easily into the innovative architectural design.

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Enfucell's SoftBattery

Enfucell develops new BLE golf sensor patch


Products

Enfucell, a leading customised battery supplier to the printed electronics industry based in Finland, has come up with a SoftBattery powered wireless golf sensor patch in a joint project with a leading technology company. The patch is attached to a golf club head for measuring the acceleration and angular velocity. The acquired data is transferred via low energy Bluetooth (BLE) to an application on a mobile device.

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Demonstrators for WORM printed memories

VTT develops new WORM memories for smart systems


Products

The Finnish VTT research centre has come up with new printed resistive write-once-read-many (WORM) memories for smart system applications that are said to require low cost, allow low bit count and demand low writing voltage. In these applications, the writing of data to the memory is typically powered by a flexible voltage source such as a printed battery. VTT has demonstrated the fabrication of memory banks using high-throughput roll-to-roll methods. The memory can be provided as a standalone memory bank or integrated directly into a customer system.

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Silver nanowires by Seashell under the microscope

BASF acquires nanowire technology from Seashell


Companies / Markets

The American subsidiary of the leading German chemistry supplier BASF has acquired the technology, patents and know-how for silver nanowires by Seashell Technology, a nanotechnology company based in San Diego (CA), USA. The transaction extends BASF’s portfolio of solutions offered to the display industry through the company’s growing electronic materials unit.

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Martin Goetzeler, president and CEO of AIXTRON

AIXTRON acquires PlasmaSi


Companies / Markets

AIXTRON SE, a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry with headquarters in Herzogenrath, Germany, has announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley-based PlasmaSi, Inc. effective 1 April 2015. The American company enables the encapsulation of organic thin films by depositing ultra-thin and flexible barrier films through its proprietary technology, which is particularly well-suited for next-generation OLED display products including mobile phones, hand-held devices, tablets, wearables and large screen HDTV.

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