Printed flexible electronic circuit from NTU Singapore

NTU Singapore prints electronic circuits with a t-shirt printer


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The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed using unique materials in layers on top of everyday flexible materials such as plastic, aluminium foil and even paper. Resistors, transistors and capacitors, the key components of a complex electronic circuit, are printed using non-toxic organic materials like silver nanoparticles, carbon and plastics.

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The proud laureates of the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2014. cynora was represented by Dr. Thomas Baumann (CTO, 5th from the left) and Dr. Bruno Grimm (Project Manager, 3rd from the left) © BGR / Uppenkamp

Cynora receives the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2014


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On 4 December, cynora GmbH, a producer and developer of singlet harvesting technology for use in OLEDs, was awarded the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2014. The firm, which is based in Bruchsal, Germany, won the competition against seven other finalists in the category “companies” and received the prize that is worth €10 000.

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Setfos software from Fluxim

Fluxim celebrates 10th anniversary of its Setfos simulation software


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In 2004, Fluxim AG, a Winterthur, Switzerland based provider of R&D tools for the OLED display, lighting and photovoltaic industries, has introduced the commercial software package Setfos, which is a numerical tool for design and analyses of organic LEDs and solar cells. Now, the company celebrates the 10th anniversary of the product. Over the last 10 years,  the capabilities of Setfos have grown steadily and now include electrical and optical simulation of OLEDs, absorption and electrical modelling of solar cells as well as efficiency enhancement by light scattering.

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A web cleaning solution from Teknek

Teknek introduces new method of cleaning rollers in plastic electronic production


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An innovative method of removing contamination from process rollers has been devised by Teknek Ltd, a leading provider of contact cleaning equipment with headquarters in Renfrewshire, UK. The new process has been developed in cooperation with the research institution Holst Centre in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in order to enable the upscaling of plastic electronics production.

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Expected sales revenue for the organic and printed electronics industry according to the latest survey by the OE-A

OE-A predicts increases in sales revenue for the printed electronics industry


Companies / Markets

In the organic and printed electronics industry, all signs continue to point to growth, claims the latest business climate survey by the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A). This is also expected to have a positive impact on the employment situation.

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