A white OLED module by ITRI
A white OLED module by ITRI

New OLED alliance established in Taiwan


Appointments

The Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a nonprofit research and development organisation working in applied research and technical services, has initiated a new forum to jointly advance the countries OLED technology named Organic Light-emitting Diode Lighting Commercialization Alliance (OLCA).

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  ISORG specialises in photo-detectors and large area image sensors
ISORG specialises in photo-detectors and large area image sensors

ISORG raises investments of 6.4M Euros


Companies / Markets

ISORG, a spin-off from the French printed electronics laboratory CEA Liten, which is specialised in the development of photo-detectors and large area image sensors based on organic and printed electronics, just announced that it was able to gather investments of 6.4M Euros.

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  From left to right: Dr Nicolas Schiller, deputy director of Fraunhofer FEP, Prof Volker Kirchhoff, acting director of Fraunhofer FEP, and Dr Uwe Vogel, deputy director of Fraunhofer COMEDD
From left to right: Dr Nicolas Schiller, deputy director of Fraunhofer FEP, Prof Volker Kirchhoff, acting director of Fraunhofer FEP, and Dr Uwe Vogel, deputy director of Fraunhofer COMEDD

Fraunhofer COMEDD becomes part of Fraunhofer FEP


Appointments

The German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, one of the world’s leading institutes for scientific research, decided to merge Fraunhofer COMEDD(Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices) and Fraunhofer FEP(Institute for Electron Beam-, Plasma Technology )with an aim to pool knowledge at one location. Starting with 1 July 2014 the research in organic electronics will be carried on under the name COMEDD at Fraunhofer FEP.

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  A visualisation of the transition. Image: M Oehzelt/HZB
A visualisation of the transition. Image: M Oehzelt/HZB

New approach to eliminate losses between metallic contacts and organic semiconductors


Products

In applications like OLEDs and OPV there are known problems at the interface between the metallic contacts and the organic semiconductor, where undesirable losses occur. Now Dr Martin Oehzelt of the German Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin has shown what these losses between the different materials depend upon and how to minimise them.

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  An illustration of graphene
An illustration of graphene

Graphene Flagship announces new partners


Appointments

Following its competitive call Graphene Flagship, one of the largest-ever European research initiatives, has just announced that it invited 66 new partners and thereby will double in size.

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