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).
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.
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.
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.