The Ferngrove wine bottle with technology from Thinfilm and G World

Thinfilm and G World unveil first “Smart Wine Bottle”


Products

Thin Film Electronics ASA, a leading developer of printed electronics and smart systems from Oslo, Norway, has announced a partnership with the G World Group, a global authentication company based in Australia specialising in transparency and accountability solutions. The partnership will unveil the industry’s first “smart wine bottle” with printed electronics technology.

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Displays with technology from Qlight Nanotech

Merck to fully acquire Qlight Nanotech


Companies / Markets

Merck KGaA, a leading company for innovative healthcare, life science and performance materials based in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced that it is acquiring the remaining stake in Qlight Nanotech Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel), and will hold 100% of the company. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Resistance measurement on a crumpled printed 125µm thick PET sheet

Poly-Ink announces breakthrough in substituting ITOs


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Poly-Ink, a French-based company which develops and commercialises carbon nanotubes (CNT) and silver nanowires-based transparent and conductive materials to be printed and/or coated on various substrates, has come up with a new solution to substitute indium tin oxide (ITO). Nanowire-based material combined with crystal micro fibrils (MFC) creates Poly-Ink’s so-called PolyBioWire, which is reported to offer performances that are identical or better than ITO.

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Thinfilm's new investors have placed USD 22M into the company

Leading US funds invest in Thinfilm


Companies / Markets

Norwegian-based Thin Film Electronics ASA, a leader in the development and commercialisation of printed electronics and smart systems, has announced a private placement in the company, in which several US funds have subscribed for shares. The total investment sum ranges at USD 22M. Upon completion of the private placement, the investors will hold 6.1% of the shares of Thinfilm.

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BeBop Sensors' technology: An application for baseball games

BeBop Sensors wins Technology Innovation Award


Companies / Markets

BeBop Sensors, Inc., a leading provider of smart fabric sensor technology based in Berkeley (CA), USA, has received the 2015 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award for its fabric sensor technology. The prize is handed out by the American-based industry consultancy and market research experts of Frost & Sullivan.

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