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Important first steps
Concepts from Ingolstadt show the possible future of organic and printed electronics in the automotive sector

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A shared vision of the future
The smart forvision project is sounding out the possibilities of organic and printed electronics in the automotive industry. OPE journal sat down with Dr Felix Görth, director organic electronics at BASF and Ingeborg Gärtner, manager product management smart fortwo and project manager smart forvision at Daimler, to discuss the project and its results.

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The first move
Components made from organic and printed electronics are slowly finding their way into cars

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Thin, cold and economical
Getting OLEDs ready for a use in cars is a rocky road, but experts say it is worth the effort

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It’s all about being seen
Osram sets out on a tight itinerary towards a market launch of OLEDs for the automotive industry

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Joining forces
Organic interior lighting and a tail light are among the results of the German So-Light project

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Seeing the whole picture
The PRIAM consortium identifies ways on how printed electronics can find their way into everyday traffic

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A touch of magic
Buttons and switches no longer have to be applied onto a car’s main console but can be integrated within it

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Organic life savers
Sensors made of printed electronics will help to avoid accidents

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Champing at the bit
The transportation sector offers huge potential for organic photovoltaic modules if we can meet the industry’s demands says French-based DisaSolar

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A race to mass produce printed electronics
There is a global race currently taking place for mastery of the printed electronics market, one that is expanding with lightning speed

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Crossing borders
A project in southern Germany brings together scientists from all areas of organic printed electronics

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A flagship for future electronics
The European Union has chosen graphene as one of its two first 10-year research projects

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Japanese accuracy
The experts at Asada Mesh think that screen printing is the perfect technology to help printed electronics advance

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Curtain up for LOPE-C
LOPE-C has established itself as a must attend event of the emerging organic and printed electronics industry

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Munich offers growth opportunities
OPE journal spoke to Wolfgang Mildner, general chair of LOPE-C and managing director of PolyIC, about this year’s organic and printed electronics show and conference.

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Discussing tomorrow’s technology
The 9th International Conference on Organic Electronics will be staged in Grenoble, France ISFOE 2013 will again be staged in Thessaloniki, Greece

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Berlin – a city where barriers fall
In April our industry will again gather in Berlin for another edition of Printed Electronics Europe. Now even the technological barriers are coming down

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Let’s burn rubber!
The story of Olaf Gengel and his adventures on the racing circuits of Singapore

1 A word of greeting
2 OE-A Calender of Events
3 OE-A Working Group Meeting in Barcelona
4 16th North American OE-A Working Group
5 A touch of growth
6 Heraeus integrates Clevios™PEDOT:PSS technology in capacitive touch screen controller
7 Thinfilm Demonstrates First Integrated Printed Electronic System with Rewritable Memory
8 Manufacturing of flexible organic solar cells in a cost-effective roll to roll process
10 High Performance Thermal Processing Technologies for Printed Electronics Applications
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