On 2 March 2020, Avery Dennison (Glendale, California) announced the completion of the acquisition of Smartrac’s transponder business, for the purchase price of €225M, subject to customary adjustments.
CYNORA (Bruchsal, Germany) debuted its first commercial product, a fluorescent blue emitter that promises to significantly improve the efficiency of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays used in mobile phones, laptops, TVs, and other applications. The company is an emerging OLED materials leader. The product, known as the cyBlueBooster, employs an advanced molecular design and is >15 percent more efficient than comparative emitters. It can be easily integrated into existing OLED stacks and is available in multiple shades of blue for application customisation. The product aims to help display manufacturers immediately harness untapped efficiencies in the emission layer of their OLED devices.
Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presented the first mm-scale wireless transceiver for smart insertable pills. It is a first breakthrough in imec’s aspiration to realise autonomous ingestible sensors that can measure health parameters such as gut health and transmit in real time the data outside the body.