PI-SCALE aims to create a European-wide pilot line for flexible OLED lighting concepts


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Europe's technology leaders in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage applications have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology. The project titled 'PI-SCALE' aims to create a European-wide pilot line which will enable companies of all sizes to quickly and cost effectively test and scale up their flexible OLED lighting concepts and turn them into market ready products.

 
The TREASORES project united nine companies with six research institutes from five countries


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In November 2012, the TREASORES project (Transparent Electrodes for Large Area Large Scale Production of Organic Optoelectronic Devices) started with the aim of developing technologies to dramatically reduce the production costs of organic electronic devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels. Funded with €9M from the European Commission and an additional €6M from the project partners, the project has since then produced seven patent applications, a dozen peer-reviewed publications and provided inputs to international standards organisations.

 
Heraeus' new infraed system is reported to be almost 2000 times faster than conventional drying techniques


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The continuous printing of electronics for displays or solar cells depends on a rapid drying of the surface and good conductivity of the silver inks. A newly developed infrared module from Heraeus Noblelight GmbH, headquartered in Hanau, Germany, achieves this in significantly less than one second (0.32 secs) and is consequently reported to be almost 2000 times faster than conventional drying techniques.

 
Thin-film PV array of CdTe solar modules manufactured by First Solar (photo: Wikipedia)


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First Solar, Inc., a global provider of PV solar systems based in Tempe (AZ), USA, has announced that it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6% aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. For the first time ever, First Solar has demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded.

 
The FUJIFILM Dimatix SX3 print head


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FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet print heads based in Santa Clara (CA), USA, has announced the successful high-volume manufacturing of printed electronic circuitry. The Dimatix Technology Integration (DTI) engineering team and ink partners have recently developed high volume manufacturing solutions for printing conductive electronic circuits.