TV presenter Ranga Yogeshwar presents the Trophy to Dr Ernst-Rudolf Weidlich, head of R & D at GRT

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The German producer of rotogravure cylinders GRT GmbH & Co. KG was named one of Germany’s “Top 100” small and medium sized companies. The project is coordinated by the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and searches for the most innovative small and medium sized companies in Germany.

Konarka is a leading developer of thin-film solar panels

Companies / Markets

Konarka Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of thin-film solar panels based in the USA, has filed for bankruptcy protection under chapter 7 of the Federal bankruptcy laws. Under chapter 7 proceedings, the company’s operations cease and a trustee is tasked with liquidating the company’s assets for the benefit of creditors.

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The Japanese companies Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Pioneer Corporation recently announced the successful development of organic light emitting diode (OLED) elements using a wet coating process. Both companies have agreed to set up a testing facility with the aim to reach mass production.

Jens Hänel, Chairman of the supervisory board of 3D-Micromac, Prof Dr Thomas Geßner, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS and Tino Petsch, Chairman of the supervisory board of 3D-Micromac

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On 11. Mai 2012 the 3D-Micromac AG, a German company specialised in the production of laser micromachining workstations for industry, research, and science, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the company with a number of presentations and an official ceremony. Among the guests were Prof Dr Sabine Schorlemerm, Saxony's State Minister for Arts and Sciences, and Prof Dr Ulrich Buller, member of the board of directors of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

An example of the transparent OLED

Companies / Markets

BASF SE based in Germany and Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands have achieved a practical breakthrough in the development of OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology that allows it to be integrated in car roofs. When switched off the OLEDs are transparent, allowing a clear view outside the vehicle. When switched on they provide light only within the vehicle.