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E Ink Holdings (Billerica, Massachusetts), a pioneer and commercial leader in digital paper technology, has received a “Paper Like Display” certification for its Kaleido Plus colour ePaper display module, presented by TÜV Rheinland Greater China, the international testing, inspection and certification body.

 


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Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, has announced that Apple Inc. has joined its brand-new Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research programme. The SSTS programme is the first initiative rallying stakeholders from across the IC value chain to anticipate the environmental impact of choices made at chip technology’s definition phase. Using concrete and reliable models, and detailed (carbon) footprint analyses, the programme is expected to help the IC-making industry cut back on its ecological footprint – as part of the global fight against climate change, resources depletion and pollution.

 


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By using new semiconductor materials, organic solar cell expert ASCA has increased the efficiency of its modules by 40 percent. The new components are supplied by the Taiwanese company Raynergy Tek. Raynergy Tek specialises in developing organic semiconductor materials for OPV modules, such as non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs). With an efficiency record of around 20 percent in laboratory cells, they promise significantly higher performance than conventional acceptors. ASCA has succeeded in integrating NFA-based materials into its prefabrication for the first time. Using materials supplied by Raynergy Tek, the company has been able to increase the efficiency of its semi-transparent free-form solar modules to around 70 watts per square metre.

 


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OLEDWorks, a global manufacturer of OLED light technology, signed five new partners to its channel partner programme in Q3 of 2021. These new partners include Audil (Brazil), EnlightenHome (United States), Formpost (Russia), Lumilan (China), and Luxwerk (Germany).

 


Products

Optomec (Albuquerque, New Mexico) has introduced a new high performance semiconductor packaging solution for the rapidly growing mm-wave electronics market, in response to demands from its customers in the 5G, autonomous vehicle, defence and medical segments. Millimetre-wave integrated circuit (IC) use is growing at 27% CAGR, but has been hampered in many applications because the traditional techniques used to connect the ICs to the circuits result in poor circuit performance in the form of low wireless range and/or high power consumption. Optomec’s 3D Printed Interconnect solution addresses this deficiency, preserving device performance with low loss connections.