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3D-Micromac AG (Chemnitz, Germany), an industry leader in laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser systems for the semiconductor, photovoltaic, glass and display markets, announced that a leading optical solutions provider has purchased multiple microMIRA Laser Lift-Off (LLO) systems for use in the production of microLED devices. The customer will install the new microMIRA systems in pilot- and production lines at its state-of-the-art LED chip factory in Asia.

 


Companies / Markets

Pixelligent Technologies LLC (Baltimore, Maryland) has secured $38 million in non-dilutive growth capital backed by its intellectual property portfolio. The capital was provided by a funding vehicle managed by MVolution Partners LLC and facilitated by insurance and valuation services provided by Aon. This additional growth capital brings the company’s total funding in this round to over $45 million, including equity capital from its strategic and financial shareholders.

 


Exhibitions / Events

From 28 February to 2 March 2023, LOPEC will once again bring the international printed electronics industry together in Munich. For three days at the Messe München ICM, the leading trade fair and the most important conference for flexible, organic and printed electronics will look at the latest industry trends and present innovations for one of the key technologies of the 21st century.

 


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Tiny particulates or noxious gases: From the day they are born, all people are exposed to a range of environmental forces. These forces constitute the exposome and affect the health and wellbeing of people around the world. A European research project has been set up to explore how the exposome affects the course of lung diseases. The microelectronics specialists at Fraunhofer IZM are on board and have developed a unique sensor bracelet that can pick up even tiniest concentrations of more than 40 individual harmful substances. The collected clinical data will show how these affect the lives of patients and may feed into more targeted and customised treatments.

 


Companies / Markets

First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, Arizona) plans to invest approximately $270M in a dedicated research and development (R&D) innovation centre in Perrysburg, Ohio. The new facility is believed to be the first of its scale in the United States and is expected to accelerate American leadership in the development and production of advanced thin film photovoltaics (PV).