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Interlink Electronics, Inc. (Camarillo, California), a global provider of HMI sensors and IoT solutions, announced that it has quadrupled its output of components used in the making of lifesaving equipment in support of the relief effort against the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Interlink's patented Ring Sensor, a touch-operated, wheel-shaped sensor used in non-invasive ventilators that assist COVID-19 patients experiencing respiratory distress. The sensors are designed to be operated by users wearing gloves, and can also withstand quick deep cleanings – both ideal features for any hospital or medical environment.

 


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Heliatek (Dresden, Germany) has won the 2020 OE-A competition in the category: “Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator”. The award honours an innovative integration solution for façades using Heliatek’s organic solar films. A record of more than 20 applications from international companies were submitted and the OE-A selected the organic solar pioneer as one of three winners. This year’s competition was digital due to the cancelation of the LOPEC trade fair, the host event where the winners are usually being awarded.

 


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Organic and printed electronics has developed into a global market worth more than $35bn. While OLED displays currently play the biggest role, in the coming years strong growth is expected in other applications such as NFC/RFID, sensors, wearable electronics, and in the automotive and medical industry sectors. These trends are also reflected in the eighth edition of the Roadmap published by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA.

 


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SUSS MicroTec (Garching, Germany), a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, announces the closing of the acquisition of PiXDRO, the inkjet printing division of Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. On 20 December 2019, the intention to acquire the division was already announced. The transaction was concluded successfully on 31 March 2020. The purchase price for the acquisition, including related patents and trademarks, amounts to €3.9M in cash. SUSS MicroTec will take over the approximately 30 employees at the Eindhoven site in The Netherlands.

 


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Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) has entered into a collaboration with NxtGen Nano, Inc. (NXN) to expand the range of colours for electrochromic inks. The parties engage to bring NXN’s electrochromic polymer (ECP) technology into global product platforms by utilising Ynvisible’s electrochromic systems, and its comprehensive portfolio of design and manufacturing services. In turn Ynvisible will utilise NXN’s ECP technology to expand its portfolio of electrochromic inks for printed interactive graphics.