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.
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.
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.