News (flexible electronics)

 
A new funding round is expected to support PragmatIC's move from pilot production to volume manufacturing

PragmatIC, a leader in flexible electronics based in Cambridge, UK, has secured £18M of funding including a strategic investment from Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 company with leading global positions in labelling and packaging materials as well as radio frequency identification (RFID). Avery Dennison joins the existing shareholders Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) and ARM, who also participated in the round.

 
Impressions from SEMICON Europa 2015 in Dresden (photo: Silicon Saxony)

The focus of the SEMICON Europa 2016 is materials and equipment for the semiconductor industry. The most significant European industry gathering will take place this year from 25 to 27 October in Grenoble, France. More than 400 exhibitors and 5500 visiting experts from all over the world are expected.

 
BASF's improved composition of semiconductor inks opens up new possibilities in the manufacture of LCD and OLED screens on plastic substrates

Researchers at BASF SE, a globally active chemistry corporation based in Ludwigshafen, Germany, have succeeded in improving the composition of individual semiconductor ink components to double the mobility of the charge carriers in the printed circuits. This is expected to allow a further reduction of the structures in size and to produce high-resolution LCD or OLED screens on plastic substrates.

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