December 2012



Brady Corporation Acquires Precision Dynamics Corporation


Cash transaction for $300 million   continue reading »

Hanwha SolarOne Enters into RMB 3.0 Billion Credit Agreement with Bank of Beijing


Provides access to additional financial resources necessary to manage and grow business   continue reading »

Hasbro and Thinfilm Enter into Commercial Agreement


Includes supply of components and a limited exclusive consulting relationship   continue reading »

Helsinki Music Centre Turns to Abloy for Locks and Door Opening Solutions


Planning the locks was a major undertaking as the building has 1,600 doors   continue reading »

ASSA ABLOY Acquires 4Front in the U.S.


4Front is a leader in docking systems   continue reading »

European Consortium Creates Largest Flexible Memory Arrays to Date


MOMA project announces the largest re-programmable non-volatile memory arrays yet produced on flexible substrates   continue reading »

Aventa Technologies Receives Strategic Investment from Applied Ventures to Support High Temperature Superconductor Technology


Investment will support operation to commercialize the equipment the HTS industry needs to meet growing global demand   continue reading »

Bundesdruckerei Invests in Biometrics Specialist Dermalog


Boosts its innovative strength in the growing biometric solutions segment   continue reading »

Identive Cashless Betalen Mobile Payment Solution Implemented at NXP Semiconductors


System currently allows up to 2,600 NXP employees to make quick, secure micro-payments in the company cafeteria with a tap of their mobile phones   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Launches WebLite UHF RFID Tag for Retail EPC Programs


Especially suited for item-level tagging and identification where RFID tag space is limited   continue reading »

NREL Names New Executive


Barbara Goodman selected as associate laboratory director for renewable fuels and vehicle systems   continue reading »

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Hotel Goes Keyless with Precision Dynamics Smart Band RFID Wristband System


Provides added measure of convenience and security for its guests   continue reading »

RFID, NFC Technology from HID Global Streamlines Vineyard Logistics


Gives Bodega Norton vineyard a further day of production   continue reading »

Introduction of Updated Confidex Carrier, Confidex Casey RFID Tag Families


Product families will be available with new enhanced designs and excellent RF performance   continue reading »

TAGSYS to Showcase Complete Inventory Management Systems at NRF Big Show


100 percent item-level visibility throughout the supply chain is tailor made for retailers, brands and logistics suppliers   continue reading »

Kuwait University, imec to Collaborate on Advanced Silicon Solar Cell Technology


Agreement paves way for long-term commitment on strengthening, advancing solar cell technology in Kuwait   continue reading »

Stora Enso, Chalmers Enter Collaboration in Intelligent Pharmaceutical Packaging


Project will develop intelligent pharmaceutical packaging to address the problem of poor adherence to prescription instructions by patients   continue reading »

G24 Innovations Reportedly Sold Out of Administration


Company is resuming production   continue reading »

New Strategic Investors Team Up with MC10 to Revolutionize Healthcare


Medtronic and a consumer health company join investors   continue reading »

Identive's Smartag Crypto Tags Offer Smart Card Security and Functionality in a Versatile Tag Format


Identive advanced technology enables durable, robust tags to address wide array of secure applications   continue reading »

HelioVolt Continues Partnerships


Will support continued product development, commercialization of cutting-edge CIGS product manufacturing technology   continue reading »

Umicore, Evonik Announce Business Partnership


Business relationship is for the supply of lithium-ion cathode materials   continue reading »

Hanwha SolarOne Reports 3Q 2012 Results


Achieves progress in shipments, production costs   continue reading »

Bill Richardson Joins DayStar Technologies Board of Directors


Former New Mexico governor, U.S. secretary of energy joins board   continue reading »

Savi Dramatically Improves Insight into Cargo Shipments, Logistics


Improved journey management, tag and alert support, expanded search capabilities and usability improvements in SMTS 2.2   continue reading »

First Solar Named Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine


Approximately 8 percent of First Solar 1,700 U.S. associates are veterans or have military affiliation   continue reading »

First Solar Releases 92.5 Watt Thin-Film PV Module


Newest FS Series 3 module is latest milestone on cost-efficiency roadmap   continue reading »

eMagin Corporation Announces Special Dividend


Seen as an effective vehicle for delivering value to shareholders without compromising balance sheet, financial flexibility and ability to invest   continue reading »

Imec Shows Path Towards Non-Si Devices at IEDM 2012


Addresses key challenges of scaling beyond silicon-channel finFETs   continue reading »

Imec Paves Way for Intelligent Item-Level RFID Tagging to Replace Bar Codes


World-first UHF IGZO Schottky diode is breakthrough achievement towards low-cost passive thin-film RFID tags   continue reading »

New Energy Successfully Completes 2012 Build-Out of Patent Portfolio for Generating Clean Sustainable Electricity


Now has a total of 56 U.S., international patent filings   continue reading »

NREL Employees, Managing Partner Pledge $500,000 to Aid Area Charities


NREL 2013 charitable giving campaign surpasses previous giving record   continue reading »

Residential Users Require User-Friendly Electronic Locking Solutions


ASSA ABLOY is creating a range of keyless digital door lock, electronic locking solutions that incorporate technologies such as NFC   continue reading »

IDTechEx Announces PE USA 2012 Award Winners


T-Ink, Cambrios among honorees   continue reading »

Thinfilm Ready to Lead Next Phase of Printed Electronics in High-Volume Deployments


Complete end-to-end production infrastructure in place; thousands of Thinfilm Memory cards being used at Printed Electronics USA 2012   continue reading »

Cambrios Wins IDTechEx Printed Electronics Product Development Award


ClearOhm coating material selected as best new product for PE markets   continue reading »

Imprint Energy Receives Award from FlexTech Alliance


Imprint Energy will undertake a FlexTech Alliance-funded R&D project to expand the performance characteristics of printed, flexible Zn rechargeable batteries.   continue reading »

EU Commissioner Very Impressed by Her Visit to Heliatek


Heliatek founders and management informed the EU Commissioner on current research projects in the field of organic electronics   continue reading »

Georgia Tech-COPE Among Winners at IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2012 Awards


Honored with Academic R&D Award   continue reading »

TAGSYS RFID Selected as 2012 Red Herring 100 Global Award Winner


Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs   continue reading »

PowerFilm, Inc. Announces Release of the Next-Generation of Foldable Solar Chargers


Improves durability and longevity while reducing overall unit weight   continue reading »

New Dow Corning Optical Encapsulants Raise the Quality and Performance Bar for Demanding Next-Generation LED Designs


New products offer enhanced reliability, better anti-silver corrosion and greater durability   continue reading »

Brewer Science, Limited, in England Moves to Historic Darley Abbey Mills Complex


New location is a hallmark of green technology   continue reading »

Hanwha SolarOne Signs Largest Ever Solar Deal in South Africa


Will deliver 155 MW of its solar modules to South African projects   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Announces New Strategic Plan


Decision to exit ST-Ericsson after a transition period   continue reading »

Researchers from STMicroelectronics, CEA-Leti Receive 2012 General Ferrie Grand Prize Award


Highest honor for electronics R&D in France recognizes work on next-generation semiconductor process technology   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Announces New Management Board Structure


Christian Uhl, Nigel Sealey to become co-chairmen   continue reading »

Novel PV Installation System for Flat-Roof Mount Made of BASF Engineering Plastic


Hardly any metal under solar cells   continue reading »

HID Global Secures Chinese Airport


Nanchang Changbei International Airport selects smart cards, readers   continue reading »

Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend


Dividend OF $0.09 per share is payable on March 13, 2013   continue reading »

First Solar Hires Johan Cilliers as Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa


Establishes South Africa operating subsidiary   continue reading »

Gemalto UpTeq NFC is First High-End SIM to Obtain American Express, MasterCard and Visa Certifications


Supports contactless payment and other secure services   continue reading »

NREL Teams with Berkeley Lab to Analyze Solar Pricing Trends and Benchmark Soft Costs for PV Systems


Downward pricing for solar projected to continue   continue reading »

Imec, UGent Unveil Breakthrough in Augmented Reality Contact Lens


Curved LCD display holds widespread potential for medical and cosmetic applications   continue reading »

ALTANA Acquires Wax Additive Manufacturer ChemCor, USA


Business will be integrated into BYK USA   continue reading »

CPI Leads the Way for High Value Engineering in the North East of England


One of the leading areas for high value engineering   continue reading »

Cambrios to Present New Transparent Conductive Materials Enabling Innovative Flexible Displays and OLED and OPV Technologies at PE USA 2012


Will highlight the benefits of Cambrios' ClearOhm conductive films and inks   continue reading »

Holst Centre, imec to Present Nine Papers at ISSCC


Preview of research breakthroughs at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference   continue reading »

Precision Dynamics, Intellitix to Exhibit RFID Technology at IMFCON


Innovative technology reduces admission lines, increases spending and connects event planners to guests via social media   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Debuts Additional EnerPlex Products


Now offering EnerPlex Jumpr Battery Packs   continue reading »

TAGSYS Partners with RYB to Improve Visibility of Underground Pipes


Will support ELIOT (Equipment for Localization and Identification by Object Technology) program   continue reading »

Identive Launches TagTrail Cloud-Based NFC Mobile Services Platform at WIMA


Tagtrail delivers dynamic, personalized content to mobile devices via NFC tags and QR codes   continue reading »

MFLEX Enters Into Registration Rights Agreement With Majority Shareholder WBL Corporation Limited, Intends to File Shelf Registration Statement


MFLEX also intends to establish 10b5-1 plan to repurchase common stock   continue reading »

Luna Enhances Brand with New Website


Online presence better defines company vision, market position   continue reading »

Confidex RFID in Automotive


Showcased RFID's solutions at Odette 2012   continue reading »

First Solar Partners with Zhenfa on Thin-film PV Demonstration Project in China


First Solar to supply 2 MW of advanced thin-film modules   continue reading »

Applied Materials Announces New Head of Energy and Environmental Solutions and Display Business Groups


Ali Salehpour will join Applied as group VP, GM   continue reading »

PragmatIC Flexible Imprinted Logic Enters Commercial Production on Schedule


Pilot line at the Centre for Process Innovation goes live   continue reading »

OPV on Steel: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Solliance Researching Applications for New Generation of Solar Cells


New processes are to be investigated to incorporate OPVs into flat steel products for use in the construction industry   continue reading »

cynora Receives Repeat Recognition for Innovation with init Innovation Award at CyberChampions Awards 2012


Karlsruhe-based high-tech firm's new prototype OLED technology persuades CyberForum jury   continue reading »

Nanosolar Receives AlwaysOn GoingGreen Global 200 Award


Signifies leadership for developing technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology   continue reading »

Nantero Secures More Than $10M in Funding


Company's near-term commercialization attracts new investors   continue reading »

Universal Display Awarded U.S. DOE SBIR Phase I Grant for White OLED Lighting


Company to develop cost-effective outcoupling enhancement for energy efficient, thin form factor white OLED lighting pan   continue reading »

Beneq Acquires EL Business from Planar


Obtains largest ALD-dedicated production facility in the world   continue reading »

3M Completes Acquisition of Ceradyne


Combination will enable new technologies and innovation for uniquely tailored materials requiring advanced ceramics   continue reading »

DuPont MCM Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics


PE8XX series delivers 20 percent or more savings vs. conventional silver-based conductors   continue reading »

Identive Receives U.S. Patent for Tag on Metal (tom) RFID Technology


Utilizes specialized magnetic shielding to allow RFID tags to be used on metal devices   continue reading »

Gemalto Selected for New Multi-Application National eID Card in Mongolia


All citizens above 18 years of age are to carry these advanced smart cards as their national ID document   continue reading »

Brewer Science Expertise in CNT Materials Leads to New Conductive Single-Walled CNT System for Screen-Printing Applications


Stable, concentrated and designed especially for screen-printing   continue reading »


November 2012



SWeNT Exhibits at 2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting


Showcases new CNT products   continue reading »

Edzer Huitema Joins Solliance as Commercial Director


Will be responsible for the business development, partnerships and marketing activities for Solliance   continue reading »

Identive Selected as Access Control Standard for U.S. Federal Agency within Department of Homeland Security


Will implement Hirsch-branded access control and security management systems at more than 200 locations nationwide   continue reading »

Gemalto, Standard Bank in South Africa Combine Payment and Transport into One App


Just the ticket for speedier banking and bus travel   continue reading »

Children Charity Receives Donation of Security Solutions from VingCard Elsafe


Announces continued involvement with Give Kids The World Village   continue reading »

Holst Centre Receives State Visit by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Slovakian President Ivan Gasparovic


Showcased latest progress in research towards low-cost large-scale production of flexible OLED lighting   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Extends Performance Lead in Semiconductors for Smarter Embedded Electronics


Lead customers in energy, medical technology and wireless markets sample new highest-performing ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers   continue reading »

New Doha International Airport Deploys TransCore RFID-Based Access Control Technology


Will design, implement and maintain state-of-the-art RFID-based parking and car/bus terminal access control system for authorized staff   continue reading »

Transparent Communication About Nanomaterials


BASF committed to dialog on the topic of nanotechnology   continue reading »

Semprius to Supply Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne with High-Concentration PV Modules for Department of Defense


200 kilowatt system will be installed at Edwards Air Force Base in 2013   continue reading »

Bundesdruckerei Pushes Ahead with Online Signing Using te New German ID Card


sign-me is the first-ever app to enable online signing using the new German ID card   continue reading »

Xenon Introduces The Luxon 300 for Semiconductor and Display Applications


New large area pulsed UV curing system is designed for inline operations   continue reading »

NASCAR Driver Paulie Harraka Tests MC10 Next-Generation Athletic Performance Monitoring Devices


Tests sports impact indicator and Biostamp designed to monitor hydration levels   continue reading »

Applied Materials Announces 4Q, FY 2012 Results


Expects orders to increase in the first quarter of FY2013   continue reading »

Identive Announces EMV Payment Certification for Popular Mobile Smart Card Reader


SmartFold receives EMVCo Level 1 Type Approval   continue reading »

Robert Roche is Appointed VP of Sales, Marketing and Communications at Ascent Solar Technologies


Brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and technical leadership experience   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Introduces Implant System for Animal ID


Typically used to tag pets, horses, birds, zoo animals, fish, and laboratory animals   continue reading »

REC Successfully Completes Two Solar Power Plants in Germany Totaling 15 MW


Provides EPC as well as solar panels   continue reading »

Universal Display Approves Share Repurchase Program


Approves program to repurchase up to $50 million shares of common stock over the next 12 months   continue reading »

Universal Display Ranked Number 198 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500


Universal Display grew 442 percent during this period   continue reading »

Brewer Science Introducing New Conductive CNT Inks for Printed Electronics Applications


Available in aqueous- and solvent-based systems   continue reading »

TAGSYS is a Finalist for 2012 Red Herring 100 Global Award


Award honors most audacious and far-reaching global private technology companies   continue reading »

Nanosolar Completes 10.63 MW Solar Installation in Valencia Region of Spain


Announces its largest solar PV installation to date   continue reading »

TAGSYS Transforms RFID Compliance Mandate Into Profitable Business Process with Unique Item-Level Inventory Management System


Bottom line financial and ROI benefits combined with fast track to RFID compliance fueling growth in apparel, retail sectors   continue reading »

Ferro Announces CEO Transition


James Kirsch steps down as chairman, president and CEO; Peter Thomas named interim president and CEO   continue reading »

Kurz, PolyIC Present Innovations at Fakuma


PolyIC presents automobile center console featuring sensor controls and a multi-touch demonstrator showing different display applications of PolyTC films   continue reading »

Quantenna 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wins 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award


Company wins for unprecedented third consecutive year   continue reading »

TI to Reduce Costs in Wireless Business


OMAP processors and wireless connectivity solutions will focus on embedded markets   continue reading »

Disasolar Honored at RITF 2012 Award Ceremony


SME awarded for its innovations for future transportation systems   continue reading »

eMagin Signs Long-Term Exclusive Supply Agreement with Sagem (Safran group) - France


Exclusive supply of OLED microdisplays for FELIN   continue reading »

Epson and Plastic Logic Announce Cooperation at electronica 2012


Leaders in their respective fields cooperate to broaden the applications for flexible plastic displays   continue reading »

Battery-Free NFC/RFID Memory Applications Get Quick Start with Energy-Harvesting Discovery Kit from STMicroelectronics


Kit contains everything engineers need to start designing battery-free electronic applications   continue reading »

Board Changes at Tomaz Limited


Appoints Jonathan Apps as CFO   continue reading »

Applied Materials Names Thomas Larkins as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Follows the planned retirement of Joseph Sweeney, the company's long-time general counsel   continue reading »

Imec, CANON ANELVA to Collaborate on STT-MRAM


Project will run in the framework of imec R&D program on advanced emerging memory technologies   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Debuts Newest EnerPlex Product


Introduces EnerPlex Kickr IV portable solar charging solution   continue reading »

Imec Expands Collaboration with TEL on Next-Generation Memory


New agreement comprises joint R&D on advanced STT-MRAM   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Increases Revenues by 36 Percent in the First Nine Months of 2012


Exceeds revenues of EUR 70 million per quarter for the first time   continue reading »

Touchcode by Printechnologics Awarded with Silicon Valley Award


Chemnitz-based company beats competitors from U.S. powerhouse of ideas   continue reading »

Universal Display Announces 3Q 2012 Results


Revenues for first nine months of 2012 were $55.1 million, a 29 percent increase from 2011   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Launches New MIFARE-Based Inlays and PRELAM Products for Automated Fare Collection


Products are for limited use tickets, public transport cards, access control tickets and access control cards   continue reading »

Gemalto Reinforces Ezio Token Range for Quicker and Easier Deployments


Adds new form-factor and software development kit to enhance eBanking authentication and transaction signing   continue reading »

Gemalto Receives New Innovation Award at Sesames for PrintPixel


PrintPixel is a highly secure printing technology that allows color photographs to be permanently embedded into polycarbonate identity cards   continue reading »

Gemalto Achieves 25 Million Milestone for e-Driver Licenses Delivered to India


e-documents contain a microprocessor that securely stores driver or vehicle data   continue reading »

Zebra Technologies Announces 3Q 2012 Financial Results


Record sales in North America and Latin America offset weakness in Europe   continue reading »

Luna Reports 3Q 2012 Financial Results


Products and licensing revenues increase 18 percent over prior year quarter; total revenues decrease 9 percent from prior year quarter   continue reading »

3M CEO Outlines Strategies for the Future and Sets Five-Year Financial Targets


CEO says innovation is at the center of company plan   continue reading »

Identive Next Generation CLOUD Readers Enhance Security and Performance for ID Credentials from Smart Cards to Smart Phones


Extends IT authentication environments beyond traditional contact and contactless smart cards to support NFC credentials in a range of form factors   continue reading »

Identive Expands NFC Online Marketplace with Wide Range of Social Media Logo Tags


Offers fully programmable NFC social media tags that let visitors check in, like, follow and share with the tap of their phones   continue reading »

ODIN Hires Healthcare Industry Veteran Len Gottfried as Market Demand Grows


Gottfried adds valuable healthcare industry experience as hospitals continue to adopt RFID   continue reading »

Thinfilm Consortium Receives 1.4M Euros in Eurostars Funding to Commercialize Display Logic for Integrated Printed Systems


Eurostars ranks Thinfilm consortium in top 10 percent for technology innovation and market competitiveness   continue reading »

SOLON Forms JV for Solar Power Plants in Israel


SOLON Elco Renewables Ltd. in a good position in the Israeli market   continue reading »

BASF Optimizes Its Organizational Structure


Creation of new division Performance Materials in renamed Functional Materials and Solutions segment   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Technologies Selected by U.S Air Force for Advanced Flexible Lightweight Photovoltaics


New technology to benefit products that operate at higher temperatures   continue reading »

drupa Continues Four-Year Cycle- Length Shortened to 11 Days


Claus Bolza-Schunemann named new drupa chairman   continue reading »

Cambrios, LG Electronics Announce World First 23-Inch Touch Panels Using ClearOhm Material


Large area Touch-on-Film for all-in-one PC and monitor markets uniquely served by ClearOhm film's superior conductivity   continue reading »

TAGSYS to Present Technical Innovation, Business Benefits of UHF RFID Solutions for Retail at the MIT Enterprise Forum


Will showcase unique approach to enabling efficient RFID tagging in a wide range of items and materials   continue reading »

Major Hospital Pilot Deployment of Toumaz Wireless Plaster to Monitor Vital Signs Underway


SensiumVitals monitor is a disposable, ultra-thin plaster which continuously monitors the patient's heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature   continue reading »

BASF Maintains Good Business Performance in the Third Quarter


Sales up 8 percent and EBIT before special items up 5 percent compared with third quarter of 2011   continue reading »

E Ink Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Trekstor


States that Trekstor has infringed two patents   continue reading »

E Ink Holdings Completes Acquisition of SiPix


Combined company to expand ePaper markets   continue reading »

Imec, Nantero Launch Joint Carbon Nanotube Memory Program


For high-density next-generation memory below 20nm   continue reading »

Toppan Printing Develops a Battery-Free Display RFID Device with a Function that Enables Text and Images to be Shown


Information is displayed on an electronic paper display using only the power supplied from the reader/writer   continue reading »

Reorganization of the Management Team at ALTANA AG


Presidents of the four divisions will be rotating their posts   continue reading »

Beneq Establishes Full-Fledged Operations in Russia


Opening a subsidiary company in Russia   continue reading »

New Online Applications for the German ID Card


Solution for entering mobile contracts online wins the eIDEE Contest for the Digital Handshake   continue reading »

First Solar, Inc. Announces 3Q 2012 Financial Results


Net sales of $839 million   continue reading »

HCC Begins Collaboration with First Solar to Support Alternative Energy Technology Program


Will benefit from the construction and operation of the 20-megawatt Maryland Solar facility   continue reading »

Applied Materials Introduces New Technologies for Next Era of LCD and OLED Displays


PVD and PECVD technologies to produce faster transistors for ultra-high resolution displays with rapid refresh rates   continue reading »

Neville Pattinson of Gemalto to Serve on the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group


Pattinson is SVP of government programs at Gemalto North America   continue reading »

Holst Centre, TNO are Taking Laser-Induced Forward Transfer to the Next Level


Have taken a new step towards cost-effective high-volume production of flexible electronics   continue reading »

Identive Group Announces 3Q 2012 Results


Highlights include continued operating expense reduction and further lowering of break-even point   continue reading »

Identive Secures New Growth Capital


Initial drawdown of $7.5M completed, with agreement for future financing   continue reading »


October 2012



Sustainability Initiatives in Wales


Focused on functional coatings on roof, wall and ceiling building materials   continue reading »

National Initiative Honors Heliatek and Its Solar Films as a Selected Landmark 2012 in the Land of Ideas


Heliatek solar films are particularly suitable for integration into construction materials or vehicles as well as for mobile applications and light construction projects   continue reading »

Hanwha SolarOne Appoints New President and New Chief Technology Officer


Min-Su Kim named president, J.E. (Jeong Eui) Hong is CTO   continue reading »

Reebok-CCM, MC10 to Launch Revolutionary Sports Impact Indicator


Product will be available to consumers in early 2013   continue reading »

One Millionth PV Solar Module Installed at MidAmerican Solar Topaz Project by First Solar


Largest solar project under construction in the world will include nearly nine million PV modules   continue reading »

Hanwha Group Launches Hanwha Q.CELLS


Establishes Hanwha as the third largest solar manufacturer in the world   continue reading »

New polyright V5 Software from Multicard Delivers Single Card Solutions for Identity Management, Security and Payment


Latest polyright platform enables multi-function ID card management for customers   continue reading »

NREL Industry Growth Forum Brings Together Energy Innovators


Event highlights clean energy Ttechnologies and start-up businesses   continue reading »

Changes in REC Group Management


Employment of CEO Ole Enger extended to July 2014, while Kjell Christian Bjørnsen has been appointed new EVP and CFO   continue reading »

3M Cogent High-speed Duplex Scanner Achieves FBI IQS Appendix F Certification


High throughput performance enhances 3M Cogent card conversion service capability   continue reading »

3M Announces Collaboration with Mersive Aimed at Creating a New Class of Displays


Companies announce strategic development and equity agreement   continue reading »

Brewer Science Introduces New-Generation Debonder


Enables high-temperature slide-off of thinned compound semiconductor substrates   continue reading »

Cymbet Shipping EnerChips from New High Volume Manufacturing Facility


Second source for rechargeable solid state batteries for global customers   continue reading »

Merck to Use Epson Ink Technology to Manufacture Ink for Large OLED Displays


Epson will supply Merck with ink technology that dissolves Merck's OLED materials so that they can be used for production of printable displays used in OLED television screens   continue reading »

Seashell Technology Announces Expansion of Silver Nanowire Product Line


High aspect ratio of the thin, long AgNW-25 silver nanowire population offers enhanced electrical, thermal properties for many applications   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Launches 6mm SMART-Mini-Tag


An ideal solution for tagging small items   continue reading »

Printechnologics Touchcode Recognized as Overall Gold Winner in WSJ 2012 Technology Innovation Awards


Touchcode technology prevails against 536 award entries   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Transferred to New Owner Hanwha Chemical


Despite insolvency proceedings, 80 percent of the jobs were secured   continue reading »

SWeNT Presents New Specialty Multi-Wall Nanotubes at SAMPE Tech 2012


Used as additives that enable higher electrical conductivity in polymer compounds, improved cathode performance in lithium ion batteries   continue reading »

MC10 Wins Prestigious WSJ Technology Innovation Award


Chosen for its unique ability to reshape high-performance electronics into ultra-thin systems that stretch, bend and flex   continue reading »

One Billion SMARTRAC RFID Inlays and PRELAM Products Employing Wire-Embedding Technology Supplied


Used for high-security documents, contactless payment industry   continue reading »

Precision Dynamics Smart Band RFID Wristband System Combats Counterfeiting, Promotes Social Media at RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest


Provides automatic validation for Bluesfestâ€s 300,000 guests   continue reading »

NextInput Joins the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics


Their patent-pending technology provides a tactile, force or pressure sensitive method of interfacing with virtually any electronic device   continue reading »

Identive iAuthenticate Reader Extends Secure ID Card Authentication to Apple Mobile Devices


New reader allows iPad, iPhone and iMac users to safely log on to secure networks and websites, make electronic payments and more   continue reading »

HID Global Notes Global Switch from National ID Documents to eIDs


Use of RFID tags for secure identification is a key trend   continue reading »

Assistant Secretary of Defense Burke Visits PowerFilm


Looks over PowerFilm solar products   continue reading »

First Solar to Build 13MW Solar Power Plant for DEWA


Project is phase one in UAE's planned 1GW Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park   continue reading »

Texas Instruments Named Runner-Up in Prestigious 2012 WSJ Technology Innovation Awards for Energy Harvesting Chip


Award recognizes TI for advancements in ultra-low power management technology   continue reading »

First Solar Launches New Advanced Global Power Plant Operations Center


Industry-leading O&M capabilities optimize output, revenue and grid integration for customers   continue reading »

Thinfilm, PARC Named Runner-up for WSJ Technology Innovation Award


Honored in the Semiconductors and Electronics category   continue reading »

REC Third Quarter Results Below Analyst Estimates


Very challenging market conditions led to quarterly sequential reduction in both sales volumes and selling prices for REC Solar and REC Silicon   continue reading »

PJB Services, First Solar Sign Agreement on Development of Solar Power Plants in Indonesia


Relationship to focus on delivery of PV projects in Indonesia   continue reading »

NovaCentrix Introduces the PulseForge 1200 R&D Photonic Curing Tool


The new PulseForge 1200 is a low cost photonic curing tool designed specifically for lab use   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Announces Product Launch with CTC GmbH


SOLab is an autonomous solar charger meant for automotive battery cycling and trickle charging   continue reading »

Identive Receives 2012 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award


Honored for its global identification and security product strategy   continue reading »

3M Commences Tender Offer for Ceradyne, Inc.


Commenced previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares at a price of $35.00   continue reading »

NREL Nano-Technology Solar Cell Achieves 18.2 Percent Efficiency


Breakthrough should eliminate need for anti-reflection layer, cutting costs   continue reading »

2013 COPE Fellowship Applications Announced


Students will have access to COPE network, meet peers from other departments and are encouraged to participate in various COPE activities   continue reading »

Cambrios Expands Production-Ready Large Area Touch Supply Chain with Two New Strategic Partnerships


Partnerships with Okura, Shin-Etsu grow ClearOhm ecosystem for ODMs and device makers   continue reading »

Confidex RFID Tag Family Expands Applications for IT and Enterprise Asset Tracking


New introduction reinforces customer-centric focus   continue reading »

Zebra Technologies Global Study Shows Internet of Things Solutions are Ripe for Adoption


Internet of Things related technologies are being used to help solve business challenges, drive innovation and enhance productivity   continue reading »

Yeldi Group Selects Identive, NXP for Launch of First Major Mobile NFC Cashless Payment Solution in India


Innovative NFC tags work with consumers†mobile phones to enable cashless payments   continue reading »

Solar Power Gets Jolt of Energy as Western Australia Officially Flips Switch on First Large-Scale Solar Project


First Solar, GE, Verve Energy collaborate on 10MW project   continue reading »

Gemalto Delivers Record Activation Services for Millions of New LTE Subscribers in North America


Maximized service activation capabilities during heavy consumer demands   continue reading »

Thinfilm Named Finalist for 2012 World Technology Award


One of six companies recognized by the World Technology Network for visionary contribution to materials science and technology   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Announces Launch of www.EnerPlex.biz


First consumer-focused website for Ascent Solar   continue reading »

TAGSYS Partners with Hilden to Launch First RFID-Enabled Linen Services in UK


Hilden becomes first company to offer RFID-enabled textile products to its customer base of hotel and hospitality clients in the UK and Ireland   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Facilitates AIT Certification for Card Manufacturers


Obtains certification for a number of its RFID PRELAM products   continue reading »

First Solar Partners with Kiran Energy, Mahindra Solar One on 50 MW DC of PV Projects in Rajasthan


Will supply more than 585,000 of its advanced, thin-film solar modules for the two projects   continue reading »

SoloPower Awarded Prestigious Solar Industry Award


Honored for its pioneering proprietary CIGS manufacturing process   continue reading »

European Interregional Collaboration on Thin-Film PV


Imec and its partners in the Solliance initiative launch, together with IMO, the Solar Flare Interreg Project   continue reading »

OMRON, STMicroelectronics Unveil Industry-Unique Sensor for Smart Gas Metering


MEMS-based gas-flow sensor first to embed automatic gas-quality compensation   continue reading »

SlimFlex Square Tag: Tough and Flexible


HID Global offers new highly-durable UHF RFID tag   continue reading »

Applied Materials Announces Workforce Restructuring


Implement voluntary retirement program, other workforce reduction actions   continue reading »

Holst Centre, imec and Panasonic Present Wireless Low-Power Active-Electrode EEG Headset


Realization of prototype is a next step toward reliable high-quality wearable EEG monitoring systems   continue reading »

3M Aligns Organization for the Future


New business structure builds scale and opportunity   continue reading »

Alliance to Continue Management of NREL


U.S. DOE will exercise option to extend Allianceâ€s contract to manage and operate NREL beyond the current five-year contract period   continue reading »

3M, Avery Dennison Terminate Agreement for Purchase of Office and Consumer Products Business


3M would have purchased Avery Dennisonâ€s Office and Consumer Products business   continue reading »

Quantenna Named on WSJ The Next Big Thing List of Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies


High-performance Wi-Fi home networking coverage leader selected on Top 50 List   continue reading »

cynora Presents New Flexible Prototype


Key milestone reached in OLED development   continue reading »

Identive Announces Increase in Transponder, NFC Orders


Received new customer orders for more than 20 million RFID transponder products   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Supports CLIKSecure Mobile Application Launch for NFC-Enabled Product Authentication


First app to have dual functionality for in-store product merchandising, product authentication   continue reading »

REC Announces Gold Partnership in the UK


Announces partnership with solar supplier Wind & Sun   continue reading »

Novaled Awarded European Company of the Year by Panel of International Cleantech Experts


Also named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list   continue reading »

Gemalto Acquires Mobile Payment Platform from Ericsson


IPX will join Gemalto's Software & Services business line   continue reading »

3M to Acquire Ceradyne


Acquisition broadens 3Mâ€s ceramic platform   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Perfects Advanced Process Technology for New Generation of Sensor Electronics


First 16V op-amps using advanced new process reach the market   continue reading »


September 2012



Universal Display Contracts with Duksan Hi-Metal to Provide Manufacturing Services for OLED Host Material in Korea


Strategic alliance to support Universal Displayâ€s plan to begin localization of materials manufacturing for the growing OLED industry in Korea   continue reading »

Hyland Hills Water World Trials the PDC Smart RFID Wristband Kiosk for Self-Service Locker Rentals


Quicker transactions help reduce lines, boost guest satisfaction   continue reading »

Boeing Joins Georgia Tech Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics


Will connect to faculty expertise, highly trained students and graduates of the center as well as an international network of partners in the field of organic photonics and electronics   continue reading »

HID Global Demonstrates Powerful Role NFC-enabled Smartphones Can Play in Mobile Access Control


Mobile access pilots with enterprise end users completed successfully   continue reading »

Holst Centre, imec Work to Optimize Far-Field RF Energy Transport for Autonomous Charging of Wireless Sensors


System may be used to charge batteries of wireless sensors used in smart building integration applications   continue reading »

Solibro Handed Over to New Owner Hanergy


All of the just under 400 jobs are to be maintained   continue reading »

First Solar Hires Bruce Yung as Managing Director and VP of Business Development, China


Has 25 years of experience in the energy industry throughout Asia and Europe   continue reading »

First Solar to Build New Mexico Solar Projects Totaling 20 MW for PNM


Projects are expected to create a total of up to 450 construction jobs at peak   continue reading »

Gemalto Launches New Coesys Applications Portfolio for Secure End-to-End eGovernment Services


Responds to the growing number of national electronic identity related application rollouts   continue reading »

Semprius Opens Its First Solar Module Production Facility


PV module efficiency leader begins commercial production   continue reading »

TAGSYS Heads Up Largest Collaborative RFID Initiative with Multi-Million Dollar SPINNAKER Program


Aims to transform current RFID-based systems and enable more widespread adoption of the technology   continue reading »

Savi Technology Acquired by La Salle Capital Affiliates


Strong market for logistics informatics solutions   continue reading »

Alien Technology Introduces One of the Slimmest High-Performance RFID Tags on the Market


Alien SlimLine Tag provides Higgs 4 IC performance with extremely narrow footprint for RFID applications requiring placement in confined spaces   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock


Received net proceeds of approximately $10.1 million   continue reading »

Gemalto Expands Mobile Payment Software Solution with Western Union International Remittance Service


LinqUs Mobile Payment Platform has been certified through Mobile Vendor Program   continue reading »

Alien Technology Introduces Enterprise-Focused Windows Mobile RFID Connected-Handheld


With industry-leading Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS capabilities   continue reading »

First Solar, Sir Ratan Tata Trust Partner to Electrify Rural Communities in India


Pilot project in Uttarakhand State to provide safe drinking water and irrigation   continue reading »

BASF, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Inaugurate Joint Research Laboratory for Graphene


Investment in Carbon Materials Innovation Center adds up to 10 million   continue reading »

Imec, Solvay Announce World Record Efficiency for OPV Module


Achieves a world-record certified efficiency of 5.5 percent   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics to Showcase Cutting-Edge Contactless Solutions at RFID/USN Korea 2012


ST to demonstrate and introduce a variety of its latest security, authentication and NFC products and technologies   continue reading »

Imec Develops Innovative Metallization Process for Reliable, High-Efficiency Solar Cells


Process is for plated front contact formation of silicon solar cells   continue reading »

Eight19 to Present at Plastic Electronics 2012


Topic is Development and Up-scaling of Organic Photovoltaic Modules for Off-grid Applications   continue reading »

Hanwha Solar Supplies Largest Solar Rooftop Installation in France


PV installation (8.7 MWp) increases profitability of innovative agricultural project   continue reading »

Four Major European Research Centers Forming the Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA)


Unveils creation of platform to bolster European leadership in Smart Integrated Systems   continue reading »

SATA Airlines Uses Ynvisible Printed Interactive Graphics in Latest Advertising Campaign


Insert invites readers to touch a button to discover the special promotional price for the flight   continue reading »

Advanced Smart-Card ICs from STMicroelectronics Increase Security and Flexibility for Ticketing, Payments and e-ID


First secure microcontrollers to feature auto contactless-reader detection add secure hardware cryptography plus flexible memory and interface options   continue reading »

Applied Materials Showcases Innovations to Boost Solar Efficiency and Lower Costs at PVSEC


Top cell and module manufacturers upgrading to fine line double print technology   continue reading »

Identive Introduces Family of LEGIC Readers to Address Growing Trend of Multi-function ID Cards


Addresses growing trend toward the use of a single smart ID card to perform many functions   continue reading »

HID iOS Software Development Kit Helps Secure Sensitive Data on iPhones, iPads


These devices have led the charge in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement   continue reading »

Sumitomo Chemical Joins Holst Centre OLED Research Program


Will speed efforts to develop manufacturing processes for low-cost, flexible OLEDs   continue reading »

Eric Serenius Named President of Ohio Gravure Technologies


Rebirth of the Ohio brand brings both opportunity and challenge   continue reading »

Imec Demonstrates Electronics that Flex and Stretch Like Skin


Integrates ultra-thin, flexible chip with bendable and stretchable interconnects into a package that adapts dynamically to curving and bending surfaces   continue reading »

Imec Announces Presentations at IEDM 2012


Giving numerous talks, papers at meeting   continue reading »

Confidex Announces Milestone of 300 Million Shipped Contactless Tickets, Launch of NFC Product Offering


Expands NFC offering to new types of Confidex NFC Forum Type 2 compliant tags   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Announces EnerPlex Availability in North America


Announces retail debut of EnerPlex solar assisted battery case for iPhone 4, 4S in the U.S. and North America   continue reading »

Social Plan Agreed at Q-Cells


Number of employees who will lose their jobs is significantly lower than previously expected   continue reading »

Nanosolar Appoints Karl Steigele President and COO, Announces Executive Changes


Guido Polko will strengthen his role as executive chairman of Nanosolarâ€s board of directors   continue reading »

First Solar, PG&E Sign Contracts for 72 Megawatts of Solar PV Electricity


Solar projects in Kern, Santa Barbara counties will help meet California's renewable energy goals   continue reading »

First Solar Installs PV Array at India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy


Demonstration system supports ministry's renewable energy goals   continue reading »

Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend


Approved quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share   continue reading »

Luna Innovations Accredited as Trusted Integrated Circuit Supplier


Company a source of trustworthy design services   continue reading »

Hanwha SolarOne Reports 2Q 2012 Results


Sales increase, but average selling price declines dramatically   continue reading »

PowerFilm Earns $2.2 Million Army Development Contract


Contract is for R&D to reduce cost, increase power output from PowerFilmââ¬ï¿½s PowerShade solar field shelter   continue reading »

PowerFilm Receives $3 Million in Military Purchase Orders


Will supply foldable solar panel chargers as directed by the U.S. Army   continue reading »

Hanwha Solar Enters Distribution Partnership with AEE Solar


Hanwha Solar to begin supplying product to AEE Solar this fall   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Announces New Appointments in the Executive Management Team


Will present its new strategic plan in December   continue reading »

Sun Chemical, DIC Expand Electronics Materials Product Portfolio; Offer Cost Saving Solutions for PV Manufacturers at EU PVSEC


Unveils plans to roll out a wider portfolio of customized technical solutions for the PE industry, introduce its new front contact silver pastes   continue reading »

ASSA ABLOY Launches Ecosystem for Replacing Keys with Mobile Phones


Seos is the world's first commercial ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys on mobile phones with NFC technology   continue reading »

Federal Signal Completes Sale of Federal Signal Technologies Group to 3M for $110 Million


Company will immediately repay $75 million of outstanding debt   continue reading »

eMagin Achieves Automated Operation of its New OLED Deposition Machine


Significant increase in OLED microdisplay production capacity and yield expected   continue reading »

EC Awards €7.25M to Solve Damaging Effects of Nano Defects


Scientists are addressing this problem as a part of the NanoMend project   continue reading »

3M Anti-Soiling Technology Helps Increase Power Output in PV Modules


Coating helps panels stay cleaner, longer to maximize light transmission   continue reading »

3M Launches New Line of Dual-Touch Chassis Displays


New 15 inch, 17 inch and 19 inch displays ideal for kiosk applications offering gesture-based user interfaces   continue reading »

Agua Caliente, Largest Operational Solar PV Project in the World, Achieves 250 MW of Grid-Connected Power


Construction of the First Solar project is expected to be complete on schedule in 2014   continue reading »

Kunshan Hisense Electronics Introduces New Cost Competitive and Versatile Materials Printer


New IJDAS-300 materials deposition printer and analysis system offers users large format, high accuracy and high repeatability   continue reading »

Confidex RFID Windshield Labels Enable State-of-the-Art Automatic Border Control System in Maharashtra State of India


Begins the modernizing of all the border checkpoints throughout India as mandated by the government   continue reading »

Dick Elsy is New CEO for High Value Manufacturing Catapult


He is the holder of a silver medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering   continue reading »

Identive Unveils Hirsch Velocity 3.5 Security Management Solution at ASIS International 2012


New web console and mobility options deliver information when and where needed   continue reading »

Identive to Showcase IdentityU at ASIS


Educational sessions focus on top trends in identity management and security   continue reading »

Equifax to Provide Gemalto Security Solution to U.S. Healthcare Providers


First implementation with HEALTHeLINK, the clinical information exchange for Buffalo, NY and surrounding region   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Showcases High Quality Products and Applications at International PV Trade Fairs in September 2012


Attends Solarcon, SPI and EU PVSEC   continue reading »

AIR and FLEX by 3M Expand Line of Innovative Lighting Solutions


3M Architectural Markets brings two unique LED-based lighting products to market   continue reading »

SoloPower Expands IP Portfolio with 50th Patent Allowance as it Prepares to Open State-of-the-Art Facility in Portland, OR


Testament to SoloPower’s technological leadership, milestone reinforces company’s pioneering position in flexible, thin-film solar   continue reading »

Brewer Science to Address High-Performance HB LED Chip Fabrication at SEMICON Taiwan


Manufacturers are seeking innovative materials, processes to address challenges   continue reading »

First Solar Partners with Green Infra on 25MW(AC) Solar Power Project in Rajasthan


Rajasthan project is part of Indian Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission   continue reading »

Polyera Achieves 5.2 Percent All-Polymer Organic Solar Cells


Results significantly improve upon previously reported records for fully-polymeric cells   continue reading »

Eric Peeters Named VP Electronics Solutions for Dow Corning


Was VP of Dow Corning’s Solar Solutions & Wind Energy Solutions   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Partners with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies and Bye Aerospace for Solar-Powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Small solar electric-powered drone aircraft bolsters Ascent Solar product portfolio   continue reading »

3M Completes Acquisition of the Business of Federal Signal Technologies Group


FSTech focuses on electronic toll collection and parking management hardware and software services   continue reading »

BASF Presents Photovoltaic Products at 27th EU PVSEC


Presents extensive solar product range at European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition   continue reading »

Change of Management at SOLON Energy


Anjan Turlapati to take over as CEO, replacing Stefan Säuberlich   continue reading »

Rolic Joins Holst Centre Research on Protective Barriers for Flexible Electronics


Announce research partnership on protective moisture barriers for flexible electronics applications such as OLED and OPV   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Announces Changes in the Management Board


M. Gregory O’Hara named CEO, director   continue reading »


August 2012



Dr. Saad Ahmed of Xenon Corporation Presents Paper at the ICFPE


Will discuss ‘Low Temperature Photonic Sintering for Printed Electronics’   continue reading »

CSEM Leads Consortium to Quantify Nanoparticles in Consumer Goods


European industry, academics have launched the EU-funded SMART-NANO project   continue reading »

Paul Blom of Holst Centre Becomes Research Director at Max Planck Institute


He will remain affiliated with Holst Centre, acting as a part-time scientific advisor   continue reading »

Beneq Joins EU Project to Develop Roll-to-Roll Solar Panels


Joins R2R-CIGS PV project   continue reading »

Hanwha to Become Third Largest PV Cells Producer with Capacity of 2.3GW


Acquisition value of Q.CELLS is €40 million   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics, MicroOLED Move to Revolutionize High-Resolution Micro-Displays for Consumer Applications


Cooperation agreement, minority investment in MicroOLED to play a leading role in the fast-growing market of high-resolution OLED micro-displays   continue reading »

Constellation and Gov. O'Malley Dedicate 16.1MW Grid Connected Solar Power System for State of Maryland


Maryland's largest operational solar installation to supply an estimated 20 million kilowatt hours of emissions-free electricity per year   continue reading »

Gemalto Reports First Semester 2012 Results


Record first semester revenue of more than €1 billion, profit from ongoing operations up 56 percent to €115 million   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Announces EnerPlex Availability in Korea


Announces retail debut of solar assisted battery case for the iPhone 4 and 4S with Korean distributor H3P Co., Ltd.   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Creditors Approve Sale to Hanwha


Intends to take over major parts of the Q.CELLS Group.   continue reading »

MC10 Selected as a 2013 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum


Selected for its groundbreaking conformal electronics platform   continue reading »

cynora Launches New Web Site


Redesigned website opens a new window on the company and its products   continue reading »

Phillips 66, South China University of Technology and Solarmer Energy Set World Record in Solar Power Conversion Efficiency


Certified 9.31 percent efficiency for polymer-based OPV cells   continue reading »

Plextronics Partners with Holst Centre to Drive OLED Lighting


Goal is to improve the scaling of lab device performance to large area OLED lighting and signage devices   continue reading »

Xenon Introduces the Sinteron 5000 System for Production-Line Sintering of Printed Electronics


Company says new system capable of sintering silver inks at up to 100 FPM   continue reading »

SOLON Signals Expansion Plans, Taps Jared Schoch as VP and GM of Power Plants


Will oversee company’s commercial and utility-scale power plants   continue reading »

Cymbet Introduces First Real Time Clock with Integrated Solid State Battery


EnerChip RTC combines NXP RTC and Cymbet battery in tiny plastic package   continue reading »

BASF Expands Center of Competence for Adhesive Coatings


Adds tailor-made, flexible laboratory coating and laminating facility   continue reading »

Alien Technology Partners to Develop World-First RFID Reader Network Application for iPhone


Collaborates with Turkey-based Teknopalas to develop I-Alien reader application   continue reading »

REC Supplies Solar Modules for Largest Roof-Based Solar System in Northern Europe


Located at the headquarters of Topdanmark   continue reading »

Creative Materials Celebrates 25 Years of Creating Specialty Products


More than 1,000 unique product formulations.   continue reading »

AIXTRON Delivers PRODOS Gen3.5 Production System to Major Asian Customer


Novel PVPD polymer deposition platform to enable organic electronics   continue reading »

New Energy Appoints Patrick Sergeant to Board of Advisors


Noted government relations, new products design and solar systems professional   continue reading »

FlexTech Alliance Funds Multi-Partner Project to Build an Integrated Printed Memory and Sensor System


Technology from PARC, Thinfilm Electronics and University of California at Berkeley establish foundation for low cost medical, pharmaceutical and food supply monitoring   continue reading »

Thinfilm Printed Memory Selected for FlexTech Program on Sensors for Medical Devices


Program extends applicability of Thinfilm’s current development work on integrating printed sensors with memory to home care and patient monitoring applications   continue reading »

Heliatek Intends to Raise an Additional €60 Million to Significantly Increase Capacity


Leading government officials tour Heliatek, talk about its success   continue reading »

Eight19 Spins Out Indigo Pay-As-You-Go Solar


Azuri to drive further Indigo expansion in emerging markets   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Regains Nasdaq Compliance


Maintained closing bid price equal to or in excess of $1.00 for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days   continue reading »

Identive Cashless Payment System Expands into New Markets


Payment Solution selected for music festivals in Norway and Switzerland, first stadium win in Holland   continue reading »

Toumaz Limited Completes Acquisition of Frontier Silicon


Enlarged group is global leader in digital radio solutions   continue reading »

Largest Roof-Mounted PV System in Berlin Goes Online


Berliner Energieagentur begins operation of 1.6 MW system on top of wholesale market   continue reading »

Osram, Samsung Reach Global Settlement Over LED Patent Suits


Agree to settle all patent suits between them worldwide   continue reading »

Imprint Energy Announces Strategic Investment from IQT Partnership


IQT will extend capabilities for Zinc Poly rechargeable battery technology   continue reading »

PakSense Releases Standard Edition Software 4.0


Enables users of PakSense temperature monitoring labels to download information in Microsoft Excel   continue reading »

U.S. Government Printing Office Awards Multi-Year Contract to Gemalto for ePassport Solution


Will deliver ICAO compliant electronic eCovers and secure pre-personalization services   continue reading »

SolarWorld AG Invests in Innovations


Group revenue dropped to €340.1 million due to price dumping   continue reading »

Applied Materials Delivers Solid 3Q 2012 Results


Results in line with business outlook in a challenging environment   continue reading »

REC Showcasing New Products, Tailored Customer Programs at Solar Power International 2012


Showcasing SmartFit Solution concept   continue reading »

First Solar Establishes Thai Operating Subsidiary, Opens Bangkok Office


Subsidiary will better enable First Solar to expand market for utility scale solar PV power plants in the local market   continue reading »

REC ASA Decides to Cease Further Funding of REC Wafer Norway AS


Board of REC Wafer Norway AS resolved to file for bankruptcy   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Launches EnerPlex Solar Powered Charger for Samsung Galaxy S III


EnerPlex for Galaxy S III to follow successful debut of EnerPlex for iPhone   continue reading »

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Applied Materials Sign Service Agreement for Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany


Includes optimizing technology ramps, increasing capacity, reducing scrap and improving factory output stability in critical areas   continue reading »

SOLON Accelerates Shipping Innovative SOLquick Rooftop Solution to Solar Installers


Integrates frameless solar module and rack into one unit for fast, easy and tool-free installation   continue reading »

Universal Display Announces 2Q 2012 Financial Results


Reports net income of $11 million on revenues of $30 million   continue reading »

Toppan Printing Starts Manufacturing Inlets for New Security Products in a Plant in the U.S.


Mass production and manpower saving with a fully automated and consolidated production line   continue reading »

eMagin Announces Record 2Q 2012 Revenues


OLED microdisplay sales rise 20 percent   continue reading »

Identive Group Announces 2Q 2012 Results


Performance improvements include sequential sales growth of 12 percent and decline in base operating costs   continue reading »

REC Awarded Funding from CERP for Innovative Solar Cell Research


Grant concentrated on improving silicon wafer-based solar cell manufacturing processes and technologies and thin-film solar cells based on the Chalcopyrite materials system   continue reading »

ALTANA Reports Sales Increase in the First Half of 2012


Sales rise by 5 percent in the first six months of the year   continue reading »

Printechnologics, Olympia Power Kicker Bundesliga Special to a Digital Dimension


Readers of German soccer magazine kicker get iPad version for special conditions thanks to Printechnologics innovative Touchcode   continue reading »

Heraeus Calls for Maintaining Free Competition in Solar Modules and PV Products


Charman says ‘import duties distort competition’   continue reading »

One Million Electronic Residence Permits Produced by Bundesdruckerei


Just 11 months after the introduction of the electronic residence permit, new ID document has already been issued to one million foreign citizens   continue reading »

Hanwha Solar Launches Project Development Business in North America with Hanwha SolarEnergy America


Combines project financing and development solutions for utility and commercial customers   continue reading »

TAGSYS Expands Team for RFID Deployment in Retail, Apparel, Luxury Goods Sector


Tony Dublino, Chad Tripp join TAGSYS   continue reading »

MiaSole Reorganizes Manufacturing and Operations to Enable Strategic Partnership


Reorganizes its workforce to retain employees in technology, commercial and flexible product areas.   continue reading »

Austin Energy, HelioVolt Installing First Locally Manufactured Solar Modules


Install is on the roof of the non-profit Yellow Bike Project   continue reading »

AIXTRON Introduces PRODOS-200 PVPD R&D System


Highly modular concept to produce new polymer materials for flexible electronics   continue reading »

UK Post Office Limited Passes 1.5 Million Mark with Its AEI Service


Processed the biometric information of more than one and a half million applicants   continue reading »

Dyesol Biomimetic Solar Technology Excels in External Testing


DyeTec Solar expects to relocate, expand workshop to enter the testing-validation and prototype development phase   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Selected to Provide BIPV Modules for New Foxconn Plant


Pilot installation of BIPV in new factory in Zhenzhou City, Henan Province, China   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Completes IP and Talent Acquisition from bTendo, a Projection-Technology Innovator


Brings pioneering spirit to pico-projector technology for smart consumer devices   continue reading »

E Ink Agrees to Buy SiPix Shares


Complementary ePaper technology adds to E Ink portfolio of offerings   continue reading »

Gemalto NFC Management Service Goes Live for Singapore


Multi-industry partners set to launch NFC Services powered by Gemalto's Allynis TSM Solution   continue reading »

ODIN Hires Healthcare RFID, RTLS and Workflow Automation SME


Chris Doran expanding hybrid passive-active RFID solutions to meet market demand   continue reading »

Researchers Study How to Avoid Charge Traps in Plastic Electronics


Trapping process greatly reduces the electron current, moves the location where electrons are converted into photons away from the center of the device   continue reading »

MC10 Secures R&D Contract to Develop Wearable Electronics for the Battlefield


Will develop solar cells that are directly integrated into the fabric cover of combat helmets and rucksacks   continue reading »

Inaugural Production of Solarion AG at New Manufacturing Facility in Zwenkau, Leipzig


€60 million investment, 100 jobs created   continue reading »

Cymbet EnerChip Bare Die Solid State Batteries Verified Non-cytotoxic


In vitro tests show EnerChip batteries ideal for implanted medical devices   continue reading »

Ohio Third Frontier Approves More Than $21 Million to Support Innovation


KSU receives $3 million for new concept devices based on nanoscale engineering of polymer liquid crystal interface project   continue reading »

Applied Nanotech Unveils Low-Cost Micron Copper Ink for Electronic Applications


Can replace more expensive silver inks used in the growing PE industry   continue reading »

eMagin Wins $2.4M R&D Contract from U.S. Navy


Contract is for high brightness 2,000 by 2,000 pxel OLED microdisplay   continue reading »

First Solar Appoints CEO James Hughes to Board of Directors


Has nearly 20 years of experience in the global energy industry   continue reading »

eMagin Announces Enhancements to its Website


Adds In The News page featuring articles regarding or mentioning eMagin from leading trade and business publications   continue reading »

First Solar, Inc. Announces 2Q 2012 Financial Results


Net sales of $957 million, an increase of $460 million from the first quarter of 2012   continue reading »

First Solar to Develop 139 MW Campo Verde Solar Project


Expected to start construction in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2013   continue reading »

REC Expands Market Activities in India


Shailendra Mohan Bebortha announced as managing director for REC Systems India   continue reading »

Tracy Marks Appointed as President of TransCore ITS


Served as senior VP of both the Southern U.S. and International regions   continue reading »


July 2012



Strong Growth and Earnings for ASSA ABLOY


Sales increased by 14 percent, including 3 percent organic growth   continue reading »

Holst Centre Leaders Author Books on Piezoelectric Materials and Photovoltaics


Pim Groen, Yulia Galagan, Ronn Andriessen offer insights on piezo, PV   continue reading »

SWeNT Announces Agreement to Distribute its CNT Products in Asia through Itochu Plastics


Sales opportunities are increasing in region   continue reading »

Dyesol Wins Inaugural Innovation Award from Clean Energy Council


Honored for ground-breaking development in the development of dye solar cell technology   continue reading »

Identive Provides Secure ID Solutions at London 2012 Olympics


Innovative technology includes entry systems for IOC members and guests at the Olympic Club, cashless payment for 100,000 visitors at Alexandra Palace hospitality events   continue reading »

Innovative Identive Payment Tag for Mobile Phones used at London 2012 Olympics


Unique tomPAY NFC tag enables mobile contactless payment for 100,000 visitors at London Olympic hospitality events   continue reading »

NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State


U.S. RE Technical Potential study produces estimates across technologies   continue reading »

Impinj Secures $21 Million Equity Financing from Leading Investment Firms


Funding will fuel continuing growth of company   continue reading »

Research Commissioned by Plastic Logic Shows Clear Need for Robust Electronic Devices


Poll of office workers shows 24 percent accidentally damaged an electronic device at work   continue reading »

Universal Display Purchases Fujifilm Worldwide OLED Patent Portfolio for $105M


Entire worldwide patent portfolio includes more than 1,200 OLED patents   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Increases Revenues by 26 Percent in the First Six Months of 2012


Management confirms target to increase group sales to some €250M in 2012   continue reading »

3M Announces Record Second-Quarter Earnings of $1.66 per Share


Strong productivity efforts drive 22.9 percent operating margins   continue reading »

Dyesol a Finalist in the Clean Energy Council Innovation Awards


Award recognizes demonstrated excellence and leadership in innovation and research   continue reading »

TI Supports Growth of Wearable Devices with Next-Gen Bluetooth Low Energy Application Software


Master-slave feature enables design of single-chip-based products with support for peripheral and central device modes   continue reading »

REC Regrets Escalation in Solar Industry Trade War, Denies Any Wrongdoing


REC Silicon named a respondent in a trade case filing initiated by Chinese producers   continue reading »

Universal Display, Plextronics Announce Strategic Alliance


Will develop next-generation OLED material systems   continue reading »

Creditors Give Q-Cells the Go-Ahead for Continuation


Will maintain operations of Q.CELLS and drive forward a potential restructuring option   continue reading »

REC Receives Global Customer Value Enhancement Award


REC Group only solar company honored by Frost & Sullivan   continue reading »

Hersheypark Implements Precision Dynamics Smart Band RFID Wristbands for Cashless Point-of-Sale


Ideal for cashless point-of-sale at Hersheypark amusement park   continue reading »

New Database from NREL Makes Costs of Energy Technologies More Transparent


App provides technology cost and performance estimates   continue reading »

TransCore Awarded Texas DoT Statewide Toll System Integration and Maintenance Contract


Contract is to develop, install, integrate, test and maintain all of TxDOT’s new open road tolling and cash collection systems   continue reading »

BASF Further Broadens Technology Base and Global Market Access for Battery Materials


BASF looks to become the world's leading system supplier of functional materials for high-performance batteries   continue reading »

Access Control Solutions from HID Global Secure Power Plant


Deployed at the Fuxi power plant in China’s Sichuan province   continue reading »

Agua Caliente Reaches 200MW Milestone


World's largest operating PV power plant creates more than 400 construction jobs   continue reading »

VKB-Bank Secures Online Banking Services with Ezio Solution from Gemalto in Austria


Using authentication solution to secure its eBanking services   continue reading »

Qolpac, Holst Centre to Bring Smart Blister Packaging to Mass Market


Partnership to develop existing smart blister technology for high-volume pharmaceutical applications.   continue reading »

Identive TouchSecure Desktop Reader Enables Use of Single ID Credential to Manage Privileges Across the Organization


Lets enterprises utilize existing employee ID cards to provide secure access to facilities, networks and shared services   continue reading »

Zebra Technologies Acquires LaserBand


Acquisition enhances Zebra’s solutions portfolio in patient safety and regulatory compliance   continue reading »

CPI Completes Installation of its Integrated Smart Systems Facility


New North East print facility to offer potential for real world printable electronics products   continue reading »

Toumaz Limited to Acquire Frontier Silicon


Also announces conditional placing of 285.6 million new ordinary shares   continue reading »

PakSense Announces Second-Generation BIOmed XpressPDF Temperature Monitoring Label


Simplifies supply chain temperature monitoring of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and biologics   continue reading »

Luna Innovations Launches Upgraded Version of ODiSI Sensing Platform


Advanced fiber optic technology provides quicker, more accurate testing of composite material   continue reading »

Bosch, Principality of Monaco Plan to Work Together on the Connected City of the Future


Focus on modern services and infrastructure relating to mobility, energy, health care and communications   continue reading »

Peratech Secures Finance Yorkshire Funding


Finance Yorkshire makes major investment in touch technology innovators   continue reading »

NFC Smartair from ASSA ABLOY Offers Users Wireless Management of Access Control Systems


TESA, ASSA ABLOY MobileKeys develop integral platform for NFC services   continue reading »

Applied Materials Revises FY2012 Business Outlook


Anticipates lower foundry equipment demand   continue reading »

Gemalto Trusted Services Management Data Center in Singapore Obtains MasterCard and Visa Certification


Allows Gemalto customers to securely distribute MasterCard and Visa mobile payment services to their end users.   continue reading »

Cinterion Honored as Part of 2012 Connected World Gold Value Chain Award for Enabling mHealth Solution


TZ Medical Aera CT device with embedded Cinterion M2M technology takes top honors in healthcare category   continue reading »

Tokyo Electron, imec to Accelerate Directed Self-Assembly Development


Will accelerate DSA activities at imec’s recent 300mm fab-compatible DSA process line   continue reading »

NREL Joins Global Alliance of Solar Research Institutes


Signs with Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Japan’s Research Center for Photovoltaic Technologies   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Develops 60-Cells Module with Record Performance of 301 Wp


First PV company to break the 300 Wp barrier   continue reading »

FlexTech Alliance Funded Project with Polyera Produces Printable, High-Performance Electronic Devices


Printed CMOS circuits now possible, leading to simpler circuit design, lower power consumption, reduced manufacturing costs and novel form factors   continue reading »

Plastic Logic Showing the Future for a Paperless Office


Selected to be part of BBC Click’s experiment to live without paper   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Launches High-Temperature Hard Tag for Industrial Applications


Tag developed to track and trace metallic objects over long reading distances in harsh and high temperature environments   continue reading »

BASF Named Most Transparent Chemical Company in the World


Rating based on openness, transparency and steps to fight corruption   continue reading »

Bemis Selects Thin Film Electronics to Develop Intelligent Packaging Platform


First commercial agreement in PE to create integrated printed systems for high volume production and multiple markets.   continue reading »

Applied Materials Solves Critical Interconnect Challenge with Breakthrough Flowable Copper Technology


Revolutionary method of depositing the vital wiring seed layer has no foreseeable node limit   continue reading »

ITW Takes License to Intregrate Unique Imprinted Logic Technology from PragmatIC Printing


Will also collaborate under PragmatIC Pilot Production Program to deliver complete PEs solutions to ITW’s global customers   continue reading »

Imec’s Industrial-Level Silicon Solar Cells Exceed 20 Percent Efficiency


Processing simplicity holds the potential for cost reduction and efficiency increase in an industrial production environment   continue reading »

Flemish Government to Support Imec 450mm Clean Room


Aim is to open the new 450mm clean room facilities in 2015   continue reading »

Applied Materials' Unique UVision5 System Delivers World-Class Pattern Monitoring for Sub-20nm Era


Wafer inspection system delivers up to twice the light to the wafer   continue reading »

Governor O'Malley Celebrates Groundbreaking on Largest Solar Power Project in Maryland


First Solar, First Energy combine on 160-acre solar farm project   continue reading »

Eight19 Honored Twice with BusinessGreen Leaders Awards


Receives Small Business of the Year, Renewable Energy Project of the Year awards   continue reading »

New Polyamide 12 Line of Evonik is Planned to be Built in Singapore by 2014


Will increase availability of this specialty plastic   continue reading »

Gemalto Machine Identification Module First to Achieve ISO/TS 16949


Highest automotive-grade certification   continue reading »

Vasakronan Updates RiTA Access System to ASSA ARX


Gets contactless readers, a more modern IT platform and an integrated telephone entry system   continue reading »

Change in the Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG


Dr. Klaus-Jurgen Schmieder takes over chairmanship   continue reading »

Hirsch Identive Awarded $1.7M Contract from Department of Justice


Order is for credential-based access control systems   continue reading »


June 2012



Changes on the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH


Dr. Stefan Hartung to assume responsibility for the new business sector Energy and Building Technology   continue reading »

First Solar Appoints Georges Antoun COO


Antoun was a venture partner at Technology Crossover Ventures   continue reading »

Novaled, Samsung Mobile Display Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement


SMD commits to purchase dopant materials used in the transport layers of its AMOLED display modules   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Further Strengthens Financial Flexibility by €100 Million Term and Revolving Facilities Agreement


New €100 million term and revolving facilities agreement concluded with a syndicate of five banks matures Dec. 30, 2016   continue reading »

SoloPower Names Paolo Pietrogrande to Board of Directors, Bart Van Ouytsel as Head of Sales in Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Adds experience to mission to make rooftop solar the main energy source for commercial and industrial buildings   continue reading »

Eight19 Wins Prize for Best Business Case at LOPE-C Investor Summit


Presented Indigo, a technology to enable a new pay-as-you-go business model for organic solar power   continue reading »

HelioVolt Releases New High Performance Module Series


Announces successful completion of testing of next series of high efficiency thin film solar modules   continue reading »

Module Installation Begins at Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One


Los Angeles County leaders install first of 3.8 million photovoltaic solar panels   continue reading »

Applied Materials Introduces Breakthrough Etch Technology for the Terabit Era


Etches 80:1 aspect ratio features, as well as structures with greatly varying depths, in a single process   continue reading »

eMagin Receives Initial Production Subcontract for U.S. Army Enhanced Night Vision Goggle


SENVG gives soldiers the ability to detect and identify potential threats regardless of weather or environmental conditions   continue reading »

Abound Solar to Suspend Operations


Intends to file a petition for protection under U.S. Bankruptcy Code   continue reading »

Australian Clean-Tech Company Dyesol to Benefit from R&D Tax Scheme


Tax rebate estimated at around AUD $3M to be received within the next few months   continue reading »

E Ink Wins Two Awards at 2012 Display Taiwan Conference


Company chairman also recognized for contributions to FPD industry in Taiwan   continue reading »

Gemalto Reinforces Long-Time Partnership with Plastkart, a Leading Smart Card and Service Provider in Turkey


Acquires controlling interest in Plastkart   continue reading »

Orange Launches Nationwide Deployment of NFC SIM Cards with Gemalto Solution in France


Will enable NFC-readiness for mass deployment of mobile contactless services   continue reading »

Holst Centre Accomplishes Inkjet Printing High Aspect Ratio Conductive Structures


Creates tall, narrow conductive structures on flexible substrates for the first time   continue reading »

Murata Joins imec Research Platform on Reconfigurable Radios


Collaborating on reconfigurable radio IC design   continue reading »

Plastic Logic Technology Hosts Open Day in Cambridge


Showcased thinnest flexible display at just 130 microns, can play color video content at 12 frames per second   continue reading »

REC Names Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers Managing Director Americas


Expanding sales activities in the region   continue reading »

SolarWorld Supplying More Projects Abroad with Complete Kits


Supplies customers with solar power modules, matching frame technology and system monitoring   continue reading »

Sartomer Offers Acrylic Oligomer for UV/EB Corrosion Resistant and Weatherable Coatings


CN9030 offers flexibility and strength for a wide variety of substrates.   continue reading »

Nanosolar Expands Executive Team to Drive Global Go-To-Market Strategy


Three new executives to focus on sales and marketing   continue reading »

First Solar Installs 10 Millionth Power Plant PV Module


Milestone reached at 550MW Desert Sunlight solar farm   continue reading »

LA County Approves First Solar to Start Module Installation at AV Solar Ranch One


Worked to achieve agreement related to the module code certifications   continue reading »

3M to Acquire the Business of Federal Signal Technologies Group


Acquisition expands 3M’s Traffic Solutions into adjacent electronic tolling industry   continue reading »

Vorbeck Team Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award


Partnered with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University to commercialize graphene technology   continue reading »

CPI Receives Government Funding for Feasibility Studies for the Process Industry


Innovation in sustainability is vital for the continued success and growth of the UK process industry   continue reading »

Indigo Pay-as-You-Go Solar Honored as a Top Sustainable Solution at Rio+20


Eight19 was also awarded a highly coveted World Business Development Award   continue reading »

Dow Corning Kicks Off Research Activities in New €9M European Development Center


SEED research center focuses on new materials and technologies for renewable energy and energy efficiency   continue reading »

Tim Wang Appointed GM of AIXTRON China Ltd.


Previously was regional president of Novellus Systems in China   continue reading »

Eight19 Welcomes Global Commitments to Action in Support of Sustainable Energy for All


Businesses, investors commit more than $50B to achieve the three objectives of the initiative   continue reading »

Gemalto Launches Protiva Defender Suite


End-to-end identity and access solution for law enforcement officials   continue reading »

Identive Physical Access Control Terminal Achieves Certipath ICAM Certification


PACT 1241 reader underwent rigorous testing for compliance with the recommendations of NIST   continue reading »

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Announces New Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Conductive Polymers


Developed two new grades in its SMW line of specialty multi-wall CNT   continue reading »

Universal Display Holds 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders


Company’s first full-year profit, signing of major long-term license and material supply agreements and expanding IP portfolio are highlights   continue reading »

OE-A Presents Awards During LOPE-C 2012 Dinner


Imprint Energy, Eight19 among honorees   continue reading »

Applied Materials Names Gary Dickerson as President


Thirty-year semiconductor industry veteran to assume new role at Applied   continue reading »

Thinfilm Files Patent for Printable Protection for Memory Devices


New protection method significant improvement from conventional approach of protecting printed devices, meets requirements for durability and low cost   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Accepts Order for EnerPlex Charger for Apple iPhone


Product debut in Asia in early August   continue reading »

TAGSYS Ensures Full RFID Compliance to Improve Brand Owners’ Supply Chain Agility


TAGSYS FiTS is the first commercial one-stop-shop system for complete retail supply chain   continue reading »

3M Completes U.S. Manufacturing Expansion for 3M Ultra Barrier Solar Film


Technology poised to enable the growing flexible thin film market   continue reading »

New Energy Technologies, NREL Create Improved Process for Technology Capable of Generating Electricity on See-Through Glass


Announces improvement in its manufacturing technique that should lead to higher speed, lower costs and greater durability   continue reading »

Monocerus Development Platform Speeds Up Development of New Devices


Platform allows development of new components individually   continue reading »

3M Expands High-Performance Multi-Touch Display Line at InfoComm 2012


New displays deliver high performance multi-touch functionality to professional and commercial applications   continue reading »

Multicard Facilitates Campus Card Technology Migration


New ID card platform supports payment, integration to additional school services and applications   continue reading »

Impinj Store Performance Simulator Helps Improve Retail Operations and Boost Profitability


SPS provides retailers valuable insights into relationship between inventory management and profitability   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Showcases Innovations at Intersolar 2012


Seven innovations will be on show, from innovative cell concept Q.ANTUM to new solar modules and smart PV applications   continue reading »

NovaCentrix Chief Scientist Dr. Kurt Schroder Named 2012 Inventor of the Year


Texas State Bar honors Dr. Schroder   continue reading »

Universal Display Strengthens Management Team with Addition of New VP Mauro Premutico


Patent protection and intellectual property law expert will support Universal Display’s continued growth as leading OLED technology licensing and materials supply company   continue reading »

Universal Display, L-3 Display Systems Deliver Ruggedized AMOLED Display System Prototype to U.S. Air Force


Designed for knee-mounted use by pilots in aircraft cockpits, novel system uses full-color, phosphorescent AMOLED display built on plastic substrate   continue reading »

Universal Display Introduces New PHOLED Emissive Layer Material Systems


New emitter/host systems for red, green, and yellow materials offer enhanced performance for OLED displays and lighting   continue reading »

Imec, Kaneka Achieve Breakthrough in Developing Next-Generation Heterojunction Solar Cells


Uses Kaneka’s copper electroplating technology   continue reading »

Heliatek Transparent Solar Films will Enable Tinted Windows to Generate Electricity


Can be integrated between the glass sheets of double-glazed windows   continue reading »

MEMSCON Delivers Building Integrity Monitoring Results


Second-generation system is based on MEMS sensors and RFID tags   continue reading »

Applied Materials Named Top PV Solar Equipment Supplier for Fourth Consecutive Year by VLSIresearch


Fiscal 2011 represented its third year of achieving more than $1 billion in sales in PV market   continue reading »

Bosch Starts Construction of New Center for Research and Advance Engineering in Renningen, Germany


A total of 14 new buildings will be built   continue reading »

First Solar and Intermolecular Announce Joint Program to Accelerate Solar PV Roadmap


Collaboration will leverage Intermolecular High Productivity Combinatorial platform towards achieving higher CdTe solar panel efficiencies   continue reading »

First Solar to Provide 159 MW in Solar Power Projects for AGL Energy Under Australia Solar Flagships Program


A significant step forward for the utility-scale solar industry in Australia   continue reading »

REC Participates at Intersolar 2012


Presenting Partner Program and product innovation   continue reading »

GSI Technologies Announces New Roll to Roll PE Capability


GSI now has multiple validated roll to roll production lines that have full 100 percent vision inspection capabilities   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Supports FujiFilm Photo Printing Kiosks in the UK with BullsEye NFC Inlays


Consumers can print images from their NFC phone by selecting pictures and touching their phone to the kiosk   continue reading »

Blue Spark Technologies Partners with IDS Microchip to Promote New and Innovative EPC Gen2 BAP RFID Sensor Solutions


Technology partnership is developing cost-effective battery-powered sensor solutions for time-and-temperature supply chain monitoring.   continue reading »

E Ink Showcases State-of-the-Art LCD and ePaper Displays


Highlights new commercial products, concepts   continue reading »

Cambrios Technologies Establishes Taiwan Office


Drive increased development of touch screen solutions and support growing customer base   continue reading »

Sarah Kurtz of NREL Wins Prestigious Cherry Award from IEEE


Physicist helps advance solar industry with multi-junction cell, concentrating PV   continue reading »

Universal Display Unveils OLED Lighting Prototype to Demonstrate Novel Feature of Company’s Single-Layer Barrier Technology


Barrier film technology covers entire panel to provide opportunities for ‘bezel-less’ product designs   continue reading »

Universal Display Reports Record Results for White PHOLED Flexible Lighting Panels


Additional all-phosphorescent white OLED lighting advances reported and demonstrated in novel OLED panel prototypes during SID Display Week 2012   continue reading »

Hanergy signs agreement to acquire Q.CELLS Thin-Film Subsidiary Solibro


Solibro to benefit from network and investment, while allowing Hanergy access to its core technology   continue reading »

RFID Locking Solutions by VingCard Elsafe Now Compatible with SKIDATA Products


New interface allows skiers to use their RFID-enabled ski passes as keys for their guestrooms at surrounding hotels and resorts   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Launches Solar Powered Charger for Apple iPhone


Product will formally debut at the Intersolar Europe trade show next week   continue reading »

Identive Reiterates Commitment to Stockholders


Provides details on series of cost reduction measures to bolster cash position, support long-term growth strategy   continue reading »

National Park Trust Awarded $48,000 Grant from First Solar to Implement Environmental Education Program in California and Nevada


Will expand its nationally recognized environmental education program Where's Buddy Bison Been?   continue reading »

Identive Smart Card Readers Support Cyber Security for U.S. Government Agency


Providing 266,000 smart card readers to a U.S. government agency for secure authentication and email encryption   continue reading »

Thinfilm Extends Relationship with PARC to Accelerate Delivery of Integrated Printed Electronic Systems


Prototyping temperature sensor tag a significant step towards low-cost printed system devices   continue reading »

Nanosys, 3M to Bring Amazing Color to Consumer Electronic Displays


Companies to develop quantum dot technology for LCDs   continue reading »

DuPont Displays Eye-Catching Material Innovations at SID


Vertak optical bonding adhesives, new DuPont Teijin Films’ substrates are showcased   continue reading »

Albuquerque Airport Reaches 1 MW Milestone with Locally-Manufactured SCHOTT Solar Panels


Highlights solar manufacturing and service companies in growing solar industry in New Mexico   continue reading »

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Elects Dr. W.R. Bottoms to its Board of Directors


Technology investor and entrepreneur joins board   continue reading »

First Solar Joins KAUST NEO Testing and Demonstration Program in Saudi Arabia


Thin-film PV system to demonstrate performance under extreme conditions of Red Sea Coast   continue reading »

Nanosolar Raises $70 Million in New Capital


Funding to support expansion of production, drive commercialization of thin film solar technology   continue reading »


May 2012



Blue Spark Technologies to Highlight Battery-Powered Semi-Passive RFID Sensor Applications for Cold Chains at 2012 Sensors Expo


Will focus on how thin, flexible printed batteries work with RFID, sensors and printed electronics to deliver innovative supply chain monitoring solutions   continue reading »

Universal Display to Demonstrate OLED Technologies, Materials Innovations at Display Week 2012


Will present recent advances in phosphorescent OLED technologies and materials for OLED displays, energy-efficient white lighting and flexible OLEDs   continue reading »

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Announces Semiconductor-Enriched Carbon Nanotubes for Printed Electronics Applications


Offers high concentration of semiconducting SWCNT species   continue reading »

REC Takes Eco-Friendly to Next Level with New Solar Modules


REC Peak Energy Eco is a new solar module produced with lead-free soldering   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Finalizes Construction of 69MW Project in North America


Completed final stage of construction of solar energy project in Ontario, Canada   continue reading »

Gemalto Supports la Caixa First Large Scale Deployment of Contactless EMV Payment in Spain


One of Spain’s largest retail banks with more than 10 milllion customers   continue reading »

Konarka Technologies Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection


Assets include more than hundreds of owned and licensed patents and patent applications in the field of solar energy, manufacturing plant   continue reading »

New Air-Stable n-Dopant and ETL Materials from Novaled to Improve Efficiency and Lifetimes for OLED TV and Mobile Displays


Novaled to exhibit at SID Display Week 2012, present latest OLED display and OLED lighting developments   continue reading »

World’s Highest Resolution Full Color Microdisplay to Be Demonstrated by eMagin at SID Conference


WUXGA OLED-XL Microdisplay Selected for Innovation Zone Exhibit   continue reading »

Dr. Joe Armstrong of Ascent Solar Joins Bye Aerospace Strategic Advisory Council


Bye Aerospace is applying clean energy solutions to innovative aircraft designs   continue reading »

SmartKem Drives International Growth Strategy with Appointment of Bill Freer as Chairman


Will facilitate aim of supplying materials to device manufacturers and OEMs in the Asian market   continue reading »

isiQiri Launches Revolutionary Multi-Touch Technology


Q-Frame overcomes many problems which affect currently available technologies at a market leading price   continue reading »

G24i Collaborates with Logitech on First Light-Powered Keyboard


Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for third-generation Apple iPad and iPad 2 powered by G24 Innovation’s pioneering light energy-harvesting technology   continue reading »

Successful drupa for Coatema


Number of new contacts and orders exceeded expectations by far   continue reading »

BYK Additives & Instruments Opens New Lab Building in Wesel


Facility has 8,000 square meters of laboratory space   continue reading »

ALTANA Acquires Casting Resins Business from Marbo


Production will be incorporated into ELANTAS Italia facilities in Collecchio   continue reading »

MiaSole Sets Flexible PV Efficiency World Record at 15.5 Percent


Latest efficiency gains in large area flexible PV modules outperform strategic roadmap and set new industry benchmark   continue reading »

3M Announces Commercial Availability of 3M FTB3 Barrier Film


Flexible, optically clear films protect sensitive electronics from oxygen and water vapor   continue reading »

Luna Innovations Develops Technology to Enhance Cybersecurity


Company uses reverse engineering to evaluate FPGA designs at bitstream level as way to improve design integrity   continue reading »

Applied Nanotech Taps IVD Veteran Alan Jernigan as CEO of New Nano Sensor Subsidiary


Move part of growth plan to accelerate commercialization, increase revenues   continue reading »

Secure Access to BTH with ASSA Access Control System


ARX used by more than 8,000 students and 600 employees at Blekinge University of Technology   continue reading »

Impinj Monza X-2K and X-8K Dura Chips Deliver New Benefits to Manufacturers of Consumer Electronics


Embedded UHF RFID brings novel capabilities to electronic devices, enabling improvements in supply chain security, efficiency and retail customer experience   continue reading »

Imec Hosts 22nd Annual Imec Technology Forum


Global industry leaders gather to discuss innovations and advanced research   continue reading »

Identive Introduces tomPAY Innovative Payment Tag for Mobile Phones


Patent-pending peel and stick RFID tag enables contactless payments on current generation smartphones   continue reading »

SoloPower Raises $7.1 Million in Financing


Financing is raised from existing investors   continue reading »

Merck Expands Capabilities on Novel Materials for Display and Lighting by Investing in QLight Nanotech


Company develops quantum dot-based technology for lighting and display applications   continue reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, First Solar and Big Green Zero Energize Solar Power System at Taliesin West


Marks completion of first phase of the Energizing Taliesin West initiative   continue reading »

Q.CELLS, CCC Realize Large Off-Grid Solar Installation in Abu Dhabi Desert


Q.CELLS opens office in Abu Dhabi, strengthens position in the Middle East   continue reading »

REC, AEE Solar Partnership Goes Platinum in the U.S.


AEE Solar will join the program as a Platinum Partner   continue reading »

Applied Nanotech Unveils ThercoBond Family of Highly Thermally-Conductive Bonding Materials


Highly thermally-conductive bonding and printed materials   continue reading »

Ascent Solar, Shenzhen Radiant Enterprise Enter Strategic Alliance with Leading China Railway Design Agency


Will integrate Ascent Solar panels with existing and future railway stations   continue reading »

SOMARK Innovations Launches New TriCell Technology for the Labstamp System at the 59th Annual Meeting of JALAS


Improved animal ID for research mice   continue reading »

Nanosolar Completes Installation of 1 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project at Camp Roberts


California deployment to serve as test bed for DoD Energy Security Technology Certification Program   continue reading »

First PV Solar Panel Installed on Largest Solar Project in the World


Marks another milestone at Topaz Solar Farms   continue reading »

Identive Introduces Cloud-Based NFC Tag Management


Scalable platform enables dynamic updates, personalization of content   continue reading »

SolarWorld Welcomes Decision on Anti-Dumping Duties Up to 250 Percent on Solar Products from China


Final judgment by U.S. Department of Commerce expected in second half of the year   continue reading »

Peratech Creates Fast-Acting Electronic Nose Using QTC Technology


Rapidly detects the presence of VOCs   continue reading »

New Series of Cost-Saving Rear Silver Conductor Pastes for Silicon Solar Cells Being Introduced by Ferro Electronic Materials


Pastes cut silver usage while maintaining key performance characteristics   continue reading »

Al Bilad Customers In Saudi Arabia Receive New Banking Cards Instantly with Gemalto Solution


Can seamlessly integrate the card solution into its existing IT infrastructure   continue reading »

G24 Innovations Energy Harvesting Device Wins 2012 IDTechEx Award


Honored for Best Technical Development of an Energy Harvesting Device   continue reading »

Applied Materials Delivers Strong 2Q 2012 Results


Silicon Systems Group performance drives strong sequential growth in orders and net sales   continue reading »

Auditing for a Safe and Sustainable ASSA ABLOY


Suppliers must measure up in the key areas of environment, health, safety, business ethics and human rights   continue reading »

Identive to Present Latest Trends in NFC Technology at NFC Solutions Summit


Will present talks, new product offerings   continue reading »

Sixth Solvay – COPE Symposium on Organic Electronics


Academic, corporate representatives discuss the latest research and newest product developments in emerging markets   continue reading »

Single-Chip Ethylene Sensor to Monitor Fruit Ripening


Development of the sensors onto flexible substrates is planned, paving the way for use in smart packaging.   continue reading »

NREL Director Dan Arvizu Named Chair of National Science Board


Panel advises president, Congress on science and engineering   continue reading »

REC Announces New Silicon Technologies Applications and Research Center in Shangyu, China


STAR Center is a commitment to customers in China   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Supplies 16 MWp of Solar Modules to FILKAB JSC and Solarpro in Bulgaria


Q.PRO modules score by high quality, durability and above average yields   continue reading »

Plastic Logic Announces New Strategy to Expand Market Reach


Business focus on accelerating new applications and markets for its technology   continue reading »

Konarka, Dri-Design Unveil Innovative Solar Metal Wall Panel System


Konarka Power Plastic solar films integrated into new Dri-Design Metal Rainscreen Panels   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Named Bye Aerospace Development Partner


Solar energy is a key component to several of Bye Aerospace's programs   continue reading »

Intrinsiq Materials Announces CP-002 Low Cost Copper Screen Print Paste


Nanoparticle-based copper paste designed for photonic curing   continue reading »

Clean4Yield Project Targets Contamination, Defect Control in Roll-to-Roll Organic Electronics Production


Goal is ensuring high enough yields for cost-effective manufacturing   continue reading »

SoloPower Receives TiE50 Award in Energy and Cleantech


Award to be presented at TiEcon   continue reading »

isiQiri Launches Revolutionary Multi-Touch Technology


Q-Frame large-format multi-touch technology to be launched in June   continue reading »

Identive Group Announces Preliminary 1Q 2012 Results


CEO says revenue performance was at lower end of expectations   continue reading »

HID Global RFID Glass Tags Deliver Improved Read Ranges for Small Animal ID


Adds two Glass Tag Ultra RFID transponders to its expanding Animal ID Glass Tag family   continue reading »

Dyesol Innovation Recognized at 2012 Endeavour Awards


Receives Highly Commended Award in the Most Innovative Manufacturing Company category   continue reading »

New Energy Appoints Proven Executive to Introduce Novel Electricity-Generating Technologies to Industry


Previously served as vice president of Asahi Glass Company’s Solar Business Unit   continue reading »

eMagin Announces Record 1Q 2012 Revenues


Product revenue up 35 percent, positive EBITDA   continue reading »

Enbridge, First Solar Announce Completion of 50 MW Silver State North Nevada Solar Project


Interior secretary Ken Salazar dedicates first utility-scale solar project built on public lands   continue reading »

Sun Chemical Offers Cost Saving Material Solutions for PV Manufacturers


Showcases solutions for PE, solar   continue reading »

SoloPower Sees Opportunity in Italy


Will preview next generation flexible thin-film solar technology at SolarExpo in Verona   continue reading »

Eight19 Begins Organic Solar Trials in Africa


Real-­world data will accelerate product development   continue reading »

3M Board Elects Inge G. Thulin Chairman


Thulin currently serves as president and CEO   continue reading »

Universal Display Announces 1Q 2012 Financial Results


Results reflect growing demand for proprietary materials and technology   continue reading »

Thinfilm Announces Financial Report for 1Q 2012


Announces first public application featuring printed memory cards, continues progress toward full-scale commercialization of stand-alone memories   continue reading »

SMARTRAC to Sponsor and Present at NFC Bootcamp Training Series


OTA training brings expertise of global leader to its NFC training series   continue reading »

REC Announces Production of Five-Millionth Solar Module


REC has been active in Italy since 2009   continue reading »

GERO Solarpark Delivers First Power After Seven-Week Construction Period


GERO Solarpark GmbH’s 28-megawatt solar power plant, was inaugurated in Amsdorf.   continue reading »

ECD Cancels Going Concern Auction of United Solar


Continuing to work with prospective buyers on alternative transactions   continue reading »

Cymbet Teams with Micross to Supply New Embedded Energy Solutions


Micross to offer EnerChip solid state batteries   continue reading »

NovaCentrix Launches New PulseForge Model at drupa 2012


Offers increased production speeds and decreased consumables cost in comparison to the other PulseForge tools   continue reading »

Ynvisible Launches Online Shop, Attends drupa


Shop features products with its interactive display technology   continue reading »

Identive Announces Appointment of David Wear as EVP Finance


Also will serve as CFO, company secretary   continue reading »

Board Changes at Toumaz Limited


Names Anthony Sethill as CEO, Chris Toumazou executive chairman   continue reading »

Nanosolar Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification for German Manufacturing Facility


Certification covers all aspects of the manufacturing and testing of Nanosolar thin-film solar panels   continue reading »

eMagin Receives Follow-on OLED Display Order for U.S. Army Remote Viewer Program


All of the microdisplays are to be delivered prior to the end of 2012   continue reading »

First Solar Establishes Indian Operating Company


Appoints Sujoy Ghosh as country head, India   continue reading »

MidAmerican Solar, First Solar Announce Start of Major Construction on Largest Solar Project in the World


Topaz Solar Farms, located in San Luis Obispo County, CA, is 550 MW PV project   continue reading »

First Solar Announces 1Q 2012 Financial Results


Net sales of $497 million is $70 million less that 1Q 2011   continue reading »

First Solar Appoints James Hughes CEO


Mike Ahearn will continue in his role as chairman of the board   continue reading »

First Solar Appoints Raffi Garabedian CTO


Dave Eaglesham retires   continue reading »

Imec Demonstrates Low-Power 7Gbps 60GHz Transceiver


Collaboration with Panasonic designed for the wireless consumer market   continue reading »

Applied Ventures Invests in Infinite Power Solutions


Raises $10M in Series D Financing   continue reading »

REC to Supply 20 MW in Bulgaria


Increases market share to 15 percent   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Supplies 7 MWp of Solar Modules to IKEA in Italy


IKEA to build roof-top installations onto main Italian warehouse in Piacenza   continue reading »

TAGSYS Offers Exclusive Try and Buy Program for Textile Rental Market


Will allow textile companies to test TAGSYS industry-leading RFID-based management system   continue reading »

TAGSYS Introduces First Total Management System for the Textile Rental Industry and its Users


First commercially available, end-to-end RFID visibility management system brings fast ROI to industrial laundries and their customers   continue reading »

Xenon Launches Worldwide PE Test Center Network to Help Drive Commercialization of Printed Electronics Industry


Network is a consortium of manufacturers, integrators and universities that will make labs available to researchers and product developers   continue reading »


April 2012



Heliatek Sets New World Record Efficiency of 10.7 Percent for Its Organic Tandem Cell


Also confirms superior low light and high temperature performances of OPV compared to traditional solar technologies   continue reading »

Nanosolar Successfully Completes Grant Specifications from U.S. DoE


Solar America Initiative Technology Pathway Partnership program focused on lowering cost of large-scale commercial PV installations   continue reading »

Dyesol, NTU Join Forces


Dye solar cell applications and technological advancements will be the focus   continue reading »

Imec Board Confirms 5 Percent Growth for 2011


Multidisciplinary approach secures future growth for imec   continue reading »

Eight19 joins Global LEAP


Goal is to encourage self-sustaining commercial markets for energy access solutions   continue reading »

Indigo by Eight19 Highlighted by UN's Sustainable Energy for All Initiative


Noted to be making progress in all three objectives of energy efficiency, renewable energy and universal access   continue reading »

UNI-SOLAR to Feature New, Higher Power Output Solar Products at Solarexpo 2012 in Italy


New enhanced PV laminates (ePVL) create cost saving solar solution   continue reading »

Identive Adds Online Custom NFC Tags to Its Industry Leading NFC Marketplace


Personalized NFC tags now available from www.identiveNFC.com   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Successfully Completes Largest Solar Project in Europe


Completed the Brandenburg-Briest solar project   continue reading »

REC Announces 1Q 2012 Results


Industry-wide overcapacity continued to put pressure on market prices   continue reading »

Universal Display, Fraunhofer IPMS - COMEDD Announce OLED Materials Agreement for White OLED Lighting


UDC will provide its proprietary UniversalPHOLED phosphorescent OLED materials as a key ingredient   continue reading »

OE-A at drupa 2012


Printed electronics is a special topic at drupa 2012   continue reading »

NRG Energy, MidAmerican Solar and First Solar Celebrate 100 MW Milestone for 290 MW Agua Caliente Solar Project


Yuma County, AZ PV solar project creates 400 jobs and clean, renewable power for 225,000 homes   continue reading »

Q.CELLS SE: Business Operations Stabilized


Modules are being produced in three shifts and will soon be expanded to the full four-shift operation, seven days a week   continue reading »

REC to Exit All Wafer Operations in Norway


Closing the remaining 650 MW multicrystalline wafer plant at Heroya   continue reading »

Gemalto Selected by America Movil, Banamex and Banco Inbursa as Technology Provider for Transfer Mobile Payment Service in Mexico


Gemalto promotes Transfer as an easy and safe way to transfer money Gemalto announced that it has been selected as the technology provider for Transfer, the service to be offered by the joint venture between América Móvil/Telcel, Citibank&ac   continue reading »

ECD Announces Extension of Auction Date


Moved from April 24 to May 8   continue reading »

Holst Centre Successful in EU FP7 Research Funding


Five of eight proposed collaborative projects receive funding   continue reading »

First Solar Marks First Anniversary of 3 MW Sai Sena PV Project in Thailand


Solar power plant uses more than 40,000 First Solar thin-film PV modules   continue reading »

TAGSYS Named as Finalist for 2012 Red Herring Top100 Award


Honors the year’s most promising private technology ventures from European business region   continue reading »

Secure RFID ID Cards from HID Global Meet U.S. Government Standards


Receives follow-on order for green cards with RFID tags   continue reading »

NFC Locking Technology Helps BMW Drivers Book Hotel


VingCard locking technology helps BMW drivers book, open hotel room   continue reading »

Multicard Expands Availability of Mobile Phone-Based Cashless Payments Using Rabobank Digital Wallet


Food service partners deploy Cashless Betalen solution in companies, schools   continue reading »

Top Professional Athletes Join Forces with MC10 to Shape the Future of Electronics in Sports


Matt Hasselbeck, Grant Hill among members of Sports Advisory Board   continue reading »

Precision Dynamics – St. John Introduces New Conf-ID-ent Bar Code Blood Card System for Blood Transfusion ID


Streamlines blood transfusion process with one-person verification, improves patient safety by helping prevent human errors   continue reading »

Brewer Science Introduces Thin Wafer Handling Systems for Compound Semiconductor Device Processing


Suitable for low-volume prototype processing that enables transfer to high-volume manufacturing   continue reading »

SMARTRAC Introduces Midas NFC Tag


Ideally suited to link small objects with cloud services   continue reading »

MiaSole Continues Global Expansion into India Solar Market


Announces appointment of Preetha Nair as country manager India   continue reading »

First Solar Restructures Operations to Align With Sustainable Market Opportunities


Frankfurt manufacturing facility to be closed; four production lines in Malaysia to be indefinitely idled   continue reading »

Ascent Solar Appoints New Board Member


Company to intensify the re-entering of rooftop solar market   continue reading »

UNI-SOLAR Outperforms Competition at the University of Notre Dame


Laminates part of thin-film solar PV demonstration installation   continue reading »

Konarka's OPV Modules Pass Aging Tests Performed by TUV Rheinland


Allows OEM product integration partners to integrate Konarka Power Plastic solar film with product lifetime confidence into flexible applications   continue reading »

SCHOTT Solar Panels Green the Game at Busch Stadium, Home of the St. Louis Cardinals


Solar energy system will generate enough energy to power all the team stores in Busch Stadium   continue reading »

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Shortlists Eight19 For Two Accolades


Selected as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year and Renewable Energy Project of the Year categories   continue reading »

Novaled Cooperates with Marcus Tremonto on Development of PAD


PAD is a new ultra-slim transparent OLED suspension light   continue reading »

Identive Launches SmartCore in the U.S.


RFID card core manufacturing technology that enables unmatched surface quality and printability of contactless ID and access cards   continue reading »

First Solar to Expand Board of Directors


Nominates George Hambro and Richard Chapman to serve as directors   continue reading »

RUSNANO Invests in Beneq


Opens new opportunities for Beneq   continue reading »

Applied Materials Receives Intel Preferred Quality Supplier Award


Recognized as one of 19 companies receiving award   continue reading »

UNI-SOLAR Powered so-fi Bag Wins Prestigious International Red Dot Award


Product under Open Solar initiative wins award   continue reading »

Australia's Largest Solar PV Project Reaches Major Construction Milestone


WA minister for energy helps mark the commencement of panel installation   continue reading »

Thinfilm Receives Contract for Parts Identification using Printed Memory


Client is international manufacturer of security products, and produces systems that can be customized to nearly one million configurations   continue reading »

Printechnologics Excels at Printed Electronics Europe 2012


Chemnitz-based company awarded with Best Commercialization and Best in Show Awards   continue reading »

Konica Minolta Sensing Announces World First Dedicated Triple Junction Solar Reference Cell


Launched its AK-120/130/140 PV Reference Cells   continue reading »

3M Cogent Awarded Long Term Contract in Supplying High-Resolution LiveScan Booking Stations to Hong Kong Police Force


Will be used to capture tenprints and palm prints   continue reading »

Printechnologics, Nukotoys Change the Way Children Play and Learn with Collector Cards


Monsterology and Animal Planet: Touchcode paves the way for the next generation of app-cessories   continue reading »

Polyera Raises $24.5M in Series C Funding


Plans to use the funds to accelerate development activities, make a major investment in Asia-Pacific operations   continue reading »

Heliatek Wins Materials Award for its Breakthrough Solar Cell Technology at IDTechEx Printed Electronics


Given to the organization that has made the most significant development in enabling materials technology during the past 24 months   continue reading »

Brewer Science Acquires Real Estate for New Global Logistics Management Center


Acquisition includes existing building and land for future expansion   continue reading »

3M Names Scott Krohn VP and Treasurer


Will succeed Janet Yeomans, who has announced her intention to retire on Aug. 1   continue reading »

Identive Group names Jason Hart EVP Identity Management and Cloud Solutions


Co-founded idOnDemand, which was acquired by Identive in 2011   continue reading »

G24 Innovations Sets New Record for Recycling Indoor Light to Electricity


Records an average of 26 percent conversion efficiency   continue reading »

Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One Receives First Loan Advance


Exelon-owned solar PV project will be one of largest in the world   continue reading »

Public, Industrial Agreements Enable Further Growth of Holst Centre


Main growth of Holst Centre will be realized by increased industrial participations   continue reading »

Alien Technology, Digital China Forming Strategic RFID Partnership in China Market


Unique local knowledge of Digital China expected to drive new Alien business opportunities   continue reading »

Confidex Showcases Tag Innovations for Cold Chain Management


Highlighted new ways to manage assets with NFC phones   continue reading »

Alien Technology Next-Generation Higgs4 Transponder IC Enters Mass-Market Adoption with Pre-Encoded Serialization


Optimized for broad RFID deployments for apparel, other growing markets   continue reading »

Applied Materials Honored with Highest Supplier Award from Trina Solar


Receives award for second consecutive year   continue reading »

Thinfilm Wins IDTechEx Product Development Award for World-First Printed Addressable Memory


First step toward integrated printed systems recognized as key for PE ecosystem   continue reading »

Pvilion Launches UNI-SOLAR Powered Solar Sail Charging Station


New innovative product in Open Solar program   continue reading »

RFID Chipmakers Align on Industry-Wide Serialization Schema


Multi-Vendor Chip-Based Serialization (MCS) simplifies item level tagging with chip-based serial number management option   continue reading »

UPM Sale of RFID Business to SMARTRAC Concluded


The RFID business, consisting of three companies in Finland, the U.S. and China, has been transferred to the new owner   continue reading »

DuPont MCM Introduces Solamet PV416 PV Metallization for Thin Film PV


New lower temperature processing capability expands solar substrate options   continue reading »

TFG Radiant Increases Ownership in Ascent Solar


Completes acquisition of the Ascent Solar common stock owned by Norsk Hydro   continue reading »

Q-Cells SE Files for Insolvency Proceedings


Board reached the conclusion that a going concern of the company cannot be restored on a sufficiently secure legal basis   continue reading »


March 2012



Management Change at Dyesol


Dr. Gavin Tulloch no longer director of technology, but remains a non-executive director of the company   continue reading »

Printechnologics to Demo Touchcode Technology at PE Europe 2012


Touchcode is low-cost data tag solution that transforms paper into digital media   continue reading »

GSI Technologies Featured on Manufacturing Marvels


Leading manufacturer of PE is focus of segment   continue reading »

Nordic Ski Championships Choose HID Global for Access Control


Helped secured the slopes and avoid queues at the 2011 event in Norway   continue reading »

Dyesol Successfully Raises AUD $5 Million


Dyesol is a global supplier of dye solar cell materials   continue reading »

E Ink Segmented Display Used in Award-Winning Casala Numbering System for Chairs


Zifra innovative numbering system wins Red Dot Award for 2012   continue reading »

Identive Introduces TouchSecure OpenAccess Wall Mount Physical Access Reader


New form factor provides entry point security for integrated identity management   continue reading »

Fort Hood Activates Solar Energy System at Liberty Village Military Housing


Installs 3,000 SCHOTT Solar PV panels   continue reading »

UPM RFID Launches New High-Performance UPM Web UHF and UPM Trap NF UHF RFID Inlays with Impinj Monza 5 IC


Ideal for item-level appplications   continue reading »

UPM RFID Introduces New UPM Stamp Near Field and UPM Jewel UHF Inlays


Based on NXP UCODE G2iL, plus bestsellers upgraded to NXP UCODE G2iM 27   continue reading »

Applied Materials Projects Extended Capital Investment Cycle Driven by Mobility Trends


Forecasts market share gains in technologies that enable faster, low-power transistors   continue reading »

Heliatek Takes Silver at Ecosummit 2012


Prize is awarded to the most promising startups and young companies in the cleantech sector   continue reading »

PowerFilm and Streamlight Partner to Solarize First Responders


Will provide customized solar panels to Streamlight for integration with its products   continue reading »

Enfucell Strengthens PE Ecosystem, Teams Up with PragmatIC Printing and PEL


Will together provide all the key technology elements for complete PE products   continue reading »

NanoKTN Delivers Commercial Success from German Mission for UK Nanotechnology Clean Energy Companies


Returns an 82-fold increase on investment   continue reading »

Novaled AG Appoints New Chairman of its Supervisory Board


Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart appointed chairman of Novaled’s Supervisory Board   continue reading »

Blue Spark Technologies to Showcase Low Voltage Printed Batteries at PE Europe 2012,


Blue Spark booth demonstrations, presentation focus on how thin flexible batteries bring power to smart packaging, interactive printed media and more.   continue reading »

PragmatIC Printing Announces Ecosystem for Integrating PE Products


Close cooperation for commercial rollout of complementary technologies   continue reading »

3D Printing is Merged with Printed Electronics


Smart Wing created for UAV model demonstrates new technology from Stratasys and Optomec   continue reading »

3M Cogent MiY-ID-Gov First Product to Achieve Biometric Authentication System Category Certification


Specified by the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201)   continue reading »

Identive Opens the Door to Physical Access with NFC-Enabled Smartphones


Announces new way to enable the use of mobile phones to open doors and log on to computer networks   continue reading »

Intrinsiq Materials Leads €1.3M Program to Develop Copper Inks for Medical Device Applications


Forms consortium to develop its nanoparticle copper ink technology for use in medical devices   continue reading »

Impinj Highlights Innovation at RFID Journal Live 2012 Event


Showcases new products, educational presentations and global partner network   continue reading »

MiaSole Expands European Organization


Michael Povlin appointed director sales and marketing to lead marketing strategy and sales execution throughout EMEA   continue reading »

REC to Permanently Close Down Its Operations in Glomfjord, Norway


Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has decided to permanently close down its operations in Glomfjord, Norway   continue reading »

Schott Solar PV Unveils High Efficiency Mono Module


Schott Perform Mono PV module is manufactured in Albuquerque, NM   continue reading »

SolarWorld AG Increases Foreign Share in 2011


Surpassed €1 billion mark in revenues for third year in a row   continue reading »

Dyesol Technology Drives Large Panel Development


Announces assembly of prototype DSC Solar panels, which represent the largest continuous substrate, single circuit series connected DSC device made to date   continue reading »

Hirsch Identive Implements Physical Access Control System for Citizens Property Insurance


Emables staff to manage and monitor access control operations from a central station in each facility   continue reading »

Enbridge Acquires 50MW Nevada Solar Project from First Solar


Marks entry of Enbridge into U.S. solar energy market   continue reading »

Multicard Implements Statewide Standard Credential for Colorado’s Concealed Carry Handgun Permit


Standardized credential ensures consistency of permits issued across Colorado’s 64 counties   continue reading »

United Solar Sold More than 4MW of UNI-SOLAR Laminates for Innovative Building Integrated Rooftop Installation in Italy


Solar installation is located on the pavilions of The Fiera di Rimini Trade Fair   continue reading »

Novaled Files Registration Statement for IPO


Intends to apply to have its ADSs listed on the NASDAQ Global Market or NYSE   continue reading »

SoloPower Names Gen. Wesley K. Clark to Board of Directors


Gen. Clark to keynote PV America 2012 West, discuss future of solar in a global environment   continue reading »

G24 Innovations to Shine at Ecobuild


Largest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment   continue reading »

PrintoCent Pilot Factory Inauguration Presents New Coatema Concept


New line allows R2R mass production from lab to fab   continue reading »

SoloPower Sets Record for Flexible CIGS Solar Panel Efficiency


SoloPower flexible panel measured at 13.4 percent by NREL   continue reading »

QD Vision Awarded $1.38 Million DoD Contract


Contract is for specialized devices based on EL quantum dots   continue reading »

QD Vision Receives ISO 9001, ISO 14001 Certifications


Certification audit conducted by TUV SUD America   continue reading »

Eight19 Wins Climate Week Award


Honored for Best Initiative for a Small or Medium-Sized Business   continue reading »

Cymbet Launches CBC3105 Uninterruptible Power Supply in a Chip


Tiny footprint drop-in solution for life-of-product power backup   continue reading »

BW Europe to Distribute First Solar Thin-Film PV Modules in Italy


BW Europe is a leader in module sales in Italy   continue reading »

New Energy Technologies, NREL Develop ‘Invisible Wires’ for Transporting Electricity on SolarWindow


Ultra-fine grid-like pattern is deposited on to SolarWindow and is rendered virtually invisible   continue reading »

Synopsys, Applied Materials Collaborate on TCAD Models for Next-Generation Logic and Memory Technologies


Enhanced TCAD Sentaurus Models to speed process development for 14-nm node and beyond   continue reading »

3M Invests in Novel Silicon Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries


3M is granted another patent, expands manufacturing   continue reading »

Holst Centre Unveils Roll-to-Roll Imprint Tool for Process Development


Commissioned a tailor-made,highly flexible UV imprint tool   continue reading »

Innovative Access Control Technology from Identive Revolutionizes Integrated Identity Management


New reader family enables rapid convergence of physical and logical access   continue reading »

Riber, imec Extend Successful Collaboration on Next-Generation III-V Logic CMOS


Follows a successful collaboration in the field of advanced channel materials   continue reading »

Cincinnati, Grand Rapids See Green from RFID-Enabled Recycling and Waste Collection Operations


Using RFID technology to optimize critical waste management processes and generate cost savings   continue reading »

James Hughes to Join First Solar as Chief Commercial Officer


Role is designed to accelerate entry into emerging markets   continue reading »

First Solar Announces 20 MW Maryland Solar Project


Project is expected to start construction in Q2 2012   continue reading »

eMagin Reports Strong Q4 and 2011 Financial Results


Q4 revenues increase, gross margin at 65 percent   continue reading »

Blue Spark Names Paul Tang Quality and Project Manager


Will be responsible for global oversight of Blue Spark’s carbon-zinc battery production operations   continue reading »

Thinfilm Announces Successful Completion of Private Placement


Issues private placement of 25 million new shares at NOK 1.80 per share   continue reading »

Heliatek Opens Groundbreaking Production Facility for the Manufacture of Organic Solar Films


Company has invested €14 million in the construction of this first production line   continue reading »

NextEra Energy Resources Completes Acquisition of Ontario Solar Projects from First Solar


40 MW St. Clair projects begin commercial operation   continue reading »

First Solar to Build 26MW Avra Valley PV Solar Project for NRG


Will help Arizona meet its renewable energy goals   continue reading »

Identive, WPG Americas Team to Deliver NFC Pairing Solution for Transferring Medical X-Rays


Allows data from high-end medical imaging devices to be transferred to multiple exam room monitors   continue reading »

Q.CELLS Wins Contracts for Four Solar Projects in Greece


Constructing four solar plants with a total output of 2.4 MWp in the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) segment   continue reading »

SoloPower Brings Jobs to Oregon


Seeks engineers and technicians for high volume manufacturing facility in Portland   continue reading »

Professor Ching Tang, Inventor of the OLED, Joins QD Vision Science Advisory Board


Credited with several key innovations that led to commercialization of OLED flat-panel display technology   continue reading »

TAGSYS Sponsors Upcoming AAFA Events


Apparel RFID leader will participate in AAFA annual Executive Summit and International Sourcing, Customs & Logistics Conference   continue reading »

MiaSole Secures $55M to Spur Its Next Phase of Growth


Global leader in CIGS efficiency sets new benchmark for thin film solar performance   continue reading »

NFC Access Control Highlighted by GSMA at Mobile World Congress


ASSA ABLOY Mobile Keys solutions for NFC locking, wireless security and access control showcased by GSMA   continue reading »

Flexible OLED Lighting Reaches High Energy Efficiency Thanks to Shared Research Effort


Solvay, Holst Centre and several other partners demonstrate flexible OLED lighting tiles with an efficiency of 30lm/Watt   continue reading »

Thinfilm Receives First Order for Scalable Array Printed Memory


Delivery of engineering quantities of Passive Array Memory to customer in Q2 2012   continue reading »

SCHOTT Solar, CANOPY Complete 2.2 MWp Solar Park in Corsica


Approximately 10,000 solar modules supply environmentally friendly power   continue reading »

World Customs Organization Third Technology & Innovation Forum Marks Debut of SGS OMNIS


OMNIS is powered by the Savi Mobile Tracking System   continue reading »

Bundesdruckerei, XCOM and biw AG Present New Bank Applications


Opening an account online and withdrawing money with the new German ID card   continue reading »

The Digital Handshake - The Key to More Internet Transactions Using the New German ID Card


At CeBIT, Bundesdruckerei and AGETO are jointly presenting customer log-in solutions with the new German ID card   continue reading »

GETEC, Q.CELLS Commence Construction of 28 MWp PV Power Plant


Approximately 123,000 polycrystalline modules supplied by Q.CELLS will be in place by April of this yearQ.CELLS and GETEC green energy AG from the GETEC group, are working together to construct a 28 megawatt peak (MWp) solar power plant in Saxony-Anhalt.   continue reading »

Dai Nippon Printing, Identive Team to Deliver NFC Reader for ID Authentication


Leading Japanese mobile phone retailer is first customer   continue reading »

Identive Announces NFC Transponder Product Line Based on Sony FeliCa Lite


Identive first to offer transponders for all four NFC Types globally   continue reading »

Applied Materials Announces Increased Cash Dividend, $3 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization


Approved a 13 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend   continue reading »

United Solar, Baraclit Form Strategic Partnership for Innovative Building Integrated PV Rooftops in Italy


Will integrate UNI-SOLAR PV solar laminates into its ‘flat roof’ system   continue reading »

Bundesdruckerei at CeBIT 2012: Showing How Companies, Public Authorities, Customers and Citizens Can Benefit from the New German ID Card


The company will present its solutions and ideas for ID management   continue reading »

TransCore Completes First Phase of Houston METRO’s 84-Mile Conversion of Reversible HOV Lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes


Will increase utilization of the HOV system, relieve congestion in the general purpose freeway lanes   continue reading »

Hiss Pop Interactive Experience Debuts at Exploratorium Using Thinfilm Rewritable Printed Memory


At Exploratorium After Dark: Vinyl, Thinfilm Memory cards introduced participants to Hiss Pop, a new interactive adventure.   continue reading »

Identive Group Announces 4Q, Fiscal 2011 Results


Enjoyed 21 percent growth to more than $100 million in 2011   continue reading »

Kanematsu Exhibits UNI-SOLAR Products at PV Expo 2012 in Japan


Exhibition highlights strategic partnership for the Japanese market   continue reading »


February 2012



Father of DSC Awarded 2012 Albert Einstein World Award of Science


Professor Michael Gratzel honored by World Cultural Council   continue reading »

Abound Solar Announces Plan to Accelerate Production of its Next Generation High-Efficiency Modules


Will cease production of first-generation solar module in order to accelerate manufacturing process   continue reading »

NREL, UCLA Certify World Record for Polymer Solar Cell Efficiency


At 8.6 percent efficiency, cells clear path for devices that can harvest a broader spectrum of the radiation of the sun   continue reading »

Universal Display Announces 4Q, Full Year 2011 Financial Results


Full-year 2011 sales up 101 percent over 2010   continue reading »

idOnDemand, Fuji Xerox Australia Partnership Enables Single Credential for Building Entry and Secured Printing


Replaces the need to use a dedicated card or token to access a secured multifunction device   continue reading »

Alien Technology Adds Low-Level Reader Protocol Support for Enterprise Readers


The ALR-9900+ family of readers now supports both Alien Reader and industry standard low-level reader protocol   continue reading »

RFID-Tagged Solar Panels Empower Climate Change Limitation in India


RFID solution uses UPM DogBone UHF inlays with NXP U-Code chip to identify solar panels   continue reading »

Konarka Technologies Advances Award-Winning Power Plastic Solar Cell Efficiency with 9 Percent Certification


Next generation OPV cells make efficiency advances for energy-harvesting structures, autos and devices   continue reading »

HiSilicon, imec Collaborate on Reconfigurable RF Transceivers


Will jointly conceive low-power and compact high-performance reconfigurable RF transceivers   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Completes Most Extensive NFC Product Portfolio


Advanced NFC controller joins largest portfolio of Secure Elements, providing support for all NFC business models to enable innovative contactless services   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Ships Two Billionth MEMS Chip


Reinforces its lead in motion sensors for phones, tablets and other consumer devices   continue reading »

VingCard Elsafe RFID Access Control and Energy Management at Grand Hyatt San Francisco


With VingCard Elsafe products as the centerpiece, iconic Union Square property is now one of the most tech-forward hotels in all of San Francisco   continue reading »

Printechnologics Displays Touchcode Data Tag at Mobile World Congress


Touchcode is a low-cost solution which links printed paper with multi-touch smartphones and tablets   continue reading »

European Collaboration to Fast-Track Success of Organic and Large-Area Electronics


COLAE aims to speed up commercialization and adoption of OLAE   continue reading »

Sunflower - Making Solar Energy a Bigger Part of Our Everyday Life


Printed-plastic solar technology is transforming how and where power is harvested   continue reading »

Eight19 Brings Pay-As-You-Go Solar to South Sudan


Helps light up youngest country in the world   continue reading »

Thinfilm Appoints Johanna Puustinen as Senior Communications Manager


Will lead marketing communications activities, supporting successful commercialization of unique and innovative addressable memory technology   continue reading »

Ynvisible Teams Up with L’Oreal to Help Consumers Pick the Right Perfume


Point-of-sale display uses combination of printing, electronics solutions to direct customer to the right choice of perfume   continue reading »

Sonnedix, First Solar Mark Completion of 7.5 MW Nakhon Ratchasima Solar Farm


Largest First Solar plant in Southeast Asia   continue reading »

New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research


Dr. Howard Branz, Dr. Michael Himmel join Council   continue reading »

European Project Reaches Milestone Enabling Item-Level RFID Tags


Bidirectional communication for thin-film RFIDs   continue reading »

E Ink Announces 2011 Financial Report


Company also launches new website, www.einkgroup.com, to encompass all E Ink companies   continue reading »

New Energy Technologies, NREL Fabricate Largest-Ever OPV Device Produced at NREL


Used solution-processable coating technique to deposit see-through electricity-generating coatings on to glass surfaces   continue reading »

Aesthetic PV for Architecture: Odersun Solar Modules Win Coveted iF Gold Award


Also receive iF material award   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Announces Changes in Executive Management


CFO Carlo Ferro assigned to ST-Ericsson as COO, and Mario Arlati appointed ST CFO   continue reading »

Identive Group Announces Promotion of Dr. Manfred Mueller to COO, Identification Products


Business comprises approximately 45% of the company’s revenue   continue reading »

Konica Minolta Introduces First Inkjet Printhead Providing Tiny Drop Size and High Accuracy for Printed Electronics


High-accuracy printhead with the first use of MEMS technology at Konica Minolta   continue reading »

G24 Innovations Showcases Solar Powered Blind and Shade Systems


Showcasing this development at R+T Stuttgart   continue reading »

Nanosolar Secures $20 Million in New Funds


Investment to fuel new solar plants, and follows on heels of recent projects and milestones   continue reading »

Smart Reset Chips from STMicroelectronics Cure Frustration from Frozen Gadgets


Adds flexibility and user convenience at a reduced size and cost   continue reading »

NREL Names Ken Powers Deputy Lab Director, COO


Powers managed administrative operations for DOE NNSA   continue reading »

Heliatek Signs Joint Development Agreement with RECKLI to Integrate Heliatek Organic Solar Panels onto Concrete Building Facades


Innovative BIPV will enable architects to design energy harvesting, zero emission, green buildings to meet EU directive   continue reading »

Flag of Freedom Award Presented to Brewer Science for Hiring Veterans Under the Show-Me Heroes Program


Program is designed to connect military veterans with job opportunities when they return home from service.   continue reading »

Applied Materials 1Q 2012 Results Exceed Expectations


Orders of $2 billion up 26% sequentially, led by Silicon Systems Group   continue reading »

Toumaz Raises 11.2m to Accelerate Connectivity Chip Development


Proceeds will mainly be used to invest further in Toumaz Microsystems   continue reading »

CPI Hosts Printable Electronics for Print and Packaging Workshops 2012


Running four regional printable electronics workshops in March and April 2012   continue reading »

3M Cogent Biometric Access Control Readers Approved to Authenticate Transportation Worker Identification Credentials


Successfully completed TSA assessment   continue reading »

Pixelligent, Brewer Science Introduce New Spin-On Hard Mask


Improves functionality in semiconductor industry   continue reading »

U.S. DOE Recognizes Universal Display for Advances in Efficient White OLED Lighting


Fifth consecutive year that the company has received this DOE award   continue reading »

NREL Earns Prestigious Safety and Environmental Certifications


Third-party audit noted many system strengths at NREL   continue reading »

Impinj Monza Self-Serialization Enables Scalable, Reliable Item-Level Tagging for Retail Brand Owners


Chip-based serialization greatly simplifies EPC serial number management and provides foundation for lowest total applied tag costs   continue reading »

FlexTech Alliance Announces 2012 FLEXI Award Winners


ThinFilm Electronics, PARC, Western Michigan University and the Georgia Institute of Technology receive honors   continue reading »

BASF Acquires Ovonic Battery Company


Global leader in NiMH battery technology   continue reading »

ECD Files Chapter 11, Seeks Sale of Businesses


Operations will continue during sale process   continue reading »

Next Generation OPV Cells from Konarka Awarded World-First OPV Certification from TUV Rheinland


Konarka's TUV certification allows architect and building partners to integrate thin solar film in BIPV glass applications with IEC compliance   continue reading »

Printechnologics Connects Trading Cards to Online iSupergol Community


Touchcode technology enables Israeli iSupergol fans to create virtual dream teams of their favorite soccer players   continue reading »

Imec Announces World-First 300mm-Fab Compatible Directed Self-Assembly Process Line


Can DSA become the next patterning solution extending the limits of 193nm and EUV lithography   continue reading »

ASSA ABLOY Reports 4Q, Full Year Results for 2011


Overall sales grew 13 percent to $6.27 billion   continue reading »

Heraeus Acquires Daychem Laboratories


Expands Heraeus product portfolio in organic special chemicals for semiconductor and display industries   continue reading »

TI Names Chris Allexandre VP of Europe Regional Sales and Applications


Joined TI in 1997 and has held a number of positions in the company   continue reading »

Bundesdruckerei to Make Electronic Identities Mobile


Dr. Walter Fumy, chief scientist, receives 2012 SmartCard Award   continue reading »

IM3OLED Project to Develop Multi-Scale OLED Modeling tool


Collaboration with MEPhI aims to develop a software tool for OLED modeling   continue reading »

Thinfilm, PARC Win FlexTech Alliance Innovation Award for Printed Addressable Memory


First step towards integrated printed memory devices recognized as key for printed electronics   continue reading »

MC10 Accepts $2M Follow On Investment From Aberdare Ventures


Unique expertise of Aberdare in wearable and wireless health supports advancement of MC10’s innovative Seamless Sensing devices in healthcare   continue reading »

New Energy Adds Seasoned Glass Executive to Board of Advisors


Enderscores commitment to commercialize its novel SolarWindow technology   continue reading »

Eight19 Receives Rushlight Solar Award 2011


Received the award for its work on the IndiGo pay-as-you-go solar system   continue reading »

Inge G. Thulin Elected 3M President and CEO


Succeeds Sir George W. Buckley   continue reading »

Q.Cells Awarded as European Top Brand


EuPD Research names Q.Cells the Top Brand PV seal in Germany, France and Italy   continue reading »

REC Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results


After a slow start, demand for solar modules improved at the very end of the fourth quarter   continue reading »

SOMARK Adds Distributors to the Team


Adds APEX, BSI, Labreco as distributors   continue reading »

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Former Nokia CEO, Joins Enfucell


Joins company as an angel-investor and advisor   continue reading »

Smit Ovens Forges Partnership with Holst Centre, Solliance


Cooperation between technology leaders will accelerate development of thermal solutions for OPVs   continue reading »

Identive Provides Secure Remote Network Access for Dutch Ministry of Defense


Provides 59,500 SmartFold smart card readers   continue reading »

VingCard Elsafe Widens Lead in RFID Locking Systems Technology


Nearly double reading speed and distance of RFID locking system from VingCard thanks to next-generation technology advancements   continue reading »

eMagin Receives $1.1 Million SBIR Contract from USSOCOM for Greater Than HD OLED Microdisplay


The highest resolution full-color microdisplay ever produced in the world   continue reading »

Abound Solar Produces 82.8W Module


First 82W module was produced in early January 2012 on existing production equipment   continue reading »

MiaSole Appoints Rich Hossfeld VP of Global Business Development and Sales


CIGS solar leader names Hossfeld to executive management team   continue reading »

Cypak in Lead of EU Project SAAPHO


Goal is to develop an ICT platform to promote active aging   continue reading »

Novaled Receives ISO 9001Certification


Company received the Recognized for Excellence award with a 5-star rating   continue reading »

PDC Enters into Agreement with Intellitix


Will continue providing next generation RFID solutions to the events industry   continue reading »

Identive to Acquire Majority Stake in Payment Solution AG


Acquisition expands Identive position in cashless payment systems in Europe   continue reading »

E Ink Demonstrates Electronic Paper at Taipei International Book Exhibition


Exhibit to highlight green reading through ePaper applications   continue reading »

Plextronics Hires Former Bayer MaterialScience Executive, Robert Kumpf, As COO


Will lead manufacturing and engineering operations with a focus on scaling capacity to meet increasing customer demand   continue reading »

Eight19 Announces Launch of £5M Funding Round


Finance to accelerate product development and market roll-out   continue reading »

Victor Lee Appointed CEO of Ascent Solar Technologies


Executive director of TFG Radiant Group Ltd. has been appointed president and CEO   continue reading »

PDC - SJC Awarded Amerinet Contracts for Identification Solutions and Other Healthcare Products


Agreement provides guaranteed savings through ValuePlus product standardization service   continue reading »

MiaSole Achieves Efficiency Milestone for Panel Production


Advancement accelerates roadmap for CIGS thin film technology   continue reading »

SGS, Savi Technology Announce Exclusive Worldwide Strategic Alliance


Goal is to deliver groundbreaking global cargo and asset tracking solution   continue reading »

Architects Ortner + Ortner Baukunst Built PV Pavilion with Customized Solar Modules from Odersun


Built on the campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences   continue reading »

MidAmerican Renewables Completes Acquisition of 550-MegawattAC Topaz Solar Farm from First Solar


MidAmerican Renewables Completes Acquisition of 550-MegawattAC Topaz Solar Farm from First Solar   continue reading »

Savi Launches Innovative Savi Mobile Tracking System


Provides supply chain, logistics and shipping operations with real-time operational insight   continue reading »


January 2012



Cambrios Technologies Enters Strategic Growth Phase with New CEO, John LeMoncheck


Receives new funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation   continue reading »

Semprius Sets World Record for Solar Module Efficiency


33.9 percent efficiency is confirmed by IES-UPM   continue reading »

Blue Spark Technologies Opens Battery Printing and Assembly Facility


Investment signals operational readiness to begin high-volume production of thin, flexible printed batteries for interactive print media and powered RFID   continue reading »

Dyesol Announces OTCQX Quotation in U.S.


Significantly increases information transparency to U.S. investors   continue reading »

REC Receives NOK 220 Million for Terminating a Long Term Wafer Sales Contract


Expecting to continue to recognize income from termination of long term wafer sales contracts   continue reading »

Unique Roll-to-Roll Laminator Enables Unrivaled Alignment


Holst Centre researchers achieve alignment of 70 microns between two foils in a roll-to-roll process   continue reading »

Fukumi Corporation Opens First NFC Physical Shop with UPM RFID NFC Tags in Tokyo


Customers have access to personal service with NFC consulting and guidance   continue reading »

Team Chipotle Becomes Team Chipotle-First Solar


Adds First Solar as new sponsor   continue reading »

Eastman to Acquire Solutia


Significant step in Eastman’s strategy to extend its global presence in emerging markets   continue reading »

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Securistyle in the UK


Adds complementary products and segments to its offering in the mature markets   continue reading »

Imprinted Logic from PragmatIC Printing Moving into Commercial Production


Announced plans to move its technology to pilot-scale production under an agreement with CPI   continue reading »

Odersun and incompany Present BiPV Solutions at Klimahaus Bozen


International trade show for green building held in Italy   continue reading »

Pepric, a Spin-Off of imec, Successfully Concludes Capital Round


Develops and commercializes equipment for quantitative molecular detection and imaging   continue reading »

Applied Ventures Extends Investment in MTPV, LLC


Clean energy semiconductor chip company completes $10M Series B financing   continue reading »

Identive Launches New Converged Access Group


John Menzel appointed VP of Access Control ID Solutions   continue reading »

Polyera CTO Antonio Facchetti Named AAAS Fellow


Honored for contributions to the design, synthesis and characterization of novel organic hybrid materials   continue reading »

TAGSYS Ramps Up Its Go-To-Market Strategy for the Americas


New executive leadership will spearhead expansion of TAGSYS footprint in North and South America   continue reading »

Q-Cells SE Plans to Implement Financial Restructuring Measures in Two Steps


According to business plan, Q-Cells expects to achieve a positive EBITDA as from 2013 and a positive EBIT as from 2014   continue reading »

Luna Innovations Names Geoffrey McCarty VP of Marketing


Has track record of transforming brands to help aggressively implement new strategy   continue reading »

CAPUFE Installs First 18000-6C Solution for Tolling


System allows residents of Sonora free passage through toll booths   continue reading »

Thinfilm, PST Sensors to Jointly Develop Printed Temperature Tags to Monitor Food and Other Perishable Goods


Disposable electronic sensor system to tap into existing, large and fast growing markets, improve food safety and reduce waste,enable the Internet of Things   continue reading »

Thinfilm Builds Out Ecosystem for Printed Electronic Systems


Acreo printed display, Imprint Energy battery technology relationships offer components for Thinfilm's integrated systems for the Internet of Things   continue reading »

TAGSYS Appoints Monte Lucas VP of Sales for Americas


Executive will spearhead RFID systems organization growth   continue reading »

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas to Show Spectroscopy Solutions at Photonics West 2012


Will debut a full line of spectrometers and accessories used in a variety of UV to NIR applications   continue reading »

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Dynaco


A leading producer of high-speed doors   continue reading »

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Collaborates with Yingli Green Energy on High Efficiency Solar Technology


Have made significant advancements in raising solar cell efficiency, extending module lifetime and targeting lower overall PV system costs   continue reading »

Lease Option Increases Rooftop Solar’s Appeal, NREL Study Says


Low down payment, immediate savings, lure a new, less affluent demographic   continue reading »

INSIDE Secure First to Support Breakthrough Kovio RF Barcodes


NFC leader sees big future for ultra-low-cost smart tags and posters   continue reading »

Eugenia Corrales Named CEO of Nanosolar


Appointment of industry veteran completes transition of top management team at thin film solar printing innovator   continue reading »

BASF, Philips First to Develop OLED Lighting for Use as a Transparent Car Roof


OLED lighting concept for car roofs is a solar-powered light source, transparent when switched off   continue reading »

Konarka VP of Engineering Speaks at Facades Design and Delivery Conference


Dr. Stuart Spitzer discusses Integrating Solar Energy Systems into Facade Designs   continue reading »

Download the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 App Via UPM BullsEye NFC Tags


Delivers the program and actively follows WDC Helsinki 2012 news and event updates   continue reading »

MFLEX, Austria Technologie Launch Strategic Alliance to Jointly Manufacture High Density Interconnect Rigid-Flex Printed Circuits


Alliance enables both companies to complement existing product offerings by providing solutions for additional applications   continue reading »

Applied Nanotech Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Thermal Management of Portable Energy Systems


Expands production capacity of CarbAl material   continue reading »

QD Vision Receives 2011 SEMI Award for North America for its Pioneering Quantum Dot Research


Quantum dots expected to deliver improved color and better energy efficiency at lower cost for a range of products, including displays and solid state lamps   continue reading »

Avery Dennison, Xtreme RFID Collaborate to Create New Durable RFID Tag


Xtreme Metal Tag designed for mounting on metal substrates in challenging environments   continue reading »

Abound Solar, Solarsis Announce Commissioning of Solar Plant in Andhra Pradesh, India


First project in the state of Andhra Pradesh to use Abound Solar cadmium telluride thin-film modules   continue reading »

Leo InnoTech, UPM RFID Implement Large-Scale Item-Level RFID Solution for Apparel Warehouse Optimization in China


Six million apparel items tagged annually   continue reading »

PowerFilm, E-Z-­GO, a Textron Company, Announce Strategic Relationship for Electric Golf Cars


Will work together on electric golf cars and other electric vehicles   continue reading »

Q-Cells Crystalline 60-Cells Modules Set Two New World Records


Efficiency world record of 18.5 per cent for a multi-crystalline module exceeds own record of 18.1 per cent   continue reading »

Dow Corning Strengthens Innovation Capacity in Europe, Completes New R&D Facility in Belgium


Investment of 9M expands capacity for researching solar cells and silicon-based materials in Europe   continue reading »

Holst Centre, imec Launch Research Program on Flexible OLED Displays


Objective is to develop an economically scalable route to high-volume manufacturing of flexible active-matrix OLED displays   continue reading »

OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics is Available for Download


Five application clusters as well as materials, substrates and patterning processes are discussed in detail   continue reading »

SML Group Ltd Launches ViziT RFID Item Visibility Solutions


For retail garment and item tracking, featuring TAGSYS   continue reading »

First Solar Sets Another World Record for CdTe Solar PV Efficiency


Record 14.4 percent total area efficiency module confirmed by NREL   continue reading »

BASF Invests $50 Million to Acquire Equity Ownership Position in Sion Power


Global leader in the development of lithium-sulfur batteries   continue reading »

Continuously Adjustable Pulse Width Capability Lifts Newest Sintering System from Xenon into the Next Generation


Delivering greater flexibility for sintering conductive Cu and Ag metallic inks, curing thin-film substrates and for solar and surface modifications   continue reading »

Zebra Technologies, Checkpoint Systems Announce Agreement to Extend Zebra Location Solutions with OATSystems Passive RFID Capabilities


Partnership combines capabilities of RFID leaders to extend enterprise visibility   continue reading »

Semprius Closes $3 Million in Funding, Adds Duke Energy Renewables President Gregory Wolf to Board


Morgan Creek Capital Management, Illinois Emerging Technologies Fund and In-Q-Tel back leading innovator in high concentration PV modules   continue reading »

SCHOTT Solar Continues Realignment Efforts in the Field of PV


Concentration on fast-growing module and project business   continue reading »

SolarFocus Launches UNI-SOLAR Powered Kindle Cover at CES in Las Vegas


One of many SolarFocus technology products featuring UNI-SOLAR cells   continue reading »

Organizational Changes at REC


As a final step of an ongoing decentralization process move from Oslo to Singapore and Munich   continue reading »

TI Leader Receives Prestigious Award for Inventions in Ultra-Low Power Memory Technology


Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas presents Ted Moise with award   continue reading »

TAGSYS, Think&Go NFC Combine Forces to Offer Retailers an Integrated RFID Item-Level Tracking and NFC Shopping Solution


First integrated RFID/NFC solution for deploying all-in-one RFID infrastructure for inventory and security to retailers opens new marketing channels to consumers   continue reading »

ASSA ABLOY Finalizes Acquisition of Albany Door Systems


Consolidated into Entrance Systems division   continue reading »

STMicroelectronics Unveils iNEMO Smart Sensor Technology for Precise, Real-Time Body-Motion Reconstruction


MEMS leader prototypes an integrated sensor suit that can help patients and athletes identify and remedy movement problems   continue reading »

Evonik Offers FLEXOSKIN Barrier Film for Protection of Flexible PV


Transparent, weather-resistant protective layer opens up new areas of applications   continue reading »

REC Successfully Completes and Finances One of the Largest Solar Plants in the UK


Durrants solar power plant will produce 5400 MWh of electricity yearly   continue reading »

Federal Signal Announces Plans for New Credit Facilities


Signed a proposal letter that outlines certain material terms and conditions for a $215 million term loan   continue reading »

Multicard to Supply Innovative Multi-Functional Corporate Credentials for Henkel


Secure ID credential enables physical and cyber access as well as payment, time and attendance   continue reading »

ASSA ABLOY Company HID Global Offers New NFC Solution


Opening doors the mobile way   continue reading »

IIMAK IINK SSX Conductive Screen Ink Improves Manufacturing Efficiencies


Offers high conductivity features in applications such as membrane switches, flexible circuits, displays and EL lighting   continue reading »

3M Launches High-Performance Multi-Touch Monitors at CES 2012


New multi-touch displays offer sophisticated desktop solutions with innovative, ultra-fast 20-finger touch response and flat front surface design   continue reading »

Lumiotec and Universal Display Announce Technology License Agreement for OLED Lighting


Lumiotec to manufacture and market novel OLED lighting products using UniversalPHOLED technology and materials   continue reading »

Electronic Atlas Maps U.S. Renewable Energy Resources


Makes high quality data accessible and easy to understand   continue reading »

MFLEX to Present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference


CFO Tom Liguori will be presenting   continue reading »

UPM RFID Announces Collaboration with Freedom Shop


Will deliver RFID and NFC tags via new NFC Freedom store online   continue reading »

REC Makes Further Adjustments to Wafer Production in Norway


Reduces exposure toward a continued weak spot market for wafers   continue reading »

eMagin to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences


Management will highlight technology, products, markets and growth strategy   continue reading »

Hirsch Identive’s Velocity Software Verified Compliant with Trusted Computing Group IF-MAP Standard


Can now allow organizations to implement more effective, integrated security systems alongside their IT networks   continue reading »

First Solar Named Official Solar Provider of the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open


Will provide solar PV arrays to help power the event   continue reading »

TFG Radiant Increases Ownership in Ascent Solar


Increase will put TFG Radiant ownership at approximately 41 percent   continue reading »

Gov. Nixon Visits Brewer Science


Announces appointment of Jason Hall as director of Missouri Department of Economic Development   continue reading »

FlexTech Alliance Funded Project with Solarmer Energy Yields High Efficiency, Low Cost OPV Cells and Modules


Potential of OPV to cut energy costs to $1 per watt enables technology to be competitive with fossil fuels   continue reading »

3M to Acquire the Office and Consumer Products Business of Avery Dennison


Acquisition extends 3M’s footprint in office, education and consumer categories; broadens array of leading brands   continue reading »

UPM RFID, Partners to Exhibit the Latest NFC and RFID Solutions at NRF


Retail's big show will be held Jan. 15-17 in New York City   continue reading »

Toumaz Establishes New Fabless Subsidiary


Toumaz Microsystems focuses on low-power wireless technology and solutions   continue reading »

New Energy Appoints Business Partnering and Scientific Experts


Sweeks to advance technology able to generate electricity on see-through glass   continue reading »

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