December 28, 2012



Brady Corporation Acquires Precision Dynamics Corporation


Cash transaction for $300 million   continue reading »


December 27, 2012



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 »


December 21, 2012



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 »


December 20, 2012



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 »


December 19, 2012



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 »


December 17, 2012



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 »


December 14, 2012



HelioVolt Continues Partnerships


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


December 13, 2012



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 »


December 12, 2012



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 »


December 6, 2012



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 »


December 5, 2012



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 »

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