Cambrios Technologies Corporation announced today that its ClearOhm transparent conductive film has been incorporated into the touch sensor of a leading smart phone. The touch sensor and touch module solution were developed by Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. of Japan and Synaptics Incorporated, respectively, and mark the first commercial implementation of Cambrios ClearOhm in place of indium tin oxide (ITO).
Cambrios Technologies Corporation and Synaptics Incorporated, a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced that they have entered into a Reference Design Partner Agreement.
Arrowhead Research Corporation, a nanomedicine company with development programs in oncology, obesity and regenerative medicine, today announced that majority-owned subsidiary Ablaris Therapeutics, Inc. has completed a second closing of its Series A financing round for gross proceeds of $1.2 million, with aggregate gross proceeds of $2.9 million to date. Arrowhead invested $1.3 million in the offering and holds a 64% stake.
Under the terms of the collaboration, the two companies plan to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
MesoCoat Inc. will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new 11,000 sq. ft. Euclid, Ohio manufacturing plant with a ceremony on April 7, 2011. Construction of this facility is an important leap forward for MesoCoat and will provide space for manufacturing, testing and commercializing a series of groundbreaking new products.
Peratech, the innovators in touch technology, have developed a see through version of their award winning, Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC) material called QTC Clear. This force sensing material can be used to create a whole new class of Force Sensitive touch screens that can completely replace current Resistive touch screen technologies or enhance Capacitive ones to create superior solutions with more features such as 3D input.
SiEnergy Systems, an Allied Minds company commercializing thin film solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology from Harvard University, is pleased to announce breakthrough results in scaling up the active area of its nanometric thin film SOFC.
Nanostart AG portfolio company ItN Nanovation AG has reached agreement with Russian state-owned corporation Rusnano on an equity investment in the company, and is planning a capital increase with application of subscription rights in this connection.
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today it has signed a non-binding term sheet contemplating its purchase of Micron Technology's fabrication facility in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo, Japan. The proposed purchase would nearly double TowerJazz's current internal manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing production by 60,000 wafers per month.
Solar Frontier announced that it has achieved 17.2% aperture area efficiency on a 30x30cm CIS-based photovoltaic submodule, according to in-house measurements. This new world record for thin-film CIS technology was accomplished at Solar Frontier's dedicated research laboratory in Atsugi, Japan.
SEMI PV Group Europe announced the formation of a new European group for crystalline solar cells. This founding group of eight crystalline solar cell manufacturers (Q-Cells, Deutsche Cell, Bosch Solar Energy, Schott Solar, Sovello, Sunways, SolarWatt/Systaic Cells and Solland) is working together in a pre-competitive environment to address the technology challenges facing the photovoltaic industry.