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Plastic electronics firm partners with Merck on bendable display

FlexEnable has partnered with organic electronic materials supplier Merck to bring plastic LCDs to market. The firms have developed a plastic LCD which is free of glass and uses organic transistors on a plastic sheet. FlexEnable claims this is the first plastic LCD with active-matrix in-plane switching (IPS…

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Biosensors are target of UK organic chip licence deal

NeuDrive, the bidding to commercial organic electronics production technology in the UK, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of organic semiconducting material patents and the FlexOS trade mark from CPI Innovation Services (CPIIS), the commercial arm of the government-funded Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). As part of the…

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Scientists make breakthrough in pulsed laser design

Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a technique to create high power pulsed lasers used in telecommunications and metrology which are potentially more energy efficient. The new method developed by researchers from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) works on a fundamentally different principle to existing pulsed…

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Government commits £32m to 'green' motor design

The government is to make £32m funding available for two new projects to research manufacturing technology for electric motors and develop cleaner internal combustion engines. The projects are led by Jaguar Land Rover. They are part of an ongoing programme by the UK government to develop technology which will reduce…

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Government funds £1m space R&D prize

Government funded defence research agency, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is running a £1m research competition inviting proposals from UK-based companies for technology which will offer affordable space systems for communications and surveillance. The aim of the government-funded research will be to develop technologies in the…

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TDK-Lambda to design power products in Bristol

A power electronics research and development centre has been opened by TDK-Lambda in Bristol. This expands the Japanese-owned power supply manufacturer’s R&D capabilities in the UK. The new centre will have up to 10 designers at the facility located at the Bristol and Bath Science…

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