Electronic Device R&D News

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 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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DNA sequencer pioneer awarded Faraday Medal

Professor Chris Toumazou founder and CEO of DNA Electronics, the developer of semiconductor DNA sequencing technology, has been awarded the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)’s highest honour, the 2014 Faraday Medal. The award recognises Professor Toumazou’s pioneering work in the invention of semiconductor DNA sequencing and…

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Ultrasound pioneer to get Sir Frank Whittle medal

Ultrasound imaging pioneer Professor Peter Wells is to receive the Sir Frank Whittle medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his achievements in medical engineering over six decades. Wells, now research Professor in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, worked on ultrasonic surgery and he developed a novel…

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