enkel, Germany, and Holst Centre – an open- innovation initiative by imec (B) and TNO (NL),
announced their partnership in the field of flexible electronics. Henkel’s knowhow in adhesives brings a new field of expertise to the Holst Centre’s shared research programs. It aligns with a large number of Holst Centre activities, such as the research towards large-area flexible OPV and OLED lighting and signage. Within its program on “Integration techno- logies for flexible systems”, Holst Centre built a track record of generic technologies that can decrease the design complexity of flexible electronic devices and therefore the future cost of fabrication. Henkel adds a new field of expertise to the existing eco-system of industrial partners in the shared research program. Adhesives can potentially impact a large number of the investigated processes.
The partnership allows Henkel to further evaluate and develop its optically clear, electrically conductive and moisture barrier technologies, amongst others, on actual devices and not just on isolated material samples. This makes it more efficient to assess the market readiness of new developments. http://www.henkel.com
REM Research Inc., a Japan based company, which is developing products and services in
the field of High-Resolution Electron Microscopy, released a new software called QED (Quantitative Electron Diffraction). The new QED software can control almost any transmission electron microscope to automatically collect so called LARBED – Large Angle Rocking-Beam Electron Diffraction – patterns. LARBED patterns are comprised of a series of dif- fraction patterns collected for a large range of direc- tions of the electron beam. Although collected for a
single specimen orientation such LARBED patterns provide 3-dimensional information and thus enable researchers to better extract information about the structure of crystalline materials in various fields of applications such as materials science, geology and life sciences.
LARBED is a patented procedure, which has been developed by Christoph Koch at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly Max Planck Institute for Metals Research) in Stuttgart, Germany. The advantage of LARBED is that it over- comes difficulties caused by multiple scattering of electrons passing through a sample. http://www.hremresearch.com
BM (NYSE: IBM) announced first-quarter 2011 diluted earnings of $2.31 per share, compared
with diluted earnings of $1.97 per share in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 17%. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $2.41 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.00 per share in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 21%. First-quarter net income was $2.9 billion compared with $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 10%. Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $3.0 billion compared with $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 13%. Total revenues for the first quarter of 2011 of $24.6 billion increased 8% from the first quarter of 2010. http://www.ibm.com
llumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) is significantly reducing the price for sequencing whole human
genomes through the Illumina Genome Network (IGN). The new list price for the service is $5,000 per genome for projects of ten samples or more, and
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