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the Federal Presidents Award for Innovation and Technology. The team of Prof. Karl Leo (Technical University of Dresden and Fraunhofer IPMS Dres- den), Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth (Novaled AG) and Dr. Martin Pfeiffer (now at Heliatek GmbH) is nomi- nated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis – the German federal president’s prize for Innovations in Science and Technology. This annual prize honours creative teams of people realizing breakthrough achievements in science and the subsequent industrial exploitation of these new scientific results.
The nominee team made remarkable developments in the field of Organic Electronics. At the Technical University Dresden they developed unique OLED technologies able to radically reduce the energy con- sumption of an OLED product. These technologies find their application in new generations of flat panel display, low power lighting and efficient and flexible solar cells. Karl, Jan, and Martin are at the origin of a strong Organic Electronics cluster in Saxony; espe- cially with the creation of Novaled AG and Heliatek GmbH (a producer of organic solar cell products).
BDUCAT (NGM: OBDU B), a leading manufac- turer of lithography solutions based on nano-
imprint lithography and electron beam lithography, has signed a joint development agreement with Kimberley-Clark Corporation.
The target of the collaboration is to create a pilot scale NIL (Nano Imprint Lithography) solution to produce unique Kimberly-Clark devices. The ap- plication will remain undisclosed for the time being.
A ramp into volume production is targeted provided that the development activities reach agreed perfor- mance criteria.
erlikon Solar (OERL(SW)) is launching a new record-breaking module with 154 (peak) watts
(W) of stabilized module output and 10.8% efficien- cy. This represents an increase of 8% over the previ- ous peak value. The record module will be ready for use on Oerlikon Solar‘s existing ThinFab™ lines by early 2013. This is when customers will also be able to manufacture it themselves, resulting in considerab- ly lower production costs.
mniprobe has been acquired by UK-based Oxford Instruments Group. Joining the Ox-
ford Instruments NanoAnalysis division, the move will provide opportunities to expand our product lines and develop new solutions for the nanoanalysis market. It will also enable us to take advantage of Oxford Instruments’ large sales and service network to offer our products to a wider group of customers. Omniprobe will continue to operate in Dallas, TX, with the same committed team and products and will leverage Oxford Instrument’s reach for even better customer care. We at Omniprobe look forward to continuing to serve you and to provide innovative products that extend FIB and SEM capabilities.