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Nanoimprint is the new Hot Topic

27 March 2017 | Press releases

 

Dusseldorf, GERMANY. The cooperation between Coatema Coating Machinery and temicon has revealed a brand-new R2R-Nanoimprint line. The new line allows nanoimprinting of seamless structures on rolled products up to the width of 300 millimeters for various applications. At the same time, temicon has ordered with Coatema a production line of one meter working width. This line is going to start operations in the second half of this year.

“This is probably the largest production line of its kind in Europe.” comments Dr. Oliver Humbach, CEO of temicon. “We are very proud having temicon on as a partner who is an absolute specialist and pioneer in manufacturing of nanoimprint structures.” adds Dr. Andreas Giessmann, CEO and president of Coatema. The existing corporation under the label TEMICOAT® is significantly moving ahead and now allows the manufacturing of various micrometer and sub-micrometers structures at atmospheric pressure. The scope of applications comprise lightguide structures, biomedical sensors, microfluidic, decorative and haptic surfaces.

About temicon GmbH

temicon GmbH is the leading producer of high-quality micro- and nanostructured products serving as key components for applications like lighting, display, life science, solar technology and environmental engineering. The technology enterprise has established a unique technology platform for micro- and nanostructure technology aspects. The company uses lithographic processes, thin-film technologies, electroforming, injection molding, R2R- and R2P-technologies for the production of micro- and nanostructures – with special focus on large size patterning and serial production. For more information, visit www.temicon.com

About Coatema GmbH

Since 40 years Coatema is well known as the leading manufacturer of innovative machines in coating, printing and laminating technology. From in-house lab solutions to production plants Coatema provides the full range of advanced customer solutions. For more information, visit www.coatema.de

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Researchers working on process development for high-volume manufacturing of innovative 2D nanomaterial products

19. July 2016 | Press releases

“HEA2D” consortium aims to create basis for end-to-end processing chain for two-dimensional nanomaterials

AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, is working together with five partners in the “HEA2D” project to investigate the production, qualities, and applications of 2D nanomaterials.

When integrated into mass production processes, 2D materials have the potential to create integrated and systematic product and production solutions that are sustainable in social, economic, and ecological terms. Using 2D materials will help to address topics such as climate change, an environmentally-friendly and affordable energy supply or mobility, addressing the increasing scarcity of resources. These materials also enable new and innovative solutions to be explored. Even though the potential harbored by this new class of materials has been demonstrated for increasing numbers of applications and with ever greater dynamism in a laboratory environment, attempts at high-volume product manufacturing functionalized with 2D materials have so far failed due to the fragmented production chain. In view of this, material-based innovations with 2D materials have not yet led to any major product innovations in practice.

The joint project HEA2D is now researching an end-to-end processing chain consisting of various deposition processes for 2D materials, processes for transfer onto plastic foils, and mass integration into plastics components. AIXTRON’s partners for implementing systems technology and integrating materials into plastic molded parts are the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (Coatema), and Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid (K.I.M.W.). This work is being supported in terms of nano-analytics and the development of prototype components by the Institutes of “Electronic Materials and Nanostructures” (University of Duisburg-Essen) and “Graphene-based Nanotechnology” (University of Siegen).

Drawing on co-operations already in place at the project partners, the project results will be communicated to interested companies worldwide. The aim here is to integrate suggestions from end users into the production chain at an early stage of development already. To this end, the project will also use the platform operated by the “Graphene and 2D Materials” specialist group and the North Rhine Westphalia plastics cluster “Kunststoffland NRW”.

One focus of AIXTRON’s subproject involves researching (MO)-CVD processes and systems technology for the deposition of optically active 2D semiconductor materials such as molybdenum tungsten (Mo, W), selenium sulfur (Se, S), and graphene. Furthermore, together with its project partners the company will be working out a roll-to-roll concept for use in the synthesis and transfer of graphene. To ensure the efficient realization of a demonstration tool which is a core aspect of the HEA2D innovations, preliminary investigations will be performed, particularly to identify suitable source chemicals, on an existing system at AIXTRON’s applications laboratory. Based on the findings, the existing system technology will be enhanced. Together with its project partners, demonstrators on the basis of 2D semiconductor materials will be manufactured.

“HEA2D” is being promoted with funds from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) 2014-2020.

 
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FUJIFILM Dimatix Launches New Materials Printer DMP-2850

Significant upgrades with enhanced performance

Santa Clara, CA – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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This latest update to the desktop Dimatix Materials Printer is just the most recent in a series of investments we are making in this field

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. announces the new Dimatix Material Printer DMP-2850, with innovative features and enhanced performance for technology development in printed electronics, displays, and beyond, which is an upgraded and enhanced version of the industry leading inkjet deposition research platform, the DMP-2831.

Since its launch over 10 years ago, the DMP-2831 has become the industry standard laboratory tool for the development of inkjet deposition fluids and processes, with approximately 1,000 units placed worldwide in academic and industrial facilities. FUJIFILM Dimatix is now introducing the DMP-2850 as a significant upgrade to better serve R&D customers with improved cameras, more intuitive application software, and provisions for automated data collection and analysis.

The DMP-2850 includes an embedded 64-bit PC preconfigured with Microsoft Windows 8.1 and updated Drop Manager software. Two high-speed cameras with finer resolution optics provide superior images for drop-watching and print inspection functions. To accompany the hardware changes, the DMP-2850 will build on user accessibility and flexibility with an enhanced software platform. Remote access API and open architecture enable remote monitoring of cameras and printer status. More options for complex printing will be available with feature recognition, auto registration functions, and support for multi-layer printing. Jetting evaluation and drop watching operations will also benefit from automated analysis.

A complete platform for precision printing of materials, jetting analysis, and fluid development, the DMP-2850 provides the user with powerful tools for R&D work. A drop watching system enables jetting performance to be analyzed in combination with extensive control over printhead operation. A fiducial camera facilitates print inspection and accurate print registration to existing features. Cartridges are available with two native drop sizes, one and 10 picoliters, allowing customers their choice of jettable fluids. Silicon MEMS cartridge technology ensures compatibility with a wide range of organic solvent or aqueous-based fluid chemistries.

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. CEO and President, Martin Schoeppler, is keen to stress the continuing importance of the DMP-2850 for materials deposition. “This latest update to the desktop Dimatix Materials Printer is just the most recent in a series of investments we are making in this field.”

The DMP-2850 will be available from September 2016, and with enhanced user applications in the first quarter of 2017.

 
aNexus is the founding member of LUX photonics Consortium

27 October 2015 | Press releases

 

On 21st September 2015, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan announced the formation of the LUX Photonics Consortium at the Techventure 2015. Formed by Nanyang Technological University, the National University of Singapore and seven other research laboratories and companies, it seeks to encourage collaborations between institutes of higher learning and the industry, on how to harness and distribute energy from light for areas such as medicine, security and defence. aNexus is proud to be the founding member to support bringing Singapore research into industry. With our expertise in advanced material growth technology, functional material printing, from sheet to sheet to roll to roll manufacturing, we are confident to bring immediate value add to the consortium. The network of this consortium will proof to be a value added connection to the community internally and globally.

 
AIXTRON: Major Asian display manufacturer purchases system for the deposition of OLED barrier films

September 09, 2015 | Press releases


First order for recently acquired innovative technology

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AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, has sold the first Optacap-200 encapsulation tool to a major Asian display manufacturer. The standalone R&D system that handles substrate sizes of 200 mm x 200 mm was ordered in the third quarter 2015 and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2016.

The innovative Optacap plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) technology enables the deposition of highly flexible and effective barrier films for thin-film encapsulation of OLED display, OLED lighting, organic photovoltaic and flexible electronic devices.

“Thin-film encapsulation is an essential step within the OLED manufacturing process. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to provide an innovative solution to the industry which delivers excellent barrier films at high throughput. Therefore, this solution contributes to a significant reduction of manufacturing costs for the critical encapsulation process step within the production of flexible as well as rigid OLED devices”, says Andreas Toennis, Chief Technology Officer of AIXTRON SE.

The groundbreaking Optacap encapsulation technology has been the main driver for AIXTRONs acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Company PlasmaSi, Inc.in April 2015. The full integration of the technology into AIXTRONs already existing OLED activities is part of the company’s incorporation into the AIXTRON Group.

 
Nano Carbon chooses AIXTRON tool for graphene production

March 19, 2015

AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced that Nano Carbon (Poland) has ordered AIXTRON's AIX G5 WW reactor for graphene production on silicon carbide. Nano Carbon owns a low-cost patented technique for epitaxial graphene that can be implemented on the AIXTRON system.
The equipment was ordered in the first quarter of 2015 and is due for delivery by the fourth quarter. The system will be configured to handle either ten 100mm or six 150mm substrates per run.
Nano Carbon is a 2011 start-up based on technology developed at the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology in Warsaw. Dr. Wlodek Strupinski from Institute of Electronic Materials Technology comments: "Nano Carbon will use the AIXTRON system to continue research on graphene on SiC and we will commercialize this technology on to production scale using the AIX G5 WW."

Dr. Frank Schulte, Vice President AIXTRON Europe, adds : "We are proud to deliver our system to step in this promising technology and support Nano Carbon in the expansion of their business."

The AIX G5 WW equipment provides high wafer throughput and is designed for the ultra-high temperatures needed for epitaxial graphene on SiC deposition.
Nano Carbon is an associate member of the EU's graphene flagship project in which AIXTRON is leading the production work package. Nano Carbon is keen to supply high quality graphene on SiC to the various research groups and industries working on innovative graphene devices.

 
XENON Corporation introduces first wide-width R2R sintering system for printed electronics

March 19 2015

System covers up to 50" width at web press speeds

Wilmington, MA-XENON Corporation, the world leader in Pulsed Light, has introduced the S-5100 Wide-Width Sintering System, the industry's first wide-width roll-to-roll sintering solution for printed electronics production applications. "This is a milestone for the printed electronics industry," said Lou Panico, CEO of XENON. "For the first time, manufacturers can sinter metallic inks over a large area, right in the web press production line." The S-5100 system can be used to sinter copper as well as silver inks over an area up to 50 inches wide (1.27 meters), at speeds of 20 feet per minute (6.1 meters/min) upgradeable to higher speeds. Panico said manufacturers in the printed electronics space have been asking for the wide-width coverage in order to print higher volumes and larger products such as high-definition displays. "The challenge has been achieving uniform energy across such a wide area," explained Panico. "We were able to solve it using our decades of experience in Pulsed Light technology." 

 

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Wilmington, MA-XENON Corporation, the world leader in Pulsed Light, has introduced the S-5100 Wide-Width Sintering System, the industry's first wide-width roll-to-roll sintering solution for printed electronics production applications. "This is a milestone for the printed electronics industry," said Lou Panico, CEO of XENON. "For the first time, manufacturers can sinter metallic inks over a large area, right in the web press production line." The S-5100 system can be used to sinter copper as well as silver inks over an area up to 50 inches wide (1.27 meters), at speeds of 20 feet per minute (6.1 meters/min) upgradeable to higher speeds. Panico said manufacturers in the printed electronics space have been asking for the wide-width coverage in order to print higher volumes and larger products such as high-definition displays. "The challenge has been achieving uniform energy across such a wide area," explained Panico. "We were able to solve it using our decades of experience in Pulsed Light technology." Sintering is the process that cures printed metallic inks to produce working electronic circuitry on various flexible substrates such as paper, plastic and film. XENON systems are able to sinter inks in a fraction of the time required for heat-based oven curing, according to Panico. "We're now the first company to offer a full line of sintering systems from bench top lab products for research and development, to wide-width systems for web press production," said Panico. The S-5100 system includes an advanced touch screen interface that enables manufacturers to easily program and deliver the correct energy to achieve proper sintering without damaging the substrate. The system is air-cooled for easy deployment in production environments, and can work with inks from a variety of manufacturers. The company delivered its first S-5100 system in February 2015 and is accepting orders for standard and custom versions of the S-5100 for prompt shipment. Working systems will also be available soon at various locations in the PE Test Center Network, a collaboration of companies, research centers and university labs that was formed by XENON in 2012 to help jump start the printed electronics industry.

Interested parties can contact our marketing at marketing@anexuscorp.com 

aNexus provides the most competitive and innovative solutions in printed electronics and functional printing. To learn more visit www.anexuscorp.com and contact us now.

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