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Kosmas Galatsis

April 04, 2012 - The annual printed electronics award winners were announced at the IDTechEx Awards Dinner in Berlin, Germany on April 3rd. The awards recognize outstanding progress in the development and commercialization of printed electronics, an industry that produces a huge amount of technical innovation which will be used in many products. The entries were judged by Professor Iain McCulloch, Imperial College London, UK and Professor Elvira Fortunato, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

In summary, the winners for each category are as follows:

Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award - VTT
Best Technical Development Materials Award - Heliatek
Academic R&D Award - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Best Product Development Award - Thinfilm
Best Commercialization Award - Printechnologics
Best Poster - Lappeenranta University of Technology
Best in Show Award - exhibition booth - Printechnologics

Academic R&D Award - UCLA
UCLA in collaboration with Aneeve Nanotechnologies has developed the first fully printed ink‐jet CNT transistor technology platform. These unique transistors employ the superior electronic performance of semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs), going beyond materials such as amorphous silicon and metal oxide semiconductors that are typically used in display backplane applications. Performances such as μ= 50cm2/(Vs), Ion/Ioff= 1000, Vth=1.0V have been demonstrated.

For additional information about other award recipients visit Printed Electronics World!

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