22 Aug '11, 4am

Singapore breakthrough for electronics, solar manufacturing: By : Jenny Marusiak Singapore laboratory thinks it

Singapore breakthrough for electronics, solar manufacturing: By : Jenny Marusiak Singapore laboratory thinks it

Singapore laboratory thinks it has found the right combination for manufacturing self-powered solar printed electronics. Photo: A*Star A new material developed by a Singaporean science research institute has been hailed as a breakthrough for both the electronics and thin-film solar manufacturing sectors. Singapore’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) announced on Tuesday in a press statement the new plastic, or polymeric material, would pave the way for the large-scale manufacturing of printed electronics and organic solar cells, and open up new design options for electronic and solar cell companies. Printed plastic electronics and organic solar cells are made by printing carbon-based solutions onto a surface to create semi-conductors. Today most semi-conductors are made through an intensive manufacturing process that involves etching circuits onto an i...

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