GE Global Research has developed a roll-to-roll process, similar to that used in newspaper printing, to mass-produce organic light emitting diodes. The company claims this technology will lower the cost of producing organic electronic products, which will be key if these devices are to succeed in the marketplace.
US computer processing company AMD, in collaboration with IBM, has announced the development of a 22x33mm working test chip using extreme ultraviolet lithography for the critical first layer of metal connections across the entire chip.
A more environmentally friendly technique for recycling lead paste from lead acid batteries has received a proof-of-concept grant from the UK’s East of England Development Agency (EEDA). The method reduces energy consumption as well as carbon and sulphur dioxide emissions, compared to existing approaches.