SDK and NovaCentrix to Cooperate in Printed Electronics
--Tie-Up in Development, Manufacture and Sale of Conductive Inks--
April 11, 2011
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and NovaCentrix,
The term “printed electronics” refers to the technology to manufacture electronic devices through printing. Compared with conventional methods of separately forming layers of semiconductors, metals and insulating materials, the printed electronics technology enables substantial simplification of manufacturing processes. The technology is expected to find wide-ranging applications, including displays, solar cells, and organic EL lighting.
NovaCentrix is a privately-held
company in the
SDK will fully utilize its metal, inorganic and organic material technologies in its joint development, aiming to develop conductive inks optimized for NovaCentrix’s Photonic Curing™ system. SDK will aim to improve the performance of existing conductive inks, thereby achieving durability and conductivity equal to those of conventional copper foils and other bulk products.
Conductive inks are now used in some of the components for smart phones and solar cells. While its market is estimated at \30 billion at present, the market is expected to grow to \100 billion by 2020. With the tie-up with NovaCentrix, SDK will accelerate R&D for the growing printed electronics market.
SDK and NovaCentrix
will participate in the 1st Printed Electronics Fair, which will
start at Tokyo Big Sight on April 13 as part of the 21st FINETECH
Outline of NovaCentrix
Representative: Mr. Charles Munson, CEO and President
Scope of business:
For further information, contact:
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