LONDON Nanoident Technologies AG, a privately-held company that opened a plastic electronics fab at the end of 2006, claimed Monday (May 21) it had delivered the world's largest printed semiconductor photodetector array on a flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foil substrate.
The array is 18 centimeters by 12 centimeters in size although Nanoident (Linz, Austria) said it could produce detectors up to 50 centimeters by 50 centimeters in size. Applications for large-area photodetector arrays include industrial measurement and test, medical imaging and security screening, Nanoident said.
"One of our industrial customers came to Nanoident requesting a radical new photodetector array design for a specific industrial application that could not be delivered with silicon," said Klaus Schroeter, chief executive officer of Nanoident, in a statement. "Working together, we were able to deliver the industryís first large-area array on a flexible substrate that includes specific spectral sensitivity and meets other application-specific requirements."
Privately-held Nanoident is headquartered in Linz, Austria, with subsidiaries in Menlo Park, California, Nurnberg, Germany, and Grenoble, France.
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