electronindia 2008 in Bangalore will see twice as much exhibition space as 2007. The planned series of talks include contract manufacturing, automobile electronics and electronic design. Messe München International is acting as the sole organiser for this event for the first time.
IMEC, Europe's independent nanoelectronics research institute and Plextronics, a company specialising in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, signed an agreement to collaborate on materials and inks for organic solar cells.
J. P. Sercel Associates (JPSA) announces the appointment of Maurice G. Covino and Joan M. Bickmann, partners in Mojo Solar, as sales representatives to the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing industry for North America.
SEMI has announced that SEMICON Europa will move to Dresden in Germany in 2009. SEMI has had difficulty in maintaining the level of exhibition the show once had and moved to Stuttgart only last year. One of the key factors for the move to Dresden appears to be the support of Dresden and Saxony. The details of the support were not revealed but both the City of Dresden and the State of Saxony are involved in the plan.
Magma Design Automation has announced development of a new yield enhancement software system customized for solar fabs to improve conversion efficiency, increase yield and reduce the manufacturing costs of solar cells. Magma is collaborating with Pegasus Semiconductor-Solar to refine product specifications and test the new product, based on Magma's YieldManager(r) software system.