"The Company's Multi-Level Force Touch controller has secured design-wins from leading smartphone makers for models to be launched in the first half of 2016, and will eventually be inside tablets and wearable devices as well.
Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax Technologies, Inc., commented: "We are proud to have a very comprehensive touch product portfolio especially with the addition of the latest Multi-Level Force Touch technology into our product portfolio. Early adopters of this product will be leading smartphone and panel makers seeking technology advancement and enhanced user experience. The introduction of Force Touch technology illustrates our leading edge competitiveness in the touch panel controller market. This is particularly important at a time when the market is moving toward in-cell touch display requiring integration of display driver and touch panel controller."
11/13/15.....here it is: (short & sweet) "Analysts at Baird initiated coverage on Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: HIMX) with a Outperform rating. The target price for Himax Technologies is set to $9. Himax Technologies shares closed at $6.15 on Thursday."
Con't: ...copper structures on Kapton substrates.
“3D printing is the fastest growing segment in printed electronics, but without 3D metal printing its scope will be commercially limited. Our new technology has the potential to transform production in a wide range of industries, from medical devices to structural electronics,” said Dr. Richard Fink, President of Applied Nanotech, Inc.
Fink’s thoughts on metal 3D printing emphasize those of many involved in the higher echelons of industry, where 3D printing with metal–and electronics–is becoming more prevalent, and desired. Echoed around the globe, commitment to this latest evolution in additive manufacturing is leading to numerous innovations in both hardware and the crucial materials which must be used in production.
“The success of the electronic 3D printing industry depends on the ability to make metallic objects or parts that have a metallic component, but suitable metallic inks and printing methods have not been readily available. The new ink enables novel sintering methods using a photo curing Xenon 2000 unit operated sequentially for each 5 micrometer thick inkjet trace in ambient air and room temperature,” explained Dr. Zvi Yaniv, lead researcher.
We’ve been following other international companies heavily invested in these processes, like Materialise, which has both developed a specialized titanium material for 3D metal printing and also opened a factory in Germany centered around those processes. Other companies like 3D Systems are partnering with learning institutions like Penn State to further research and work to use the technology to benefit the aerospace and defense industries. While the use of a variety of metal powders is being incorporated by many companies, PEN is certainly presenting the world with a multifunctional new material for 3D printing with electronics.
Correction: [Source: CNN Money]
PEN, Inc. Researchers Modify Award-Winning 2D Materials to Make Inkjet Nano-Copper Ink for 3D Printing with Electronics
BY BRIDGET BUTLER MILLSAPS · NOVEMBER 6, 2015 (CNN News)
PEN, Inc. has a dedication to nanotechnology, and for putting it to use in the world for ‘solving the big problems.’ Certainly then, combining their talents with 3D printing is a logical strategy as it is affecting nearly every sector, allowing for huge impact and transformations that continue to grow and spread–offering enormous benefits to businesses, individuals–and ultimately, everyone.
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, FL, the company was founded in 1985, and is actually today comprised of two companies, Nanofilm, Ltd. and Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc., with the latter encompassing the PEN Design Center where their team of PhD level scientists and engineers focuses on the development of new products, as well as finding necessary solutions in technology today. Nanotechnology involves big research about very small things–with one nanometer registering at just one-billionth of a meter in size.
PEN, which stands for Products Enabled by NanoTechnology, is comprised of a team that works on a parallel mission alongside many other innovators today to redefine products, services, and so many factors that truly impact people’s lives. They rely on nanotechnology to find solutions to challenges in numerous industries, partnering with clients like the US Department of Transportation, the Army Research Office and the US Department of Agriculture. They also hold more than 250 patents, with a commitment to making innovations that actually help in everyday life too.
Now, they are throwing their hat into the ring with a substantial innovation regarding 3D printing materials, leading to ease in fabricating metallic prints with an inkjet nano-copper ink which they developed through a modification to their own award winning 2D inkjet copper ink. This led to the creation of 3D metallic..
November 05, 2015 09:00 ET
PEN Inc. Develops Inkjet Multifunctional Copper Ink for 3D Printed Electronics
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) ("PEN" or "the Company"), a global leader in enhanced performance products enabled by nanotechnology to solve everyday problems, today announced the development of an inkjet nano-copper ink suitable for 3D printing of metallic structures.
"The success of the electronic 3D printing industry depends on the ability to make metallic objects or parts that have a metallic component, but suitable metallic inks and printing methods have not been readily available. The new ink enables novel sintering methods using a photo curing Xenon 2000 unit operated sequentially for each 5 micrometer thick inkjet trace in ambient air and room temperature," explained Dr. Zvi Yaniv the lead researcher.
The novel 3D copper ink technology was developed at the Company's Applied Nanotech Inc. subsidiary in Austin, Texas, which serves as the PEN Design Center. Applied Nanotech researchers adapted the Company's award winning 2D inkjet copper ink, 2009 IDTech Ex Printed Electronics Award and the 2010 R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine, to create 3D metallic copper structures on Kapton substrates.
"3D printing is the fastest growing segment in printed electronics, but without 3D metal printing its scope will be commercially limited. Our new technology has the potential to transform production in a wide range of industries, from medical devices to structural electronics," said Dr. Richard Fink, President of Applied Nanotech, Inc.
Smart glasses: Ushering in new form factors in portable electronics
By Dr Harry Zervos, Principal Analyst
Interfacing with machines undergoes a constant evolution, allowing for wider adoption of computing devices over time, as interaction becomes more "natural". According to IDTechEx Research, smartglasses are bringing about the next big step in this ever-changing space. Having witnessed the transition from keyboards to touchscreens in the last decade, a new wave of innovation is making interfacing with computers gesture-based, and nowhere else is that more obvious currently than in eye-worn computing. That is why the market for smart eyewear is expected to reach almost $45bn by 2026 according to the newly published IDTechEx report "Smart Glasses and Contact Lenses 2016-2026. Smart Eyewear - From AR and VR headsets to functional contacts: Technologies, Players, Forecasts & Opportunities".
Some of the newer devices that have ignited the current interest in eye-worn computing are going above and beyond the conventional definition of a smart object; they are in effect, portable, wearable computers with a host of functionalities, specially designed apps etc. that add new ways for the wearer to interact with the world along with smartphone capabilities, health tracking options and many other features. The features of some of the more advanced devices have been based on and have sparked worldwide innovation efforts aiming to create an ecosystem of components that will enable what is bound to be a revolution in form factor for wearables.
PEN Inc.'s Chairman and CEO to Speak at the 2015 Horasis China Meeting in Cascais, Portugal, October 22-23
October 20, 2015: 09:00 AM ET
PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) ("PEN" or "the Company"), a global leader in enhanced performance products enabled by nanotechnology to solve everyday problems, today announced that the Company's Chairman and CEO, Dr. Scott Rickert, will speak at the 2015 Horasis China Meeting held in Cascais, Portugal from October 22-23.
The 2015 Horasis China Meeting will gather 300 senior decision makers from business and government from around the globe to share insights on the current state of the Chinese economy and identify innovative approaches to economic development. The event will be co-hosted by the Portuguese Government and the City of Cascais and held in close collaboration with the People's Republic of China, with the support of the China Federation of Industrial Economics.
Dr. Rickert is participating in a Boardroom Dialogue Session titled China: The Next Tech Nation, which will explore China's ongoing evolution as the world's next tech nation, what makes a successful tech entrepreneur in China's current economic environment and what Chinese high tech firms can learn from their global counterparts. Other leaders participating in the discussion with Dr. Rickert include:
"As the world's largest economy, China faces a wide range of issues related to sustainable economic development. I look forward to sharing my knowledge about the crucial role nanotechnology can play in developing sustainable businesses with this esteemed group of global leaders," said Dr. Rickert.
About Horasis: Horasis as an independent international organization is committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future through the active participation of global business leaders in series of annual meetings. In addition to the Global China Business Meeting, Horasis holds meetings on India, Russia and the Arab world...
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US Patent Office Published Applications.....
Just a few titles....
PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20150284241 MEMS PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF
2 20150281666 IMAGE SENSOR EQUIPPED WITH ADDITIONAL GROUP OF SELECTIVELY TRANSMISSIVE FILTERS FOR ILLUMINANT ESTIMATION, AND ASSOCIATED ILLUMINANT ESTIMATION METHOD
3 20150281611 MULTI-MODE OPERATION PIXEL DESIGN FOR PIXEL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
4 20150277167 LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL
5 20150274992 TREATMENT LIQUID AND RECORDING METHOD
6 20150268745 TOUCH DISPLAY MODULE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF AND SOURCE DRIVER
7 20150264327 PROJECTION DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF A POLARIZATION GRATING
8 20150256780 SHARED ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR
9 20150255497 SHARED ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR
10 20150243728 METAL-INSULATION-METAL DEVICE
11 20150236845 HALF-RATE CLOCK AND DATA RECOVERY CIRCUIT
12 20150234155 LENS ARRAY
13 20150226909 DISPLAY MODULE AND LIGHT GUIDE DEVICE
14 20150215505 IMAGE-CAPTURING ASSEMBLY AND ARRAY LENS UNITS THEREOF
15 20150212615 ACTIVE ARRAY OF CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL AND ASSOCIATED CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL
16 20150212357 MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL
17 20150210538 MEMS PACKAGE STRUCTURE
18 20150206918 IMAGE SENSOR WITH OBLIQUE PICK UP PLUG AND SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE COMPRISING THE SAME
19 20150200217 WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE PIXEL CIRCUIT
20 20150199044 TOUCH SCREEN AND RELATED TOUCH SENSING CONTROL CIRCUIT
21 20150199035 STYLUS WITHOUT ACTIVE COMPONENTS AND AN ASSOCIATED TOUCH PANEL
22 20150194453 SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE FOR SUPPRESSING HOT CLUSTER
23 20150192752 LENS MODULE AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF
24 20150181142 IMAGE SENSOR WITH MULTI-SHARED PIXEL ARCHITECTURE AND DUAL READOUT PATH
25 20150174939 IMAGE RECORDING METHOD
Notification That Annual Report Will Be Submitted Late (ntn 10k)
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Microsoft introduces 'wearables holograms' for HoloLens
Today 10:36 AM ET (MarketWatch)
"Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) introduced new "mixed reality gaming" features for its virtual-reality headset HoloLens on Tuesday. Dubbed Project Xray, it introduces a new concept Microsoft executives are referring to as "wearable holograms." In a fighting game, for example, a user would be able to see accessories, such as a virtual shield, that move with their hands in their actual surrounding environment while wearing their HoloLens headset. The users can then can use those accessories, such as that shield, to interact with other holograms in the video game. Microsoft said it has started taking applications for the HoloLens developer kit, which it will make available for $3,000 beginning in the first quarter of 2016. The company did not say when the actual hardware device would be available for sale, nor did it give a hint as to how much it will ultimately cost. Shares of Microsoft were flat around $46.66 in recent trade. They are up more than 5% over the last three months, compared with a 4% decline for the S&P 500."
Fandango hopes to bring virtual reality to movie theaters with new venture
Today 11:32 AM ET (MarketWatch)
"Online movie ticket retailer Fandango, owned by Comcast Corp.'s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal said on Monday that it plans to launch a research and development segment charged with innovation in the moviegoing experience. The new unit, called FandangoLabs, has enlisted leaders in the film and technology industries to serve on its advisory board, including New York-based design firm IDEO's media and technology portfolio director Jennifer Panaski, Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) executive vice president of theatrical distribution Dave Hollis and founder and Chief Operating Officer of Blumhouse productions Jason Blum. Along with representation on the board, IDEO will serve as FandangoLabs' innovation partner. The company hopes to utilize new technologies to explore the potential in Augmented and Virtual Reality, social commerce and interactive video, according to a news release. Fandango, which sells tickets online to 27,000 screens nationwide, hopes to release its first FandangoLab products in 2016."
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October 05, 2015 11:32 ET (15:32 GMT)
Pen (OTCMKTS:PENC) Director Ronald J. Berman acquired 114,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 30th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $0.26 per share (MAJOR TYPO), for a total transaction of $29,822.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,036,140 shares in the company, valued at $1,309,396.40. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Pen (OTCMKTS:PENC) traded down 9.091% during trading on Thursday, reaching $0.025. 177,413 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $0.03 and a 200 day moving average price of $0.04. The firm’s market capitalization is $13.44 million. Pen has a 52 week low of $0.02 and a 52 week high of $0.08.
Pen Inc., formerly Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc., is engaged in nanotechnology research and development business. The Company’s nanotechnology research involves performing contract research and development for others to develop products and materials for new applications, and then leveraging this research by applying it to other similar applications in other industries. The Company also develops intellectual property (OTCMKTS:PENC) around its products and technologies. The Company develops five technology platforms: nanosensor technology; nanocomposites, based on carbon nanotube composites; thermal management materials; nanoelectronics applications, and electron emission activities, primarily in the display area. The Company’s electron emission IP is divided into display activities and non-display activities. Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. is the parent company. Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) is a subsidiary of ANHI.
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
Date : 10/01/2015 @ 12:44PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Pen Inc. (QB) (PENC)
Quote : 0.025 -0.0025 (-9.09%) @ 2:58PM
Announced on Monday, The Walt Disney Co DIS, along with Evolution Media Capital, China Media Capital, Axel Springer, and Madison Square Garden Co MSG, are all contributing to a $65 million investment into Jaunt, a virtual-reality production and technology start-up company.
Jaunt is known for bringing live-action shows, movies, and sports to virtual reality and the technology’s headsets, as well as capturing multiple vantage points while shooting, for example, concerts and movies. Viewers, watching these videos on screens inside virtual reality headsets, will feel as if they are an integral part to the event or show.
This is a huge step for Jaunt, whose total funding now increases to roughly $100 million. This new investment gives the start-up enough money to make improvements to their cameras, boost production on all fronts, and increase software development. Jaunt is also expecting to hire more employees in both its Palo Alto, California headquarters and its brand new studio in Los Angeles.
Disney’s investment in Jaunt places them in competition with Facebook Inc FB, who acquired Oculus VR in 2014, and Google Inc GOOG, who has developed their own virtual reality headset that works with your Android smartphone called Google Cardboard, two tech giants who have made giant waves in many industries.
So what does this mean for Disney?
It’s a step in a popular technological direction; just imagine watching your favorite Disney animated film or Star Wars movie from every possible camera angle on a virtual reality headset.
PEN Inc.'s HALO Surface Cleaner Proven Effective Against MERS, H1N1 and Ebola Virus
September 10, 2015: 09:00 AM ET
PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) ("PEN" or "the Company"), a global leader in enhanced performance products enabled by nanotechnology to solve everyday problems, today announced that its environmentally friendly HALO™ product can help prevent the spread of viruses that cause Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Ebola.
Independent tests executed by qualified antimicrobial test laboratories (modified ASTM E1053) against a surrogate of the MERS virus called Human Corona Virus 229E found that the HALO product safely kills the virus within 10 minutes of contact time. At the PEN Design Center in Austin, TX, the HALO surface cleaner has been proven to protect against an H1N1 surrogate virus and Feline Calicivirus (an Ebola surrogate) using the same qualified antimicrobial test laboratories (modified JIS Z 2801 and modified ASTM E1053, respectively).