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NANOIDENT AG realizes the first high-resolution organic photonic sensor


Linz, Austria | July 05, 2005

NANOIDENT AG, the leader in organic photonic sensors, presents the world’s first high-resolution, organic semiconductor-based photonic sensor for high-volume industrial applications. The 256-pixel sensor, with 50 x 50 ěm pixel size and 250 dpi resolution, sets the new global benchmark for organic photonic sensors. The product represents a new class of sensors, with unique technical features and extremely low production costs set to revolutionize the marketplace. Flexible, ultra-thin and largearea organic photonic sensors promise to open up entirely new market segments as well as succeeding in existing markets for silicon-based sensors.

Function of NANOIDENT's organic photonic sensors
Figure 1: Function of NANOIDENT’s organic photonic sensors. Copyright © NANOIDENT AG
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Breakthrough in sensor technology
Organic photonic sensors represent a breakthrough in the commercialization of nanotechnology-based semiconductors. “This market promises incredibly dynamic growth, reminiscent of the arrival of silicon semiconductors 40 years ago” says NANOIDENT’s CEO Klaus G. Schroeter. And NANOIDENT is leading the way, with the world’s first nanotechnology-based organic sensor solutions for high-volume applications such as flexible fingerprint sensors for smart cards and large biochip sensors.

Structure of NANOIDENT's organic sensors
Figure 2: Structure of NANOIDENT’s organic sensors. Copyright © NANOIDENT AG
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Benefits of NANOIDENT organic photonic sensors
NANOIDENT organic photonic sensors consist of flexible PET foil with ultra-thin layers of micro-structured electrodes and photoactive semiconductors. “Organic semiconductors can be processed in liquid form like printing ink. The use of innovative printing processes drastically reduces production time and costs” says NANOIDENT CTO Franz Padinger.

At the forefront of the technology
Creating the first high-resolution organic photonic sensor highlights the position of NANO-IDENT at the forefront of nanotechnological development. “Getting here took years of scientific and industrial experience in fields as diverse as organic photo physics, coating technologies, micro-structuring, organic semiconductor printing technology and sensor design” says Padinger. NANOIDENT is partnering with world-leading companies and research centers in the area of organic semiconductor technology, to participate in the latest developments at the cutting edge of nanomaterial research.


NANOIDENT is the leading nanotechnology company in the area of organic photonic sensors. The company develops and produces photonic sensors based on organic semiconductors for market segments with high growth potential, such as security technology and life science technology. NANOIDENT has succeeded in winning the world’s leading scientists and experts in organic photo physics as shareholders, collaborators and consultants, building unique know-how concerning nanotechnology-based organic semiconductors and production processes. NANOIDENT’s integration in international networks of expertise of the global leading research centers ensures access to latest research results in the area of organic semiconductor technology. In the context of technology partnerships with innovative industrial firms NANOIDENT develops trend-setting sensor solutions for high-volume market segments.

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Press Contact:
NANOIDENT Technologies AG
Klaus G. Schroeter
Untere Donaulaende 21-25
A-4020 Linz
+43 732 9010 2200

Christian Zillich Consulting
Christian Zillich
Postfach 330141
D-14171 Berlin
+49 30 895 38 50

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