17 November 2007

Powerlase and Osaka University collaborate in flat panel display manufacture

Powerlase Ltd, manufacturers of the world's most powerful nanosecond Q-switched, diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers, have announced a strong collaborative research partnership with the Centre for Advanced Science & Innovation (CASI) of Osaka University in the field of thin film patterning for Flat Panel Display (FPD) manufacture.

This announcement follows a period of increasingly close ties, in which CASI of Osaka University and Powerlase have shared technical resource to further their research in this field and to develop their individual intellectual property.

"CASI of Osaka University is at the forefront of research in advanced manufacturing techniques for next generation FPDs. Their reputation in this field is second to none. By collaborating with Powerlase, the world leader in laser solutions for Plasma Display Panel (PDP) manufacturing, an innovative partnership is created that will support the needs of the FPD industry both now and in the future," said Matt Henry, Head of Applications Engineering at Powerlase.

Professor Ryohei Satoh, Centre for Advanced Science & Innovation, Osaka University, added that "Powerlase is an excellent developer and supplier of high power, high performance DPSS laser systems. They make world leading laser systems for direct thin film patterning of ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) for FPD manufacture. I look forward to our partnership achieving an optimum laser system capable of delivering low damage to the environment and a high cost performance manufacturing."

Contact: Mark Middleton

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