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Cambridge, UK, 17 September 2007: The judges of the 2007 Organic Semiconductor Industry Awards (OSIA) are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s awards. The shortlisted companies for each of the three awards are:

Start-up of the Year award
- Menippos
Creator of HurraFussball an electronic trading card game
- Novaled
Technology provider in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technologies
- Polymer Vision
Developer of rollable display enabled mobile devices

Research and Development award
- Cambridge Display Technology
For Total Matrix Addressing (TMA)
- LG Philips LCD
For the first 15” XGA AMLCD (86ppi) panel with OTFT backplane using solution-soluble organic materials
- OLED-T
For Super K Layer

Best Peer-Review Paper award
- Correlated Electron Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (CERC-AIST)
For the paper "On-Substrate Synthesis of Organic Metal Films, Electrodes, and Circuits"
- LG Philips LCD
For the paper "Solution Processed Organic Thin-Film Transistors for Active Matrix Color Liquid Crystal Displays"
- Siemens AG
For the paper "256 x 256 pixels active matrix photo detector combing an amorphous Silicon thin film transistor array with organic photo diodes"

The aim of the awards is to bring together the whole of the organic semiconductor and organic electronics industry (including flexible, plastic and printed electronics) in a celebration of the organisations and people that are leading the development of this emerging technology.

The OSIA 2007 judging panel was particularly impressed by the quality of the nominations for this year’s awards, and some difficult decisions had to be made in selecting entries for the shortlist. The judges were:

- Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
- Dickon Pinner, McKinsey & Co
- Chris Smart, Acacia Capital Partners
- Klaus Hecker, Organic Electronics Association (OE-A)
- Michael Ciesinski, US Display Consortium (USDC)
- Craig Cruickshank, cintelliq

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner of the Organic Electronics Conference and Exhibition (OEC-07) on the evening on Tuesday 25 September. OEC-07 runs from 24-26 September in Frankfurt, Germany, and is the premier international conference on organic electronics and organic semiconductor technologies.

The Organic Semiconductor Industry Awards are sponsored by cintelliq ltd, providers of information services and strategic consulting to the organic semiconductor industry, and is run in association with OSA Direct, the world’s leading newsletter on the organic semiconductor industry.

Craig Cruickshank, cintelliq CEO and member of the OSIA 2007 judging panel, said, "The awards are an important way to recognise excellence in the industry. We are very pleased with the continued high standard of entries for the awards and are grateful to the panel of judges for their rigorous evaluation of the nominations. The past 12 months have seen a number of significant technical developments in the industry, and these have been reflected in the award nominations."

For more information about the awards visit http://www.cintelliq.com/osia


NOTES FOR EDITORS

About cintelliq ltd
Founded in 2002, cintelliq focuses exclusively on providing information services and strategic consulting based on independent and objective analysis of the development of the emerging organic semiconductor industry. Its services address the needs of both individuals and organisations with an interest in the development of technologies and applications across the whole of the organic semiconductor industry.

cintelliq invests its resources in: monitoring and tracking commercial and technology developments; attending exhibitions and conferences; conducting independent research; and codifying its analysis.

As well as publishing the industry’s leading weekly newsletter 'OSA Direct' and bi-monthly journal 'Organic Semiconductor Industry Journal', cintelliq publishes a range of reports on the industry, conducts workshops, and carries out consultancy. For more information see: www.cintelliq.com

About the Organic Electronic Conference and Exhibition 2007
Now in its fifth year, the Organic Electronics Conference and Exhibition (OEC-07) is the premier international event for scientists, engineers, manufacturers and investors in organic semiconductor technologies and organic electronics. OEC-07 takes place in Frankfurt, Germany from 24-26 September 2007. For more information about OEC-07 visit www.oec-europe.com

OEC-07 is hosted by industry specialist cintelliq, which has run the Organic Semiconductor Conference series since 2003, together with its conference partner the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A), the key industry association for organic electronics. The OE-A has designated OEC-07 as its official conference and exhibition for 2007.



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