NexTech Solutions, Inc. and FAS Holdings Group, LLC, jointly doing business as “NexTechFAS,” are pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 4th Global Plastic Electronics Conference and Showcase in Berlin Germany from October 27–29, 2008. During the conference, they will be featuring their Advantage Series extrusion deposition (ED) system and the NexTStar automated optical inspection (AOI) tool. NexTechFAS is emerging as a significant supplier for turnkey and custom equipment solutions in the fast emerging flexible and OLED display as well as OLED lighting and Photovoltaic (PV) markets. The company’s products have been recently integrated into the manufacturing lines of Plastic Logic in Dresden, a developer of flexible organic active matrix displays and RPO in Australia, a leading manufacturer of waveguide technology for flexible touch screen displays.
NexTechFAS offers its Advantage Series Extrusion Deposition (ED) systems as standalone units or fully automated, integrated process lines designed to meet the unique requirements of the flexible and OLED markets. The integrated coating process line uses the patented FASCoat technology, a high-performance deposition method which maximizes material use to over 95% and offers extremely high throughput compared to competing deposition technologies. The Advantage Series ED technology offers a cost effective solution capable of depositing a wide variety of process chemistries, including tough-to-coat OLED and PV materials which are often deposited at submicron thicknesses with stringent uniformity requirements.
The NexTStar automated optical inspection system (AOI) employs highly accurate and sensitive detection of problem-causing particles and defects during the manufacturing process. This AOI system represents breakthrough performance in flexible display, flat panel display, OLED and PV cell defect detection. State-of-the-art derived color imaging technology provides high-speed, high-resolution data acquisition and imaging. The system’s modular optics and image processing provide a wide range of defect size inspection resolution with very high throughput rates. The NexTStar is capable of detecting defects as small as 300 nanometers with its breakthrough NanoScan™ technology. The NexTStar is available in stand-alone, fully automated in-line and controlled environment configurations.
“The Plastic Electronics Conference presents a great opportunity for NexTechFAS as it serves the markets and applications that are ideally suited for our technology,” says Miguel Friedrich, Vice President of Marketing for NexTechFAS. “The focus of NexTechFAS over the last several years has been in flexible display and OLED applications and we have invested a lot of resources in optimizing our technologies for these markets. Our technology has produced excellent results with a variety of these specialized materials and substrates and manufacturers in the flexible and OLED markets are really starting to take notice.”
NexTechFAS will be exhibiting at booth 12 along with John P. Kummer GmbH, NexTechFAS’ exclusive sales and marketing representative in Europe. The 4th Global Plastic Electronics Conference & Showcase will be held in Berlin, Germany at the Maritim Hotel on October 27-29, 2008. The conference will feature new speakers from academia and industry discussing technical breakthroughs and emerging technologies.
About NFJV, LLC (NexTechFAS)
NFJV, LLC, doing business as “NexTechFAS,” is the operating company of NexTech Solutions, Inc. (nextechfas.com) and FAS Technologies, LLC, a result of a pending merger transaction between the two companies. NexTech Solutions currently owns approximately 52 percent of NexTechFAS and will own 100 percent upon completion of the final step of the merger transaction. NexTechFAS is a Delaware limited liability company with facilities in Austin and Dallas, Texas. The company is widely recognized in the industry for the development of digital fluid dispensing and a patented extrusion coating (spinless coating) technology known as "FASCoat," which has become the de-facto standard in the coating processes used in the manufacture of flat panel displays (FPDs). The company also delivers advanced metrology and automation solutions, and is the first to deliver a turnkey solution for manufacturing lines in the FPD, photovoltaic and semiconductor industries. NexTech Solution’s stock is quoted on the Pink Sheets under the symbol NXSL.
This release may include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the FPD and semiconductor markets.