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S$10 Million Investment To Pioneer Organic Electronic Device Research In Singapore

Nitto Denko plans to invest S$10 million over the next three years to set up a research and development centre in Singapore. This will be the first R&D centre that will conduct research in organic electronics. 

Nitto Denko Corporation, a leading diversified materials company, today opened the Nitto Denko Asia Technical Centre (NAT), the company's second centre in Singapore to spearhead and manage its R&D operations. The new Centre will focus strongly on integrated organic electronic device development, making Nitto Denko the first company in Singapore to pioneer R&D in this area. The event was officiated by Mr Lim Chuan Poh, the Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Situated in the recently-opened Fusionopolis, NAT will undertake the company's Integrated Organic Optoelectronic Sensing Device Project in collaboration with the A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI), A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). 

At the opening ceremony, Nitto Denko inked agreements with DSI, IMRE and NTU to fund and carry out three separate and concurrent research projects on the development of novel organic electronic sensing devices. Nitto Denko plans to invest S$10 million over the three-year research term.

The R&D projects will fuse Nitto Denko's specialty knowledge and technology in polymer waveguides with DSI, IMRE and NTU’s expertise in Complex Vibration Numerical/Experimental Analysis, Organic Electronics and Photonic Research respectively. Nitto Denko believes that the collaboration will lead to several breakthrough technologies, especially in the field of organic electronics, which will allow for the development of novel, miniaturised, affordable and high-sensitivity sensor products. 

Said Dr Yasuo Ninomiya, Chief Technology Officer of Nitto Denko Corporation: "The opening of Nitto Denko Asia Technical Centre is a milestone event and a step forward for the company as it extends Nitto Denko's R&D expertise in the area of device development. We look forward to collaborating with DSI, IMRE and NTU to conduct high-quality research and develop sophisticated sensor products that will have multiple applications in healthcare, electronics and environmental-related industries."

"Nitto Denko's decision to beef up R&D here underscores Singapore's growth as a science, technology and research hub. In fact, Singapore is Nitto Denko's fourth Global R&D site after Japan, the United States and Europe. With a pool of local and foreign talent to tap on and a strong R&D infrastructure and intellectual property laws, we see Singapore playing a vital role in advancing the company's research and product development efforts", Dr Ninomiya added. 

Please see here for the full article at Nitto's official website.

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