In-Mold Electronics Market will Take-off in 2020 - Here's Why
In-mold electronics (IME) - or in-mold structural electronics (IMSE) - is about to enter a period of rapid revenue growth, with IDTechEx forecasting the overall market to exceed $1bn within a decade.
Fiat Chrysler Set to Merge with PSA
Discussions have opened a path to the creation of a new group with global scale and resources owned 50% by Groupe PSA shareholders and 50% by FCA shareholders. The combination would create the 4th largest global OEM in terms of annual unit sales (8.7m vehicles).
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!
Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals
The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
LS Automotive Technologies Licenses TactoTek® IMSETM Technology
LS Automotive Technologies has licensed design and manufacturing rights for TactoTek injection molded structural electronics technology.
End User Presentations at World's Largest Event on Printed Electronics
On November 20th and 21st, the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event will take place in Santa Clara, California - the heart of silicon valley. Record bookings to date include 178 exhibiting companies, hailing from 25 countries, and a total of 250 speakers. The event is expected to exceed 3,500 attendees. Attendees registering by August 16, 2019 can save 30%.
Printed Electronics USA: The must-attend event
IDTechEx has studied the printed electronics market since 2002. Of course, we're not just looking at materials that are printed, but also devices that are flexible, organic, large area—in reality, there isn't a good phrase to encompass the huge set of enabling materials, processes and components that are radically changing electronics as we know it. The phrase "not conventional electronics" doesn't really cover it, as some aspects of printed electronics are mature today, having been used for many years.
Automotive Interiors Project in Printed, In-Mold Electronics
Today, Geely Design, CEVT and TactoTek® jointly announced that they have initiated projects to develop smart surfaces for multiple automotive brands owned by CEVT's parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The current interiors project is the first of several anticipated by the framework agreement between the companies.
Electric vehicles are the new material battleground
Electric vehicles are rapidly scaling up in production, but under the surface of this explosive growth there are significant competitions taking place across the supply chain.
The graphene community gathers in California
The graphene community will gather in California on November 14 & 15 to attend the largest business-focused conference and exhibition on Graphene and 2D Materials which takes place in Santa Clara.
TactoTek expands Americas market presence
Today, TactoTek announced the opening of sales and business development operations in Mexico with representatives in Monterrey and San Luis Potosí, Mexico—hotbeds of electronics design and manufacturing for global market leaders in automotive, home appliances, medical equipment and other markets.
Novem Integrates TactoTek® Injection Molded Structural Electronics
Today TactoTek® and Novem announced that they have executed a multi-year agreement to develop solutions integrating IMSE electronics into premium interior trim products. The resulting solutions are single piece, electronically active trim elements for luxury vehicles.
TactoTek® injection molded structural electronics automotive certified
TactoTek® announced that one of its IMSE designs has passed an automotive OEM's test requirements for interior use in its vehicles.
TactoTek™ advances injection molded structural electronics
Today TactoTek™ announced its IMSE Partner program for producers of materials, electronic components, equipment, and design tools used in IMSE solution design and production.
TactoTek Speeds IMSE Production with Essemtec Multifunctional SMD
Today TactoTek™ announced that it is now using an Essemtec multi-functional pick-and-place system, The Paraquda, for IMSE production. The Paraquda combines three different production steps within one machine platform: solder paste jetting and/or glue jetting and SMD assembly.
Injection molded structural electronics, TactoTek Secures $23 Million
Today TactoTek announced that it has closed $23 million in funding. TactoTek IMSE solutions transform how electronics are designed and produced for diverse markets, including automotive, appliances, and wearable/IoT solutions. Light, thin, and durable, IMSE solutions bring electronic functions to stylish cosmetic surfaces and also for unconventional locations and uses.
The biocomposite market cannot grow fast enough
Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences.