6 May 2021
This IDTechEx premium article summarises the political discussion, highlighting key themes from the plenary session of the 3rd European Connected and Automated Driving conference. There are also summaries of presentations given by representatives from the European Commission, Continental, Valeo, Faurecia and more.
14 Apr 2021
KYOCERA Licenses TactoTek® Injection Molded Structural Electronics
The global electronic manufacturer is first to design, develop, and produce IMSE parts in Japan
4 Feb 2021
TactoTek In-Mould Structural Electronics Reduce Greenhouse Gas
TactoTek announced today their achievements towards more sustainable electronics manufacturing. An independent lifecycle analysis by Finnish research institute, VTT, revealed that an electronics part manufactured using IMSE technology results in 35% lower greenhouse gas emissions than a comparable conventional electronics design.
8 Jul 2020
In-Mold Electronics: Material Development Opportunities
In-Mold Electronics (IME) is a process that combines printed electronics with 3D forming and molding to create 3D objects with embedded electronics. The electronics can include interconnects, sensors, rigid IC or LEDs, optical waveguides, and so on.
17 Apr 2020
DowAksa formed in 2012 as a 50:50 joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş. They have two manufacturing lines in Turkey with an estimated capacity of 3,600 tpa. The CF is sold under the brand name AKSACA.
26 Mar 2020
TactoTek and Lightworks Partner for Lighting Innovation for Vehicles
TactoTek and Lightworks GmbH announced their collaboration on in-mold lighting solutions. Together the companies will accelerate the development and use of in-mold lighting for styling and function for vehicle interiors and exteriors.
26 Feb 2020
In-Mold Electronics: Starting Simple to Reach One Billion Dollars
In-Mold Electronics (IME) will one day become a well-established process with a well-developed ecosystem and a mature, easy-to-use design-to-product workflow. This process will become the basis of many novel structural electronic designs and products.
6 Feb 2020
TactoTek Closes €23 Million Series C Funding
Today, TactoTek, the Finland-based company that develops, industrializes and licenses in-mold structural electronics technology for smart surface solutions, announced that it has closed €23 million in Series C equity financing.
23 Jan 2020
Fischer Automotive and TactoTek Partner on Smart Surface Design
TactoTek and fischer automotive announced that they have collaborated on a smart surface technology demonstrator to show examples of design innovation that fulfill market demands for integrating styling, electronic functions and manufacturability of smart surfaces at commercial scale.
22 Jan 2020
Printed Electronics: The Opportunities are Coming Thick and Fast
There is dramatic change in some industries, with leading printed electronics vendors moving quickly to capitalize on the new sought after capabilities. These opportunities will be addressed at the Printed Electronics Europe exhibition and conference in Berlin on 13 - 14 May (register by 23 January to save 40%).
14 Nov 2019
PassiveBolt Wins Prestigious Innovation Award
PassiveBolt Wins Prestigious CES 2020 Innovation Award for Smart Home Keyless Entry System that Integrates a Smart Surface with TactoTek IMSE Technology.