E-Thread™ Technology: The Revolutionary Toolkit To Embed Electronics At The Heart Of Textile And Plastic Materials (Wearable Europe 2017)

Mr Emmanuel Arene, Chairman & CEO


Europe 2017 Presentation - Primo1D*
Europe 2017 Audio Presentation - Primo1D*

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Presentation Summary

Primo1D invites you to a new world of electronics embedded in a textile yarn. Our E-Thread™ technology offers a way to discretely incorporate tiny devices like RFID tags, LEDs or sensors into a thread that can be easily integrated into textile or plastic materials.

Speaker Biography (Emmanuel Arene)

Emmanuel Arène has over 25 years of experience in industrialization of innovative technologies, senior management and international development. He has worked for major corporations like IBM, and in the development of start-ups: notably Soitec, where he spent 15 years as Executive VP Industrial Operations, as well as CEO of the company's Singapore branch and EVP/GM of the solar business unit. He co-founded in 2013 Primo1D, the E-Thread™ company, acting today as CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Company Profile (Primo1D)

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Founded in 2013 by a seasoned management team, Primo1D is a spin-off of the famous French R&D lab CEA-Leti. Our E-Thread™ technology brings a disruptive way for a seamless, invisible and durable integration of electronics into textile and plastic materials. After a first fundraising of 2M€ in 2014, the start-up industrialized successfully its first product, an RFID-UHF tag in a yarn, enabling enhanced traceability of connected garments, as well as anti-theft and authentication.
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