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.
7 Nov 2019
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.
6 Nov 2019
Creating the Market: Technology Development is Only Half the Work
Printed electronics has many successful market creation stories and certain materials or components have moved rapidly but sometimes, inventing the enabling technology is only half the work.
4 Nov 2019
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).
1 Nov 2019
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.
18 Sep 2019
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!