Companies look to grow markets, add new technologies through partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.
David Savastano, Editor12.29.15
It was another year of growth for the flexible and printed electronics industry. Companies set up interesting new partnerships, while there was limited merger and acquisition activity.
These partnerships helped set up new opportunities. In one noteworthy collaboration, Xerox and Thin Film Electronics partnered on two new projects using Thinfilm Memory. Xerox will produce its Xerox Printed Memory and Xerox Printed Memory with Cryptographic Security at its Webster, NY plant. Among the target markets are supply-chain security applications and anti-counterfeiting capabilities for pharma, governmental tax stamps and refill authentication.
In another example, Enfucell is bringing its SoftBattery thin, flexible printed battery to a powered wireless golf sensor patch, which was created in conjunction with Qualcomm.
There are more of these partnerships; some of them have been publicized, and others are still in development. It is likely will see more of these pr
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