More flexible and printed electronics applications are heading toward the market, which bodes well for the industry.
David Savastano, Editor11.07.14
There has been an increase in interest in flexible and printed electronics (PE), which is seen in the increasing number of applications reaching pilot production and manufacturing. Leading printers in the PE field say they are seeing this increase in interest and activity.
PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG, Fuerth, Germany, was founded in November 2003 as a joint venture between Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG and Siemens AG, with the purpose of developing printed electronics. In recent years, PolyIC has begun to specialize in transparent and conductive PolyTC films; its printing process is a proprietary roll-to-roll process.
“Currently our focus is on touch sensors for the consumer electronics/mobile, white goods and automotive market,” said Wolfgang Mildner, managing director for PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG. “These markets are basically the ones we have seen the most interest from.”
Si-Cal Technologies Inc., Westborough, MA, USA, has been producing printed el
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