Dave Savastano, Editor03.07.19
The automotive and healthcare markets are interesting opportunities for flexible, hybrid and printed electronics. There are many similarities between the fields, not least of which is that printed electronics has been a part of each of these fields for quite some time.
In the automotive sector, printed electronics have been used for conductive heaters for seats and rear view defrosters, among other items. We have also seen in-mold electronics (IME) parts and OLED taillights. Now, new IME parts are coming into play, offering improved connectivity, lower cost and less weight. We are seeing more displays and touch screens in development. It takes time and effort to get approval for new products, but significantly, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers are now actively collaborating with flexible electronics suppliers. In “New Opportunities in the Automotive Industry,” starting on page 11, leaders offer their insights into this fast-growing field.
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