IME specialists report that interest in the technology is dramatically increasing.
David Savastano, Editor11.12.19
In-mold electronics (IME) are becoming an excellent opportunity for flexible and printed electronics, with automotive and white goods appliances offering particularly good potential.
IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das said that in-mold electronics interest is growing, in wide-ranging use cases from wearables to white goods appliance and automotive.
“Automotive in particular is showing the most interest and we think will be the biggest opportunity for IME over the next 10 years,” Das added. “We forecast IME to become a $1.1 billion business by 2029.”
Canatu CEO Juha Kokkonen said that more and more companies are including IME in their technology development roadmap.
“At Canatu, we can see it by the number of projects expanding every year,” Kokkonen added. “In the automotive sector, three years ago only a few companies started to investigate this technology. Today, all big automotive players over the world are aware of it and initiate develo
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