Companies look to grow markets, add new technologies.
David Savastano, Editor01.25.16
It was another year of growth for the flexible and printed electronics (PE) industry. Wearables and sensors are adding new functionality, and many more products are now in the pipeline, reaching the market or nearing commercialization.
Along these lines, some companies set up new partnerships.
In one 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, created in conjunction with Qualcomm.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded FlexTech Alliance $75 million in federal funding over a five-year to establish and mana
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