The industry is seeing new products reach commercialization, whether it is sensors, wearables, in-mold electronics or more.
David Savastano, Editor03.23.20
It has been an interesting time for the flexible, hybrid and printed electronics industry. For a long time, there have been products that have reached commercialization - printed glucose sensors and printed car heaters being among the most successful - but many other items were niche products.
In a way, the past year has seen far more growth in the various markets - automotive, healthcare, sensors and more – with more growth coming in the future. RFID, long a successful market, is now branching out into more commercial applications.
In-mold electronics (IME) has become a key opportunity, particularly in the automotive sector, although PassiveBolt uses IME for the inner workings of its Shepherd Lock system.
According to PassiveBolt CEO Kabir Maiga, the idea of Shepherd Lock is similar to that of certain luxury cars today. The driver has a key fob in their possession and can touch the front door of their vehicle to unlock it. The smart lock offers security a
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