Joseph M. Taylor (left) and Mark Laich (photo: Imprint Energy)

Former Panasonic North America CEO and new VP boost Imprint Energy business team


Appointments

Imprint Energy (Alameda, California), manufacturer of a new generation of safe, environmentally-friendly, customisable batteries for IoT applications, such as smart labels and tags, medical patches, pill bottle trackers, and medicine-delivery pens, announced important additions to its team.

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FlexEnable’s FlexiOM OTFT materials are available immediately to customers worldwide for any organic electronics applications (photo: FlexEnable)

FlexEnable acquires Merck’s OTFT materials portfolio for flexible displays


Companies / Markets

FlexEnable (Cambridge, UK), a leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, has acquired Merck’s (Darmstadt, Germany) portfolio of best-in-class, high-performance organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) materials, including revolutionary and highly-patented organic semiconductors and dielectrics. The deal makes FlexEnable the first company to offer display manufacturers both the only OTFT materials which are proven to have higher performance than amorphous silicon, and an entire package of industrially-proven manufacturing processes needed for production of flexible organic liquid crystal displays (OLCD) of any size.

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Schreiner Medipharm offers a wide range of label solutions for the medical sector (photo: Schreiner Group)

PragmatIC and Schreiner MediPharm announce strategic partnership


Companies / Markets

PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, and Schreiner MediPharm (Oberschleißheim, Germany), a leading provider of specialty labels for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, have entered into a strategic partnership to add smart labels based on PragmatIC’s ConnectIC family of flexible integrated circuits into Schreiner MediPharm’s product portfolio.

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A concept cockpit from Canatu (photo: Canatu)

Canatu raises €15M funding from DENSO Corporation, 3M Ventures and Faurecia


Companies / Markets

Canatu Oy (Helsinki, Finland) recently announced a capital raise of €15M in total, from the new investor 3M Ventures, as well as the existing investors DENSO Corporation (leading the round) and Faurecia.

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Impressions from LOPEC 2019 (photo: Messe München)

Smart Living: Innovative solutions for everyday life at LOPEC 2020


Exhibitions / Events

Fitness trackers, smart pharmaceutical packaging, adhesive solar films or steplessly dimmable windows: These are just a few examples of the applications that will be combined under the new focus topic Smart Living. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, will thereby demonstrate the innovative opportunities that printed electronics offers to a wide variety of industries. The next LOPEC will take place from 24 to 26 March 2020.

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