innoLAE 2019 welcomed hundreds of international attendees – next year’s event promises a similar success (photo: EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics)

innoLAE 2020: Setting cornerstones for 2020 and beyond

Exhibitions / Events

The 6th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2020; 21-22 January 2020) highlights innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics – a new way of making electronics, leveraging novel processes and new functional materials to provide electronic functionality in thin, flexible and transparent designs. The conference encompasses printable, plastic, organic, flexible and bio- electronics with topics including high performance materials, advances in devices and systems, novel manufacturing processes and hybrid integration with silicon electronics.


Impressions from InPrint 2019 (photo: Mack Brooks Exhibitions)

InPrint 2019: Three days of expert talks, new business and effective solutions

Exhibitions / Events

The industrial print industry gathered in Munich from 12 – 14 November 2019 for its leading exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing. InPrint Munich 2019 offered a highly targeted platform for 136 exhibitors from 22 countries to get in contact with integrators and users of innovative print technology in a wide variety of manufacturing sectors, ranging from automotive, medical devices, interior design and electronics to plastics, textiles, packaging, and many more.


TaktoTek’s CEO, Jussi Harvela (photo: TaktoTek)

PassiveBolt wins prestigious CES 2020 Innovation Award for Smart Home Keyless Entry System that Integrates TactoTek IMSE technology


On 7 November 2019, at CES Unveiled New York, PassiveBolt was named as the winner of a CES 2020 Innovation award in the highly competitive smart home category for their Shepherd Lock. Shepherd Lock is a keyless entry system with many features integrated into the smart surface using TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) IMSE technology. Shepherd Lock will be commercially available in early 2020.


An Aerosol Jet HD system (photo: Optomec)

Optomec extends production runtimes for 3D printed electronics solutions

Companies / Markets

Optomec (Albuquerque, New Mexico), a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing equipment and software, announced that its Aerosol Jet print engine has been upgraded to operate with an uninterrupted 8-hour runtime. The solution enables full shift operation to better meet the needs of current and next-generation electronics manufacturing across a broad range of industries.


Michael Robinson (photo: Ynvisible)

Ynvisible strengthens board of directors


Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) has appointed Michael Robinson and Leif Ljungqvist as new independent members of its board of directors. “Michael and Leif infuse our Board with commercial experience that is vital to transforming our innovations in market. They are highly accomplished and internationally connected within the premium consumer brands space and fields of technology linked to printed electronics,” said Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, CEO of Ynvisible. “Working with start-ups and large corporations, they build innovations in measured and sustainable ways. Their actionable insights greatly strengthen our company.”