C-touch tags offer advantages compared to standard RFID or NFC solutions (photo: imec)

Imec, TNO and Cartamundi develop flexible tags that communicate with standard touchscreens


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Imec, a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, TNO, and Cartamundi announced that they have developed a flexible capacitive identification tag that communicates with standard touch screens (C-touch). C-touch tags can be integrated in a wide range of paper and plastic based objects such as tickets, certified documents, and payment cards, realising smart products. The connection to the internet is established simply by placing the tagged object on the touchscreen or vice-versa. The results, developed in the framework of Holst Centre, an open innovation initiative by imec and TNO, were published in this week’s Nature Electronics.

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CPI’s support in a smart food labelling project aims at reducing food wastes (photo: Maria Lindsey Multimedia Creator – pexels.com)

CPI supports smart food-labelling project set to reduce food waste in 2020


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CPI has supported the development of a next-generation smart labelling technology aimed at dramatically cutting food waste and health risks across the perishable goods industry.

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Isorg’s fingerprint sensors can be integrated into smartphones and support multi-fingerprint-on-display technology (photo: Isorg)

Isorg’s full-screen fingerprint sensor supporting multi-finger authentication to be showcased at CES 2020


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Isorg (Grenoble, France), a pioneer in organic photodetectors (OPDs) and large-area image sensors, will demonstrate its full-screen Fingerprint-on-Display (FoD) module for improved multi-finger smartphone authentication at CES 2020. It supports up to four fingers simultaneously touching a smartphone display.

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Canatu’s new building in Vantaa (photo: Canatu)

Canatu celebrates opening of new factory


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Canatu’s new factory was opened on 20 November 20129 in Vantaa, Finland. The new factory has room to increase the manufacturing capacity 150 times compared to the old Konala factory. In the new site, Canatu introduced the new CNB production line and one of Finland's largest clean rooms. The company has several design wins which will lead to mass production according to their customer's product plans. The first mass production case started in 2015.

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Avery Dennison expands its offering with the acquisition of Smartrac (photo: Avery Dennison)

Avery Dennison to acquire Smartrac’s RFID inlay business


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The Avery Dennison Corporation (Glendale, California) announced a definitive agreement to acquire Smartrac’s Transponder (RFID Inlay) Division, for the purchase price of €225M, subject to certain closing and post-closing adjustments. The division is a leader in the development and manufacture of RFID products, with 2019 estimated global revenue of approximately €125M, or approximately $140M, and approximately 900 employees.

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