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Clever and smart: Continental project team integrates printed electronics in rubber".

Research project led by Continental project manager Tim Wolfer combines rubber, plastics and electronics at the printing technology centre in Freiburg

Result should be an example for many other applications and enable new business models and services
Freiburg is a suitable location with a large network

No chance for hackers: Secure sensor technology for Continental cables

Project sensIC demonstrates integrated sensor technology based on printed electronics in hose lines for battery electric vehicles

Continental expands portfolio with hybrid electronics combining printed electronics and silicon chips
Project partnership with industrial companies and universities runs until spring 2024
Sensor system in the form of a silicon chip for temperature measurement, a non-clonable safety feature and external tamper protection with particle-based fluorescence identification increases safety in vehicles and sensitive production facilities

Henkel expands strategic partnership with Quad Industries for driving printed electronics solutions

Henkel Adhesive Technologies and Quad Industries, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, today have announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to offer capacities and support for technological value creation and prototyping with printed electronics solutions across multiple industries. The companies started their collaboration in 2019 and since then successfully worked on different projects such as the development of the innovative COVID-19 smart health patch introduced by Byteflies that was launched in 2020. With the advancement of the partnership Quad Industries has become a strategic partner in Henkel´s ecosystem for design creation, prototyping and manufacturing of printed electronics via flatbed screen printing.

Touch sensors from PolyIC in automotive series production

Preh volume control in the new Audi A3 operates with touch technology from PolyIC

Touch sensors from Kurz subsidiary PolyIC have been integrated into capacitive volume controls from the automotive supplier Preh. The control is located on the center console of the new Audi A3, model AU380. It can be conveniently operated by the front passenger and controlled either via a mechanical push function or capacitive touch function.

TE Connectivity’s AMPMODU 2 mm wire-to-board crimp receptacles and shrouded headers free up space on printed circuit boards

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is freeing up valuable space on printed circuit boards (PCBs) for design engineers with its new compact AMPMODU wire-to-board receptacles with crimp contacts and shrouded headers. With centerline distances of 2 mm, they occupy 38 percent less space on a PCB than connectors with a 2.54 mm [0.100”] centerline.

Henkel drives smart living, mobility and hygiene with functional material solutions for printed electronics

The digital transformation poses a variety of challenges to all industries. One of them is surely the pressure to leverage the potential of new technologies to enhance performance. At the same time, emerging technologies make new approaches possible: printed electronics evolve the traditional electronics in terms of efficiency and flexibility to open up completely new application fields, from personal hygiene products to smart surfaces for home or mobility applications. Being on top of this development, functional ink plays a key role in printed electronics, transforming a substrate into a conductive surface.

Electroninks Announces Strategic Alliance with Enjet Inc. to Provide 10um High Resolution Direct Metallization for the Printed Electronics Market

Electroninks, the world’s most advanced supplier of particle-free silver, gold, and platinum conductive inks and pastes, today announces that it is entering into a strategic alliance with Enjet Inc., the world leader in ultra-high resolution printing to support advanced manufacturing of display, touchpanel, and packaging products. The key to this engagement is the shared value of commitment to customer success. Combining capabilities and resources will demonstrate both company’s continued investment in delivering world class conductive ink and printing equipment products.

LOPEC 2020 will not take place

Due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and on the basis of the recommendations of the Bavarian State Government as well as of the responsible health authorities, Messe München feels compelled to cancel LOPEC 2020. This measure is taken in consultation with the industry association OE-A, co-organizer of LOPEC, and in responsibility for the health of exhibitors and visitors. The next LOPEC will be held on March 23 to 25, 2021.

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