Companies / Markets

TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), developer of in-mould structural electronics (IMSE) technology, and Phiaro Corporation, an international design company known for using advanced technology to create innovative automotive design solutions, recently announced that Phiaro will integrate IMSE solutions into customer designs.

 


Exhibitions / Events

The first-ever, all-digital CES 2021 made history as the largest digital tech event. Almost 2000 companies unveiled next-gen innovation for a better future. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the all-digital CES 2021 featured product launches from startups to tech giants, keynotes from global industry leaders, live entertainment from Hollywood and more than 100 hours of conference programming.

 


Products

A pioneering touch slider enabled by multiple layers of printed electronics and combined with innovative heating, thermoforming and injection moulding technologies, was developed in the publicly-funded Innovations with Organic 3D Electronics (ORIGAMI) project, which brings together various German and Japanese technology companies and institutes. The demonstrator is equipped with 14 LEDs, has a drawing depth of 10mm, and a touch functionality. This engineering feat enables the fast sheet-to-sheet production of injection-moulded 3D electronic devices, reducing the necessary productions steps and overall weight of the finished devices. This achievement in printed electronics is expected to find its way to automotive interiors, white goods, large electronic appliances, and medical equipment, among others.

 


Exhibitions / Events

The first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg on 11 January, this transformational event provides audiences with a front row seat to the innovation and technologies that will move the world forward. CES 2021 features more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum and more than 100 conference sessions showcase industry leaders who share visions for a better future. General Motors (GM) chairman and CEO Mary Barra presented the official opening keynote address at 12 January, where she shared GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility.

 


Exhibitions / Events

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading high-tech applied research institutions, demonstrates e-health wearable technologies at its CES 2021 event site. ITRI’s e-health wearable technologies include iCardioGuard for long-term real-time monitoring of physiological and psychological status for home and elderly care; Heart Guardian for continuous real-time monitoring of patients with heart disease; iSmartweaR for measuring physiological conditions including heart rate and respiratory rate using smart textiles; and iDarlingWeaR for infant healthcare featuring ITRI's harmless low-power radar sensing technology.