Canatu signs licensing agreement with DENSO
Canatu from Finland has announced a licensing agreement with the DENSO Corporation. This non-exclusive licensing agreement consists of Canatu CNB film manufacturing for heaters used in, for example, autonomous cars. The joint development and manufacturing both in Finland and Japan serves the customers of Canatu and the DENSO Corporation.
The importance of sensor heaters will increase when the evolution of the automotive industry moves towards autonomous driving. The sensors controlling the driving must be reliable in any weather.
“This long-term licensing agreement is a very important step for Canatu. We are very delighted about this deep collaboration with DENSO. It shows the tremendous value of the CNB technology and the intellectual property that has been developed by Canatu in Finland. This is one important milestone in making Canatu’s solutions the industry standard for the sensor heaters of autonomous driving. Additionally, it allows us to invest further for CNB technology,” says Canatu CEO, Juha Kokkonen.
“We believe this technology is very important in the cars of the future and it supports our vision of the future’s mobility. We have done calculations with the material and we trust the unique technology can be used in several product areas of future driving,” says Hirotsugu Takeuchi, executive director, DENSO Corporation.
The DENSO Corporation is a leading automotive supplier for advanced technology, such as thermal products. Canatu is a designer and manufacturer of 3D shaped, transparent conductive films for heater and touch solutions. The parties do not disclose the value of the licensing agreement.
Caption: Canatu further invests in the automotive sector with its collaboration with DENSO (photo: Canatu)