Thinfilm acquires Kovio
Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm), Oslo, Norway, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kovio, Inc., San Jose, USA, technology, intellectual property, and manufacturing assets, and has opened the Thinfilm NFC Innovation Center in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Kovio manufactures electronic devices based on a proprietary printed silicon electronics platform and offers an industry-supported NFC interface. “Adding NFC to our printed electronic memory and sensor platform will allow the seamless exchange of information between Thinfilm’s smart labels and NFC-enabled phones and tablets.” explains Davor Sutija, Thinfilm CEO. “We’re launching the Thinfilm NFC Innovation Center with a strong NFC team, significantly expanded intellectual property, and pilot manufacturing.”