MINNEAPOLIS, USA: Soligie, a market leader in the design and manufacture of printed electronics, announced today that is has been awarded several contracts in the preceding quarters for the development of printed sensors. Prototypes are currently under evaluation by multiple customers and will be considered for volume production in 2011 and 2012.
Printed Electronics offers a unique value proposition for sensor-based products that can benefit from thin and flexible formats, or for arrays of sensors which are matrixed over a wide-area. Soligie is engaged in development programs for printed pressure and temperature sensors as well as strain-gauges, biomedical sensors and electrodes.
"We believe that Printed Electronics can provide significant value to sensor-based products," commented Matt Timm, president of Soligie. "The sensor market continues to see significant growth and the availability of sensors in new form factors creates opportunities for our customers. These new form factors are made possible by Printed Electronics and Soligie is well positioned as a design and manufacturing services provider for those companies who are looking to introduce new products."
Soligie also offers customers the option to integrate other printed components along with the printed sensors, depending on the customer's unique requirements. Multiple, integrated and printed components on a single substrate remains a goal for the printed electronics industry and Soligie is a leader in this regard.
"We are excited about the progress that we have made," commented Timm, "and we continue to meet with new companies that are developing or expanding their portfolio of products which utilize printed sensors."
With continuous, roll to roll production, Soligie manufactures high volumes of sensors in a cost-competitive manner. Further, Soligie is currently expanding its equipment set to better meet the needs of low to mid volume production orders as more and more companies begin to release product to the market but are not yet ready to commit to high volumes.
"These contract wins are indicative of the value that Soligie offers customers looking for a manufacturing partner in printed electronics," concluded Timm.