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Tangio Announces Further Leadership Milestone in 3D Multi-Touch Resistive Sensing

Tangio Announces Further Leadership Milestone in 3D Multi-Touch Resistive Sensing

VANCOUVER, Canada, 18th Dec 2017 – Tangio Printed Electronics, a division of Sytek Enterprises Inc., a global leader in Printed Touch Sensing Solutions, today announces another major leadership milestone in 3D Multi-Touch resistive sensing.

As we approach the end of 2017 and look back on the achievements of the year, Tangio is delighted to announce it has successfully shipped over 30,000 large format 3D Multi-Touch resistive sensors within the first 4 months of production. This ratifies Tangio’s position as the global leader in 3D Multi-Touch resistive sensing solutions, and the only supplier in serial mass production.

Neil Jarvie, Tangio’s VP of Business Development commented, “in a year defined by multiple market firsts by Tangio, this is my personal highlight and arguably the most important. We already dominate the market for “small” 3D Multi-Touch resistive sensors with hundreds of thousands shipped-to-date, so it was important to establish leadership in the emerging 12 inch (30.5cm) and larger sensor space. Our engineering and manufacturing teams are delivering the performance and value required for immediate adoption in our customers’ products." 

Robin Jeffries, Tangio’s CEO added, “3D Multi-Touch resistive sensing enables an entirely new field of HMI possibilities. Our early adopter customers are leaders in their respective markets and differentiating themselves with innovative HMI solutions. Tangio's engineering teams in Canada and the UK are helping our growing customer base realise new and exciting applications for 3D Multi-Touch technology."

3D Multi-Touch resistive sensors simultaneously report position (X, Y) and force (Z) data for multiple touch points. This state-of-the-art technology is low power, deployable under multiple cover materials including metals, immune to EMI & water events, and can be activated by gloved hands or a passive stylus. For more information visit www.tangio.ca

About Tangio Printed Electronics

Tangio, the Printed Electronics division of Sytek Enterprises Inc, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of standard and custom touch sensing solutions. From simple high-performance "single point" FSR sensors, through to state-of-the-art 3D multi-touch resistive sensors, capacitive sensors, and other novel innovations in printed electronics. Tangio offers unrivalled levels of integration, enabling customers to add value and reduce costs in their supply chain and get new products to market faster. Tangio’s philosophy of “Affordable Innovation” enables OEM’s and Tiers to deploy next generation HMI solutions in their products today. Tangio is a global company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with strategically located internal and partner sites in Europe, SE Asia, and India, supporting a rapidly expanding customer base. For more information go to www.tangio.ca

Better. By Design: Why Tangio’s TPE-500 series of Force Sensing Resistors are best-in-class.

Better. By Design:  Why Tangio’s TPE-500 series of Force Sensing Resistors are best-in-class.

First an admission, we stole the title from a late 1980’s advertising campaign by General Motors Europe. At that time, its arch rival Ford was leading the market for new car sales in the region despite a tired and outdated product range sold largely on brand familiarity and customer loyalty. Conversely GM was innovating in Europe, launching new clean-sheet designs with modern styling, state-of-the-art technology, and setting new standards in safety, performance and features. The “Better. By Design.” tag-line captured in three simple words the new-found confidence in their products, successfully changed perceptions and understanding in the market place, and increased sales.

So how does that relate to a range of printed force sensors on sale over thirty years later?

Around a year ago Tangio launched its TPE-500 series FSR range. It’s true to say we joined the party a little later than some of our competitors so knew it wasn’t good enough to offer a me-too product. Mark Graham, Tangio’s Head of New Products picks up the story, “I’ve been in resistive force sensing for almost a decade and knew very well its limitations. We'd seen few tangible improvements in the core FSR technology in recent years, which precluded its use in several growth markets and applications. Our plan from the outset was to produce a demonstrably better product."

Neil Jarvie, Tangio’s VP of Business Development continues, “the market had become fragmented into existing players seemingly unwilling to invest in improvements to the technology, and start-ups with no manufacturing experience promoting lab-scale materials that only increase risk and cost. Disturbingly, we also discovered many manufacturers products didn't perform anything like their data-sheets. In some cases alarmingly so!”

The development team at Tangio set about dragging the FSR into the 21st century with a clean-sheet approach tackling the key areas; a better FSR ink, state-of-the-art process control, and subtle but intelligent changes to the mechanical structure and materials.

Robin Jeffries, Tangio’s CEO adds, “as we enjoy many collaborative and strategic relationships with key materials and process vendors in the printed electronics space, we called upon them during the development of the TPE-500 series. A notable example is our collaboration with Henkel for the FSR ink, one of the most critical components in the sensor.”

Mark remembers, “when the test data came in from the first prototype builds it was clear we had realised our goals. We were seeing best-in-class performance in multiple critical parameters like humidity & temperature stability, part-to-part repeatability and drift. I also knew we could publish data sheets that our customers could trust!”

Of course, all this comes at a price, right? Actually no, due to exceptionally high manufacturing yield the TPE-500 series is priced to beat competing legacy products. We’d like to think of that as a win/win.

So back to the title of this piece. From time-to-time a company will launch a product that redefines standards in an existing market space. Like our automotive reference at the beginning and Tangio’s TPE-500 series force sensors these products are inherently “Better. By Design”.

About Tangio Printed Electronics

Tangio, the Printed Electronics division of Sytek Enterprises Inc, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of standard and custom touch sensing solutions. From simple high-performance "single point" FSR sensors, through to state-of-the-art 3D multi-touch resistive sensors, capacitive sensors, and other novel innovations in printed electronics. Tangio offers unrivalled levels of integration, enabling customers to add value and reduce costs in their supply chain and get new products to market faster. Tangio’s philosophy of “Affordable Innovation” enables OEM’s and Tiers to deploy next generation HMI solutions in their products today. Tangio is a global company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with strategically located internal and partner sites in Europe, SE Asia, and India, supporting a rapidly expanding customer base. For more information go to www.tangio.ca

Tangio Announces its Attendance at the IDTechEx Show, Santa Clara, in Cooperation with Henkel

Tangio Announces its Attendance at the IDTechEx Show, Santa Clara, in Cooperation with Henkel

VANCOUVER, Canada, Oct 16th 2017 – Tangio Printed Electronics, a division of Sytek Enterprises Inc., a global leader in Printed Touch Sensing Solutions, today announces its attendance at the 2017 IDTechEx show, Santa Clara, November 15th & 16th. 

Tangio will be present on the Henkel Electronic Materials LLC booth, N28, showcasing amongst other products its class-leading TPE-500 and TPE-900 ranges of FSR sensors.

Mr. Neil Jarvie, Tangio’s VP of Business Development commented, "we’re delighted to be present at this important annual event in the printed electronics calendar, and particularly pleased to be hosted on the Henkel booth. Our collaboration with Henkel has resulted in major steps forward in FSR performance and stability, clearly demonstrated in our TPE sensor range”.

Mr. Robin Jeffries, CEO of Tangio added, “Printed Electronics USA is the perfect platform to promote Tangio’s latest developments in printed force and capacitive sensing, and a timely opportunity to showcase game-changing HMI technologies such as our 3D-Multitouch and ‘on-paper’ solutions”.

Additionally, Tangio will be announcing the “S” series of enhanced sensitivity single-point FSR sensors and the new TPE-800 single-touch 3D Trackpad products.

If you’d like to pre-book an appointment to meet Tangio during IDTechEx click here to contact us.

About Tangio Printed Electronics

Tangio, the Printed Electronics division of Sytek Enterprises Inc, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of standard and custom force sensing solutions. From simple high performance "single point" FSR sensors, through to state-of-the-art 3D multi-touch resistive sensors, capacitive sensors, and other novel innovations in printed electronics. Tangio offers unrivalled levels of integration, enabling customers to add value and reduce costs in their supply chain and get to market quicker. Tangio’s philosophy of “Affordable Innovation” enables OEM’s and Tiers to deploy next generation HMI solutions in their products today. Tangio is a global company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with strategically located internal and partner sites in Europe, SE Asia, and India, supporting a rapidly expanding customer base. For more information go to www.tangio.ca