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Molex acquires Soligie to gain foothold in printed electronics

Molex acquired Soligie to expands Molex's capabilities to offer a more comprehensive set of technologies and innovative electronic solutions

5 May 2015 | Editor

Molex Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Soligie Inc. The strategic acquisition of Soligie’s business complements Molex printed circuit-based solutions, including membrane switches, polymer thick film circuits, copper flex circuits and printed circuit board assemblies.

According to the announcement Soligie specialises in printed and flexible electronic solutions for applications in medical, military, industrial, lighting and Molex consumer goods. Products range from sensor systems, medical wearables, LED lighting, specialised RFID labels, and devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT).

In particular, Soligie brings to Molex a range of innovative design services, process development, prototype fabrication, product development and a range of printing platforms for high precision, high volume roll-to-roll printed electronic manufacturing. These technologies enable the development of custom proprietary solutions that are cost-effective for customers and contain fewer components.

Todd Hester, vice president and general manager, Molex Printed Circuit Products business unit., said, "Soligie’s business expands our capabilities in the high-growth field of printed electronics." Todd added, "With this acquisition, we can deliver a more comprehensive set of technologies and expertise for creating higher value, innovative electronic solutions."
John Heitzinger, president, Soligie, said, "The Soligie team is extremely excited about the acquisition as it blends game-changing printed electronic technologies with Molex’s highly-skilled engineering talent and worldwide manufacturing and sales network." John added, "Printed electronics empowers customers to create products outside the limits of conventional circuitry to deliver best-in-class offerings."

www.soligie.com    www.molex.com   

About Soligie

Soligie was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Savage, Minnesota.

Source: Soligie

About Molex

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting.

Established in 1938, the company operates 50 manufacturing locations in 17 countries, and is an indirect subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.

Source: Molex

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