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Developing the technologies required for overmoldable plastic touch interfaces is one of the company's priorities. And CEA-Liten has know-how that could help. The institute possesses a winning combination of innovative technologies that enable piezoelectric and capacitive sensors to be printed on thermoformable films onto which additional components can then be bonded. The plastronic touchpads made using these technologies deliver excellent optical performance.
Symbiose would also like to make its components more environmentally-sustainable by integrating circular economy principles into its development and manufacturing processes. Research on new, more environmentally-friendly materials for the automotive industry being done by CEA-Liten for an EU project that kicked off in September 2022 will support this objective. Specifically, CEA-Liten is improving the plastronic component manufacturing processes for these new materials and developing performance tests for the final components.
Symbiose raised €6.5 million in 2021 and moved into its new factory in Pugnac, France in May 2022.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.