BILLERICA, Mass., March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SI2 Technologies (SI2), a Massachusetts-based RF and sensor systems company, has been recognized with an award as the first member of the latest Manufacturing Innovation Institute, NextFlex, which is focused on maturing flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) manufacturing.
The award was presented by NextFlex Executive Director, Malcolm Thompson, at the NextFlex Founders reception held in conjunction with the 2016FLEX Conference and Exhibition in Monterey, California. Receiving the award was SI2's President and CEO Joseph Kunze.
"SI2 is proud to be the first NextFlex member and receive this award," said Kunze. "We have worked in this field for many years and our strategy in flexible and conformal electronics aligns extremely well with the NextFlex mission."
Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) are new forms of electronics that integrate bulk integrated circuits and printed devices in flexible systems that can bend, fold, stretch and conform. The NextFlex institute will catalyze the development of a domestic ecosystem for manufacturing FHE through a Hub and a network of Nodes, including one located in Massachusetts.
Kunze continued, "We look forward to contributing to the Institute and working on NextFlex projects with our partners in the Massachusetts Node and across the country."
"NextFlex is extremely pleased that SI2 was the first organization to join our Institute, and other members will benefit from the company's expertise," said Thompson. "It is particularly important to our mission of advancing domestic manufacturing that SI2 is a small business."
About SI2 Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2003 as a high-technology electronics company, SI2 is focused on the development and manufacture of custom RF and sensor systems. Examples of our products include conformal antennas and phased arrays which support multiple functions including communications, navigation, reconnaissance and radar for space, weight and power constrained applications. Other product areas range from microwave absorbers to wearable human performance sensors. In addition to conventional manufacturing approaches, SI2 utilizes proprietary Direct Write (digital printing) manufacturing technologies to produce FlexHybrid electronic systems and structures… approaches to take a "dumb" structure and make it "smart" by integrating an electronic capability such as a sensor or antenna system.
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SI2 Technologies, Inc.
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Billerica, MA 01862
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