Canatu partners with several technology leaders at CES for 3D touch solutions

CES, Las Vegas, NV, USA, January 2018 – Canatu has set into partnership with number of market and innovation leaders in creating cutting edge 3D shaped, transparent touch surfaces and intuitive solutions for automotive industry. See press event info at the end.

CES, Consumer Electronics Show, is a focal point for automotive solutions as the cars are becoming connected extensions of living rooms and the user experience is changing. The requirements in safety and energy efficiency, for example, are playing ever growing role for the electric cars and automated driving. At CES, Canatu demonstrates several 3D automotive solutions, created in collaboration with Tier 1’s and established technology companies in the field.

Canatu’s technology is supported by all main touch controller technology companies.  At CES, there are 3D sensor demonstrators created in collaboration with the industry leaders, Cypress Semiconductor Corp, Microchip Technology Inc., and Synaptics Inc.

Another key competence in 3D touch sensor creation involves forming, molding, and integration of touch sensors into 3D modules.  A 3D formed center console demonstrator is presented at CES, in close collaboration with Nissha Printing of Japan, a leading printing and IMD (In-Mold Decoration) technology innovator and manufacturer.

Canatu has created a partnership network of touch sensor manufacturers in Asia to support the high volumes and demanding quality requirements of the automotive industry.  Canatu is announcing at CES two new sensor manufacturing partnerships: with Hosiden Corporation of Japan, a high-quality manufacturer of electronic parts for automotive industry and Young Fast of Taiwan, a strong volume manufacturer of small, medium and large touch panel sensors. 3D shaped touch demonstrators with these key manufacturing partners are also shown at CES.

Canatu has a vision that any surface and any shape can be functional. The interior design from displays to other touch surfaces, is shown at CES with a 3D shaped leather demonstrator created together with Stahl, a leading expert in car interior surfaces.

“Canatu’s films and sensors enable 3D touch solutions for both automotive and consumer electronics by expanding touch areas to any surface as well as offering design freedom. The replacement of flat touch screens and mechanical buttons with in-molded 3D sensors and technology enables robust surfaces and intuitive user experience in the cockpits of the future”, says Juha Kokkonen, Canatu’s CEO. “We are extremely excited to work with the most innovative companies in the field and accelerate the transformation of automotive and consumer electronics industry.”

Canatu’s product development and manufacturing expansion is supported by the recent funding round in December 2017, where Canatu received a 12 M€ investment from DENSO, Faurecia and Ascend Capital Partners.
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Press event

Join Canatu press event at CES, Las Vegas on the 9th Jan at 12.00-12.30 in the meeting room MP25381, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), South Hall 2.

Questions and preliminary registration, please contact: Marketing Director Katja Mälkki ( or +358 50 594 1776).

More information

CEO, Juha Kokkonen, Tel. +358 40 543 0367


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About Canatu

Canatu’s solutions bring the design freedom and user experience to the next level for 3D shaped touch devices. Canatu develops and manufactures innovative 3D formable and stretchable films and touch sensors. These transparent and conductive films can be integrated into plastic, glass, textile or leather enabling 3D touch displays, smart switches and other intuitive user interfaces.

Canatu supplies these unique CNB™ films and touch sensors to touch module vendors and OEM’s in several industries, for example automotive and consumer electronics. Canatu is headquartered in Finland, with sales locations in Europe, US, China and Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

Canatu – Shaping surfaces into experiences.


Cypress Semiconductor Corp

Microchip Technology Inc.

Synaptics Inc.

Nissha Printing of Japan


Young Fast


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