Optimize product design and engineering for rapid market entry with Flex core technologies

Accelerating new product development requires investment and expertise in new technologies. Whether you’re creating new products from the ground up or improving existing ones, Flex design and engineering teams are ready to help you apply these core technologies in endless combinations across industries and applications.

Flex pre-qualifies technologies several years out, giving our customers a competitive edge with access to the latest components from power to sensors to software and more. Bring these together at any of our Innovation Sites with state-of-the-art equipment including additive manufacturing tools like 3D printers and injection molding and then validate for functionality and reliability with quality assurance and diagnostic systems.

  • Sensors and actuators
    Build smarter devices with the power and precision of sensors.
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
    Enable innovative, interactive interfaces.
  • Connectivity
    Transform the user experience with cross-platform connectivity.
  • Smart software
    Leverage smart software to gain meaningful insights.
  • Battery and power
    Develop energy and power solutions for a more efficient, sustainable future.
  • Security and computing
    Store and protect your data.
  • Flexible technologies and miniaturization
    Gain more flexibility in ever-smaller packages.
Sensors and actuators

Build smarter devices with the power and precision of sensors.

 

Whether helping farmers monitor and optimize watering levels or informing doctors of a patient’s glucose levels, sensors add intelligence to products. Build smarter devices that can measure temperature, pressure, motion, acceleration and advanced environmental data, such as magnetic images and biofeedback.

 

Explore how sensors can enable life-changing scenarios in the healthcare industry in “The Future of Health in a Connected World.”

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

Enable innovative, interactive interfaces.

 

HMI technologies address the demand for simpler, more intuitive and more responsive products. They enable everything from cars to smartphones to respond to the user’s touch, face, movements and speech patterns. Flex HMI technology experts work with product teams to integrate displays, touchscreens, secure keypads, gesture, voice and facial recognition technology (audio, visual, physical/haptic and more) to build responsive devices.

 

Connectivity

Transform the user experience with cross-platform connectivity.

 

Connectivity is at the very center of intelligent systems that capture data and relay it for analysis and response in real time. Flex provides expertise in designing, building, testing and enhancing connectivity solutions extends to platforms including cellular (4G/5G), satellite, GPS, WLAN (Wi-Fi, LPWAN), short-range (Bluetooth/BTLE, ZigBee, NFC, RF), antenna design, Ethernet (10/100/1000 and beyond 10G) and optical technology.

 

Learn how a leading automaker partnered with Flex to build a complete turnkey platform for connected communications including designing embedded, mobile and cloud infrastructures.

 

 

Smart software

Leverage smart software to gain meaningful insights.

 

Smart software is a cornerstone of the Intelligence of Things™. From Internet-connected thermostats to watches and energy sensors, advances in smart software are creating intelligent ecosystems that capture, read and relay raw data—then translate it into meaningful insights. Flex smart software spans end sensors, IoT gateways and the cloud to enable connectivity, information gathering, data analytics and device management. 

Battery and power

Develop energy and power solutions for a more efficient, sustainable future.

 

Next-generation products require flexible, advanced approaches to battery and power, including fitting batteries into smaller spaces, innovative new designs and ensuring they operate in tandem with other components. Access the energy solutions of the future by leveraging Flex expertise in emerging and embedded battery technologies, energy storage and system integration, renewable generation (solar, fuel cell), charging systems (including wireless), power monitoring, distribution, inverters/converters and low-power circuits.

 

Learn more about how Flex customers are enabling more efficient, intelligent, customer-centric energy models in “The Grid Rewired”.

 

 

Security and computing

Store and protect your data.

 

Shield your customers’ data against attacks and build an ecosystem of computing and security technologies into your product with access to capabilities including embedded system design, server design (Intel, ARM-based), blade server design, peripheral buses, embedded microprocessors, cores, low-power computing system integration and cloud infrastructure design/test support.

 

Learn more about how Flex enables comprehensive security for cloud and enterprise applications.

 

Flexible technologies and miniaturization

Gain more flexibility in ever-smaller packages.

 

As products become increasingly “smart” and wearable technology proliferates, the underlying circuitry must offer powerful functionality in ever-smaller packages. Vehicles now feature more computing power and connectivity without heavier or larger consoles. Apparel companies weave intelligent technology into fabrics without sacrificing appearance or comfort. Advances in flexible technologies and miniaturization make these innovations possible. Flex has expertise in bendable and flexible circuits, stretchable and layered circuits, molding, coating/laminates, adhesive technologies and miniaturized interconnect solutions.

 

Explore how leading automakers reduce costs and increase energy efficiency with Sheldahl LED flexible circuits.

Combining diverse materials to provide flexible and printed electronics circuits

Sheldahl Flexible Technologies, Inc.  a wholly owned subsidiary of Flex delivers elegant product designs that optimize customers’ cost/benefit value for Sensor, Wearable, Human Machine Interface, LED, and Battery Interconnect applications. Sheldahl offers thin, lightweight electronics that conform and adapt to a wide range of product form-factors and use cases.

 

 

Learn more about Sheldahl’s portfolio of powerful interconnect solutions at Sheldahl.com. And contact us to discover what we can build together.

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