IME will make a comeback after the Ford setback. This process combines electronic and graphical
printing on a 2D sheet which is then formed or moulded into a 3D shape. IME offers an elegant and attractive way to structurally integrate simple electronics into 3D-shaped objects, particularly for highvolume production. It will find use both in the automotive and consumer electronic segments. There is still room for product improvement and optimisation. The value chain is also not well-established yet.