actnano, the Global Leader in Protective Nanocoatings for Automotive & Consumer Electronics, Raises an Oversubscribed $12M Series A Round – Press Release

BOSTON–(Business Wire)–Protective nanocoating company actnano today announced that it has raised $12M in a Series A funding round. Emerald Technology Ventures led the round and was joined by Material Impact, as well as Henkel Tech Ventures, GC Ventures America (PTT Global Chemical) and Ireon Ventures (Hellas Oil).

actnano is setting a new standard for electronics protection with its commercialized water and environmental resistant coating technology, Advanced nanoGuard™ (ANG). The company’s wet ANG coatings can be applied directly on connectors, antennas, LEDs and high heat generating components, allowing electronic manufacturers to comprehensively safeguard their devices for the first time. With a scalable, turnkey solution that seamlessly integrates into existing manufacturing lines, actnano is positioned to expand its global footprint with leading automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers. Today the company counts global automotive, electronic vehicle and consumer electronics OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers as customers, with its ANG technology already integrated into production

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LTC scheme: Consumer electronic players eye boost in festive demand

The government’s LTC Cash Voucher Scheme and Rs 10,000 festival advance to its employees will provide more liquidity to the customers for discretionary spends and boost demand, said consumer electronics and appliance industry players.

The move will help the industry, which is now witnessing encouraging signs of revival helped by factors such as pent-up demand and normal monsoon boosting agricultural output, according to the Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA).

“The special festival advance schemes will provide more liquidity to the customers for discretionary spends. With the upcoming festive season, this will augur well for the consumer durables segment,” said CEAMA President Kamal Nandi.

Traditionally, the festive season, which starts in the northern region from Dussehra and goes up to Diwali, roughly accounts up to 25 per cent of the total sales, as the Indian customers make many

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Walmart Big Save event jumps ahead of Amazon Prime Day: Let the consumer save as the competition heats up on electronics, toys

It’s not the gift-giving season yet, but frenzied sales make it seem as if everyone has a wish list, from personal electronics and toys to the latest kitchen gadget and fashions.

Jumping ahead of Amazon Prime Days Tuesday and Wednesday is Walmart Big Save Event Sunday through Thursday.

Target Deal Days and Best Buy sales this week are also trying to lure away Amazon customers. To compete with free shipping, chain stores allow people to buy online and pick up the items faster curbside at the store or in the store.

Here are some of the hot picks at Walmart during its Big Save Event through Thursday:


Kidzone remote-controlled bumper car, which can spin 360 degrees and comes in red, orange, purple and other colors, is $149.96 (list was $399.99).

LEGO Classic 1,504-piece building set for fun and educational play for kids four and older is $39.97 (was $69.99).

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Unitech, Dynamic see rising consumer, automotive PCB shipments

Unitech, Dynamic see rising consumer, automotive PCB shipments

Jay Liu, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES

Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Dynamic Electronics have seen their PCB orders for automotive electronics and consumer device applications pick up so far in second-half 2020, with their sales gradually returning to normal levels after experiencing a lackluster first-half 2020, according to industry sources.

Unitech has regained a significant portion of rigid-flex board orders for AirPods 2 devices in second-half 2020 to bolster its revenues after losing the majority of its orders to Korean peers in the first half, but order volumes and unit prices are all lower than a year earlier, the sources said.

But the company is maintaining full capacity utilization for HDI boards thanks to strong demand for iPad and MacBook series, which have seen robust sales, necessitating HDI capacity support from many makers in Taiwan, noted the sources.

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Consumer Electronics Packaging Report 2020 – Global Market Outlook 2018-2027

The “Consumer Electronics Packaging – Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)” report has been added to’s offering.

Global Consumer Electronics Packaging Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.1% during the forecast period.

Some of the key factors propelling the market growth include growing digitisation, increasing penetration of mobile phones and smart computing devices such as e-readers, smartphones, tablets and laptops, and commoditisation of consumer electronics products. However, shifting regulatory environment and falling average disposable income levels are likely to hamper the market.

By product type, corrugated boxes segment is anticipated to grow at the significant rate during the forecast period.

Some of the major factors responsible for the growing preference for corrugated box packaging are the increase in trading activities across the globe, growing used in packaging materials due to its lightweight property, durability, and reusability and recyclability. In addition, they are also increasingly used in retail packaging

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Siena Poll: Consumer Sentiment Up 8 Points From March Low, But Still 20 Pts. Under Pre-Pandemic Apex

Consumer sentiment among New Yorkers is on the rebound according to the latest Siena College poll.

Siena pollster Doug Lonnstrom says most of the numbers are up in the third quarter report:

“Except for a couple. Younger people and low-income people. Those are the only two numbers that are not positive. So in general, people are feeling a little bit better, not as good as pre-virus, but certainly a little bit better.”

Lonnstrom says the survey reflects New Yorkers’ optimism:

“We’re generally behind the nation in confidence, but we’ve closed the gap a little. In future confidence we’re actually ahead of the nation. Interesting, the Republicans top everything so far. They are the highest in overall confidence, in future confidence, and current confidence, so they’re lookin’ good. The figure that really jumped out at me was buying plans for homes. 13 percent of New Yorkers say they plan to buy

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Festive cheer for consumer durables cos – business news

Union finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced two schemes for central government employees that are expected to spur festive season demand for household items such as televisions, water coolers, food grinders, vacuum cleaners, immersion heaters, hair dryers and irons.

The government has offered a ₹10,000 special festival advance as well as a leave travel concession (LTC) cash voucher scheme that can be used to buy items that attract goods and services tax (GST) of 12% or more.

“The items that come under this category are usually goods that families buy ahead of the festive season,” Sitharaman said at a press conference.

India is in the midst of a festive season that began with Onam and will end with Diwali in November. Companies are pinning hopes on shoppers returning to their stores during this period. However, the pandemic, dent on household incomes and the unrelated uncertainty has dented consumer confidence.

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Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo made the Huran Top 5 Consumer Electronics Brands list in China in 2020

The Huran Research Institute has just released the list for the top Consumer Electronics Brand in 2020 in China. In the list, Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo make the top 5 rankings.

Huawei Logo MWC 2019

The list ranks the companies by their market value or valuation, which is based on the closing price on 30th September 2020. This was calculated and shared earlier today (10th October 2020), includes known Chinese smartphone manufacturers, with Huawei becoming China’s most valuable consumer electronics company with a valuation of 1.1 Trillion Yuan. Similarly, Xiaomi ranked second with 434 billion Yuan in value, while Vivo and Oppo arrived third and fourth respectively with a value of 170 and 175 billion Yuan.

This also marked the first time Vivo surpassed Oppo. Notably, Apple, the most valuable consumer electronics company in the world is

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Top Early Apple Savings Reviewed by Consumer Walk

The latest early Amazon Prime Day Apple electronics deals for 2020, featuring all the latest Apple MacBook, Apple TV, iPhone 11, iPad Pro & Air, Apple Watch Series 6 & AirPods Pro discounts

Here’s a guide to all the top early deals on Apple products for Amazon Prime Day 2020, including the top savings on iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, Apple TV streaming devices, Apple Watch smartwatches and AirPods wireless earbuds. Links to the top deals are listed below.

Best Apple iPad deals:

  • Save on the latest Apple iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air & iPad mini tablets – at the Amazon Prime Day sale

  • Save $63 on the Apple iPad Mini at Amazon – with 7.9-inch retina display, A12 bionic chip, touch ID fingerprint sensor, 8MP back camera, and 10-hour battery life

  • Save $50 on the Apple iPad Pro at Amazon – 12.9-inch display, A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine, and Face

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Cricut Machine, Sewing Machine & Craft Supplies Sales Published by The Consumer Post

Save on a selection of Cricut, sewing machine, & crafts deals at the Amazon Prime Day sale, including the latest Cricut EasyPress, Cricut Maker, SINGER sewing machine, and craft tool set discounts

Prime Day craft supplies, Cricut, and sewing machine deals have landed. Review the best deals on the Cricut Maker, Cricut Joy, and Explore Air 2 cutting machines, SINGER, Brother, and Janome sewing machines, and arts and crafts materials. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Cricut & crafts deals:

  • Save up to 49% on Cricut cutting machines & accessories at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on the Cricut Joy, Cricut Maker, Explore Air 2, EasyPress 2 & more

  • Save up to $50 on Cricut Maker, Explore Air 2, Cricut Joy & EasyPress machines & bundle deals – click the link for the latest prices on top-rated Cricut machines at Amazon

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