Amcor Invests $5 Million in PragmatIC Semiconductor

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PragmatIC Semiconductor develops flexible, integrated circuits beyond the scope of conventional electronics. This investment follows the recent investment by Amcor Corporate Venturing in ePac in April of 2021

Amcor has made a strategic investment in UK-based PragmatIC Semiconductor. The latter is known as one of the top players in the world of low-cost electronics. Amcor’s USD$5 million investment was part of the Series C funding round of more than USD$90 million for PragmatIC Semiconductor.

“We are pleased to partner with an industry leader like Amcor. This investment is a testament to the value Amcor continues to place on innovation and our collective vision on how packaging can be used to connect customers and consumers with the information they need,”Scott White, PragmatIC Semiconductor CEO.

PragmatIC Semiconductor develops flexible, integrated circuits beyond the scope of conventional electronics. Their ConnectIC family of radio frequency identification and near-field communications (RFID/NFC) integrated chips can be embedded into packaging to store and relay information to devices such as smartphones. This technology , as per an official statement, will enable smart packaging applications across the entire product lifecycle – from manufacturing and supply chain management to consumer engagement and even material recovery.

“As the global diversified packaging leader, Amcor is well-positioned to tap into early-stage, cutting-edge innovation around sustainability and digitization. We are delighted to partner with PragmatIC Semiconductor to explore ways to leverage and integrate these flexible, integrated circuits into our portfolio of more sustainable packaging solutions,” said Frank Lehmann, Vice President Open Innovation and Corporate Venturing at Amcor

This investment follows the recent investment by Amcor Corporate Venturing in ePac in April of 2021.

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