Sunnyvale, California, United States:
Product designers, OEMs and ODMs eager to include a new level of touch experience in their products and break new ground in product design are increasingly turning to Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the leader in nanotechnology-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets.
Cambrios’ ClearOhm™ coating material offers significantly higher optical and electrical performance than competitive technologies, such as indium tin oxide (ITO), in current applications including touchscreens. It also enables designers to create a new generation of products featuring such innovations as flexible touch panels that can wrap around kiosk poles and foldable mobile devices.
“We anticipate large area touch to be an especially hot market in 2013. Consumers have grown comfortable with, and are now demanding, sophisticated multi-touch capabilities in an increasing number of devices ranging from the most compact mobile devices up to large computer monitors,” said John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios Technologies Corporation. “Our partnerships with GVision, eTurboTouch and CN Innovations, as well as the incorporation of our ClearOhm coating material in LG touch products, demonstrate the demand by both manufacturers and consumers for an improved touch experience at lower cost.”
“The market for large area touch and exciting new applications of touch technology are driving dynamic growth for all components included in touch panels – sensors, modules, coating material, etc. However, current solutions for many of these components either can not scale for large area touch products, require rare materials or suffer from other limitations,” said Rhoda Alexander, senior manager of monitors & tablets research at IHS. “A new generation of solution providers is emerging that are offering products that provide higher performance, add new capabilities such as flexibility, and can often provide these benefits at similar or lower price points.”
At the 2013 International CES, to be held January 8 – 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Cambrios is announcing three new partnerships and the inclusion of ClearOhm coating material in new LG touch monitors.
GVision and Cambrios to Create Integrated Touchscreen LCD Displays:
GVision, a leading Taiwan-based manufacturer of LCD displays used in applications including Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals, interactive kiosks and widescreen information/advertising, is working with Cambrios to develop new Integrated Touchscreen LCD displays enabled by Cambrios’ ClearOhm coating material. The first new product from this effort is GVision’s new L15AX POS display, which Cambrios will showcase at CES. This new display will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2013.
eTurboTouch and Cambrios to Collaborate on Large Area Touch Sensors:
Based in Taiwan, eTurboTouch develops and manufactures mid- to large-size (7” – 27”) high-quality touch sensors, controllers, and drivers/firmware. The two companies will develop new advanced touch sensors to be incorporated into larger consumer devices, such as Ultrabooks and All-in-One computers. Cambrios will feature a touch module utilizing eTurboTouch touch sensors at CES.
CN Innovations (CNI) to Sell Touch Sensor Modules Using ClearOhm Film:
CNI, a major supplier of touch sensors to many ODMs and OEMs including many top brand mobile device makers, is entering the market to provide touch sensor modules made using Cambrios’ ClearOhm material. CNI will use its proprietary laser patterning equipment to manufacture touch sensors for phones, tablets, Ultrabooks and All-In-One computers starting in the first quarter of 2013. Cambrios will showcase Ultrabook-sized touch sensors made by CNI at CES.
Cambrios’ ClearOhm Included in New LG Products:
LG Electronics, which included Cambrios’ ClearOhm coating material in its new V325 Windows 8-certified All-in-One PC announced in October, is including ClearOhm coating material in two new products the consumer electronics giant will showcase at CES. LG’s new Touch 10 ET83 and ET63 touchscreen monitors offer full 10-point touch capability in a 23” touchscreen LCD computer monitor. They are optimized for Windows 8 users. The LG ET63 monitor will be showcased at the LG Electronics booth at CES.
To receive a demo of GVision’s new L15AX POS display, a touch module including eTurboTouch touch sensors, an Ultrabook touch sensor made by CNI and LG’s new touch-enabled products, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cambrios’ ClearOhm Coating Material:
Cambrios’ ClearOhm coating material enables high-conductivity transparent film ranging from 10 to 300 Ohms/square with superior optical performance. In particular, super-high conductivity in the 30 to 50 Ohms/square range is a requirement for large-size touch panels and Cambrios’ ClearOhm coating material enables conductivities that are unachievable with ITO sputtered on film. Touch sensors based on ClearOhm Ink are more cost effective than existing technologies, thus allowing faster mass-market adoption of touch-enabled tablets, laptops, Ultrabooks and All-in-One computers.
Cambrios leads the industry in providing solutions based on proprietary, innovative technologies for consumer electronics markets using nanotechnology. Its breakthrough transparent conductor products, available today, simplify electronics manufacturing processes and improve end-product cost and performance for current and next-generation consumer devices such as large area and flexible touch and other high conductivity, optically clear applications. The company's first product, its ClearOhmTMcoating material, produces a transparent, conductive film by wet processing with significantly higher optical and electrical performance than currently used materials such as indium tin oxide. Applications of ClearOhm coating material include transparent electrodes for touch screens, EMI shielding, OLED displays, e-paper, OLED lighting and thin film photovoltaics.
Cambrios is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices in Japan and Taiwan.
ClearOhmTM is a trademark of Cambrios Technologies Corporation.