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Cambrios to Use its ClearOhm Coating with Shin-Etsu's Sensors for Tablets & Ultrabooks

Published on 2012-09-27. Author : SpecialChem

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the leader in nanotechnology-based solutions to enable the development of electronic devices with transparent conductors, announced its partnership with sensor-maker Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. to develop large area touch sensors made with Cambrios' ClearOhm™ coating material for Ultrabooks and tablet computers. Cambrios will showcase tablets and Ultrabooks utilizing these touch sensors at CEATEC JAPAN 2012, October 2 - 6, 2012.

"Partnering with Shin-Etsu to create touch sensors for Ultrabooks and tablets accelerates our mutual efforts to bring ODM and OEM customers cost-effective, high-performance solutions for large area touch applications," said Dr. Rahul Gupta, Cambrios' Senior Director of Business Development. "Working with Shin-Etsu underscores our commitment to solidifying the large area touch supply chain and expanding our world-class ecosystem of IC suppliers, sensor makers and film suppliers to serve the large area touch market."

Shin-Etsu has begun pilot production of touch sensors utilizing ClearOhm coating material for tablets and Ultrabooks ranging in size from 7" to 15.6". The company also plans to develop touch sensors for the automotive market with ClearOhm material.

"Cambrios' ClearOhm coating material provides the best optical and electrical performance at the lowest cost for today's large area touch applications. This is an important consideration as we expand our business beyond automotive touch applications and work with our OEM and ODM customers to tap into the rapidly growing market for touch panels for tablet computers and Ultrabooks," said Toshi Kinoshita, Department Manager of Marketing & Sales at Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.

Cambrios' ClearOhm coating material enables superior optical performance and high-conductivity film-based sensors ranging from 30 to 150 Ohms/square, a requirement for large-size touch panels - unachievable with ITO sputtered on film. Film-based sensors are preferred to traditional glass-based sensors for panels larger than 7 inches and panels with curved surfaces because of their lower cost, lighter weight, thinness and "shatter-proof" qualities. Touch sensors based on ClearOhm Film and ClearOhm Ink are more cost effective than existing technologies, thus allowing faster mass-market adoption of touch-enabled Ultrabooks and all-in-one computers.

About Cambrios

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 ClearOhmTM coating 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. ClearOhm™ is a trademark of Cambrios Technologies Corporation.

About Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd

Since its establishment in 1960 as a group company of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. has developed and produced products in a wide range of areas spanning from electrical and electronics-related products to construction material-related products utilizing processing and material combination technologies for vinyl chloride resin and silicone rubber. The Company is working as a partner with the advanced clients worldwide through a global network of 16 subsidiaries inside and outside Japan. The company name and logo are registered trademarks of Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. The details shown here may change without notice.

Source: Cambrios


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