Electronics & Computers

CNI Selects Cambrios ClearOhm Coating

January 8, 2013

The material will be used to develop a new line of touch sensor modules, allowing the company to expand into the large-area touch panel market.

SUNNYVALE, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- CN Innovations (CNI), well known for developing touch sensors for many devices, including top brand mobile devices, is partnering with Cambrios Technologies Corp. to enter the market for designing and manufacturing complete touch sensor modules. CNI will use its properiatary 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 manufactured by CNI and including Cambrios' ClearOhm coating material at the 2013 International CES, January 8–11, 2013, in Las Vegas.

"We believe the combination of Cambrios' ClearOhm coating material and CNI's proprietary manufacturing processes will offer ODMs and OEMs an important new resource," said John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios. "This new relationship further expands our partner ecosystem and represents another proof point that ODMs and OEMs are eager to move away from traditional conductive materials to new, innovative materials that offer superior conductive performance, as well as enable a new generation of products."

In addition to producing a wide range of cover lenses, glass coatings, and capacitive touch panels, CNI maintains a metal injection molding, metal processing, and surface treatment operation, as well as produces window films and optical components. CNI is part of the Chungnam Group of Companies, headquartered in Hong Kong.

"Cambrios' ClearOhm coating material is ideal to combine with CNI proprietary laser patterning to create high-quality touch sensor modules," said Charles Chong, Managing Director of CNI. "We are continuously seeking out new innovations with the goal of improving the performance and cost effectiveness of our panels, and Cambrios' technology represents an important advancement in transparent conductive materials."

Cambrios' ClearOhm coating material enables development of high-conductivity transparent film, ranging from 10 to 300 ohms/square with superior optical performance. It offers significantly higher optical and electrical performance than competitive technologies, such as indium tin oxide (ITO), in current applications such as touchscreens. 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.

To receive a demo of CNI's touch sensors including Cambrios' ClearOhm coating material at CES, please contact cambrios@stearnsjohnson.com.

About Cambrios
Cambrios Technologies Corp. "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 ClearOhm coating material, produces a transparent, conductive film by wet processing with significantly higher optical and electrical performance than currently used materials such as ITO. 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, CA, with offices in Japan and Taiwan.

About CN Innovations
CN Innovations (CNI) is a specialist in material science precision engineering, aesthetics, green technologies, and energy. The company offers effective technical and supply chain solutions to major industries.

ClearOhm is a trademark of Cambrios Technologies Corp.

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