Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the leader in nanotechnology-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets, announced its partnership with sensor maker eTurboTouch Technology Inc. to develop large area touch sensors made with Cambrios’ ClearOhm™ coating material.
- The Cambrios’ technology is based on wet coatable dispersion of high aspect ratio metallic nanostructures
The advanced touch sensors will be used in large consumer devices such as Ultrabooks and All-in-One computers. Cambrios will showcase a touch module utilizing eTurboTouch touch sensors at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, January 8 – 11, 2013.
Already an established manufacturer in the touchscreen supply chain, eTurboTouch provides advanced sensors for computer OEMs and ODMs including Lenovo, HP, Intel, Dell, Acer and Asus, and is now broadening production of large-scale, touch-enabled sensors. eTurboTouch is the latest addition to Cambrios’ ecosystem of IC suppliers, sensor makers and film suppliers to serve the large area touch market.
Film-based sensors are preferred to traditional glass-based sensors for panels larger than 10 inches because of their lower-cost, lighter-weight, thinness and “shatter-proof” qualities. Film-based sensors enabled by Cambrios’ ClearOhm coating material offer additional numerous advantages, including superior optical performance and high conductivity ranging from 10 to 300 Ohms/square, which is unachievable with indium tin oxide (ITO) sputtered on film. Sensor products based on ClearOhm coating material can also be brought to market quickly as they can be produced through fast, cost-effective manufacturing processes on existing equipment.