Electronic materials company, Cambrios Technologies proclaimed that the touch sensor of a popular smart phone has been integrated with its ClearOhm transparent conductive film.
Synaptics, a California-based company, and Nissha Printing, a Japanese firm, have developed the touch module and touch sensor solution, respectively. This is the first time that the Cambrios ClearOhm has been commercially used instead of the indium tin oxide (ITO).
The President and Chief Executive Officer at Cambrios Technologies, Michael Knapp stated that the ITO, a ceramic-based transparent electrode substance, has been used as the only material for ultra quality display applications. Metal nano-wires are the base materials of ClearOhm, which uses a different material to produce clear conductive films. The inclusion of ClearOhm material in the phone represents the acceptance of an economical, high-performance substitute for electronic instruments, he added.
Bob Mackey, who works at Synaptics as a senior scientist, stated that he enjoyed working with Cambrios in integrating Synaptics’ touch systems engineering and design works.