Nissha Started Mass Production of Touch Sensor Films Using Metal Nanowires

March 30, 2011

Nissha Printing Co.,Ltd.

Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Nissha") has started mass production of the world's first touch sensor films using metal nanowires (ClearOhmTM coating materials and coated films) as a transparent conductive film material. Synaptics, Inc. integrates these sensors into touch sensing systems for major smartphone manufacturers.
The metal nanowire touch sensor film, developed by Nissha, is used in the capacitive touch panel that permits simultaneous input at multiple points. The metal nanowire whose diameter is measured in nanometers (i.e. one billionth of a meter), was developed for transparent conductive film by Cambrios Technologies Corporation (hereafter "Cambrios"), a U.S. venture specializing in materials (Sumitomo Corporation acts as general agency for this product in Japan).

In 2007, Nissha began to focus its attention on metal nanowire as transparent conductive film material. Nissha has cooperated with Cambrios to develop a three-dimensional touch panel, and undertaken other efforts to develop next-generation panels utilizing the characteristic of this material. While the touch panels whose mass-production has started are flat shape, Nissha produced and demonstrated three-dimensional touch panels on a trial basis in 2010. Nissha intends to start mass production of three-dimensional touch sensors in FY2013.

(Reference Information)

1. Synaptics, Inc.
(1) Headquarters: 3120 Scott Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054
(2) Representative: Russ LeeKnittel
(3) Outline of Business: Production and sale of custom human interface technology and devices

2. Cambrios Technologies Corporation
(1) Headquarters: 930 East Arques Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
(2) Representative: Michael R. Knapp, Ph.D., President and CEO
(3) Outline of Business: Production and sale of transparent conductive material (nanowire ink)

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