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Uni-Pixel Announces UniBoss Embossing Technology

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:21pm
Uni-Pixel, Inc. unveiled UniBoss, a unique embossing technology that enables high-speed, low-cost production of printed electronic devices. In addition, the technology eliminates the need for photolithography or screen printing typically required to produce fine line conductors for rigid and flexible electronic devices.

Potential applications for UniBoss include the production of transparent electrically conductive grids or patterns that can be used for capacitive and resistive touch and multi-touch displays. In addition, the process can be used to fabricate both flexible and rigid printed circuit boards, RFID antennas, as well as transparent electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and radio frequency interface shielding films.

UniPixel plans to initially target UniBoss for the touch panel market, which DisplaySearch forecasts to grow from $3.6 Billion in 2008 to $9 Billion in 2015, with capacitive touch seeing a 27% CAGR over the same period and reaching $4.2 Billion.

“UniBoss is a cost-effective, viable replacement option for ITO-based touch screens,” noted Robert Petcavich Ph.D., UniPixel’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President. “There have been many attempts to replace ITO with limited success, but UniBoss offers the first truly viable, robust, low-cost alternative to ITO in display transparent touch screen applications.”

Petcavich added, “UniPixel believes that by using its fine-line UniBoss electrodes in touch screen applications, we can increase the touch response speed and accuracy, as well as reduce the power requirements of current ITO-based systems.”

UniPixel is currently scaling up the process for full scale production and plans to have pilot production quantities of UniBoss available by Q3’10. The company will showcase the benefits of its UniBoss technology during SID Display Week 2010, to be held May 24-28 in Seattle, Wash. in a private technology suite off the show floor.

UniPixel Presentations at SID Display Week 2010

In addition to its private meeting room, UniPixel executives will be speaking during the following sessions during SID Display Week:

“ITO-Less Touch Screen Electrodes”

Robert Petcavich Ph.D, UniPixel’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President

Future of Touch & Interactivity Session, SID Market Focus Conference Series

Thursday, May 27 at 3:25 p.m.

Washington State Convention Center

“Theory, Design and Production of Fingerprint-Resistant Films for Touch-Enabled Displays”

Robert Petcavich Ph.D, UniPixel’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President

Poster Session P182- Touch Technology

Thursday, May 27 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall 4A within the Washington State Convention Center

“Ink-Jet Printing for Selective Conductor Patterning for Displays and Flexible Printed Circuits”

Ram Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., UniPixel’s Director of Materials

Poster Session 70.3 - Flexible Display Manufacturing II

Friday, May 28 from 9:40 – 10:00 a.m.

Room 608-610 within the Washington State Convention Center

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