October 28, 2011 — UniPixel Inc. (NASDAQ:UNXL) expanded its design and sampling program for UniBoss transparent conductive film technology and products. OEMs and display and touch panel manufacturers can now evaluate the films, which UNXL calls high-performance, low-cost alternatives to ITO transparent conductors.
UniPixel introduced UniBoss at the SID conference in May 2010 then improved the technology further, engaging in evaluations with several major electronics makers. UniBoss roll-to-roll process prints conductive copper traces on thin film with trace widths down to ~5um. The product acheives conductivity levels of .012ohm/sq. compared to 100-400ohm/sq. of ITO and competing alternatives. It also offers better environmental stability, flexibility, and reliability, according to UniPixel.
Companies can submit their touch-sensor designs to the UniPixel Engineering Team, working together to evaluate UniBoss against ITOs and other ITO replacement alternatives. UniPixel has signed a non-disclosure and material transfer agreement with 10 companies that have submitted requests for design and sampling of UniBoss enabled touch sensor solutions. "We have sampled four of the companies thus far," said Killion. "We are working with Japanese, Korean, Taiwan and U.S.-based OEM, Display Panel and Touch Panel module electronic manufacturers. Some of these companies are also sampling our Diamond Guard protective cover glass replacement solution."
UniPixel delivers Performance Engineered Films to the Lighting, Display and Flexible Electronics markets. UniPixel’s high-volume roll-to-roll or continuous flow manufacturing process offers high-fidelity replication of advanced micro-optic structures and surface characteristics over large areas. A key focus for UniPixel is developing electronic conductive films for use in electronic sensors for consumer and industrial applications. For further information, visit www.unipixel.com.