Cambrios leads the industry in the development of proprietary, competitive products for consumer electronics markets using silver nanowires.

Cambrios' breakthroughs in transparent electrodes based on silver nanowires simplify electronics manufacturing processes and improve end-product performance for current and future next-generation consumer devices. The company's first product, its ClearOhm® silver nanowire coating material, produces a transparent, conductive film by wet processing and has significantly higher optical and electrical performance than currently used materials such as indium tin oxide and other transparent conductive oxides. Applications of ClearOhm coating material include transparent electrodes for touch screens, liquid crystal displays, e-paper, OLED devices, OLED lighting and thin film photovoltaics.

Founded in 2002

Cambrios was founded in 2002 by Drs. Angela Belcher of MIT and Evelyn Hu of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Their vision relied upon the use of nanostructured inorganic material, fabricated and shaped by biological molecules to create novel materials and processes for a variety of industries.

Through extensive, in-house research and development, the Cambrios team discovered two main attributes of its technology: its unique ability to synthesis inorganic materials from soluble precursors and to assemble inorganic materials into functional nanostructures.

Cambrios’ scientists seized the idea of making electronic materials using these proprietary nanostructures and sought out market segments with unmet materials needs or products uniquely enabled by the use of Cambrios’ materials.  This led to the development of Cambrios’ first commercial product, a solution process, transparent conductor.