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First year of Silver Nanowire (SNW) industrialization, Dr. Hsiao: “The flexible touch panel problem is solved.”

Thursday, August 2, 2019

On August 1st, the “2019 Global SNW Technology, Application and Innovation Conference” was held by Cambrios Film Solutions and TrendBankTM in Shenzhen at the JW Marriott Hotel. Bringing together more than 200 attendees from local and overseas companies in the SNW supply chain, participants were treated to professional talks from a range of important business representatives, while also taking in new technology experiences at the on-site booths and demos.

Representing Cambrios, the host of the conference and the leading SNW film manufacturer, CEO Dr. Hsiao focused his keynote on solutions to problems in SNW applications, current opportunities, and future trends of this material. After 15 years of research, Cambrios provides the best solution for flexible touch panels. Demand for IWBs over 86” is also increasing as prices drop to more affordable levels. As the key material of super large form factor (“SLFF”) IWBs, the timing for SNW could not be better, making 2019 truly the first year of SNW industrialization.

During the conference, Dr. Hsiao also accepted interviews by important media outlets. “No one material is perfect. Before we can establish an SNW industry, we must understand the technology’s disadvantages and work to solve them. This requires greater investment at all levels to present a robust SNW supply chain to end product customers. We hope to see SNW establish its position in the flexible electronics and foldable touch panel markets.” Cambrios now owns 200 global patents, making it the partner of choice for customers who desire peace of mind.

Spencer Ho, VP of Cambrios, compared the newly proposed MOS (Metal on SNW; including copper, silver, etc.) with MOI in greater detail. MOS has the strong advantage of being available for production using MOI equipment with high selectivity etchants developed by Cambrios. Using this proprietary technique, MOS production is easily accomplished through double-sided patterning, with no need for extra protection layers. Common production issues that arose in the past now have corresponding solutions due to Cambrios' effort.

To strengthen the SNW ecosystem, Cambrios invited speakers from many representative enterprises in the industry. CVTE, DNP, Sun Yat-sen University, M-solv, AVC Revo, Konica Minolta, TPK, Hitachi Chemical, Nuovo Film, Hangzhou Leaper, HUAKE TEK, Shenzhen RECLOUD, and OFILM (in order of presentation) shared their latest techniques and unique views on SNW technology and applications. The panel discussion also brought attendees quickly up to speed on SNW, covering topics from manufacturing to general and flexible applications. Any company in the supply chain should be well-equipped to contribute to promoting SNW and discovering new applications and business opportunities after attending the conference.