AddiLat offers innovative eco-friendly printed-electronics manufacturing process technology and materials for fabrication of transparent conducting sensor electrodes in touch-enabled displays, modules, and devices.
Touchscreen sensor electrode fabrication using Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is costly as it requires up to 9 process steps involving vacuum sputtering, photo-lithography, high temperature processing, and environmentally harsh chemicals. Indium is a semi rare-earth metal which has experienced significant market-price volatility.
Emerging ITO-replacement technologies, based on silver nanowires and metal mesh, cannot match the optical performance of ITO that the market has come to expect in their smartphones and tablets. Silver also experiences significant price volatility and requires additional processing to maintain stability of the material.
AddiLat technology enables game-changing cost reduction in sensor electrode fabrication with our patent-pending additive process that eliminates the need for any costly etching steps to pattern the transparent conductor. We reduce cost markedly by using abundant low-cost materials, eliminating over 60% of processing steps, as well as reducing chemical handling, equipment, labor, and overhead.
Our solution offers market-leading ITO-equivalent performance and does not utilize metals, like other emerging technologies, that diminish optical clarity. The AddiLat solution is eco-friendly as it significantly lessens chemical processing and does not use rare or precious metals.
AddiLat technology scales economically for low or high volume manufacturing of most touch-enabled electronic products, such as: smartphones, tablets, e-readers, point-of-sale, medical equipment/devices, military equipment, industrial process controls, test equipment, durable goods, automobile dashboard, etc.