N-trig and Fujifilm will develop Metal Mesh Sensors for Pen & Touch Input
1 November, 2012
Mesh sensors Technology promise better performance due to lower resistance across the surface of the sensor and improved touch response. The result is a stronger and more accurate pen signal to process
Ben-David, CEO, N-trig: “we constantly look for emerging alternative”
N-trig from Kfar-Saba, Israel, has joined forces with the touch technology industry to support the development of metal mesh sensors and other alternative technologies for pen and multi-touch input. The company is the provider of the DuoSense® pen and multi-touch user interface.
In a recent press release the company reported that it is currently working with UniPixel Displays, Mutto Optronics Corporation and Fujifilm on a variety of metal mesh sensor configurations, which will ultimately serve as alternatives to the Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)-based touch screens used in most mobile computing devices today.
“N-trig is an optimal partner for us, as they are committed to pioneering new technologies in the touch space,” said Reed Killion, president & CEO, UniPixel Displays.
Mesh sensors promise many benefits: Single-layer room temperature printing is significantly less costly and complex than the ITO technique, which requires multiple layers, high temperatures and clean rooms. Because the mesh sensor is fabricated on film instead of glass, it enables curved system designs and allows touch to be wrapped over edges. It meets the market demand for thinner and lighter devices.
It also give better performance due to lower resistance across the surface of the sensor and improved touch response. The result is a stronger and more accurate pen signal for processing, higher hover height and better signal uniformity over the full sensor area.
“While we continue to work with our current ITO sensor partners, we constantly look for emerging alternative to provide enhanced DuoSense® performance and reduced cost for our OEM partners,” said Amichai Ben-David, CEO, N-trig.
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