Cima NanoTech Enters Joint Venture with Foxconn


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Cima NanoTech, a developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive film solutions, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Foxconn, the world’s largest ICT technology provider and vertically integrated device manufacturer, to deliver the industry’s first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution for large format touch screens. Both companies will sell SANTE ProTouch modules through Cima Touch, the company formed under this joint venture.

Foxconn’s expertise in the mass production of reliable, high-quality products, coupled with Cima NanoTech’s proprietary SANTE self-assembling nanoparticle technology, delivers a cost-competitive solution for customers looking to shift from infrared (IR) touch technology to pro-cap multi-touch solutions and systems.

“SANTE ProTouch modules will be manufactured at our newly established, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities,” said Jon Brodd, CEO of Cima NanoTech. “Having a full, in-house supply chain for large format projected capacitive touch solutions is an industry first, and ensures that we have full control over the quality and reliability of SANTE ProTouch modules.”

SANTE ProTouch modules provide users with ultra fast response for an intuitive multi-user, multi-touch experience, making it an ideal solution for interactive digital signage, interactive kiosks, interactive tabletops and interactive whiteboards. The overall design and product appeal of the touch system is also enhanced with edge-to-edge cover lens and narrow bezel.

“Cima NanoTech has a cutting-edge, disruptive technology which puts them at the forefront of high performance innovations.” said Kevin Chen, Director of Foxconn Technology Group. “Our partnership with Cima NanoTech enables us to break new ground and address the rapidly growing large format touch market.”

SANTE ProTouch modules are available in sizes ranging from 40” to 85”. The non-moiré characteristic of SANTE self-assembling nanoparticle technology makes it compatible with all LCD display models in the market; the highly customizable nature of SANTE® ProTouch™ modules also provides manufacturers and system integrators with the freedom to design features such as cover lens thickness, glass type and bezel width.

About Cima NanoTech

Cima NanoTech develops and manufactures high performance, next-generation transparent conductive film solutions based on its proprietary SANTE self-assembling nanoparticle technology. This unique technology is rapidly being commercialized with key partners to enable new products for a multitude of markets and applications, including ultra responsive large format touch screens, transparent antennas, EMI shielding, OLED lighting, transparent heating and more. Cima Touch is a subsidiary of Cima NanoTech, formed through a joint venture with Foxconn, that focuses on selling, marketing and supporting solutions for large format projected capacitive touch screens with screen sizes from 40” to over 100”.

About Foxconn Technology Group

Established in 1974 by Founder and CEO Terry Gou, Foxconn Technology Group, is the world’s largest information & communication technology ((ICT) provider and vertically integrated device manufacturer. Foxconn is also the global industry leader for design, development, manufacturing, assembly, logistics and after-sales services for global computer, communication and consumer electronics (3C) leaders. With its award-winning proprietary business model, eCMMS, the group is a trusted name for design and manufacturing services (including CEM, EMS, ODM and CMMS), and offers top multi-national companies the most comprehensive integrated and innovative design and manufacturing solutions. Foxconn has also been transforming itself into a significant e-commerce player and a cloud & IoT-based total solution and service provider for industry 4.0, e-car, clean energy and smart X (X: town, office, hospital, home, etc.).

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