Canatu and TouchTurns Start Cooperation on the Manufacture of High Contrast Touch Modules for US Markets

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Canatu, a leading manufacturer of zero reflectance and flexible transparent conductive films and touch sensors, starts cooperation with TouchTurns, a designer and manufacturer of multi-touch sensors and touch modules, to deliver high contrast touch modules for a wide range of consumer electronics, industrial, medical, and automotive applications targeted at the US display markets.

CNB™ Film based high contrast touch module

CNB™ Film based high contrast touch module

Through our collaboration we can offer our customer in US markets an easy and fast route from prototyping to volume manufacturing.

Canatu has qualified TouchTurns as its official partner for producing CNB™ Film based touch sensors. Through Canatu’s Sensor Qualification Program, TouchTurns has proven its capability to laser pattern CNB™ Films and to produce high-performance projected capacitive touch sensors used in flat or flexible touch screens.

TouchTurns has selected to add CNB™ Film based touch sensors to its product offering due to the superior optical and mechanical performance and easy processability of the CNB™ Films.

The partnership offers original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) custom solutions and fast delivery of next generation high contrast touch modules. Touch modules can be easily integrated into mobile handsets, tablet computers and other touch-enabled devices.

Canatu and TouchTurns offer custom-made prototyping services of high quality touch modules including CNB™ Film from Canatu, laser patterning, FPC bonding and substrate lamination with a direct route to mass production via TouchTurns’ manufacturing facility in China.

“We are excited to start the co-operation with TouchTurns,” says Risto Vuohelainen, CEO at Canatu. “Through our collaboration we can offer our customer in US markets an easy and fast route from prototyping to volume manufacturing,” continues Vuohelainen.

“We were immediately interested in Canatu’s next generation touch technology that offers totally new kinds of design possibilities for high contrast future touch screens,” says Shiou-Shiou Huang, Director of Customer Programs at TouchTurns. “Through our cooperation with Canatu, we can expand and offer our customers cost-effective high quality film sensors for touch modules,” comments Huang.

Canatu plans to expand the number of qualified CNB™ touch sensor manufacturers to meet the growing demand for touch-enabled electronics products. Canatu is currently scaling up CNB™ Film production in its factory in Helsinki, Finland.

TouchTurns is based in Santa Clara, California, USA. Their facility holds a 1,200 sq. ft. Class 10,000 cleanroom with extensive state-of-the-art equipment required to produce touch modules as well as touch panel and LCD lamination.

For additional information, please contact:
Erkki Soininen, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Canatu Oy, tel. +358-40-574-1504, erkki.soininen(at)canatu.com

Shiou-Shiou Huang, Director of Customer Programs, TouchTurns LLC., tel. 1.408.645.2607,
sales(at)touchturns.com

About Canatu
Canatu (http://www.canatu.com) is a leading developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive films and touch sensors for an entirely new class of touch applications. Canatu’s transparent conductive films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud®), and a new, single-step manufacturing process combining aerosol synthesis of CNB material and Roll-to-Roll deposition by Direct Dry Printing®. Canatu offers consumer electronics companies the ultimate design freedom with its innovative patents.

About TouchTurns
TouchTurns (http://www.touchturns.com) offers quick-turn fabrication of touch sensor modules at its prototyping facility in Santa Clara, California. TouchTurns has the expertise and resources to produce custom touch sensor modules in a short time scale for a wide range of applications in varying markets, including consumer, medical, automotive and industrial. The modules are integrated into mobile handsets, tablets and other touch-enabled devices by leading OEMs and ODMs. TouchTurns partners closely with leading IC controller companies such as Maxim Integrated™, Synaptics™, Atmel® and Cypress®. In addition, TouchTurns provides a direct route to mass production with its manufacturing facilities in Asia.

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