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Cima and Anoto Active Pen for Large Touch Displays

February 20, 2016

At ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2016, Cima Nanotech booth showcased large size touch display with Anoto’s active pen. The touch sensor is using ITO-replacement–Cima’s SANTE transparent conductor technology. The Anoto’s active pen is based on camera with micro dot technology.

Figure 1. Cima Nanotech with Anoto active pen at ISE 2016

Cima anoto pen

Photo source: Display Daily, Feb 2016

The active pen industry landscape has changed dramatically in recent 2 years: The number of companies actively working on active pen technology has increased from 60 companies in 2014 to over 100 companies in 2016.

Touch Display Research defines active pen as a pen with an electronic circuit. Some active pens have an integrated battery in it, and others don’t. A passive pen has neither an electronic circuit nor a battery. In the recently published “Active Pen Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2016 Report”, Second Edition, Touch Display Research Inc., analyzed more than twenty digital pen technologies, which include thirteen active pen technologies and eight passive pen technologies.

Figure 2: Active pen and passive pen summary and comparison (Full table is in the excel database)

active pen passive pen table

Source: Touch Display Research, Active pen technologies supply chain and market forecast 2016 report.

Digital pen input is very useful in education, certain language input, medical, finance, industry applications, and content creation. Active pen technology is superior to passive in terms of accuracy, pressure sensing, and input of fine line. We forecast that active pen usage will have rapid growth in the next several years.

More analysis of active pen and active pen market forecast can be found in the “Active Pen Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2016 Report”. More analysis of ITO-replacement transparent conductor for large size touch display can be found in the “ITO-replacement 2016 report”.

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About Touch Display Research Inc.

Touch Display Research, Inc. (www.TouchDisplayResearch.com) is an independent technology market research and consulting firm specializing in touch screen and emerging display technologies such as OLED displays, OLED lighting, flexible displays, e-paper displays, ITO-replacement, Active pen, 3D displays, near-eye displays, pocket projectors, quantum dots, gesture controls, voice controls, and eye controls. Touch Display Research provides standard reports, consulting projects, and due diligence for touch suppliers, display manufacturers, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investor companies, venture capitalists, and companies who are merging or acquiring companies in the touch screen, display, and materials industry. We are member of FlexTech Alliance and SID.

Cima Touch—joint venture of Foxconn and Cima Nanotech for ITO replacement

September 3, 2015

I just came back from the trip of Touch Taiwan and IDMC (International Display Manufacturing Conference) 2015 conference.  Earlier this week, we blogged about LG Display keynote on flexible OLED display, and Konica Minolta keynote on flexible OLED lighting, and AUO quantum dot TV adopted 3M and Nanosys material.

Another hot trend at Touch Taiwan 2015 is the ITO-replacement material for touch panels. At Touch Taiwan, Cima Nanotech announced its new joint venture with Foxconn: Cima Touch. Both companies will sell SANTE® ProTouch™ modules through Cima Touch.

Figure 1: Cima demonstrates 65” projected capacitive at Touch Taiwan 2015

Cima 65 inch with TDR

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research Inc.

Last year, Cima Nanotech and Amdolla showed a 42” projected capacitive touch screen at SID 2014.

In the newly published “ITO-replacement: non ITO transparent conductor technologies and market forecast 2015 report”, 5th edition, Touch Display Research analyzes metal mesh, silver nanowire, conductive polymer, carbon nanotube, graphene and other transparent conductor materials. Touch Display Research forecasts that the ITO-replacement market will reach $10.9 Billion by 2022.

Figure 2. ITO-replacement: non-ITO transparent conductor market forecast 2015 to 2022

ITO replacement forecast2015

Source: Touch Display Research, ITO replacement: non-ITO Transparent Conductor Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report, 2015

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Jennifer and team

SID 2014: ITO-replacement and quantum dot are the two biggest trends

June 4, 2014
I’m at the beautiful San Diego, California now for SID 2014 DisplayWeek. The No. 1 trend at this year’s SID is: ITO-replacement. The No. 2 trend is quantum dot. (I’ll blog about quantum dot tomorrow).
Over 10 companies showed ITO-replacement at SID 2014. Some are in the exhibition floor, some showed us through invitation-only meetings.
Canatu showed their Carbon Nano Bud type transparent conductor. It won SID silver award due to its low haze, low reflection, and flexible character. The picture here is the side by side comparison of CNB film with an ITO film.

Figure: Canatu CNB film and ITO film side by side comparison
Canatu SID 2014 TDR
Source: Canatu, photo by Touch Display Research, June 2014.

Another ITO replacement I like at the DisplayWeek is the Cima Nanotech and Amdolla’s 42” projected capacitive touch screen.

Figure 2: Cima Nanotech and Amdolla’s 42” projected capacitive touch screen
Cima 42 inch TDR
Source: Cima Nanotech, photo by Touch Display Research, June 2014.

In the recently published ITO-replacement report, 3rd edition, Touch Display Research profiled over 220 companies and research institutes working on ITO-replacement. Touch Display Research’s survey found that even with some metal mesh companies’ disappointing progress, the overall adoption of ITO-replacement is accelerating. We forecast the ITO-replacement market will grow rapidly from 2014 to 2021.
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Jennifer and team