December 17, 2013
It’s not a secret that 3M is developing metal mesh. What pleasantly surprised me is that 3M officially announced all 3 transparent conductor films: metal mesh film, silver nanowire film with Cambrios and ITO film.
I had the chance to talk to 3M’s marketing manager, Mr. Erik Lood, recently. I asked him why you supply ITO film and ITO-replacement film at the same time. He indicated, “We want to offer our customers all the choices: good, better, best. Customers can choose.”
How visible is 3M’s metal mesh lines? I’ll find out when I meet 3M in a few weeks.
More analysis can be found in our “Touch and Emerging Display report” December 2013 issue and Jan 2014 issue.
Thanks for reading,
Jennifer and team