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Touch application just started, Metal M touch IC: Metal Mesh technology development key esh product development space is huge...

Beijing time on January 02 news, China touch screen network news, here, we have to mention a company, called Atmel. In 2007, Atmel was just obscured when multi-touch was just taken off. It was not until 2009~2010, and it came up with the first capacitive multi-touch controller. Then the company announced that it would transfer the charge independently.


Beijing time on January 02 news, China touch screen network news, here, we have to mention a company, called Atmel. In 2007, Atmel was just obscured when multi-touch was just taken off. It was not until 2009~2010, and it came up with the first capacitive multi-touch controller. Then the company announced that it would transfer the charge independently. The method of capacitive technology is intended to cut into the market and focus on the high-end market. The industry is in the midst of it, and no one has taken this company as one thing. Everyone is not sure what it is doing. Later, Atmel proposed a "spot" alternative to the ITO film Xsense technology, the company named FLM (Fine-Line Metal), which is also known as the Metal Mesh metal grid.
 
Atmel's first Metal Mesh used a very thin copper wire, and in order to make the wire not visible to the naked eye and not shade, the copper wire must be 5-10um line width at the beginning (now fine) Up to 3um or less), it is also because such a very thin line width is difficult to satisfy the capacitive sensing, so the challenge of forming a touch IC. Later, the IC design industry slowly broke through the obstacles, making the commercialization of this technology gradually realized. So earlier in 2012, at the beginning of Atmel's various film touch companies, I realized that Metal Mesh might be a good choice. Fortunately, there are no obvious patent barriers, so everyone has invested in technology research and development reserves. It is also a breakthrough for IC design operators. Also made 3Q13~4Q13 at this point in time, some manufacturers began to introduce Metal Mesh into the preliminary commercial application stage.
 
Having said that, we are also boldly predicting the trend of IC design industry in 2014. We believe that in the near future, high-priced touch ICs will attract more people with lofty ideals to join the battle, breaking only about 10 mainstream touch ICs. Suppliers are concentrated in 3 companies such as Atmel, Synaptics and Cypress, such as Duntai and Elan. It is expected that domestic companies will further participate in this field in the future. IC design may become a continuation of the battle for touch panels. .
 
(This article comes from: China Touch Screen Network (http://www.51touch.com/) Detailed Source Reference: http://www.51touch.com/material/news/dynamic/2014/0102/27281.html)

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