Dr Erkki Soininen, Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Dec 06, 2012.
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* What is Canatu and Carbon Nanobud®.
* Why reflections matter for display readability.
* Why Carbon Nanobud® sensors and films do not reflect light.
* The only truly foldable class of materials and films.
* Direct Dry Patterning as a way for cost-effective manufacturing.
Speaker Biography (Erkki Soininen)
Erkki is Chief Operating Officer at Canatu since 2017. He has over 25 years of experience in international electronics business. He served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Canatu in 2011-2017. Before joining Canatu, he held various sales, business development, and technology management positions in Elcoteq, a global electronics manufacturing company where he created close relationships to mobile phone companies such as Nokia and Sharp. Prior to that, he worked for a display manufacturing company Planar Systems in R&D and business development. Erkki has a long track record in the development of optical thin films and nanotechnology. He enjoys turning technical innovations to sustainable business and he is passionate about improving user experience in display applications. Erkki holds a Dr. Technology (PhD) degree from the Helsinki University of Technology (currently Aalto University) in Finland.
Company Profile (Canatu)
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Canatu Oy develops and manufactures flexible and formable touch sensors with a focus on touch screens based on Projected Capacitive method. Canatu's touch sensors are based on a new class of carbon nanomaterials, Carbon NanoBuds®, which enable sensor flexibility and thermoformability and higher display contrast than currently used ITO. In addition, NanoBuds® are more environmentally friendly than ITO and, unlike ITO, can be used in sharply curved or 3D shaped sensors. Carbon Nanobud® based sensors will be soon found in smartphones, tablets, and other touch-enabled devices.
Canatu has developed a new component manufacturing method called Direct Dry Printing® (DDP) which allows direct synthesis and patterned deposition of NanoBud® films on any substrate material even at room temperature. Canatu patented innovations remove all of the existing bottlenecks to the commercialization of carbon nanotechnology. Canatu has a prototype manufacturing facility in Helsinki, Finland, and several joint product development projects have been started with key customers. Canatu plans to start manufacturing in 2013 in Finland and establish mass manufacturing in Asia in the near future.