UniPixel Displays, Inc.
UniPixel offers a public company offering a high-performance and low-cost transparent conductive film technology. Their technology is based on the metal mesh concept and is produced using roll-to-roll micro embossing, printing and copper plating. There are a strong contender for challenging ITO's (indium tin oxide) dominance in the transparent conductive film business.
UniPixel Displays, Inc.
UniPixel has gone bankrupt:
"Shares of touch-sensor technology maker UniPixel (UNXL) were briefly halted after market close this evening, and then plunged 69%, to 8 cents per share after they resumed trading, after the company said its board of directors authorized the company to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which Uni-Pixel expects to do in the next one to two business days, and that all its employees have been let go."
ITO replacements: time to take-off or fizzle out
Over the past five years there have been a large number of companies developing transparent conductive film (TCF) alternatives for ITO. Including material providers and film providers, IDTechEx have covered almost 100 organizations, working across more than 12 types of transparent conductive film technologies.
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