January 28, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Shayna Watson
swatson@optomec.com
(505) 761-8250
www.optomec.com

Optomec Introduces Aerosol Jet Display Lab System for Next Generation Touch Screen and Display Applications

New Product Will be Launched at FlexTech 2010 Conference in Phoenix, AZ
Feb 2-4 BOOTH #306


Albuquerque, New Mexico, 28 January 2010:
Optomec announced today that the company will introduce its new Aerosol JetDisplay Lab system at FlexTech in Phoenix, Arizona February 2-4. The Display Lab is an ideal platform for developing next generation display products. The system is equipped with Optomec's patented Aerosol Jet technology enabling high resolution deposition of a wide variety of materials including conductive nano-particle inks, insulators, dielectrics, polymers, adhesives and other advanced materials used to fabricate display products. With an expanded work envelope, the Aerosol Jet Display Lab system enables printing on a wide variety of flexible and rigid substrates, up to GEN 2 size.

The Display Lab system is available from Optomec now. A number of customers in Asia, including a leading industrial electronics research institute and a leading touch screen company, have already purchased and taken delivery of their Aerosol Jet Display Lab systems. The system is being used today by these companies to develop applications such as bridge/jumper circuits for bus lines on ITO/Glass, edge circuits for handheld displays, and fully printed Thin Film Transistors. To download a datasheet on the Aerosol Jet Display Lab click here.

The benefits of the patented Aerosol Jet Direct Write technology are its multi-material, fine line (<10 um) printing capability which eliminates many process steps/costs associated with current photolithographic and vacuum based display manufacturing processes. Also, the Aerosol Jet Print Engine can be integrated into automation platforms to meet high volume display production requirements. Multi-nozzle dispensing heads can be configured to meet specific end-user throughput needs. The additive process employed by Aerosol Jet technology reduces environmental impact by minimizing waste and chemicals that are prevalent in traditional electronics' manufacturing processes.

Dr. Mike Renn, Director of Optomec's Advanced Application Lab, will be presenting in the "New Approaches for Flexible Electronics" track at the conference and will be available to discuss Aerosol Jet capabilities. Dr. Renn's presentation, titled "Aerosol Jet Printing of Carbon Nanotubes", will provide an overview of Aerosol Jet deposition capabilities and will discuss the benefits of this innovative technology for display as well as for other printed electronics applications.

Optomec is the world-leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications in the Electronics, Biomedical, and Aerospace & Defense markets. These systems utilize Optomec's proprietary Aerosol Jet technology and LENS powder-metal fabrication technology. The company has a global customer base of industry-leading manufacturers.


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