UniPixel Awarded 19th Design Win of 2016
15.6-inch laptop from Major U.S. PC Manufacturer
For Immediate Release
Joe Diaz, Robert Blum, Joe Dorame
Lytham Partners, LLC
Santa Clara, California – August 11, 2016 – UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL), a provider of advanced touch solutions to the touchscreen and flexible electronics markets, today announced the 19th design win awarded to the Company since January 1, 2016. Targeted to the consumer market, the product is a 15.6-inch laptop computer from one of the Company’s existing major PC manufacturing customers.
Jeff Hawthorne, president and chief executive officer of UniPixel said, “The superior responsiveness of our XTouch copper metal mesh touchscreen sensors, versus the conventional indium tin oxide technology currently in broad use, makes it a logical choice for the larger 15.6-inch screen dimension of this new laptop. Incorporating an active stylus, based on the Microsoft Pen protocol, this laptop will be significantly enhanced by the materially lower sheet resistance of our XTouch sensors. This lower sheet resistance provides an experience similar to writing with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper, which is a highly desirable consumer feature. We believe that stylus use by technology consumers will continue to expand in the coming years, and that PC manufacturers and component integrators will increasingly rely on our copper metal mesh technology to meet the performance goals of the next generation of computing devices. This is an outstanding opportunity that will feature our XTouch sensors in a new consumer market device.”
Initial production validation units are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of calendar 2016. Volume production is expected to commence in the third quarter of calendar 2017. The announcement of this new product win, plus the programs originally acquired in the April 2015 acquisition, and the one product announced late in 2015, brings to 23 the total number of programs awarded to UniPixel.
UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL) develops and markets Performance Engineered Films for the touch screen and flexible electronics markets. The company’s roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process patterns fine line conductive elements on thin films. The company markets its technologies for touch panel sensor, cover glass replacement, and protective cover film applications under the XTouch™ and Diamond Guard™ brands. For further information, visit www.unipixel.com.
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