The addition of this new manufacturing capability expands the company’s Diamond Guard capacity. Management expects the new coating system will significantly improve yields on larger sensors. The new equipment will also provide the coating technology required for the company’s future Diamond Touch product, which could open up the laptop market, approximately 80% of which is currently not touch enabled.
“The addition of this advanced technology equipment, in addition to yield improvement, expands our Diamond Guard application capabilities at just the right time,” Jeff Hawthorne, CEO of UniPixel, said. “We are making measurable progress in applying our Diamond Guard glass replacement product on our XTouch sensors, which we expect to benefit in the form of more efficient production, less waste, and improved margins.”