3M is one of the most innovative companies on the planet, and understands consumer trends. So we have been looking forward to their previously announced touch screen efforts for past few years. Suddenly, high volume is ramping up, but on which of the 3 types of films is the major volume, and who are some early adopters? Silver nanowire had some environmental and safety issues in past R/D work, but we assume is better understood now. The 2 micron silver mesh sounds like the best idea of the three, but do they have reliability data published yet?
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.