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CHASM Advanced Materials, Inc., inventor of AgeNT™ - the leading ITO alternative for transparent printed electronics, announced Cogative Intelligent System joining CHASM’s Partner Program. With a broad, existing customer base of automotive OEMs and suppliers in China, Cogative will act as a representative for CHASM and market CHASM’s advanced product line driving innovation in safety, comfort and convenience in today’s vehicles.
Located in Shenzhen, Cogative will offer CHASM’s complete line of printed electronics materials to the automotive manufacturing market in mainland China. Marketed under the AgeNT brand, the company’s TCF materials are a novel combination of best-in-class carbon nanotube inks and conductive film using silver nanowire or metal mesh providing superior optoelectronic performance and are far more cost effective when patterned into circuits.
“Smart cockpits and vehicle cameras continue be areas of keen interest to automotive OEMs, so selecting the optimal material for touch user interfaces or heaters keeping cameras free of ice and condensation are critical decisions for suppliers,” said Rose Chiang, CEO of Cogative Intelligent System. “Having expertise with innovative new materials like AgeNT from CHASM, helps Cogative successfully advise clients on the optimal material for their application.”
Using AgeNT, printed electronics manufacturers create innovative transparent, flexible printed electronics such as heaters, antennas, touch buttons/smart surfaces and large format touch screens. Of particular interest to automotive suppliers and manufacturers are transparent heaters that can be formed into sculpted surfaces such as headlight assemblies to clear ice and snow for safety systems. Unlike current microwire heaters, AgeNT heaters are transparent to not interfere with collision avoidance or autonomous vehicle systems employing optical cameras. AgeNT is ideal material for integrating touch user interfaces into the curved shapes and smart surfaces found in cockpit of the car.
“Partners like Cogative help CHASM quickly and effectively scale, extending our reach to strategic geographies and industries we couldn’t service directly,” said David J. Arthur, CEO of CHASM Advanced Materials, Inc. “Cogative’s demonstrated experience pairing automotive suppliers and OEMs with the novel materials to fuel innovation will deliver value to our customers.”