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What Goes Into Making Advanced Display Solutions

Transcript: What Goes Into Making Advanced Display Solutions

Advanced Display Solutions


Foam Adhesive

Battery Adhesive

Reflector Film

Inner Front Frame with Seal

Front Frame

Protective Film

Tablet Backing

EMI Shielding Sheet


Backlight Unit

Lightguide Panel


Brightness Enhancement Film

Optically Clear Adhesive

Speaker Mesh

Camera Gasket

Display Foam Adhesive – Prevent cracked or separated screens with strong display adhesion to the device, cushioned to absorb vibration and drop shock.

Battery Adhesive – Secure batteries with high temperature resistant adhesives to increase product safety and extend battery life.

EMI Shielding – Eliminate internal electronic device cross talk to improve device and signal reliability.

Graphite Heat Spreader – Maintain safe touch temperature and prevent overheating with lightweight, low profile heat spreaders.

Conductive Backlight Unit – Conduct heat from the backlight to maximize color vivacity and display lifetime.

Reflector Film – Reflect more light through the display to maximize color trueness, brightness, and energy efficiency.

Lightguide Panel – Concentrate and amplify light to the viewer to increase display richness, sharpness, and efficiency.

Diffusor – Evenly distribute light across the screen for a better viewing experience over the full display.

Brightness Enhancement Film – Intensify display brightness for better user experience and energy efficiency.

Front Frame Gaskets and Seals – Ruggedize display adhesion to front glass panels, cushion vibration and drop shock to extend display life and improve consumer satisfaction.

Optically Clear Adhesive (OCA) – Maximize display clarity with refractive index matching optical adhesives.

Camera Gasket – Protect camera modules from water, vibration, and contaminants for longer, high quality performance.

Speaker Mesh – Acoustically transparent filters enable high quality audio while sealing out water and contaminants.

Protective Film – Prevent screen scratches or cracking during manufacturing, logistics, or use with temporary or long-term protection

Human Machine Interface Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Transcript: Human Machine Interface Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Elevate your vehicle experience with innovative cabin ecosystems and immersive human machine interfaces that differentiate new models and accelerate consumer demand.

From integrated driver and center displays to vivid visual communication systems, we’re the experts that help enrich the driving experience through human machine interface innovation.

Our vertically integrated HMI solutions leverage streamlined, sustainable manufacturing processes that save lead time and cost. We deliver extremely tight tolerances from class 100 clean rooms to ensure the highest optical and graphic quality with global agility that allows us to serve your value chain in every region.

Boyd’s HMI technologies make your displays brighter using less power, for highest quality, best performance in any environment.

Concentrate display light to viewers for maximum efficiency and high contrast, ruggedize displays to seal and protect against environmental extremes and tough road conditions, and keep them cool with lightweight, low profile thermal spreaders.

Configure Boyd’s backlit switches and graphic technologies to be dimmable, flashing, and fully or selectively illuminated for intuitive controls and visual communication systems.

Thin construction, long operating life, and a range of colors make them great for indicator lights and illuminated branding.

Advanced HMI enhances visibility in any lighting environment to improve safety and driving experience while adding brand style to fully integrated cabin ecosystems.

We’re Boyd. We’ve innovated HMI for more than two decades and we’re changing how people interact with their cars.

Boyd is Trusted Innovation.

What are Electroluminescence Lamps (EL)? Backlighting Technology Explained

Transcript: What are Electroluminescence Lamps (EL)? Backlighting Technology Explained

Electroluminescence technology works by sending an electric current through phosphorus, a semiconductor that emits light when charged.

EL lamps can be zoned in selective areas to ensure optimum diffusion of light. They can be mounted on printed membranes and also integrated with discrete LEDs to be able to light up large areas and have indicator lights simultaneously.

However, one of the biggest challenges with EL technology is the half-life of phosphorus. After 4,000 hours, the phosphorus begins to degrade, dimming the backlit area. It also requires a DC to AC power conversion which may be difficult to integrate into many designs.

Equipped with a state-of-the-art light lab to test backlighting technologies, dedicated in-home design engineering and prototyping teams, and backlighting assemblies that meet ISO 2001 quality standards, Boyd can help you resolve your toughest backlit interfaces design challenges.

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What are Fiber Optic Lights? Backlighting Technology Explained

Transcript: What are Fiber Optic Lights? Backlighting Technology Explained

Fiber optic technology utilizes a bundle of thin acrylic fibers to transport light from a single LED over a large surface. Each strand is pliable and extremely durable. As the LED used in this backlighting technology is always bullet LED, it requires a PCB as a base and cannot be mounted directly on printed membranes.

Fiber optics can be integrated in tandem with discrete LED, where surface mount LEDs are used for indicator lighting and fiber optics are utilized to light up the larger area including icons and text. This technology has low power consumption and minimal impact on tactile feedback over metal domes.

While using a single LED is one of the biggest advantages of fiber optic technology, it may not be bright enough to illuminate a very large area especially if the device is primarily designed to use in ambient light.

Equipped with a state-of-the-art light lab to test backlighting technologies, dedicated in-home design engineering and prototyping teams, and backlighting assemblies that meet ISO 2001 quality standards, Boyd can help you resolve your toughest backlit interfaces design challenges.

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What are Light Guide Films? Backlighting Technology Explained

Transcript: What are Light Guide Films? Backlighting Technology Explained

Light guides feature a thin acrylic or polycarbonate film that guides light from an LED to the desired area. The film is selectively laser-etched to refract light towards the desired field of view. With various depths and customized etching patterns, light distribution can be easily controlled allowing specific design areas to be brighter or dimmer.

Light guides are low profile, enabling minimal impact on tactile button feedback and seamless integration into thin, compact, and flexible designs. With minimal light loss from the source to the outer edges of the film, this technique promises uniform lighting across the entire plane with increased efficiency.

Given the construction of a light guide film, it can pose challenges in lighting up the same area with multiple colors and may require a light-blocking layer or opaque panel filler along the edges of the film to eliminate light leaks.

Equipped with a state-of-the-art light lab to test backlighting technologies, dedicated in-home design engineering and prototyping teams, and backlighting assemblies that meet ISO 2001 quality standards, Boyd can help you resolve your toughest backlit interfaces design challenges.

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What are Discrete LEDs? Backlighting Technology Explained

Transcript: What are Discrete LEDs Backlighting Technology Explained

LEDs are point-source lights that can be lit individually or in a group to illuminate a small area. Thanks to their low cost, thin construction, and long operating life, discrete LEDs have enjoyed widespread popularity and adoption across several industries and applications. Whether you need dimmable, flashing, or non-flashing lights, LED backlit designs can be constructed in a range of colors and brightness levels. With limited impact on tactile feel, they can be configured to light up all at once or selectively, as your design dictates.

While LEDs are great for indicator light applications, they usually struggle with light leaks or uniformly lighting large surfaces.

Equipped with a state-of-the-art light lab to test backlighting technologies, dedicated in-home design engineering and prototyping teams, and backlighting assemblies that meet ISO 2001 quality standards, Boyd can help you resolve your toughest backlit interfaces design challenges.

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Boyd and 3M Webinar: Optical Films and Display Solutions for eMobility

Transcript: Boyd and 3M Webinar: Optical Films and Display Solutions for eMobility

Hi to everyone and welcome to this Boyd Corporation and 3M webinar. ok right now I’d like to introduce today’s presenters first up today is Nick Johnson, Nick is a research specialist at 3M display materials and systems division he received a BS in Applied Physics from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota and a master’s in optical science and engineering from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, now after graduation he worked for Lockheed Martin in their maritime systems and sensors business, he joined 3M in 2011 and has developed components and systems for a broad range of display applications. Most recently Nick is focused on automotive display light control solutions including LCD backlighting technologies in front of screen technologies.

Next up we have Magnus Tedestedt, Magnus is a vice president of sales and electronics at Boyd corporation. He joined Tradex in 2000 initially as a key Account Manager but quickly took on increasingly important positions within sales marketing and manufacturing he opened the first Tradex sales and engineering office in Singapore it was instrumental in guiding the company’s global sales and marketing structure he spent a number of years in Shanghai as the director of asia-pacific OEM electronics for Brady Corporation and also garnered valuable sales leadership experience in the u.s. ,Brazil and Mexico in his current role Magnus brings applicable leadership and technical skills to the electronics and Asian sales teams having spent most of his career working within the various OEMs and targets assigned, using his knowledge and relationships to expand Boyd’s presence within the critically important mobile computing market as well as other core and adjacent segments like consumer electronics and data storage. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Now also joining us today is Klaus Andren, Klaus is the business development executive at Boyd corporation. Claes has been in the converting industry for over two decades holding product process development and management roles at a be Tradex converting and Brady Corporation located in Sweden, joining Boyd Corporation in 2014 his technical and engineering expertise have allowed him to hold numerous roles from global product and process development engineer, to global key account manager he’s currently located out of the Bay Area in California and engages and collaborates closely with Boyd’s global sales, operations and supply chain to lead new innovating solutions to their mobile computing and electronics customers around the world. Nick, Magnus and Klaus welcome to today’s event now to get this webinar started here’s a short video about the Boyd corporation enjoy. For over 90 years, Boyd Corporation has empowered the world’s fastest-growing markets with revolutionary innovation in advanced thermal management and environmental sealing solutions Boyd is dedicated to designing and fabricating solutions that optimize performance, increased reliability, improve energy efficiency, extend product life cycles and protect and enhance the safety of end products for the most well-known and valuable brands around the world by leveraging proprietary technology, application, engineering expertise at the forefront of innovation and decades of market experience Boyd designs and delivers solutions that solve complex customer challenges Boyd’s


wide array of solutions cool, seal, shield, adhere, insulate and protect sensitive components in many of the end products that you use or encounter today. Our solutions make the Internet of Things movement possible by ensuring batteries don’t overheat, ruggedizing electronic devices to withstand consumer use, enabling mobile displays to maintain maximum resolution and functionality and streamlining data centers to operate at sustainable temperatures for faster processing speeds, we facilitate technological advancements across highly diversified industries including the medical industry where we ensure that devices perform safely and reliably. Aerospace applications where we enable safe and comfortable flights and agriculture equipment where we help preserve natural resources and optimize output. consumer electronics where we reduce noise and improve device life cycles. autonomous and electric vehicles where we push advancements in research and development and countless other industries where we strive to improve performance and reliability of all applications engineers at Boyd utilize nearly 250 patents and produce solutions for more than 3,000 specialty materials including graphite, advanced foams and polymers, multi-layer films, Aluminum, copper and many other high-performance


materials as a result Boyd solutions are tailored for the unique performance assembly and delivery needs of each individual customer. Boyd partners with customers early during the design process often accelerating development cycles ensuring fully optimize designs and improving time to market combined with our experience in prototyping and design for manufacturing we seamlessly transition concepts to full-scale production efficiently and effectively we solve performance and production challenges that others say are impossible at speeds yet to be replicated. we innovate to solve the challenges of today and empower the solutions for tomorrow. global operations include dozens of manufacturing facilities and engineering design centers as well as cleanroom capabilities from class 100 to 100,000 across three continents making Boyd locally available in your global environment and optimized for your complex value chains. the proliferation of innovative electronics combined with disruptive trends across a wide variety of industries are changing the technological landscape, mobile devices, electric and autonomous vehicles, hyper scale data centers, next-generation aircraft, telecommunications equipment and cutting-edge consumer electronics matched with Boyd’s unprecedented technological leadership in thermal management and environmental sealing solutions are creating our roadmap to the future. as our customers redefine their markets unique solutions from Boyd will empower them to be possible. Boyd Corporation one company many solutions [Music]

my name is Nick Johnson and I’m with 3M’s display material and systems division and I’m here to talk about our automotive display and sensor products and development efforts. we have a rich history in the automotive industry working with customers to help solve their biggest challenges starting with


3M abrasives in 1914, the first automotive masking tape in 1925 and continuing to today. 3M has historically focused on displays some products that make displays more efficient brighter extend battery life and even control where the light goes and where it doesn’t keeping display information from prying eyes or from reflecting off automotive wind screens. next we’ll take a look inside a typical LCD and see where you can find 3M products. if you open a typical LCD you’ll find a reflector, LEDs that inject light into a light guide, a bottom diffuser above that, then one or two prison films and a reflective polarizer of these films through themselves reflectors that are broadband and over 98 percent reflective, prism films called brightness enhancement films or BEF and reflective polarizers. in following slides we’ll discuss each one of these products in more detail. our current products fall into five categories, DBEF or dual brightness enhancement film is our reflective polarizer product, which is placed right under the absorbing polarizer of the display and recycle instead of allowing it to get absorbed by the absorbing polarizer, BEF or brightness enhancement film is our prismatic film acts as a recycling angle filter. ESR or enhanced specular reflector is our reflector product that has over 98%


reflectance across the visual spectrum. CEF is our contrast enhancement film it’s an optically clear adhesive that allows you to bond the cover glass to the display removing multiple reflections. ALCF or advanced light control film is our automotive light control film that limits light that would otherwise reflect off of the windscreen and create a floating image of your display at night getting the more detail that’s in the stack again you can see the reflector again it’s on bottom you have two sheets of BEF above the diffuser and our dual brightness enhancement film right under the LCD display and a rear polarizer. so if you look at the path that light takes typically you’d have LEDs that would eject light into the light guide that light would leave the light guide at a very steep angle the diffuser would turn that light slightly up towards the axial viewer and broaden it, that light that enters the BEF which again refracts it even further towards the viewer and constrains it to a narrow view angle so that it’s bright on axis.


the last thing is the DBEF which will recycle unwanted polarization back down into the backlight which then goes through bifurcated films reflects off the reflector and has no chance to get through in the right polarization state. taking a closer look at our DBEF films you’ll see in the picture on the left what would happen with it without our DBEF film on the backlight so without the DBEF the randomly polarized light from the backlight will hit the rear polarizer of the display and the preferred polarization is a it will get through to the viewer but the rest will be absorbed, limiting the efficiency and brightness of that display with DBEF in the backlight now that unwanted polarization state will, will be reflected and recycled back in the backlight where it travels through by bifurcated materials and has another chance


to get out to the viewer. so this effect can increase the display efficiency by thirty to forty percent as well as brightness, improves user experience and view angle. we have a number of different SKUs that are at different thicknesses. different substrates and different haze levels on the bottom right you’ll see two potential display configurations one is with cross BEF you can see it’s narrower in the horizontal in the in the conoscopic output that would be for a display that’s meant to be viewed primarily on axis another display configuration is to use just one sheet of BEF for a broader view angle in the horizontal where you might have viewers off axis in the horizontal like a TV or Automotive Center Stack display. here’s a video showing that recycling effect from DBEF so if you have a backlight system light that hits a rear polarizer only the correct polarization state gets through but with a reflector polarizer its recycled


back in the back light and it has a chance a second a third a fourth chance to get through. our future reflect a polarizer product for auto is called DL RP, direct laminate reflective polarizer this product features an improved reflective polarizer and it’s meant to be laminated directly to the rear polarizer what this allows is a higher efficiency reflective polarizer and it limits the depolarization that might happen after the reflective polarizer so this product if you remove DBEF and now put DLRP and directly on the rear polarizer you could see a 10 to 15% increase in brightness and efficiency. moving on now to our brightness enhancement films or BEF is a


prismatic film that acts as a recycling angle filter that increases forward brightness so if you had a diffuse output it only lets light out in a narrow view cone headed towards the on axis viewer, it increases uniformity and hides backlight defects by recycling light in the backlight again our BEF films come in at number of different SKUs depending on the pitch the thickness haze and index of refraction which also affects gain, effective transmission the number of the top of that chart is also sometimes called gain, it determines how bright the display will look on axis. so you can get a higher gain or higher axial brightness with the trade-off of view angle and here’s a video showing how BEF increases the output combination of a display. our enhanced specular reflector product or ESR is a highly efficient reflector so if you’ve got all these films DBEF and BEF recycling light backed in the back light you want a very efficient reflector to recycle that light and get


it out to the viewer our ESR it’s a multi-layer optical film kind of like a reflective polarizer but reflect both polarization states. it reflects broadband over the whole visual spectrum and it’s highly reflective 98% reflective kind of a cool thing you can do to visualize both its high degree of reflectivity and its broadband properties over the whole optical spectrum would be to roll a piece of ESR up into a tube and put an LED at one end. you can see in the picture down in the center that there’s two, there’s three tubes rolled up one is ESR another is aluminum and another is silver. you can see the ESR tube, by the time the light gets to the end of that tube it’s still a bright white so it’s color hasn’t changed and it’s lost very little light traveling that path. with aluminum and silver you can see it’s much dimmer and it’s changed color because of the absorption that’s different across the optical spectrum, again there’s a number of different SKUs depending on thickness thicker film will


be on rigid for larger display but we’ll obviously the trade-off there is this thickness of the display and here’s a video showing how our ESR works and showing its broadband properties from the multi-layer optics. you contrast enhancement film or CEF there’s an optically clear adhesive the reason we call it contrast enhancement film is because without optical bonding, typical display will have three reflection interfaces so ambient light will reflect off the top surface of the cover glass the back surface of the cover glass and the top surface of the LCD when you bond those the cover glass with the LCD you remove two of those three reflection interfaces, essentially reducing two thirds the reflected light leaving you with a better contrast and more vivid display. it also improves stability and rigidity by bonding over the entire surface rather than bonding the cover glass just around the perimeter again we have a number of products for different applications such as UV curable, pressure sensitive some


are made with a low dielectric constant as well and for more specifics again reach out to a 3M Application Engineer who can help you with your specific application. advanced light control film or ALCF helps reduce unwanted reflections from the windscreen reducing driver distraction in this video you’ll see the difference between a standard display and display with ALCF on the right you’ll see a standard display is clearly visible as a reflected image off of the windscreen whereas in the left hand side with 3M ALCF solution in the in the display there are no longer reflections of the display in the windscreen. This figure shows a typical display stack versus a display stack using ALCF a typical display stack might have a bottom diffuser BEF and DBEF display stack using ALCF would have a bottom diffuser BEF and ALCF. ALCF A+ products have a reflective polarizer built-in so the so there’s no need to use two films a DBEF and a louver film or ALCF instead you can remove the DBEF and place ALCF a three plus in its place our LCL products work kind of like miniature venetian blinds you can see in the picture in the left that light that comes in on axis or near on axis gets through well light that comes from my angle is


blocked. we have two current products ALCF A2+ and A3+ that have slightly different thickness and haze levels, down at the bottom you’ll see three different display stacks one is a traditional display stack with cross BEF you can see it’s collimated in both the vertical and horizontal direction the next has only one sheet of BEF running horizontal you can see that this lets the light out to a wider horizontal extent then when you place ALCF on top of that sheet of BEF in place of the DBEF you can see that it cuts off the angles in the top and bottom so that no light is heading up towards the windscreen. we’re currently launching a new product called ALCF A4+ with a slightly tilted louver design meant to allow light out as is slightly higher vertically angle this is because viewers in an automotive cockpit are usually above the displays so this new product will better align the viewer position with the display output. it also improves brightness and efficiency in the automotive angular zones defined by the D F F so you can see A+, A and B zones are now brighter with ALCF A4+. now we’re going to talk about some of our new product development efforts starting with sensor camouflage, IR sensors are becoming more important in


automotive cockpits with eye tracking, attention monitoring and gesture control these sensors and their light sources can be a visual distraction however and break up the look of the cockpit, 3M camo film can help hide these sensors behind something that looks like trim, a black bezel or other cockpit features it works by blocking the visible light while allowing the infrared light to pass. on hands camouflage film can come in a variety of styles and colors as seen below even a metallic silver. this video shows how our Kimo flash film works in the video you’ll see a near IR camera, a near IR LED source in an object that that camera is imaging. you can see that the camera sees the object just fine until you put a piece of white paper in front of it which blocks the object, now if you use a piece of our white camo film and place that in from the IR camera you can see that it blocks our visibility but it doesn’t block visibility of the IR camera and the same thing with our black camo films again the camera has clear visibility to the object in front of it and just to show


the variety of colors we put a colored film in front, again these sensor camouflage films can come in a variety of colors and styles. next we’ll talk about our new product we developed for rearview mirror displays. displays integrated into rearview mirrors are becoming more common the conventional approach is to hide a display behind a half mirror the problem with this approach is that the half mirror blocks half the light of the display behind it, 3M reflective polarizer mirror solves this problem, rpm is a reflective polarizer that blocks one polarization state while transmitting another by aligning the pass axis of RPM with the linearly polarized output of the display you can get a fifty to sixty percent increase in brightness over the half mirror approach, furthermore rpm can enable unique solutions in which you can actually turn off the reflection of the mirror before you turn on the display, one unique requirement of rpm is in its optical flatness which is required for a high-quality reflected image, a normal reflective polarizer used as a brightness enhancement film in a display is not designed with this in mind, for rpm we did a lot of work to reduce any surface waviness so that it can produce a high-quality correct image, if you look at the image below you’ll see a normal current reflective polarizer produces a wavy image of the grid pattern whereas the improved rpm produces a much cleaner reflected image, a heads-up display or HUD is a display that reflects an image off of the windscreen to produce information that is floating above the dashboard in the driver’s viewpoint, 3M is creating a suite of products to improve the visual experience reduce heat load and improve efficiency, the first product I’d like to talk about is RPM although RPM can be used in a mirror


application it can also be used in the LCD of a HUD, LCDs and HUDs have incredibly bright back lights that produce a very high luminous flux because of this any light that is absorbed whether by the absorbing polarizer and it’s turned into heat can produce a very high heat load on the LCD, RPM can help reduce this by having a very efficient block state, light that gets through a reflective polarizer in the block state will be absorbed by the absorbing polarizer and converted to heat you can see with DBEF, 8.9% of block state light will pass through DBEF and be absorbed then by the absorbing polarizer, in comparison RPM has only 0.3 percent of black state light passing through the reflected polarizer more than an order of magnitude reduction in the amount of light that is now absorbed by the reflective polarizer and converted to heat, the next product I’d like to talk about is cold mirror film or CMF in a HUD system there are multiple mirrors that reflect light and focus it to the viewer those, that same mirror system can also focus sunlight back down onto the LCD creating a large halo at LCD, cmf works by efficiently reflecting only visible light and only light in the polarization of the output of the LCD which means half the light in the visible will pass through cmf and not reflect down to the LCD also IR light will fully transmitted through cmf this greatly reduces the amount of solar energy that reaches the LCD, in the table on the left you’ll see that with a


traditional cold near 48 percent of solar irradiance will reach the LCD otherwise known as a PGU or picture generation unit whereas with 3Ms CMF film only 28% of solar irradiance reaches the PGU furthermore with CMF, PGU transport is actually increased PG you transport means the amount of light that continues on towards the viewer after the display light reflects off of the mirror here in the graph you can see that cmf has low lower solar irradiance yet a higher transport making a brighter display with lower heat load, this slide shows the reflectivity of CMF in both the pass and the block state, the block or reflective state you can see is the dark blue line you can see in the visible spectrum is highly reflective which is why it has a high PGU transport outside of the visible spectrum reflectivity drops off and it’s and it’s not highly transmissive so in the near IR and IR light will pass straight through CMF and in the other polarization state the past state it’s highly transmitted across the whole spectrum, the last product I want to talk about is windscreen combiner film or WCF. WCF is a film meant to be applied to the windscreen to enhance a HUD image making it sunglass readable, removing double image or ghosting and enabling a larger visible area and larger viewer box, in the next slide we’ll see a video that just describes how a HUD works and how windscreen combiner film can enhance a HUD.


conventional HUD’s use s-polarized light to reflect off the windscreen to the viewer, the issue with this is that sunglasses are meant to block s-polarized light and can make the HUD image appear dim and unreadable to solve this windscreen combiner film can be placed in the windscreen glazing which allows p-polarized light to reflect off of the windscreen this allows for p-polarized HUD’s which would be readable with or without sunglasses, another issue with conventional HUD is that there are reflections off of both sides of the windscreen creating a double image or ghost image to solve this a wedge PVB is put in the windscreen glazing so that that double image is focused to the viewer reducing ghosting the problem with that is that is a solution for only one viewer position, one screen combiner film because the reflection happens off of only one interface doesn’t have a ghosting problem and so the viewer box is much wider and can be viewed from any location, this not only allows a larger view box but it also a lot allows for HUDs that can display much larger HUD


images, in addition to WCF another multi-layer optical film can be added that rejects solar irradiation, windshield combiner film can be placed in either a section or over the whole windscreen. That concludes the overview of 3M display and sensor products I want to thank Boyd for giving us the opportunity to share with you today and for the critical role they play in helping to deliver these innovative solutions to the customer thank you for listening and for more information go to the website on the screen. okay great Thank You Nick now let’s pass things over to Magnus and Claes for a brief overview of Boyd corporation and their precision converting capabilities for automotive experience and e-mobility solutions so Magnus go right ahead.

good day everyone my name is Magnus Tedestedt I’m the vice president of sales for mobile electronics at Boyd, today we’re gonna give you a brief overview of Boyd Corporation and our capabilities specifically that caters towards automotive and e-mobility solutions boy today is a leading global provider of highly engineered specialty material, enable thermal management and environmental sealing solutions were a billion dollar on the revenue line were privately held by Goldman Sachs who acquired Boyd three months ago, we offer today a comprehensive design and material like expertise rapid prototyping capabilities where we can many in many cases give samples in less than 24 hours we have offer deep technical expertise for over 300 design and product engineers and over 50 PhDs around the world we utilize over 3,000 unique active materials that includes plastics, rubbers, foams, graphite, adhesive films and metals and specialty thermal materials and well and we’ll talk much more about this and later on in the presentation, roughly 75% of our revenues come from proprietary solutions and patented products, we are a very global company, we have a footprint across the spans across the Americas, Europe and Asia including 26


manufacturing facilities on three continents we are a trusted assign and innovation partner for many of the world’s most well known brands and we partner with about 50% of the top 50 most innovative companies in a number of different segments here’s a brief overview of some of the acquisitions Boyd has made or over the years and I’m not going to cover all of these but I think a few key ones to mention here is in 2014 Boyd acquired Asian and European die-cut business from a company called Brady this provided the access to the mobile computing market for Boyd and enhanced our footprint and technical capabilities primarily in Asia. in 2017 Boyd made a major acquisition of Aavid Thermalloy they basically double the size of Boyd and Aavid is a leader in diversified high-performance thermal management solutions with specific emphasis on custom engineering design, this is where we have many of our PhDs and many of our patents it’s in this product the Aavid Thermalloy product group and then earlier this year we were very excited that we acquired action fabricators which provided Boyd customers with access to industry leading automotive and medical customers in the United States, so two main locations for fraction one is in Grand Rapids Michigan the other one is done in Gallatin Tennessee outside of Nashville. our global footprint and capabilities enable us to serve our customers very well around the world, today we basically have 26 facilities with about 2.5 million square feet of space spread across the globe with 13 sites in North America, 3 in Europe and 9 in Asia spread across China, Korea, India, Thailand and Vietnam, we have currently 4 sites in China, one in Korea we have two in India, 1 under construction, one in Thailand


and one in Vietnam and this will continue to expand I’m sure in the upcoming years with the ownership of Goldman Sachs. just to show a brief overview that we have all the quality certifications, some facilities right our certified which i think is quite good from our traceability perspective obviously iso 9001, we have IATF 16949 certified facilities in in Fairburn Georgia, Gaffney South Carolina, Grand Rapids Michigan and in China both our facilities in, in Shanghai and Wuxi are IATF 16949 certified, the other thing it’s worth mentioning is that we are expert in in cleanroom manufacturing where we have for years been producing components for the hard drive industry that has the highest standard of cleanroom requirements in the world and we’ve been able to leverage that across mobile solutions, medical type products so we have, we offer you know cleanroom from all the way from class 1k to class 100k, I look at Boyd’s core manufacturing competencies and I bucket them always into three buckets. the first one which we’ll talk a lot more later on in this deck is our precision converting, this is basically fabricating and combining high performance raw materials into custom design solutions for specific OEM performance challenges. the other one is what we call metal science, or this is where I would bucket in the whole Aavid product line we’re casting, fabricating machining and coating metals into thermal management components and assemblies with standard and core custom design options and then the third one which the major bucket for a production in North America primarily it’s or what we call the polymer science is basically transforming rubber and plastic and foam compounds into 3d shapes for customized solutions were


specific OEM applications. so basically a two key product category to enhance and protect a variety of the end products that we serve it looks like this so on the left side you have the thermal management or the Aavid product line it’s about 43% of our revenues this is where we find products like heat sinks, heat pipes and vapor chambers Aavid was the company that actually invented the vapor chambers we can do them all the way from quite thick all the way down to now zero point four millimeters in thickness, we offer heat exchangers, liquid coal plates and we also many manufacturing design a wide variety of fans into four different types of devices and on the other side what we call environmental sealing it should be our precision die-cutting or fabricating products and a rubber molded capabilities where you have display adhesives and precision gaskets, EMI or rfi type products electrical insulators we have offer a product line called ek seals it’s actually a patented product line for the slide outs on the RVs if anybody has one of those it’s definitely a Boyd product so a wide variety of products that we offer and you can bucket them into basically these two categories. we see that there are a number of multiple long-term powerful market trends that align very well with Boyd’s value proposition and our core capabilities and I’m not going to go through all of these but I think a couple of key ones where we see a lot of growth today and in the future is in the OLED display penetration where our technology and primarily around advanced rotary die-cutting, we offer a number of different advanced thermal management and the solutions that you know it needs to be thinner and then solve problems in OLED screens get harder and the devices keeps getting harder we see a lot of growth and a five-year Wireless


rollout is coming here in the next few years we’re offering a lot of different type of environmental and thermal management solutions for these types of applications and then of course in the vehicle electrification and advanced driver assistance systems our delight or and so forth we have a number of products and capabilities that will serve these markets very well in the years to come. and now I’m going to turn over the presentation over to Claes andren who will discuss more in detail Boyd’s precision converting capabilities and all solutions that are specific for e-mobility so Claes please take it away

hello everyone thanks for joining as Magnus mentioned my name is Claes andren and I’ve been with Boyd for almost five years and in the converting industry for more than 20 years, with numbers of different roles such as product process development and nearing marketing and sales. I’m going to give you an overview of both capabilities and solutions seen today within the electrification and autonomous and electrical vehicles, also an overview of how we convert optical films, 3M discussed adhesives and other materials within the electronics and automotive industry. what do you have a great reputation on manufacturing very high quality tightly specified converted components with complex designs


utilizing the best-in-class equipment to the major electronics OEM we have the ability to slit laminate materials in-house and convert on high precision wrote a die cut equipments, we are also very flexible in manufacturing systems enable rapid prototyping and smaller production lots with usage of water jet, laser, CNC, 3d printing, soft tooling, flat pad and rotary die-cutting we are also today linear customer design centers around the world do have the capability to turn samples within 48 hours. all advanced rotor die-cutting, material saving tight tolerances control design flexibility and product integration where we are able to support design to combine multiple products into one product delivery. these to improve assembly efficiency and quality, these are great examples of areas on how we can support the DFM to secure best-in-class mass production, efficiency and quality here you can see an efficient way of save higher cost materials to improve total product cost, we are able to die-cut products with very tight distance between and then spread them out on a liner to meet customer required layouts for best assembly methods, here is another great example of an application where Boyd have developed a unique process technique to manufacturing. the manufacturer adhesive frames such as display bonding adhesives with much better materialization compared to traditional manufacturing techniques to improve total pod cost significantly. same time why not combine compromising important required features such as mechanical bonding strength, dust and water ingression, dimension collars tolerances and delivery formats as you


can see here on the lower right we are able to join segments without any gap and no overlap secure mechanically, this makes Boyd unique in this area and this have been very well received by the consumer market leaders who have been continuously asking for cost-saving improvements on these particular high-cost applications. make sure to avoid frame design in mind when jumping into norio adhesive frames like this as we all know tight corners control is an important factor when designing high-quality products into today’s devices. so we are able to meet tolerances down to 0.05 millimeter, design flexibility this is also an important feature able us to design the multiple stack of materials with different shapes in one process step same time offering very tight tolerance control down to past minus 0.05 millimeter tolerance here is an example of design flexibility and product integration on a graphite heat spreader. we do offer graphite thicknesses down to 17 micron with ultra-thin pts with color matching and double sided adhesive down to 2 micron thickness, here you can see the flexibility on design on material stack up there are multiple materials with different sizes same time integrating additional products like a foam gasket here, these kind of processes we’re able to do in one manufacturing process step due to


high requirements and assembly efficiency and quality foil have the process technique to manufacture multiple products into one product delivery, so here you can see a product made in one process step it’s a lens bonding adhesive with two additional sealing gaskets and one speaker mesh, this is combined, this is a great opportunity to design a product when you can both saving cost and improve quality during assembly, so instead of four step of assembly you can reduce that to one here in this case, we also have great capabilities of die-cutting optical clear adhesives, we are able to customize OCA products with bubble-free converting, high yield, high precision, high speed and high capacity with all kind of features from very soft materials to stiffer, thicknesses from 50 to 175 micron, even here it’s important with tight tolerances so we can manage plus minus 0.1 millimeter high yield and of course bubble-free converting, we are today supplying optically adhesives to the worldwide electronic consumer leaders I will end this presentation by going through some slides where we can see our die-cut product products applied today and potentially can be used, so as you can see here is dry will monitor solutions we have LCD gaskets we have seals and gasket for cameras and sensor we have a NFC ferrite materials we have EMI absorbers, etc so there’s a lot of applications we can support with here, next one, heads up display solutions we went through it before optical clear all these saves obviously, graphite heat spreaders we have thermal conductors and shields screen and service protectors, metallic heat spreaders as well, so same here a lot of potential applications, a mirror solutions, bonding is obviously important here we do the window adhesives it’s great examples, thermal management teams, thermal interface materials, protective tapes again, camera gaskets, etc. cabin experience solutions, a


lot of similar products here, EMI absorbers, sun roof seals is one thing we can do support with thermal management, liquid cooling onboard computing system for example interior trims, as you can see on this last slide there are a lot of exterior automotive applications that we provide, automotive o-rings, many types of thermal management systems and we age applications all kind of seals and gaskets, exterior molding and high-tech solutions for cameras, mirrors, sensors and lightning found in eMobility last I want to thank all of you that have been joining this webinar and also 3M for the presentation and great partnership with board if you have any questions about what we are discussing this presentation or if you are working on a program and need for prototyping design engineering support you can go in to our website. you okay Nick Johnson, Magnus Tedestedt and Claes Andren thanks so much for taking some time to be here with all of us today take care and have yourselves a great day.

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