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SID 2024

March 29, 2024

MAC Thin Films, Inc. Exhibits at Display Week 2024

San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California May 14th-16th, 2024

Santa Rosa, CA: MAC Thin Films, Inc. will be exhibiting at Display Week 2024, booth #539, and will be showcasing their:

  • FrostFree™ LiDAR coatings
  • Enhanced HD PrintFree® 
  • IR Blocker 40™ 
  • Custom Display Conductive Solutions with High Optical Transparency
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Dave McLean presented at the Electronic Displays Conference 2021 and highlighted the benefits of our IR Blocker coated cover glass for outdoor displays such as those increasingly found at fast food restaurants and transportation hubs around the world.  

Click here to download the pdf version of the presentation.


Photonics Spectra Conference

January 19, 2021

MAC Thin Films, Inc., global leaders in transparent, conductive, and front surface mirror coatings, are pleased to announce their sponsorship for the presentation "LiDAR: Trends in Remote Detection and Measurement in Aerospace and Defense" at the 2021 Photonics  Spectra Conference.  MAC Thin Films, Inc. introduces FrostFree: a new LiDAR window coating with a solid-state defrosting capability and ultra-broadband transmittance throughout the visible and near-infrared LiDAR wavelengths.  For more information please visit our website.  


Please join us in congratulating our colleague David McLean for receiving the Society of Information Display Best Paper award from the 27th Annual Symposium on Vehicular Displays, October 14-15 2020, for his submission titled “Reflection Properties of AR Coated Flat and AG Glass Surface”.  His paper highlights the benefits of the use of etched anti-glare glass coated with an anti-reflective coating for providing optimum vehicle display viewability.  Click here to view the paper.

Introducing FrostFree, a ground-breaking, highly-durable, conductive coating with unsurpassed transmittance into the near infrared (NIR) for LiDAR window defrosting/defogging.  To learn more about the FrostFree™ LiDAR window heater coating with defrosting capability and to view transmission graphs, please go to the data sheet here: FrostFree™ LiDAR Window Heater Coating.  

MAC Thin Films has developed a comprehensive AR coating design, including an oleophobic optical layer, that provides minimal color saturation and consistent color over a wide range of viewing angles.  HD PrintFree® presented in this white paper, Reflection Properties of AR Coated Flat and AG Glass Surfaces, is optimized for automotive displays and touchscreens.

MAC Thin Films Earns ISO 9001:2015 Management System Certification

Santa Rosa, CA SRI Quality System Registrar has announced that it recently awarded an ISO 9001:2015 Management System certificate to MAC Thin Films, Inc., for the manufacture of optical components and coated glass products.

According to Edward L. Maschmeier, Director, Certification at SRI: “We are pleased to acknowledge that MAC Thin Films, Inc. has demonstrated effective implementation of a management system. ISO 9000 certification provides evidence to customers, suppliers, employees, and their community of their commitment to producing a quality product (service) and providing customer satisfaction.”...

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The Polaroid instant camera, the computer screen glare guard and the rear projection television long ago grabbed consumers’ attention before giving way to subsequent waves of technology. But the multi-chambered manufacturing line that made the optical components for such devices is still pumping out glass products in a weathered factory in south Santa Rosa... Read More

SANTA ROSA -- Sometimes one company’s castoffs become another’s golden opportunity.

MAC Thin Films, a startup forged out of technology formerly owned by JDSU’s Santa Rosa unit, makes antireflective and mirror coatings used in laser printers, scanners, on custom displays for air-traffic controllers, medical imaging, avionics and in military applications where LCD displays have to operate correctly and instantly despite challenging temperatures or humidity...

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Commencement of Operations

October 31, 2014


Precision thin-film coatings for flat glass are used in applications around the globe

SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA—October 31, 2014—MAC Thin Films, Inc. announced today it has commenced operations. Mark Madigan, former marketing and product management executive at JDS Uniphase Corporation, serves as CEO of the new organization. The MAC Thin Films organization includes seasoned engineering, manufacturing, and customer support teams to ensure continuous operations and support for customer delivery schedules. Funding for the new organization is being supplied by private international investors and strategic customers... Read More