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Please join Dave McLean during his live presentation at the Electronic Displays Conference 2021 going from March 1 - March 5.  Dave will be highlighting the benefits of the use 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.  The presentation will be live from 8:10-8:30AM EST on March 2nd with a Q+A session afterward.  A recorded version of all presentations will be available on the Electronic Displays Conference website after they are delivered live via Zoom.

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, Inc. Exhibits at SID Vehicle Displays and Interfaces 2020

Virtual Conference, October 14-15, 2020

Santa Rosa, CA: MAC Thin Films, Inc. will be exhibiting at SID Vehicle Displays and Interfaces 2020 and will be showcasing their:

  • FrostFree™ LiDAR coatings
  • Enhanced HD PrintFree® 
  • Custom Display Conductive Solutions with High Optical Transparency
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SID 2020

April 21, 2020

MAC Thin Films, Inc. Exhibits at Display Week 2020

San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California August 4-6th, 2020

Santa Rosa, CA: MAC Thin Films, Inc. will be exhibiting at Display Week 2020 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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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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