SOURCE: Semblant

Semblant

February 17, 2016 13:39 ET

Semblant Launches MobileShield™; Delivers Unrivaled Waterproof Nanocoating Technology for Smartphones

Technology to Be Unveiled at Pepcom's MobileFocus®, Mobile World Congress 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) - Semblant™, the market leader in protective nanocoatings and liquid damage protection for electronic devices, today launched its latest patented MobileShield™ waterproofing nanotechnology. Semblant's proprietary waterproof nanocoating delivers a proven cost-effective solution to combat water damage and corrosion, the leading causes of mobile device damage.

Approximately 25% of smartphones are returned due to liquid and mechanical damage during use. Repairing and replacing damaged smartphones costs the industry approximately $30 billion annually. Semblant's protective surface treatments have been proven (at over 1 million phones per day) to deliver exceptional improvements in product reliability, product lifetime, return/repair/resale economics and customer brand loyalty.

"Many companies have claimed to offer waterproofing technology for mobile devices, but to date they have not succeeded, as they have simply repurposed fabric coatings that do not work in this space," said Simon McElrea, CEO of Semblant. "We designed MobileShield from first principles to protect smartphones and wearables, and we are delighted that our customers are now benefiting from this with exceptionally high growth."

About MobileShield™: MobileShield is a nanotechnology thin-film coating that provides a robust, yet entirely reworkable, water-resistant and corrosion-resistant protective shield for today's mobile devices. The company's proprietary equipment is cleanroom-compliant and high-volume-manufacturing proven, with an installed production capacity of over 1 million units per day.

MobileShield also offers a significant advantage over other protective coatings due to its elimination of harmful substances, such as PFOA/PFOS derivatives and C6 chemistries -- chemicals known to cause human harm that are currently being systematically banned. MobileShield is produced using nontoxic precursor materials at room temperature. It is created using proprietary RF plasma processes that reduce energy use, and that require no water, hazardous material or metal recycling. Additionally, the resulting materials are entirely reworkable, meaning that if an electronic component fails within a device, it can be repaired or replaced instead of having to replace the entire unit.

Semblant will demonstrate MobileShield during Pepcom's MobileFocus Global event taking place from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

About Semblant
Semblant is the global leader in innovating and deploying protective nanomaterials in the electronics industry. The company's unique Nano-Shield™ nanotechnology solutions, backed by a broad range of fundamental patents, have been designed specifically to protect electronic devices from liquid ingress, corrosion and many other forms of damage. The company provides solutions to the mobile phone, wearable, enterprise computing, network infrastructure, medical device, automotive and space/military/aerospace markets, as well as the printed circuit board and semiconductor/semiconductor packaging industries. For more information, visit us at www.semblant.com.

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