LG Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch LCD panel first to get thumbs up from Microsoft
By Darren Quick
February 23, 2010
A 13.3-inch Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch LCD panel from LG is the first in-cell touch screen panel to obtain "Windows 7 Touch Logo" certification from Microsoft. The LCD panel is designed for laptops with multi-touch functions that enable simultaneous recognition of two touch points. Unlike conventional touch screens that use films to enable touch capability, the product has sensors built into the display.
LG says having the in-cell touch sensor embedded in the display preserves picture quality and maintains the display’s original thickness. Additionally it is beneficial on laptops that are frequently used outdoors as it prevents light reflection and the reduction in brightness that films generally cause.
LG Display’s CTO and executive vice president, Dr. In-Jae Chung noted, “LG Display has successfully applied the Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch technology to large sized LCDs for notebook PCs. Until now, the technology had limited use in smaller devices like mobile phones. We believe Microsoft certification is a testament to the product’s excellence. We will continue to apply superior touch functions to larger IT products like notebooks and monitors to lead consumer and market trends.”
LG Display unveiled the world’s largest 13.3-inch Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch screen panel at FPD (Flat Panel Display) International Japan 2009 and plans to launch mass production of the panel in the second half of 2010.