Touch Panels have 85% transparency.

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FID-554 series 4-wire resistive-film touch panels have anti-reflective coating that decreases light reflection from glass and film to 15%. This results in higher transmissivity, contrast and color clarity. Panels are available in 0.7, 1.1, and 1.8 mm thicknesses, and have 3H minimum surface hardness rating. They are suitable for pen and finger input, are compatible with standard controller and device drivers, and operate in temperatures of -30 to 70°C.



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Fujitsu Releases Resistive Touch Panel Line With 85% Transmissivity


BOSTON, Mass. May 20, 2002 - Fujitsu Components America, Inc. (FCAI) today introduced a new series of resistive-film touch panels with 85% transparency for LCD applications.

To achieve the 85% transparency rate for the new FID-554 series, Fujitsu developed a proprietary, anti-reflective coating that decreases light reflection from both glass and film to 15%, resulting in higher transmissivity, contrast and color clarity.

The 4-wire, FID-554 series touch panels are available in 0.7mm, 1.1mm and 1.8mm glass thicknesses, and have a 3H minimum surface hardness rating. They are offered as a semi-custom product in a variety of sizes, and are suitable for both pen and finger input. Applications include desktop, notebook, handheld, and pen-input PCs.

The touch panels are compatible with standard controller and device drivers. They have a minimum writing life of 100 thousand words, and an operating temperature of -30 to 70 degrees C.

Available immediately, the FID554 series is priced from $15 to $90 in OEM volumes. Lead time is 12 to 16 weeks.

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic components throughout North and South America. Products include relays, connectors, keyboards, input and pointing devices, KVM switches, touch panels, and thermal printers. The company is headquartered at 250 E. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. For product information, telephone 1-800-380-0059, email marcom@fcai.fujitsu.com, or access the company web site at www.fcai.fujitsu.com.

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