Touch Panels improve brightness for low-power LCDs.

Press Release Summary:

Touch panels for LCDs utilize index matching coating on glass and film layers that lowers reflectance losses and achieves 86% transmissivity. Models in 7-wire line include 12.1 and 15 in. sizes, while 4-wire line includes 3.9, 10.4, and 5.7 in. sizes. Suited for portable and stationary applications, products find use in tablet PCs, kiosks, navigation systems, industrial instruments, and test instrumentation.

Original Press Release:

Fujitsu Adds High-Transparency Touch Panels to Standard Offering

Improves brightness and contrast of low-power LCDs

SID Booth# 412

BOSTON, MA -- May 24, 2005 -- Fujitsu Components America, Inc. today is introducing and exhibiting at the Society for Information Display Exhibit and Conference new standard product, high-transparency touch panels for transmissive LCDs. As additions to Fujitsu's 4- and 7-wire resistive offering, the new touch panels enhance image contrast and clarity in high ambient light applications.

The new touch panels feature 86 percent transmissivity and are targeted to a variety of portable and stationary applications ranging from tablet PCs, kiosks, navigation systems, industrial instruments, and test instrumentation. To achieve the 86 percent transmissivity, Fujitsu used a special Index Matching coating on the panel's glass and film layers to lower reflectance losses. High-transparency touch panels have the advantage of consistently higher brightness with low-power LCDs and improved contrast.

New high-transparency panels added to Fujitsu's standard 7-wire line include 12.1 and 15-inch products. In addition, new 3.9, 10.4 and 5.7-inch, high-transparency panels join existing 6.4 and 8.4-inch, high transparency sizes in the standard, 4-wire line. The 3.9-inch 4-wire panel is compatible with Toshiba's LTM04C380K LCD.

Available immediately, estimated pricing for the new high-transparency touch panels range from $9.00 to $140.00 depending on size, in OEM volumes. Lead time is stock to 12 weeks ARO.

Company Information

Fujitsu Components America Inc. markets and distributes electronic components throughout North, Central and South America. Products include relays, connectors, keyboards, touch panels, pointing and input devices, KVM switches and thermal printer mechanisms. The company is headquartered at 250 E. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. For product information, contact FCAI via telephone at 1-800-380-0059, by email at or via the World Wide Web at

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