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Touch Panels optimize visibility in notebook computers.

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Highly Transmissive Circular Polarizer Touch Panels deliver high levels of visibility through sputtering of Indium Tin Oxide low-reflective layer, isolating incoming light rays and converting them into circular polarized light, which is then transformed into vertically linear polarized light that cannot pass through panel. Units are made with substrates that allow as much as 76% transmissivity for applications in direct sunlight and high-reflection environments.



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Gunze USA's Touch Panels Make Significant Improvements in Visibility



Highly Transmissive Circular Polarizer Touch Panels Use Patented Technology to Achieve 76 % Transmissivity

Gunze USA, leader in resistive touch panel manufacturing, today announced the next- generation Highly Transmissive Circular Polarizer touch panels. Gunze's leading R&D team has developed a proprietary method for delivering high levels of visibility through the sputtering of an Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) low-reflective layer. This overall process isolates incoming light rays and converts them into circular polarized light, which is then transformed into vertically linear polarized light that cannot pass through the panel.

Gunze's circular polarizer touch panels are used for devices such as rugged notebook computers and handheld devices which are often used in emergency vehicles, military aircraft and vehicles and commercial aircrafts, but any type of film-glass or film-film LCD can use a circular polarizer touch panel.

"Light reflection is a major factor that impairs visibility, and our state-of-the-art R&D department developed an unmatched solution with this patented ITO layer technology," said John Stetson, Gunze USA. "At Gunze USA we are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and engineers who wish to include touch panels into their products. Gunze's low reflective touch panel technology is an example of our research meeting customer requirements."

The highly transmissive circular polarizer touch panels meet customer demands for enhanced readability and transmissivity for applications in direct sunlight and high-reflection environments.

The high transmissive polarized touch panels are made with substrates that allow as much as 76% transmissivity, an increase over standard circular polarized touch screens which have 67% transmissivity rates.

Gunze's technical expertise and specialized manufacturing processes allow for the sputtering of ITO on various layers in the optical stack-up. The panels are coated with anti-reflection materials and have been designed for both pen and finger input. They can be ordered in a range of standard or custom sizes and come with a one year/one million input guarantee.

About Gunze Electronics USA
Gunze USA is a division of Gunze Limited, Japan, a multibillion-dollar company and the largest supplier of analog resistive touch panels in the world. Gunze USA was established in 1988 to meet the growing demand of flat touch screens. Located in Austin, Texas, Gunze USA offers standard and custom designed, polycarbonate and glass substrate and analog resistive touch panels for a variety of applications and industries. For more information, please visit www.gunzeusa.com.

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