Recent findings from DisplaySearch research firm indicate that touch and 3D functionality are influencing the development of notebook PC and LCD monitor panels for 2010.
According to the company?s latest Quarterly Large-Area TFT LCD Product Roadmap Report
, panel manufacturers will feature 3D and touch features?even combining them in a variety of new notebook and LCD monitor panels in 2010. In addition, DisplaySearch?s findings also indicate that while 120 Hz became a mainstream feature for LCD TVs in 2009, 240 Hz with LED backlights will be predominant in 2010.
Most panel makers are developing 11.6"W LCDs with touch functionality for notebook PCs and mini-notes (netbooks) in 2010, leveraging Windows 7.
Samsung has canceled plans to produce 15.6"W notebook panels with in-cell touch in Q2'10, in favor of using touch panels, according to the report.
CMO has been the most aggressive in promoting 3D and touch capabilities in monitor panels. They are currently mass producing 23.6"W 3D displays, and 23.6"W and 27"W with touch capability will be mass-produced in Q1'10.
Samsung, LG Display and AUO are all developing new monitor panel models with touch and 3D features for 2010 launches.