LG Display has obtained Microsoft?s 'Windows 7 Touch Logo' certification for its touch screen panels.
Windows 7 Touch Logo certification is a program at Microsoft that validates the quality of multi-touch digitizers for use with Windows 7 and the panel?s compatibility. In order to be certified, products have to undergo tests at Microsoft?s Windows Touch Test Lab (WTTL). LG Display became the world?s first to achieve the Windows 7 Touch Logo Certification with in-cell touch panels.
The certified product is a 13.3-inch Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch LCD Panel for notebook PCs with multi-touch functions that enable simultaneous recognition of two touch points. Unlike the conventional touch screen products where generally films for touch screen function are applied to the standard display, the product has touch sensors built into the display.
Fully internalized within the display, the in-cell touch sensor has many benefits over the films additionally attached to the products. It preserves picture quality and maintains the display?s original thickness. In particular, the panel is appropriate for notebook PCs that are frequently used outdoors, as it prevents light reflection and brightness declines 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 had unveiled the world?s largest 13.3-inch Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch screen panel at FPD (Flat Panel Display) International Japan 2009. The company plans to launch mass production of the panel in the second half of 2010.
The market research firm DisplayBank projected the touch panel market to more than double from USD 2.1 billion in 2008 to USD 5.4 billion in 2011. In particular, the touch panel market is expected to be USD 300 million in 2008 to USD 800 million in 2011.