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Fujitsu Demonstrates New Dual-Touch Resistive Touch Panel at Display Week 2011

Fujitsu Components America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, May 10, 2011

Fujitsu Dual-Touch control boardFujitsu 4-wire USB dual-touch control boardFujitsu Components America Inc. will demonstrate its new, dual-touch (2 point), 4-wire analog resistive touch panel controller at Display Week 2011 in Los Angeles. The new technology promises to expand the capabilities of, and applications for, 4-wire resistive touch panels, which are most commonly used in industrial and other major market applications.

Fujitsu’s latest development consists of a dual-touch (2-point) controller IC that supports USB and I2C interfaces, and offers Windows®7 and Android™ drivers. This new development makes it possible for 4-wire resistive touch panels to accurately detect two simultaneous touch points, enabling the pinch, expand, rotate, and swipe/flick gestures that have been popularized by more costly, projected capacitive touch panels.

Last year, Fujitsu released Windows 7-certified Multi-Input (10 point) touch panels and controller ICs as series FID1530.

Resistive touch panels are suitable for many different applications because they accept a wide variety of input sources, including a pen, finger, stylus, glove or credit card edge. Adding the 2-point gesturing capability will bring new functionality and flexibility to touch-based medical devices, industrial equipment and controls, and mobile consumer devices, such as eReaders.

Typically, resistive touch panels detect positioning by measuring the voltage on the resistive films where the panel surface is pressed. If two or more points are pressed simultaneously, the detection circuit registers the mean value between those points and identifies it as a single position, making it impossible to accurately detect two or more separate points. Fujitsu’s new, proprietary technology is a hardware and firmware-based method, centered on the dual-touch controller IC and includes supporting electronics that detects two simultaneous touches.

The dual-touch controllers are currently sampling now. Volume production of the controllers and controller boards will begin in Summer 2011.

Company Information

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic and system components and sub-systems throughout North and South America. Products include relays, connectors, input and pointing devices, touch panels, thermal printers, and wireless modules. The company is headquartered at 250 E. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. For product information, contact FCAI via telephone at 1-800-380-0059 or by email at components@us.fujitsu.com.
For more information, please see: us.fujitsu.com/components

Press Contact - Fujitsu Components America, Inc.

Mary Jo Carlone

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Date: May 10, 2011
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Components America, Inc.