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Fujitsu Expands its 7-Wire Touch Panel Offering

Larger Panels Address Emerging Applications

Fujitsu Components Asia Pte Ltd

Singapore, April 20, 2004
7inch Resistive Touch Panel

Fujitsu Components Asia, Limited today announced it has expanded its 7-wire resistive touch panel offering with the addition of a 17-inch (diagonal) standard product. The company now offers OEMs and VARs a line of standard 7-wire touch panels ranging in size from 8.4 inches to 17 inches.

The new 17-inch panel is targeted for man-machine interface functions in instrumentation, process controls, intelligent kiosks and other emerging applications such as electronic voting machines. It accepts either pen or finger input, has a minimum input life of ten million operations, 80 percent minimum transparency and an operating temperature range of –5 to 60 degrees C.

The 17-inch panel has outer dimensions measuring 294mm (H) x 369mm (W). Its usable, active touch area measures 271mm (H) x 338mm (W), due to Fujitsu’s narrow frame technology. The panel features 1.8mm-thick glass and weighs 516g.

Offering an alternative to industry-standard, 5-wire resistive panels, Fujitsu’s 7-wire technology uses only the stable glass layer to detect input, resulting in 1.5 percent linearity over the guaranteed life of the product. Four sense-lines monitor the resistance of the glass and automatically compensate for any variation caused by physical or environmental changes.

Precisely controlling the micro-dot height and spacing patterns, along with an airtight panel construction, prevents Newton Ring formation and moiré effect. Optional optical enhancements, including transmissivity up to 92%, anti-glare and anti-smudge treatments, are also available.

Available immediately, the standard 17-inch FID-550 series touch panels have a suggested resale price of $104.00 each for quantities of 1,000 or greater. Lead time is stock to 16 weeks ARO.

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About Fujitsu Components Asia Limited

Fujitsu Components Asia Limited markets and distributes electronic components throughout Asia and Australia. Products include relays, connectors, keyboards, input and pointing devices, and thermal printers. The company is headquartered at 102E Pasir Panjang Road, #01-01, Citilink Warehouse, Singapore 118529. For product information, telephone 65-6375-8560, email, or access the FCAL Web Site
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Date: 20 April, 2004
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Components Asia Pte Ltd