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Fujitsu Demos Production Samples of Longer Life Resistive Touch Panels

Organic Conductive Polymer technology provides five times longer life rating

Fujitsu Components America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, May 16, 2007

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. today released production samples of its next-generation, resistive touch panels using an organic conductive polymer material. The new, custom touch panels offer five times the durability and comparable optical properties of conventional ITO (Indium Tin Oxide)-film panels at a small price premium. Demonstrations of the new panels will highlight the Fujitsu booth (1548) during the Society for Information Display exhibits held May 22-24 in Long Beach, California.

The Fujitsu panels use a flexible conductive polymer material instead of the hard, ceramic ITO conductive layer traditionally used in resistive touch panels. This provides a more durable touch surface and extends the touch panel’s operational life, especially in repeated-touch applications, such as cell phones, PDAs, tablet PCs, instrumentation and other pen-based devices.

The conductive polymer panels are also scratch-resistant, sealed, and able to withstand harsh chemical and input abuse. These characteristics make them suitable for industrial manufacturing and field equipment, which are typically not served by resistive touch panels.

Fujitsu is releasing two types of conductive polymer touch panels: a film-film-plastic type (FID-533 series) and a film-glass type (FID-554 series). Both types feature 3H surface hardness and demonstrate a minimum mechanical life of 5 million tapping operations and 500 thousand writing operations.

Fujitsu’s conductive polymer panels are manufactured using a simple, inexpensive roll-coating process. This eco-friendly method eliminates harsh chemical processing or investment in large, costly equipment.

Initially, the panels will be available in selected sizes and then expanded to cover all standard product sizes. Volume production is expected to begin by Fall 2007.

For a price quote please contact the nearest sales office, which can be found at http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/edevices/components/contact/sales/touchpanels.html.

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

Phone: Phone: 414-425-6164
E-mail: E-mail: mjccomm@att.net
Company: MJC Communications

Date: May 16, 2007
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Components America, Inc.