Sharp is working on in-cell touch screens for laptops




Sharp is working on touch screens based on in-cell technology for laptops. This allows laptop touch screens with IGZO panels are lighter and thinner. Sharp also reported to have started mass production of in-cell touch screens for smartphones.

Sharp develops screens with an average size on the basis of the in-cell technology. Probably the panels are then diagonals of approximately 12 to 13.3 inches. Besides laptops can use the tablets IGZO panels with integrated touch technology. There are rumors, with DigiTimes as source that Sharp’s 12.9 “screen for the iPad Pro will make. For in-cell technology, the touch-sensitive layer is integrated into the LCD, allowing the display to be thinner and lighter.

Simultaneously Sharp announces mass production of in-cell touch screens for smartphones to have begun. This is not about IGZO displays, but LTPS panels, already considering Sharp to turn his factory for IGZO technology for the production. LTPS has better electrical properties than IGZO panels and therefore can operate more economically and get higher resolutions. However, the LTPS production is more expensive than that of IGZO. The majority of the produced smart phones now owns an LTPS-LCD, calculated DisplaySearch last year.

Sharp is what smartphones concerns with the in-cell technology behind competitors like JDI, a consortium of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba. That company announced in March the mass production of 5 “screens and bigger with in-cell touch and a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. More and more companies use in-cell touch, including Apple for its iPhone 5 and 6 models. Samsung uses on-cell technology for its displays, wrote IHS in March.


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