Epson All-in-One LCD with Integrated Touch Panel and Cover

Epson today announced the development of an all-in-one liquid-crystal display with an integrated cover (tempered glass or acrylic) and touch panel (resistive or capacitive). This new LCD takes advantage of the Epson’s Photo Fine Vistarich wide viewing angle technology, which enables it to produce beautiful images even when viewed from 90 degrees from the top, bottom, left, or right. Epson Imaging Devices has developed all-in-one LCDs in which the liquid-crystal panel, cover (tempered glass or acrylic), and touch panel (resistive or capacitive) are combined without an air gap, thus preventing the loss of brightness and contrast that occurs when covers and touch panels are attached to LCDs with air in between. Thanks to their composite structure, the newly developed displays enable improved visibility and greater strength in a slimmer, more compact design. To meet the wide-ranging needs of its customers, Epson Imaging Devices intends to combine these all-in-one touch-panel LCDs (3.1-inch and 7-inch) with the company’s proprietary Photo Fine Vistarich wide viewing angle technology to produce high-resolution displays for use in in-car systems, such as satellite navigation, and in digital cameras and advanced mobile phones with built-in digital TV receivers.

Epson also plans to open up new fields of application for this product. Epson Imaging Devices will exhibit these liquid-crystal displays at the Epson Group booth at FPD International 2007 (organized by Nikkei Business Publications and co-organized by SEMI), which will be held from October 24 to 26 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.