|F-21||Touch Panel Forum|
Targeting to 1 trillion yen market: Touch panel technology and its market
—Detailed explanations of the overall technology trends and red-hot topics
|Date:||November 11 (Thu) 9:30 - 16:00
(Intermission: 12:00 - 13:30)
|Venue:||APA HOTEL & RESORT <TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI>|
[Chair] Yuji MitaniPresident, Touch Panel Laboratories Co.,Ltd.
A variety of “next-generation” touch panels have appeared in the last few years, offering larger screens, thinner and lighter designs, and improved durability. These new touch panels are the trump cards in differentiating equipment from the competition, and in the near future they will be found not only in mobile phones, game consoles and TVs, but also office and home wallscreens. This forum provides an in-depth explanation of the technical evolution in touch panels that will make it all possible, including multi-touch, larger screens, lighter and thinner implementations, and improved durability.
Expectation of the input device in the future
NTT Docomo, Inc.
Entered an electrical equipment manufacturer in 1994, involved in display and touch panel device design and development for handheld commercial and POS terminals. After working in quality control, procurement and other sectors, assigned to quality control and procurement and mobile telephone device design and development. Appointed to mobile telephone new device strategy development at NTT DoCoMo in 2010.
Mobile phones have evolved to become indispensable tools that have changed the way we lead our lives, and they are certain to continue to evolve and play an even greater role in both business and everyday life.
Based on my experience, I want to enumerate the expectation for the input device that assumes the outlook in the future.
Recent Development Trends in Touch Panels
Touch Panel Laboratories Co.,Ltd.
Exploitation technology of transparent conductive film for touch panel
Teijin Chemicals Ltd.
(1) Academic background:
Got a Master of Engineering at Tohoku University graduate school engineering research course in March 1975.
Got a Doctor of Engineering at Toyo University graduate school engineering research course in March 2010.
(2) Job history
Got employed by Teijin Ltd. in April 1975.
Transferred from Teijin Ltd. to Teijinkasei Ltd. in July 2006.
Then and now.
Research on characteristics of transparent conductive layer on plastic substrate;
Research and development of transparent conductive film for plastic LCD and touch panel etc.
(4) Specialized field:
Sputtering technology for thin films;
Coating technology for thin films
There are various types of touch panel. The capacitive type touch panel increased recently though the resistive type touch panel was a main current so far. The demand characteristic to transparent conductive film for the touch panel became advanced because of the expansion of the touch panel usage. In this lecture, the following exploitation technology of transparent conductive film for touch panel is presented. Advanced anti-Newton ring technology for the resistive type touch panel (suitable for high resolution display and high writing durability); Substrate for inner type touch panel (suitable for outdoor application); Nearly invisible patterned ITO for capacitive type touch panel.
Touch On the Consumer Desktop and In Large Format
Geoff Walker is the Marketing Evangelist & Industry Guru at NextWindow, the leading supplier of optical touchscreens. A mobile-computing industry pioneer, Geoff worked on the first laptop at startup GRiD Systems in 1982 and the first pen & touch tablet in 1989. Geoff served as product architect and VP of Marketing at startup Fujitsu Personal Systems, where he architected all of Fujitsu's pen & touch tablet products from 1993-1999.
Geoff worked on startup Handspring's first color PDA and the predecessor of the Treo smartphone. After Handspring, Geoff ran his own consulting firm (Walker Mobile) for seven years, focusing on touchscreens, mobile displays and mobile computers. Most recently Geoff was the Global Director of Product Management and Business Development for Elo TouchSystems, a business unit of Tyco Electronics. Geoff holds BS-Electrical Engineering and BS-English degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and is an active member of the Society for Information Display (SID).
Touch on the consumer desktop (15 to 30 inches) has recently emerged due to the influence of Windows 7 and the explosion of touch interfaces in other consumer devices. The growth of touch in large-format (over 30 inches) has recently accelerated due to the continuous decrease in cost of large displays and the resulting increase in large-display applications. This presentation explores both of these touch markets, focusing on the touch technologies being used, the applications and the market growth factors.
Beyond multi-touch : new challenges for touch panel makers on the fast-growing tablet market
With 16 years in Japan working on technology, Olivier Juvanon brings a variety of sales, marketing and technical skills to Stantum. Prior to joining Stantum, he was Business Operations Director at Genworth Japan, where he helped develop applications and services. He has also held technical marketing position at Gemplus (now Gemalto), focusing on SIM cards for 3G mobiles, contributing to its leading position at time of adoption of 3G by Japanese and Korean operators.
Juvanon has an engineering degree from Telecom Bretagne, France.
Since 2007, the touch screen industry has been going through an explosive transformation. But adoption of touch based UI in Consumer Electronics products - and more specifically on new tablet devices - is still in its infancy and a lot of opportunities are emerging. In particular, new electronic slates are being designed for markets where content creation prevails over content creation. Such applications introduce new usability challenges to be raised by touch solution providers, such as delivering full multi-touch experience combined with uncompromised handwriting capture.
Current state and future perspective of display with built-in touch panel function
Ukai Display Device Institute
Entered Hosiden Corp. in 1968, involved in top-gate a-Si TFT-LCD R&D and commercialization from 1979. Achieved first adoption of TFT-LCD in a Boeing 777 cockpit.
Entered Sony Corp. in 1999, involved in ramping up volume production of LTPS TFT-LCD. Appointed manager of technology planning, Mobile Display Division in 2002. Manager of liquid crystal technology, Display Devices Development Division, Corporate R&D. Chief Distinguished Engineer in 2004; proposed in-cell implementation of TFT-LCD components to academia and industry.
Retired Sony in 2008. Now active as a technology consultant in the display field, as well as in society activities, as a speaker at seminars, and an author for journals. Dr. Eng., Tokyo Institute of Techology.
The speaker will discuss the use of in-cell and out-cell TFT-LCDs as displays with built-in touch panel functionality.
After defining out-cell, on-cell and in-cell implementation, the architectures of each device will be detailed. Examples of development and practical application as built-in touch panels will be presented for capacitive, optical and resistive designs. Problems encountered in manufacturing are covered, along with a comparison of the characteristics of each technology, and the outlook for the future.