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FPD International 2011

26 Wed. - 28 Fri. October, 2011 10:00 - 17:00 Pacifico Yokohama Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

TOP FPD International Forum 2011 Track C : Touch Panels

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FPDI Forum

FPD International Forum 2011

Touch Panels

C-01 Touch Panels/Market and Technology

Forecasting the Exploding Market and Future Technology for Innovating Touch Input

- Analyzing China, a growing market, and in-cell & on-cell technologies, center of attention -

Date time : October 26 (Wed) 10:00 - 12:30
Floor : 3rd Floor, Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama

[Chair] Touch Panel laboratories Yuji Mitani

  • Top Touch Electronics company introduction

    Established in 2001, Top-Touch Electronics Co., Ltd. is specialized in R&D, manufacturing and marketing high quality resistive touch screen, surface acoustic wave as well as projected capacitive touch screen. Top-Touch made great achievement through ten years' development with the largest production capacity of resistive touch screen in China. With 2 factories of 40,000 m2 workshop and 1200 staff, among which more than 70 R&D engineers are qualified to independently undertake the asks of core technology development. Owning to customers' favor and the effort made by every staff, Top Touch has established a long-term cooperation relationship with Samsung, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Clarion, Denso, Simens, Wincor Nixdorf, Foxconn Lenovo, Emerson, Great Wall, Skypine, Pantech, Huawei, BYD, and Longhorn, etc. 20% of our products are exported to North America and West Europe.

    Hanson  Wei

    Top Touch Electronics

    Sales, Sales Manager

    Hanson Wei

    Education background:

    Sept.2002-July.2006: Shenzhen University

    Working Experience:

    Aug.2006-Sept.2007: Li&Fung HK Co., Ltd. Merchandiser

    Oct.2007-Sept.2010: SZZT Electronics Co., Ltd. Sales Manager

    Oct.2010-till now, Top Touch Electronics Co., Ltd. Sales Manager

  • Future Trends in the Expanding Touch Panel Market

    Touch screen market is rapidly growing with increasing Smartphone and Tablet market and the further growth continues to be expected.

    Details about technologies, applications, its supply chain, and the latest future forecast will be explored.

    Shoko  Oi


    Touch Panel Research Deputy Director

    Shoko Oi

    Shoko Oi is Deputy Director at DisplaySearch for Touch Panel and Emerging Display research. Over the years, Oi has made significant contributions to electronic display market research, and has become a recognized expert in the industry. Oi's current research specializes in uncovering trends and forecasts for multiple display technology markets, including OLED, 3D, e-paper, and flexible displays.

  • Current status and future prospects of touch panel technology

    We introduce the latest technological trend of the touch panel in this lecture. The covered technologies include add-on (out-cell) and embedded (in-cell,on-cell). In adition of future prospects of the touch panel technologies.

    Yasuhiro  Ukai

    Ukai Display Device Institute


    Yasuhiro Ukai

    Yasuhiro Ukai joined Hoshiden Electronics Co., Ltd.in 1968. Since then, he has been engaged in the research and development on compound semiconductor thin-film devices and a-Si TFT-LCD. In 1999, he received his Ph.D. degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. In 1999, he joined Sony Corp. and worked at STLCD (a joint venture company of Sony and Toyota), where he contributed to establishing the mass-production technology in the area of low-temperature poly-Si (LTPS) TFT-LCDs. He was chief distinguished engineer and deputy general manager of Corporate R&D Display Device Development, working on the technology strategy and development of TFT-LCDs. He retired from Sony in 2008 He is a technical consultant as the UDDI (Ukai Display Device Institute) representative now.

C-02 Touch Panels/ Capacitive/Optical

New-Generation Multi-touch Technology

- Latest trends of capacitance method, prevailing in those for smart phones, and optical method, allowing use for large screen -

Date time : October 26 (Wed) 14:30 - 17:00
Floor : 3rd Floor, Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama

[Chair] Ukai Display Device Institute Yasuhiro Ukai

  • Planar Scatter Detection, A Novel Method for Optical Touch Screens

    Planar Scatter Detection (PSD) is a novel method for making optical multi-touch devices. PSD utilizes the physical principle of FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) in combination with proprietary optical detection and advanced decoding algorithms. The technology relies on the fact that as computational power continues to decline in cost, it will always be beneficial to implement a touch system where the detection is simple and the processing of data is complex. PSD enables the creation of multi-touch systems with certain key advantages: they can be manufactured in slim, flush form factors at low cost, they can provide unlimited simultaneous touches, and they can scale to cover any size ranging from mobile handsets to interactive whiteboards - without suffering from the drawbacks normally associated with traditional projected capacitive systems or other optical touch systems.

    Ola  Wassvik

    FlatFrog Laboratories


    Ola Wassvik

    Ola Wassvik co-founded FlatFrog in 2007 together with serial entrepreneur Christer Fåhraeus

    Ola has specialized for a decade in developing optics-based input systems for volume applications. Ola is responsible for the overall development of FlatFrog's proprietary technologies, and is one of the principal figures behind the company's key patents.

    Prior to co-founding FlatFrog, Ola served as Senior Optical Engineer in positions in Denmark and Sweden.

    While he served at publicly listed Anoto AB, Ola developed the company's proprietary optical solutions from inception, and was responsible for setting up volume production lines that to date have produced millions of units.

    He holds a Master of Science degree in in Physics from Lund University, Sweden.

  • Optical multi-touch panel

    Touch panel technology is today spreading at an astonishing speed. Initially, touch panels were used mainly in industrial machinery. In these years, they have become popular and indispensable in our daily lives thanks to ubiquitousness of smart phones including iPhones and tablet PCs such as iPads. While the usefulness of touch panel is widely recognized and many people benefit from the technology, users need to understand traits of each system to use them effectively because there are different systems for touch panels and each system has both merits and demerits. This presentation explains the differences of these touch panel systems and the application of each system in an easy-to-understand manner from the viewpoints of beginners. In addition, the characteristics of optical multi-touch panels that are expected to be a key technology to commercialization of larger devices with multi-touch control are introduced.

    Nishikawa  Takeshi

    Touch Panel Laboratories

    Monitor Division Manager

    Nishikawa Takeshi

    1987: Completed the master's course of Graduate School of Kansai University. In the same year, joined Moroboshi Printing Ink Co., Ltd. (today's DNP Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.) and was engaged in environmentally-friendly water-based ink for gravure printing.

    2000: Joined Touch Panel Systems K.K. Engaged in sales promotion of the general touch panel products including an ultrasonic touch panels.

    2011-present: Joined Touch Panel Laboratories Co., Ltd.

  • Technology trend of capacitive touch panels for mobile devices

    In this presentation, the trends of market and technology of capacitive touch panels that are rapidly spreading as an input operation tool of mobile devices are reported. In the latter half, the report explains the market needs of window panels and censors that are major components of capacitive touch panels, and examines their present situation and future development.

    Tadamitsu  Sato


    MMP Division Engineering Dept. 7 Senior Manager

    Tadamitsu Sato

    1989: Joined Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

    1992: Engaged in development and commercialization of output operation tools for mobile PCs at the Peripheral Department.

    1995: Temporarily transferred to ALPS ELECTRIC USA, INC. 

    2000: Engaged in development and commercialization of output operation tools for mobile phones at the Peripheral Department.

    2008: Engaged in development and commercialization of touch panels for mobile devices.

C-03 Touch Panels/Manufacturing Technology and Material

Manufacturing and Material Technologies that can Evolve Touch Panels

- Realizing thinner and lighter panels, shock resistence and higher productivity -

Date time : October 27 (Thu) 10:00 - 12:30
Floor : 3rd Floor, Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama

[Chair] Touch Panel laboratories Yoshio Itakura

  • Process innovation in touch panel bonding machinery based on numerical control

    Touch panel bonding technology is a manufacturing technology expected to expand in accordance with the rapid growth of the touch panel market. Making best use of their technologies, touch panel manufacturers are enthusiastically developing higher-definition, thinner and more durable products to avoid commoditization of their products and boost their share. To manufacture beautiful, thin and durable devices, bonding materials excellent in reliability and optical properties and an advanced bonding technology are essential. FUK provides innovative bonding machinery that can digitize bonding profiles with its numerically controlled process, which was difficult for traditional air-activating systems. This presentation introduces core technologies relating to bonding of cover glass panels, touch censors and liquid crystal display modules, the trend of touch panel manufacturing process including cleansing of touch censors, and the latest technologies in this field.

    Koji  Hara


    Market development department Deputy general manager

    Koji Hara

    Feb. 2010: Joined FUK Corporation after leaving a trade company specialized in materials of touch panels and liquid crystal display panels. In FUK, belonging to a market development department, the presenter has been engaged in market research of cutting-edge technology of processing displays such as LCD, touch panels and 3D displays while proposing optical processes or materials that can meet users' needs.

  • OCA (Optically Clear Adhesives) for Touch-panel Lamination

    Smart phones are becoming the mainstream of mobile phones these days. In addition, there is a rapid spread of tablet PCs. Most of these devices are commonly equipped with capacitative touch panels. Optically Clear Adhesives (OCAs) used for capacitative touch panels are required higher performance than those used for resistive touch panels. This presentation introduces OCAs suitable for capacitative touch panels and explains what optical effects the OCAs can provide.

    Yukitoshi  Horikawa

    Sumitomo 3M

    Electronics Assembly Solution Tech. Dept. Senior Technical Manager

    Yukitoshi Horikawa

    1990 Graduated from Shizuoka University (MS Physics)

    1990  Joined Sumitomo 3M Limited

    1990 - 2009 Engaged in Adhesive and tape products development at Adhesives & Tapes division

    2009 - Engaged in Adhesive and tape products development at Electronics Assembly Solution Technical Department

  • Reinforcing a Touch-Panel World

    Our industry is seeing significant growth this year in both touch panel demand and supply as new capacity installations reach all-time high levels. This benefits the flat panel display market overall, as touch helps to expand the range and variety of display-based products that consumers want, whether already available or soon-to-be invented. And like many technologies, market expansion will evolve simultaneously with performance enhancements and cost reductions.

    Three key elements in driving touch panel expansion on the manufacturing side are line productivity (capacity), cost (profitability) and advanced capability (for new features). For resistive and projected capacitive touch element production lines, the PVD (sputtering) tool is one of the most important contributors to end-product quality and performance. This presentation will focus on the needs and accomplishments for these three elements, highlighting the work that AKT / Applied Materials has done to help enable growth through continuous improvement (Kaizen) of its New AristoTM and SmartWebTM platforms for sputtering ITO, SiO2, metals and new value-added layer processes for advanced touch panels.

    John D. Busch

    Applied Materials

    AKT Display Group, General Manager of the Display PVD Group

    John D. Busch

    John Busch is a 25-year veteran of vacuum equipment and thin film technology, currently serving as General Manager of the Display PVD Group for Applied Materials. Prior to this role, Mr. Busch served as General Manager of Applied's Roll-to-Roll Product Group and Strategic Programs & Marketing Manager for the Solar Business Group. Mr. Busch has also held positions driving new product introductions for the disk drive and semiconductor markets. Mr. Busch received his mechanical engineering degree from UC Berkeley and MBA from Santa Clara University.

  • Glass Technologies For Touch

    As touch technology continues to penetrate today's consumer electronics market, Corning is responding with new glass technologies and process solutions for thinner, lighter, durable, cost-effective and increasingly interactive devices. Corning's Zachi Baharav will discuss why Corning Gorilla Glass' unique mechanical properties are making it the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers across the globe. Zachi will also discuss Corning's ongoing innovations in touch technology and its alignment with the industry' s current and future needs.

    Zachi   Baharav


    Corning West Technology Center Researcher

    Zachi Baharav

    Zachi graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in 1998 with a doctorate in electrical engineering. He spent the next nine years working at HP/Agilent on a variety of projects including digital cameras and microwave imaging. He then moved to Synaptics where he led the exploratory research group and was introduced to the world of touch sensing. After a short stint teaching high school math, Zachi joined Corning's West Technology Center located in Palo Alto, California in April 2010 where his role includes research and business development. Zachi is the author of more than 30 U.S. patents and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

C-04 Touch Panels/Transparent Conducting Film

Making Cost and Resistivity of Transparent Conducting Film, a Key Element of Touch Panels, Lower

- Evolutionally-advanced ITO alternate materials -

Date time : October 27 (Thu) 14:30 - 17:00
Floor : 3rd Floor, Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama

[Chair] Touch Panel laboratories Yoshio Itakura

  • The Study Trend of the Newly Transparent Conducitive Material and the Application.

    Touch panel manufacturers are developing alternative materials to ITO conductive films for touch panels, particularly for capacitative touch screens that are considered to have potential for outstanding growth in the future. Although there were attempts to introduce new conductive materials such as conductive polymer films into resistive touch displays a few years ago, they did not reach to a practical use. Today, most of new conductive films developed by major manufacturers are based on materials containing nano silver particles. Conductive inks containing nano silver particles are already at the stage of practical use. Nano-silver conductive material is attracting attention of many touch panel manufacturers due to its properties that allow forming of wiring patterns directly on substrates or forming of ITO sensor patterns directly on substrates in a roll-to-roll method. The manufacturers especially focus on the possibility of decrease in ohmic values and manufacturing costs provided by these properties. This presentation explains a recent development trends of manufacturers in terms of materials and production methods.

    Yoshio  Itakura

    Touch Panel laboratories

    Exective Senior Vice President

    Yoshio Itakura

    At present;Vice President of Touch Panel Laboratories Co.,Ltd

    Former Maneger of Advanced Thin Film Reserch Laboratories of Teijin Limited

    Educational background; Master of Department of physics Graduduate Shool of Sience Touhoku University

  • Transparent conductive film based on silver halide photographic technologies

    A transparent conductive film "EXCLEAR" developed by Fujifilm Corporation by incorporating its silver halide photographic technology, realizes a low sheet resistance and a high level of transmittance by placing fine-pitch silver patterns on films. This presentation introduces characteristics of EXCLEAR, its application to an electrode material, heaters and touch panels and the potential development of its flexibility and plastic forming.

    Toshiro  Takahashi


    Industrial Products Div.

    Toshiro Takahashi

    July 2005: Toshiro Takahashi joined the Frontier Core Technology Laboratories of Fujifilm Corporation and was engaged in development of display-related materials.

    April 2010: He was assigned to a new business development group in the industrial product department and has been engaged in commercialization of transparent conductive film.

  • Cambrios ClearOhm Solution Processed Transparent Conductor

    Cambrios ClearOhmTM is a high performance wet processable transparent conductor material based on metallic nanowires. A wide range of sheet resistance from 10-300 Ohm/Sqr. Is accessible by simple adjustment of the coating solution used. ClearOhmTM optical properties are superior to those of conventional low temperature ITO. ClearOhmTM is flexible and patternable via conventional techniques as well as offering attractive simplified patterning options, including techniques to render patterns invisible. Smart phones incorporating ClearOhm material in their touch panels became commercially available in early 2011.

    Michael  Spaid


    Product Development V.P. of Product Development

    Michael Spaid

    Dr Spaid graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. In his early career he worked at the National Institute of Science & Technology and Corning Inc. He held the role of Director of Microfluidic Engineering at Caliper Life Sciences and has been Vice Presisent of R&D at Cambrios Inc. since 2008.