Austin, Tex. Touch International Display Enhancement Corp. (TI-DEC), a manufacturer of resistive and capacitive touch screens, has announced at SID 2008 an expanded product portfolio and a considerably lower commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) pricing structure, designed to bring a much more rugged display to industrial product, kiosk and PC manufacturers without "sticker shock".
Historically, the market price to optically bond a touch screen or EMI filter to a LCD display ranged from $150 to $400 per unit in 12.1 inch sizes, but with TI-DEC's standard COTS pricing, these same bonds cost $75 in 100 piece lots and $22.50 in 100,000 piece orders in Asia for PC makers, said TI-DEC.
To enhance the performance of the touch screen in front of a LCD display, optically bonding the touch screen or glass electrical filter to the display eliminates the air gap between the two components and improves optics and LCD readability, said TI-DEC.
Optical bonding sizes range from 3.5-inch diagonal displays for Apple iPhone-type products to 60 inches or larger for digital signage applications.
Product information: resistive and capacitive products
Touch International, www.touchinternational.com