Having the touch area limited to the display size is OK for some user interfaces. However, there are many user interfaces that require an active touch area beyond the display area. This is typically fix function buttons or an additional area surrounding the display for gestures. Having the touch sensor elements as part of the display will restrict the type of user interface that can be used in a product.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.