Hydis to Offer On-Cell Touch for LCD Modules

6/2/2012 4:31 AM 

Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. South Korea-based TFT-LCD panel maker Hydis Technologies, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings Inc., have announced that they will add on-cell touch screen panel (TSP) technology to their LCD portfolio of offerings.

Hydis is able to offer the TSP technology with on-cell touch, which provides a slim and lightweight form factor, with the added benefit of lower cost versus traditional touch technologies. The touch functionality is embedded within the display itself rather than as a separate component atop the display. This results in more precise touch with better optics due to reduction in parallax errors. In addition, LCDs with this touch technology consume less power and can take advantage of cost reductions in manufacturing due to the reduction of a glass layer and the alleviation of the need for a separate touch-panel supplier.

Hydis will begin offering the on-cell technology to the smartphone and tablet markets beginning this month. Hydis is perhaps best known as the inventor and provider of Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technology, which is featured in many smartphones and most tablets currently in the market. FFS LCD provides a wider viewing angle and color gamut, consumes less power, and offers better high ambient readability than traditional LCDs. Hydis' publicly announced customers include Dell, HP, Lenovo, Kobo & Siemens, among others.