Fujitsu announces new FID-53X touch panels for mobile devices

May 19, 2010

Fujitsu makes components that other companies use to build their gadgets and gizmos as well as making a range of electronic devices themselves. The company has unveiled a new touch screen series today called the FID-53X that promises to be both lighter and stronger than other panels on the market.

The new film-film panel is 30% to 40% lighter than film-glass panels and can withstand greater input loads. The ability to withstand greater input loads helps extend the life of the typical film-film panel to twice that of film-glass panels.

The panel is made from a bottom layer of shatterproof polycarbonate plastic with a top layer made from 4H hard-tap cover film. This cover film gives the new screen a 50% higher input load than other screens allowing the screen to support heavy handwriting and repeated stylus tapping. The screens are offered in 2-inch to 7-inch sizes at about $10 each in lots of 10,000.

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