Organic Conductive Polymer for Touch
Fujitsu Components Limited has recently hit the headlines by developing a brand new type of resistive touch panel based on an organic conductive polymer, making them the first company in the world to develop a practical application for a plastic conductive material. The new organic polymer technology offers ten times the durability of a conventional touch panel, and existing systems can be upgraded with no major structural alterations, allowing for a significant reduction in modernisation costs.
This new technology will be introduced on two types of panel: a film/glass 4-wire panel and a shock-resistant film/film/plastic panel. Initially, the panels will only be available in selected sizes, but the range will then be expanded to cover all of Fujitsu’s standard screen sizes. The polymer-based panel will be compatible with Fujitsu’s standard 4-wire resistive panel interface, allowing designers to upgrade existing solutions without having to design a new specific interface. Volume production is expected to begin in December of this year.