Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop embedded touch panels such as on-cell for use in large-size applications in addition to in-cell products, according to Digitimes Research.
AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux both have plans to extend their on-cell TFT LCD touch panel lineups into large-size applications but will need to first overcome technological obstacles before mass producing the technology. This includes plans from Innolux to further extend its InnoTouch solutions to AIO PC applications.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) meanwhile plans to produce in-cell touch panels on its a-Si TFT LCD line while AUO also plans to further develop in-cell applications but for placement on AMOLED panels.
Digitimes Research also found that AUO and CPT are developing their own in-house glass touch solutions for use in vehicle applications, and that CPT is also continuing to develop metal mesh products for use in handsets and tablets.