PC Display Panels Acquire Touch and Stereo 3D Functionality – Research

Monitors Integrate Touch-Sensitivity, Stereo 3D Output

by Anton Shilov
12/22/2009 | 12:52 PM

Recent findings from DisplaySearch, a leading display market research firm, indicate that touch and stereoscopic 3D functionality are influencing the development of notebook PC and LCD monitor panels for 2010.

 

According to the company’s latest quarterly Large-Area TFT LCD Product Roadmap Report, panel manufacturers will feature stereo 3D and touch features – even combining them in a variety of new notebook and LCD monitor panels in 2010. In addition, DisplaySearch’s findings also indicate that while 120Hz became a mainstream feature for LCD TVs in 2009, 240Hz with LED backlights will be predominant in 2010.

According to DisplaySearch, most panel makers are developing 11.6” wide-screen LCDs with touch functionality for notebook PCs and mini-notes (netbooks) in 2010, leveraging Windows 7 capabilities. Moreover, Samsung has canceled plans to produce 15.6” wide-screen notebook panels with in-cell touch in Q2 2010, in favor of using touch panels.

CMO has been the most aggressive in promoting 3D and touch capabilities in monitor panels. The company is currently mass producing 23.6” wide-screen 3D displays, and 23.6” wide-screen and 27” wide-screen with touch capability will be mass-produced in Q1 2010.

Samsung, LG Display and AUO are all developing new monitor panel models with touch and 3D features for 2010 launches.