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Capacitive touch panels show huge market growth

KitGuru was speaking this weekend with industry insiders in Taipei and we were informed that capactive touch technology is set to grow to around 50% marketshare in the handset sector in 2011.

Young Fast Optoelectronics chairman TJ Lin also spoke to Digitimes about the growth and he said that around 20% of the companies total revenues are generated by Capactive touch panel production and he expects growth to reach 30% in the fourth quarter of this year.

LG Capacitive screen technology

Competing maker J Touch have stated that they expect capacitive growth to around 45% in the last half of the year, up from 20% in the first.

Capacitive touch panels are glass/film based designs and have a lower production cost advantage when compared to resistive touch technology.

KitGuru says: Resistive technology is not likely to disappear however as it still has a high adoption rate within the 2.8 inch and smaller handset marketplace.

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