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Fujitsu Expands Projected Capacitive Touch Panels for Automotive Applications

SAN JOSE, CA -- May 19, 2016 -- Fujitsu Components America, Inc. today announced it is expanding its automotive projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel offering to include larger sizes with glass sensors. The additional panels give OEMs a wider range of touch input options that are similar to what consumers use in personal interactive devices for use in center stack displays (CSD) and other cabin controls.

In a 2014 report, IHS Research found automotive manufacturers are increasingly using larger CSD panels, such as 8.x-, 9.x-, and 10.x-inch class displays. The new FID-154 Custom series PCAP touch panels are available in up to a 9-inch size. They offer 85 to 90 percent typical transparency, 2 to 10 simultaneous inputs, and an operating life of 10 million touches. A Chip-on-Film (COF) controller IC requires minimal mounting space and supports major operating systems with I2C interfaces.

According to Bruce DeVisser, Fujitsu’s product marketing manager for input devices, automotive applications are steadily increasing for PCAP touch panels.

“PCAP touch panels provide consumers with a familiar human machine interface as automotive manufacturers move to simplify the growing array of electronic cabin controls and applications,” said DeVisser.

The Suggested Retail Price for the automotive series panels starts at $35 each in high volume. Volume production begins in June 2016.Custom glass shapes, frame border printing and technical support, such as system tuning, are also available.

The new panels will be exhibited in booth #1347 at the SID Display Week event, May 24-26, 2016 in San Francisco.

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Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic and system components and sub-systems throughout North and South America. Products include relays, connectors, input and pointing devices, touch panels, thermal printers, and wireless modules. The company is headquartered at 2290 North First Street, Suite 212, San Jose, CA 95131. For product information, contact FCAI via telephone at 1-800-380-0059 or by email at

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