Avalue Technology announced their APC-18W5 flat screen multi-touch capacitive Panel PC. The APC-18W5 features the Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core processor, projected capacitive multi-touch ready touchscreen (18.5-inch, anti-scratch glass, 90% light transmission), industrial-grade design, pulse width modulation (PWM) automatic control function support, COM Port, three USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, two Mini-PCIe slots, PS2 keyboard/mouse, line out and a VGA port to drive a second display.
Integrated Device Technology introduced the LDS7000 and LDS7001 touch screen controller IC’s. The LDS7000 and LDS7001 are optimized for IDT’s single-layer multi-touch projected capacitive touch screen technology. They do not not require cross-over isolation points like other solutions. The new ICs are sampling now. The LDS7000 is available in a 5×5 mm, 40-pin TQFN package. It is priced at $2.50 in 10,000-unit quantities. The IDT LDS7001 is available in a 6×6 mm, 48-pin TQFN package. It is priced at $2.95 in 10,000-unit quantities.
STMicroelectronics announced their STM32TS60 multi-touch resistive touchscreen controller chip. The STM32TS60 is the first member of ST’s new STMTouch family and provides a very low power, highly reliable alternative to capacitive touch screen solutions. STMTouch is a versatile platform for next-generation consumer devices. The STM32TS60 is housed in a 7 x 7mm 144-pin UFBGA package, and is now sampling to lead customers. Volume production is expected for Q2 2010.