LG's In-Cell Multi-Touch LCD panel gets a prize from Microsoft.
Far East Gizmos reports that LG Displays is the world's first to receive Microsoft's official Windows 7 Touch Logo certification for its in-cell touch screen panels. The current display receiving Microsoft's new stamp of approval is the 13.3-inch Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch LCD panel for notebooks.
In addition to providing support for two simultaneous touch inputs, LG's panel has built-in touch sensors rather than standard films used in other touch-screens, reducing light reflection and brightness declines. This makes the panel ideal for outdoor use.
"Until now, the [Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch] technology had limited use in smaller devices like mobile phones," said LG Display’s CTO and Executive Vice President, Dr. In-Jae Chung. "We believe Microsoft certification is a testament to the product’s excellence. We will continue to apply superior touch functions to larger IT products like notebooks and monitors to lead consumer and market trends."
As Softpedia explains, Microsoft's certification program is a means to establish compatibility and quality of multi-touch screens. This is also a good way to boost the sales of a particular screen. After all, Windows 7 consumers may purchase a certified screen before considering an identical panel --one without the stamp--sitting on the same shelf.