One of LG's subsidiary companies, LG Display, has revealed it has begun mass producing new touch panels for notebook PCs that are much thinner and lighter than normal. The technology used to make these new panels was first used in the recently launched LG G4 smartphone.
The technology itself is called Advanced In-Cell Touch. LG says:
"The AIT is an advanced in-cell touch technology that employs a touch sensor embedded within the LCD panel, replacing the 'add-on' type that places the touch panel on top of the LCD."
"The technology eliminates the space needed for a touch function cover glass, and as a result reduces the panel's thickness by 1 millimeter (approximately 25 percent) and its weight by 200 grams (approximately 35 percent) compared to a conventional 15.6-inch touch-embedded panel with Full HD resolution. It also offers a brighter and clearer screen picture since there is no light loss or light reflection caused by the cover glass. In addition it features an excellent touch response and precise calibration of the touch point even with water drops on the screen."
LG says it is already reached agreements with a number of PC makers to supply them with 14-inch and 15.6-inch AIT panels for use in their notebooks, and is in "active discussions" with hardware companies for other sizes. It's also working on an AIT-based panel specifically made for pen touch features.
Source: LG Display