LG claims first with new touch-panel LCD

The new display is, according to a company statement, the first such LCD panel to be developed. Current screens with location sensors, more commonly known as "touch-panels," are two separate devices -- a location sensor mounted in front of an LCD panel.

By combining both into a single unit the entire display can be made thinner and power consumption can be cut. For users of handheld devices, where such displays are often used, this could translate into smaller products with longer battery life.

LG Electronics and Philips Electronics each own 50 per cent of LG Philips LCD, one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD panels.

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