NLT Technologies Expands Touch Panel Technology Family with New Projected Capacitive Touch Panels

Ranging from 6.5- to 15.0-Inches, New PCAP LCD Modules Offer Multi-Touch Functionality, High Image Quality and Robust Design for Industrial, Medical Applications

Santa Clara, Calif., May 14, 2013 -- Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions and authorized display representative in the Americas for NLT Technologies (NLT), has expanded its touch panel technology portfolio with the successful development of nine mid-size color LCD modules with factory installed projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel technology. Ranging from 6.5- to 15.0-inches in size, the new LCD modules offer the increased durability, smooth operator interface, multi-touch functionality and clear image quality required for use in touch-panel displays designed for industrial and professional applications, such as factory automation and test and measurement, as well as medical equipment and in-flight entertainment systems.

The new PCAP modules will be showcased in Renesas Electronics America and NLT Technologies’ booth (#301) at Display Week 2013, May 21-23, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada.

“The use of touch-panel displays with multi-touch functionality is on the rise for industrial and medical applications, as users recognize the advantages that technologies like PCAP provide for their display applications, which often require operation in harsh or rugged environments,” said Omid Milani, Vice President, Display Business Unit, Renesas Electronics America Inc. “The new PCAP modules offer the added benefit of being optimized for NLT’s LCD modules and carrying the NLT factory warranty on the display, the touch panel and the touch panel controller board.”

Total Touch Solution

The PCAP technology is part of NLT Technologies’ portfolio of touch-panel capabilities, which also includes resistive touch panel solutions. The investment in PCAP technology is another example of NLT Technologies’ continuing commitment to developing innovative and value-add product offerings to our customers.

As part of its total cost of ownership (TCO) strategy, which includes consistent and stable long-term product support, NLT Technologies and Renesas Electronics America are supplying the LCD module with touch panel and touch panel controller board direct from NLT Technologies’ factory. As a result, the PCAP displays are covered by the same factory warranty NLT offers on all of their industrial LCD products – a key value add for customers. NLT Technologies and Renesas Electronics America also provide support for touch panel drivers and tuning software, allowing customers to easily design NLT’s touch-panel displays into their end products.

NLT Technologies’ PCAP touch panel solutions also offer valuable component and structural options such as optical bonding, surface treatment, or cover glass. This allows end product designers greater flexibility and more display options depending on the end use of the display.

NLT Technologies continues to invest and develop new PCAP products, and with the addition of the new products, the PCAP family of products is now comprised of fourteen models in eight sizes. The company will continue to expand their touch panel product lineup as well as develop new applications for the company’s primary markets.

For more details and specifications of the PCAP modules, please refer to the separate spec sheets.

About Renesas Electronics America´s Display Business

Renesas Electronics America is the authorized representative in the Americas of NLT Technologies, Ltd. (established July 2011 as a joint venture between NEC Corporation and Shenzhen AVIC Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.), a leading supplier of innovative LCD products for industrial applications. With an extensive lineup of 2.7- to 22.5-inch active-matrix LCD modules and a network of distributors and value-added partners (VAPs), Renesas Electronics America provides complete display module solutions from NLT Technologies to the industrial, medical and high-end monitor market. In addition to modules based on NLT Technologies´ SFT for ultra-wide viewing, Renesas Electronics America also offers LCD modules that include ultra-high resolutions, wide temperature ranges, high contrast ratios, rich color gamuts, backward compatibility, LED backlights, and transflective viewing for use in diverse lighting environments.

Renesas Electronics America and NLT Technologies are committed to delivering innovative, high-performance, eco-conscious LCD solutions that address the diverse size, power and high image-quality needs of their industrial, medical and high-end monitor customers. Based on technologies developed by NLT Technologies, the LCD modules are optimized and designed for a range of applications, including portable and fixed medical equipment, test and measurement devices, instrumentation equipment, point-of-sale systems, gaming systems, global positioning systems, radio-frequency identification devices and barcode scanners.

Additional information about these LCD display products, manufactured by NLT Technologies and represented by Renesas Electronics America in the Americas, can be found at http://www.am.renesas.com/prod/displays.