What areas will the future touch screen control cover?
2018-01-02 14:35:00 Editor:MICRON 5
In the early 1970s, humans began to explore the use of touch screens for human-computer interaction, which appeared in some industrial and commercial equipment, such as POS terminals and elevator buttons. After that, Nokia introduced the resistive screen to the mobile phone, partially replacing the role of the mechanical keyboard. Until the launch of the iPhone in 2007, it opened up a new mode of touch technology mobile terminal interpersonal interaction operation, which became a milestone in the development of the touch industry. Apple pushed capacitive touch technology to the mainstream, and it is still widely used today. With the rapid development of mobile Internet, cloud computing and other technologies, people's demands and requirements for touch screen technology are also increasing, and the development of touch screen technology has never stopped.
According to market research, global touch screen revenue is expected to rise to 31.9 billion US dollars in 2018. Among them, the capacitive touch screen occupies the first place in the entire touch screen market share, and the market capacity is huge.
Undoubtedly, touch screens have become a hot spot in the market. In applications, smart phones are still the mainstay. However, as the growth momentum of the smartphone market slowed down in 2014, it entered a period of flat development. Touch screen applications other than mobile phones, such as automotive electronics, retail, medical, public facilities, leisure and entertainment, will promote the rapid growth of the touch screen market.
In addition to large-scale applications, more professional and customized touch screens can also be innovative in subdivisions. For example, in the electronic information industry competition of the 2017 China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Xiamen Bengge New Material Technology Co., Ltd. carried out touch screen innovation in the field of "pen-writing tablet". The applied products have been extended to tablets with pen writing function, e-books, all-in-ones, electronic whiteboards, etc. And the pen and the hand can be used at the same time, and the pen can also write at the same time while the hand is touching.
Returning to the touch screen products themselves, the future development direction is toward the requirements of lightness, flexibility, design personality, and environmental friendliness, which will affect the new generation of display industry.
Manufacturing materials are constantly updated and iterated. The traditional material for capacitive touch screens is ITO. Today's replacement materials mainly include metal grids, nano-silver wires, carbon nanotubes, conductive polymers, graphene, etc. Metal grids and nano silver wires have more supporters. Both materials are metals (silver or copper), and their conductivity is better than ITO.
Micron makes full use of the new material metal grid, which has lower resistance, can achieve larger size, can write and touch touch screen materials. Represents the future form of touch technology products.
Under the premise of social development where cars and robots are regarded as the next mobile terminal, letting the touch screen have intelligent attributes, which can automatically execute recognition and position, may be the next consumer-level phenomenon. This is achieved by the Beijing Titanium Technology Team.
New technologies always appear in an immature posture, but that may be the future, a sci-fi scene full of strange feelings, new technologies are helping us to accelerate our approach, and a better intelligent sensing experience, new technologies are helping us shape.
As we are entering the era of artificial intelligence, it is necessary for smart hardware to have perception, that is, vision, hearing, and touch. Nowadays, speech recognition and image recognition have made great breakthroughs. Many people in the field of general tactile recognition have done so, but there has not been a big breakthrough. We have developed a revolutionary, more versatile, and low-cost smart tactile recognition technology.