In anticipation for new market needs and hoping to take charge of the technology trend with Microsoft platforms, Elan geared its newest generation touchscreen IC for the Ultrabook segment on 13.3". Elan's Smart-Touchscreen™ IC has officially received the Windows Hardware Certification for its chip.
In order to provide for smooth and instant response, Elan's IC supports 10-finger input with 100Hz response rate, as close as 9mm for 2-finger separation, and able to detect a finger within the first pixel of movement.
According to Elan, the Smart-Touchscreen™ IC has not only received Windows Hardware Certification from Microsoft, the technology behind the Elan chip is already in a mass production phase. For the month of June alone, shipments for middle to large size tablet PCs with ELAN's Smart-Touchscreen™ IC, exceeded a million units for top tier brands. The main reasons for its acceptance by the industry are Elan's Smart-Touchscreen™ IC featuring DSP (digital signal processor) and high-voltage noise immunity technologies. These features are critical when working with Notebook/Ultrabook and tablet PC manufacturers as the Smart-TouchscreenTM IC can overcome all types of high noise interference and allow for significant reduction in production testing time and amount of testing items for touch performance. With ELAN's R&D technology know-how in capacitive touch control, and its practical experience in mass production, Elan is confident in fulfilling market demand for the new wave of larger size touch applications.
With its class-leading touch controller features, ELAN continues to receive orders from major international and domestic top tier companies as major worldwide notebook manufacturers are currently getting ready to meet this new surge of demand. In response to this new market in the Notebook/Ultrabook segment, Elan also introduced the world's smallest control board as Elan's chip is uniquely miniaturized in size so that its module can be easily embedded into Ultrabook screen bezel. This has led to Elan being the recipient of the Best Choice of the Year award at Computex 2012, with these designs be reflected in the third quarter revenue.