Research on touchscreens began way back in the 60’s, but during the 21st century and the last few years, the popularity of touchscreens and the research conducted on them has increased big time. Today, touchscreens have largely replaced physical keypads, being the part and parcel of most new smartphones.
The popularity of the touchscreen is evident from the fact that the latest smartphones are incorporating the touchscreen technology, offering the users what they look for in a smartphone. Initially, the growth of the touchscreen market was limited to the U.S. market, but considering the positive outcomes, the rest of the world also began their quest for achieving the due share out of the touchscreen market. Korea, being the technological hub of Asia, did not wait long to get the ball rolling in connection to the market growth of touchscreens in Korea.
Today, people prefer going with the larger screens for their smartphones. To achieve this feat, the use of touchscreens has become imperative, and at the same time, essential. Touchscreen technology offers ample benefits to the users, for which, the customers are keen to get their hands on the smartphones having the latest touchscreen technology. The growth of the touchscreen market in Korea is a great sign, with more and more people embracing this technological advancement. Touchscreen technologies such as Optical Imaging and Projected Capacitive could take the industry to new heights. Innovation is bound to come, and considering the Korean market for touchscreens, you can be rest assured for your appetite for the latest touchscreen technology to be dealt with comprehensively.
Demand Hitting New Highs
In the past couple of years, the demand for the touchscreens has increased rapidly. The market growth of the smartphones increased to 7% in 2006, but rose considerably to 75% in the year 2010. What is more astonishing is the fact that during 2011 and 2012, when the touchscreen technology was on a high, the demand for the Smartphones rose to a massive 325%. Speaking of the Korean market, the reports suggest there would be a 97% increase in demand for the touch screens in the Korean market, by the end of the year 2016.
The touchscreen technology has evolved over the years, and owing to this, several technology types are there for the taking for the tech-freaks to rely on. Capacitive touch technology can be ideal for users looking for the latest technology at an affordable rate. The capacitive controllers do not account for the conventional two-layered sensors; rather a single layer does the trick, making this technology extremely cost-efficient. A report put forward by ABI suggests that the Korean touchscreen market is growing big time, as the sensor technology can attract the users, offering them the latest touchscreen features, without hitting them hard financially.
Technologies such as the ERT, EMR, capacitive and resistive can pave the way towards a touchscreen era no one could overlook. According to the ABI report, many of the innovations are still in the development phase, and when it comes to the Korean market, they are working extremely efficiently to come up with the top-quality touchscreen phones equipped with the latest technology.
Touchscreens Known By One Name
When you speak of the Korean Touchscreen technology market, one name that stands tall is Sollensys. This company recently caught my attention after being acquired by Sollensys Corporation and appointing Frank Woo as CEO. This tech company has revolutionized the Korean market, focusing on capacitive technology used in touchscreens. The company has served wonders for the Korean market, and now, Sollensys is rated amongst the top companies offering the latest touchscreen technology throughout the world. The company is focused towards offering users the latest in capacitive touchscreen sensors.
Before the emergence of capacitive technology, resistive touchscreens were the name of the game. In a typical resistive touchscreen, there are at least two layers joined together by a coating. The presence of several layers makes the resistive technology expensive. On the other hand, the capacitive touchscreen technology is composed of a conductor, and a glass (insulator). Owing to the human body also being a conductor, the use of capacitive technology only seems natural.
Furthermore, the layers present in case of resistive touchscreen technology reflects light, paving the way toward the user, facing hindrances in the efficient display of the phone. Capacitive technology, on the contrary, has nothing to do with the reflection of light; therefore, offering the touchscreen experience of a lifetime. Sollensys has revolutionized not only the Korean market, but the international market is also amazed with the innovations regarding the capacitive touchscreen technology offered by this Korean tech wonder.
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