Resistive touch panel supply to be sufficient in 2008 despite strong demand from handset market

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While the penetration rate of touch panels in handsets expected to reach 15% in 2008, industry players are not worried about a shortage in the supply of resistive touch panels, as makers are actively expanding their capacity amid sufficient material supply, according to industry sources. A total of 200 million handsets are expected to adopt touch panels this year, with most of them being the resistive type because of its cost competitiveness, sources with touch panel suppliers indicated.

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