Nokia's X6 uses a Synaptics capacitive touch panel


According to Digitimes, Synaptics is the touch panl supplier of Nokia‘s newly announced X6 phone. It’s not know which particular capacitive panel is used. It can be a ClearPad 2000 or the new 10 fingers multi-touch ClearPad 3000 (used on Creative’s Zii EGG)

Synaptics has secured touchscreen solution orders for Nokia’s recently announced X-series handsets, according to market sources. Synaptics is expected to see record shipments of touchscreen ICs and modules in 2009 and remain the top touchscreen IC supplier in 2010 worldwide, the sources added.

Touchscreen handsets will reach a CAGR of more than 20% over the next several years, the sources estimated.

Overseas touchscreen IC suppliers including Synaptics, Cypress, Broadcom and Atmel are targeting the handset segment, while Taiwan-based players Elan Microelectronics, Pixart Imaging, Egalax_empia Technology (EETI), Weltrend Semiconductor, Ene Technology, Integrated Technology Express (ITE) and Holtek Semiconductor are focusing on touchscreen ICs for notebook products.

Source: Digitimes