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Hsinchu City: AUO unveils world's first solar powered touch keyboard solution

Hsinchu City: AUO unveils world's first solar powered touch keyboard solution

Taiwan-based flat panel maker AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) has developed the world's first solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebook computers to meet the growing demand for energy efficient electronics products, the company announced today.

The solution, which enables a touch notebook computer keyboard to draw power from natural and artificial light, is expected to cut power consumption by about 20 percent, the company said.

AUO said the solution consists of a solar module built into a notebook computer's cover and keyboard keys consisting of materials that can absorb light and generate power.

The thickness of the solar module has been kept to 2.1 millimeters, enabling notebook computers using the solution to remain stylishly thin.

The innovative solution will be presented at the FPD International 2010, a flat panel display exhibition to be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, AUO said.

Apart from the environmentally friendly solar-powered touch keyboard solution, AUO will also show a wide range of flat panels up to 72 inches in size, including models with 3D technology, at the trade fair.



Updated : 2021-05-06 10:15 GMT+08:00