Touch Panel-Maker JTouch Declares Bankruptcy

Touch panel-maker JTouch has declared bankruptcy, according to Digitimes.

The publication did not name a source, but said that the firm is in the process of laying of its staff. The announcement is a case of history repeating, after fellow touch panel firm Wintek suffered a similar fate two years ago. (Wintek Wins Reprieve from Court)

The Asus ZenFone 6 incorporates JTouch hardware.

Applications of JTouch panels include smartphones by Asus, Vivo and Sony, as well as touch displays installed in First Class aboard the Airbus A380. Digitimes went on to point out that other touch panel-makers are doing well at the moment, including Young Fast Optoelectronics, Mildex Optical and TPK Holding.