Advantages to Custom Segment Displays

For over fifteen years, Focus Displays has been a designer and manufacturer of custom LCD displays. We continue to see an increase in the number of smaller companies that require a customized LCD display solution for their new design. We find that many times they choose a custom segment display.

Custom LCDs are becoming a popular option for many OEM manufactures and design houses for use in their new designs. I would venture to say that the majority of new product designs in the US and Canada are being accomplished by firms with less than ten employees.

Custom segment displays offer low cost tooling

Why do the smaller firms prefer custom segment displays?

Although small firms, as a general rule, are more agile and can turn new designs quicker than their large size counter parts. They generally lack the deep pockets that large companies have access to. In other words they need to do more with less.

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few” – Winston Churchill 20 August 1940

With a limited budget they generally favor these as an option over higher cost display technologies such as TFT Displays and OLED display panels.

Advantages of Custom Segment Displays

  • Low unit cost
  • Low up-front tooling cost. Estimated tooling or NRE (Non-Recurring Engineering) cost for a custom segment LCD can run as low as $900 .This one-time fee allows product developers to design and build the exact display they need for their product and stay within their tight budget.
  • Add as many or few varying icons as you need
  • Low lead times
  • Customize the character height and glass size to meet your requirements
  • Design support provided
  • Seven, Fourteen, or Sixteen segment options available

Lead time for the custom segment displays prototype samples are generally less than many other types of display technology.

Contact us at 480-503-4295 today to work out your design for your next project!