Lenovo X1 Carbon


Optimal Design worked with Lenovo to integrate the worlds first touch enabled, adaptive icon key panel. The module replaced the function keyboard layout on their flagship premium x1 Carbon laptops.



  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Program Highlights

  • Technology strategy to deployment
  • Ramp volumes to one million on Lenovo‚Äôs flagship model
  • Early user studies on use cases for adaptive icon, touch technology
  • Development of manufacturing method for display module
  • Integration of touch sensor within overall package
  • Worked with Lenovo Japan to engineer module into laptop
  • Developed firmware and electrical hardware required for functionality
  • Worked with Wiston for implementation into X1 production lines