This is news we would expect to see given that Windows 7 will make multi-touch available as long as we have the hardware. According to a DigiTimes report, Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) is gearing up to ship 7 and 12 inch capacitive touch screens in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The EETI panels use infrared and Surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch controllers. My ignorance is showing here as I’ve never heard of the SAW technology before.
Another interesting question this raises: What about the 10 inch screens?