N-trig and Fujitsu Partner to Help Make Multi-Touch Computing Faster
N-trig and Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) today announced they have reached an agreement to co-operate on N-trig's next-generation chipset, to be developed by N-trig and manufactured by Fujitsu Microelectronics. The combined efforts of the two technology leaders will provide both the consumer and enterprise markets with the best pen and multi-touch computing experience with multiple simultaneous touch points being recognized.
N-trig's DuoSense technology, which combines pen and multi-touch capabilities, is utilizing Fujitsu's extensive silicon technology solutions and long, reliable history of high-quality products and established production facilities to offer end-users the most efficient and natural means to Hands-on computing. By providing enhanced feature sets for OEMs and ISVs, this partnership will help meet rapid market growth as demand increases for multi-touch-enabled systems.
"We are delighted to be working with N-trig and are committed to bringing our customers the very best technological differentiators to help fuel innovation and development. N-trig has an excellent reputation as a provider of innovative pen and multi-touch devices" said Dirk Weinsziehr VP of Marketing and Engineering at FME. "Fujitsu offers its leading-edge technology and related assets to all custom IC users. A worldwide support programme is fully prepared and proven."
"Fujitsu's cutting-edge technology enables us to substantially increase our performance and maintain our leadership position in the industry, which in turn is driving superior interactions with Hands-on computing" said Yaki Luzon, VP R&D and Engineering, N-trig. "We are committed to continuing to strengthen and advance our supply chain as the Hands-on computing market expands with stronger computer offerings from OEMs and new creative applications from ISVs that are attracting noteworthy consumer and enterprise attention."
The next-generation chipset will provide increased processing power while reducing power and mechanical footprint, allowing significant miniaturization, and access to additional market segments for the PC industry. The new chipset will enable 10 or more simultaneous touch points at very high refresh rates.
N-trig's DuoSense technology is available on the Dell Latitude XT/XT2, HP TouchSmart tx2 and will be offered on additional designs this year.