Wacom Brings Tablet Tech To Phones
Sep 27, 2004, 10:29 AM by (staff)
Wacom today announced a new chip that allows its Penabled™ inductive pen sensing technology to be integrated into mobile devices such as smartphones. The technology permits brighter and more durable displays compared to touch-screen technology, and can sense the pen position even when hovering above the display. Wacom's technology is found in most Microsoft Tablet PC devices. Wacom is a Symbian Platinum Partner and is working closely with the group on new devices using all Symbian platforms, including Series 60.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Qualcomm Debuts Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning Tech
Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon Sense ID, a new fingerprint scanning technology that makes a 3D map of a fingerprint using ultrasonic technology. It's designed to integrate into phone bezels.
Microsoft Testing Advanced Pre-Touch Sensing On Phones
Microsoft recently demonstrated new touchscreen technology that can anticipate users' actions and call up different controls, options, or menus to suit the current task. Pre-touch sensing helps the phone determine how the user is gripping the phone, as well as where the user's fingers are approaching the display.
Google Renames Chromecast, Adds Tech to TVs
Google today expanded the ecosystem of devices compatible with its casting technology to include standalone displays. The company partnered with Vizio and has added direct casting support to Vizio's P Series displays as well as Vizio's soundbars and speakers.
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