The New York Times reported that Amazon has acquired Touchco.
A few days ago, I tweeted Touchco stopped doing business. At that time, I roughly guessed that it was acquired by a touch screen company, but never imagined that it is Amazon.
From the technical point of view, however, Touchco is a good choice for Amazon.
You know that Amazon’s Kindle uses E-ink display. And Touchco showed off two interesting demos showing the possibility of applying its IFSR technology to flexible E-ink display (Unfortunately, Youtube demo clips are not public now).
Related News articles
- New York Times, Amazon Said to Buy Touch Start-Up
- CrunchGear, Amazon snaps up touchscreen company – Kindle Touch coming soon?
- Gizmodo, Hello Amazon Kindle Touch: Amazon Buys a Little Multitouch Company
If you want more about Touchco’s IFSR technology, please read the following articles
- Touchco: Rise of the Resisive Touch Technologies.
- How the Stantum’s Resistive Multi-Touch Screen Works
- Pressure Sensitive Multi-touch Surfaces
Youtube video clips are now closed. Followings are few live video clips on the Net.
Updated Feb. 6, 2010
ASU Flexible Display Center has developed a working prototype of touch sensitive e-paper display. You can get a clue how the future Kindle would be.
- Flexible ePaper Touchscreen Display in the Works, I4U
- Flexible Touchscreen E-paper Signals the Rise of Touchscreens Everywhere, FastCompany
Updated Feb. 17, 2010: Touchco Demo Videos
I recently found a video collection of Touchco IFSR multi touch technology.
[Touchco IFSR 3D Navigation]
[Touchco IFSR Enhanced User Interaction]
[Touchco IFSR Multi-Touch Technology]
[Touchco IFSR Sensor Behind Flexible E-ink Display]
[Touchco IFSR Writing with Palm Rejection]
[Touchco IFSR Writing Demonstration]
Updated Nov. 29, 2010
If you miss the Touchco's pressure sensitive touch panel, SUI is another candidate for you