Thursday, February 4, 2010

Amazon has acquired Touchco, Wow.

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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).

Touchco IFSR sensor behind flexible E-ink display Touchco IFSR Writing/Demo Demonstration

Related News articles

Touchco Technology
If you want more about Touchco’s IFSR technology, please read the following articles

Video Clips
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.

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

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