Posted by Sheila Shayon on February 4, 2010 04:30 PM
Touchco’s website disappeared recently, and then their YouTube videos were set to private. And now we know why. Amazon will merge Touchco with its Kindle group, grasping at the long tail of the Apple iPad.
Touchco’s specialty: flexible, multi-touch screens. The acquisition could transform the Kindle into a more powerful, robust tablet featuring color, force-sensitive screens. The underlying technology is interpolating force-sensitive resistance, or I.F.S.R. It utilizes force-sensitive resistors that respond to pressure and increase or decrease conductivity, while constantly scanning multiple touch inputs. IFSR distinguishes between the touch of a finger and the touch of a pen.Continue reading...