Wacom is Getting in to the Touch Business

Some more news on the ever popular multi-touch / multi-mode front, this time from the digitizer leader, Wacom. This could spell big moves on the touch front for UMPCs and Tablet PCs:

From EarthTimes.org:


wacomlogo Wacom(R) Company Ltd., the leading manufacturer of digital pen input devices, recently announced its acquisition of Touchscreen Konnection Oasis, Inc. (TouchKO), an Austin, Texas based company specializing in touch input. The acquisition expands Wacom’s human interface technology portfolio and is intended to accelerate the growth and product offerings of its components business. By integrating its patented Penabled(R) electro-magnetic resonance technology with TouchKO’s touch sensor capabilities, Wacom is well positioned to deliver intuitive dual input options to such computing devices as Tablet PCs, mobile phones, PDAs, displays and info-appliances.

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