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Cypress lays multiple fingers on their TrueTouch screen, offers one finger to a competitor

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Not the most exciting video demo I’ve seen of multi-touch, but I give the guys from Cypress Semiconductor credit for cutting to the chase in showing us why current multi-touch screen solutions for tablets are inadequate.

Not sure which competitor they’re showing in the video. The two-finger touch limit indicates Wacom, but don’t hold me to that. If so, it’s not the fairest comparison since Wacom also includes active pen input. Help identifying the humiliated tablet is appreciated.

Yes, I am making their “smackdown” out to be more than it is, but they’re the ones who need to set their TrueTouch technology apart from the pack, not just from the current tech, but from the many other multi-touch solutions in the pipeline. Screen sizes from 7- to 17-inch are being touted. Full press release on their site. Hat tip to Engadget.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

3 Comments

  1. Kenrick

    01/28/2010 at 3:03 pm

    Nice technology, but there needs to be a usage scenario to use more than two fingers. I don’t know how often I’d want to resize two images simultaneously.

  2. Modnar

    01/28/2010 at 3:41 pm

    The first tablet he uses is a TX2 so its indicating Ntrig not Wacom.

    Still the more screen providers the merrier XD

  3. GoodThings2Life

    01/28/2010 at 4:20 pm

    Sure it does 10 fingers, but does it do ink? :)

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