Word is Amazon Buys Touch Screen Company

If you think the eBook wars aren’t that big of a thing, you might want to think again. Although Amazon is not commenting, the New York Times says that Amazon has bought Touchco, a New York based company that makes touch screens.

Touchco’s technology called interpolating force-sensitive resistance (doesn’t that sound like a military term?) allows the screen to be sensitive to different levels of pressure, enough to distinguish between the difference between a finger and a stylus. It is also apparently much cheaper ($10 per sq ft) than what is currently being used by other manufacturers.


Touchco has apparently closed its website and taken down YouTube videos of its technology in action saying simply that they are no longer doing business.