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N-Trig + Fujitsu = More Multi-Touch



N-Trig, maker of multi-touch capacitive digitizers, and Fujitsu, maker of some of the finest Tablet PCs on the market, just announced a partnership that, and I quote, “will provide both the consumer and enterprise markets with the best pen and multi-touch computing experience.”

The agreement pertains to N-Trig’s next-gen chipset, which of course is supposed to be better, faster, stronger, etc., but also, they intend to push the number of possible contact points beyond our frail human limits:

The new chipset will enable 10 or more simultaneous touch points at very high refresh rates.

Granted, I can’t foresee many situations where I would or could use more than ten digits on the screen at once, but I appreciate the option. Though not stated, I think it’s pretty safe to guess this means N-Trig will be Fujitsu’s supplier for multi-touch digitizers on their tablets. Full press release via BusinessWire.



  1. Ambi Dextrose

    06/30/2009 at 12:39 pm

    The agreement is actually between N-Trig and Fujitsu Microelectronics- the chip manufacturing division of Fujitsu. The news is about Fujitsu Microelectronics producing N-Trig’s next-gen capacitive touchscreen controllers and not about Fujitsu using N-Trig’s digitizers in their Tablet PC products.

    Although Fujitsu using N-Trig digitizers in future Tablet PCs is a possibility, this particular news bit doesn’t mention that.

  2. Eve

    06/30/2009 at 5:28 pm

    The only thing I’ve heard abt N-Trig is how bad they screwed up the Dell Latitude. Hope they don’t do the same thing for Fujitsu. As 4 me,until I see a good review of sth with an N-trig digitizer I’ll be looking for the Wacom Penabled decal on all my future tablet purchases. ;)

  3. JimAtLaw

    06/30/2009 at 6:55 pm

    I can imagine 10 or more points of contact being useful – imagine use in gaming tables, or in restaurants, one or both of which I believe have been demonstrated in Vegas.

  4. rob

    06/30/2009 at 7:58 pm

    or multiple kids gathered around a tablet playing a game, like lagoon or something..

  5. BurningOrange

    06/30/2009 at 8:24 pm

    “N-trig’s DuoSense technology is available on the Dell Latitude XT/XT2, HP TouchSmart tx2 and will be offered on additional designs this year.”

    ooh, wonder what “additional designs” they mean ? i’m in the market to purchase a new tablet pc this autumn and would like a pen+multitouch digitizer (ntrig or the new wacom). this severely limits my options doesn’t it ? anyone have any ideas about the “additional designs” ? guessing from the new ntrig & fujitsu partnership, a fujitsu slate refresh perhaps ? ^_^

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