French Statum Technologies (formerly JazzMutant) has made multitouch displays since 2002. Now that Apple has set the trend for multitouch in the mobile phone sector, Stantum is making their Pmatrix multi-touch technology available to mobile device makers.
At the Mobile World Congress Stantum Technologies shows a 3.5 inch multitouch display prototype.
Unlike projected-capacitive touch solutions and in addition to providing truly unlimited multi-touch detection, Stantum’s multi-touch sensor can track both fingers and stylus. Moreover, the touch detection works perfectly with nails and is neither affected by wet nor sweat.
ABOUT STANTUM : Stantum Technologies (formerly JazzMutant) has pioneered multi-touch technologies since its founding in 2002. The following year, it developed the world’s first multi-touch screen that could track an unlimited number of fingers at once and in 2005 launched Lemur, the first multi-touch product available on the market. Today, Stantum’s technology portfolio and product offerings cover every aspect of multi-touch interaction, including sensor design, multi-touch controllers, intellectual property cores, software integration, and application programming interfaces. Stantum is headquartered in Bordeaux, France, with the U.S. accounting for about one-third of its worldwide sales.
More details on the Stantum site. Via Heise (German).
The Mobile World Congress 2008 (former 3GSM) will open officially on the 11th of February. We will keep you updated on all interesting mobile technology announcements at the MWC 2008 in our Mobile Phone section.
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