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Flexible touch sensor certified for Windows 8

Posted: 07 Nov 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:touch sensor? Windows 8? smartphone? tablet? Ultrabook?

Atmel Corp. has revealed that its XSense flexible touch sensor has achieved Windows 8 certification, ensuring the innovative touch material addresses the rapidly expanding markets for Windows 8 smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and other PC and consumer devices. XSense is a proprietary roll-to-roll metal mesh technology that offers a flexible, high-performance alternative to existing rigid touch sensors, noted the company.

With XSense sensors, OEMs can develop lighter, sleeker, curved, contoured and edgeless designs in a variety of shapes for smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks, and a host of new touch-enabled products. For OEMs developing Windows 8 devices, they are assured that Atmel XSense meets all the strict touch criteria of the new touch-enabled OS.

According to the company, XSense touch sensors are optimal for a range of touchscreen products, enabling thinner sensor stacks with superior performance and excellent optical clarity. With such advantages as flawless touch performance, enhanced noise immunity, low sheet resistance and low power consumption, designers will now be able to turn unique touch-based concepts into functional designs at lower total system costs compared to present market alternatives, continued Atmel.

Atmel's XSense touch sensor, launched in 2012, is manufactured in its Colorado Springs fab facility and is shipping in production.

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