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Stantum and Nissha Printing Unveil FineTouch Z



  Stantum and Nissha Printing Unveil FineTouch Z

    Breakthrough Touch-Panel Technology Previewed During SID Display Week

SID Display Week 2012

Business Wire

BOSTON -- June 04, 2012

Stantum (www.stantum.com), a pioneer developer of multi-touch technology, and
Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., have introduced FineTouch Z– a disruptive,
pressure-based transparent touch-panel technology– here at SID Display Week
(Booth #437). FineTouch Z is the only solution in the marketplace today that
unifies the intuitiveness of multi-touch with the spontaneity of stylus input
– with a single sensor and no performance tradeoff.

Stantum and Nissha have been working closely for the past two years on the
technology and will be hosting private FineTouch Z demos for customers,
partners and industry analysts.

Until now, the only other solution was to combine a projected capacitive
sensor with either an electro-magnetic or a battery-powered stylus. FineTouch
Z also doesn’t require a dedicated active stylus; it unlocks the creative
power of smart connected devices without raising costs.

FineTouch Z not only overcomes the limitations of today’s mainstream touch
technologies, it’s also the first pressure-based touch sensing solution that
can compete equally with projected capacitive touchscreens. It provides
unparalleled optical clarity and seamlessly works with any type of conductive
or non-conductive object.

FineTouch Z is powered by Stantum’s patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing
Matrix (iVSM) touch-and-write technology, which Stantum showcased at the 2011
SID Display Week. iVSM technology supports Windows and Android operating
systems on x86 and ARM-based platforms and lets OEMs design tablet displays
that allow as many as 10 simultaneous touches combined with high-resolution
handwriting input. FineTouch Z also features unlimited multi-touch with
neither ghost nor masking effects and offers high-resolution, smart touch
capability, an ultra-fast scanning engine, and low-power consumption.

“The market potential of FineTouch Z is enormous, and we’re pleased to be
partnering with Stantum on this venture,” said Nissha Executive Vice
President/Chief Technology Officer Takao Hashimoto. “Stantum is a true
innovator of advanced multi-touch technology, and FineTouch Z is the latest
example.”

Commented Stantum CEO Robert Pelissier: “Stantum is committed to providing
multi-touch display solutions that really make a difference. We’re confident
that FineTouch Z will be an industry game changer and are proud to be working
with a world-class manufacturer like Nissha to bring it to market.”

Engineering samples are now available for select customers, with mass
production of FineTouch Z slated to begin in Q4 2012.

About Stantum

Stantum (www.stantum.com) has been the pioneering company in multi-touch
technology since 2002, and in 2005 was the first company to market commercial
products using a truly reliable multi-touch user interface. Stantum is
headquartered in Bordeaux, France, with offices in North America and Japan.

About Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.

Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. (www.nissha.co.jp/english) is a publicly held (Tokyo
Stock Exchange), Kyoto, Japan-based company founded in 1929. The company
designs, manufactures and sells industrial materials and electronic-related
products and also manufactures decorating films, input devices, molded
products and dies. Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. has 22 subsidiaries worldwide,
including the United States, China, South Korea and Germany.

Contact:

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Leavitt Communications
Neal Leavitt
760-639-2900 or 760-212-9112
neal@leavcom.com
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