Qualcomm adds EPOS assets to its operations
Nov 16, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --
Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced it has acquired certain assets of ultrasound technologies developer EPOS Development, Ltd.
The company, based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, has developed digital positioning technology that enables device manufacturers to integrate advanced user input capabilities into a wide range of consumer devices.
"As computing evolves beyond the PC, consumers are looking for intuitive new ways to interact with their mobile devices," said Raj Talluri, senior vice president, product management, QTI. "EPOS' technology goes beyond the PC-era mouse and keyboard and enables touch-free gesture and pen interactions as user input mechanisms. Enabling this technology on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor will allow devices that accommodate a more mobile and multimedia-centric lifestyle."
The EPOS technology is based on the digital transmission of ultrasonic waves, enabling precise tracking by a receiver to enable multiple applications.
EPOS' ultrasound technology provides a differentiated, high-resolution user experience that works on screen and off screen, as well as in three dimensions. Qualcomm intends to provide digital pen/stylus reference designs to help accelerate adoption of this technology in the consumer, enterprise and education markets.
Qualcomm Technologies and its subsidiaries operate substantially all of Qualcomm's research and development activities, and product and services businesses, including Qualcomm's semiconductor business, QCT. QTI's developments enable opportunities across the wireless and wired value chains by making devices and networks faster, content richer and communications more personal and affordable to people everywhere. For more information, go to www.qualcomm.com.
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