|[October 17, 2013]
Dialog Semiconductor Plc.: Dialog Semiconductor Multi-Touch Display Sensor ICs Enable Windows 8.1 Touch Certification
KIRCHHEIM/TECK, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Dialog Semiconductor (News - Alert) plc (FWB:DLG), a provider of highly integrated
power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies,
today announced its Multi-Touch Integrated Circuit (MTICTM) - part
number DA8901 - has successfully passed the requirements for Windows 8.1
Certification. Dialog's MTIC is the world's first chip to support touch
technology from FlatFrog targeting high volume consumer devices.
Dialog's MTICs are suitable for use in a full range of products from
notebooks, tablets, 2-in-1 PCs and UltrabookTM to stationary and
portable all-in-one PCs and monitors. In addition to being optimised for
Microsoft Windows 8.1, MTIC is also able to support Google (News - Alert) Android-based
touch-enabled operating systems.
Unique to FlatFrog Touch is the ability to measure how hard the user
touches the screen with up to 10 bits of pressure resolution. Using
in-glass infrared light, the system can track multiple touches and
gestures from a number of objects including gloved hands or a stylus.
This provides a premium, true-touch user experience at performance
levels which surpass the latest optical and capacitance-based solutions,
creating new ways to interact with the touch operating system.
With FlatFrog Touch, sensors are located around the edges rather than
across the surface of the screen so there is nothing to block light from
the display. This results in superior image quality and maximises
brightness with no colour distortion, while removing the need for
expensive specialised production processes. Unlike traditional
optical-based touch systems, all the sensor electronics are located
under the display enabling the cover glass to reach to the very edges of
the screen providing beautiful bezel-free industrial designs and
seamless user interaction.
Mark Tyndall, VP Corporate Development and Strategy at Dialog
Semiconductor commented, 'Achieving Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows 8.1 certification
is recognised by the industry as a critical requirement for multi-touch
PCs. Reaching this milestone gives our customers the confidence for
mass-market adoption of MTIC in PC products launching in the first half
DA8901 comes in a 5.7 x 5.0mm QFN package and its small footprint makes
it ideal for mounting alongside the infrared LED emitter and receiver
components on a narrow, low-cost printed circuit board that enables
optimal industrial design. This is also ideal for Windows 8.1 PCs,
tablets and Ultrabooks.
Commercial samples of DA8901 are available now.
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Note to Editors:
FlatFrog Laboratories AB is based in Lund, Sweden and was founded in
2007. The company is revolutionising the touch industry with its
patented optical in-glass PSD technology, providing true multi-touch
systems that allow a superior user experience. FlatFrog offers a
uniquely smooth and precise touch control technology, supporting up to
40 simultaneous touches with pressure detection. Applications include
digital signage, automotive, education, gaming and medical displays, as
well as consumer electronics. FlatFrog investors include Invus, Sunstone
Capital, Intel Capital (News - Alert) and F�r� Capital.
About Dialog Semiconductor Dialog Semiconductor creates highly
integrated, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimised for
personal portable, low energy short-range wireless, LED solid state
lighting and automotive applications. The company provides flexible and
dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing
with an established business partner.
With its focus and expertise in energy-efficient system power management
and a technology portfolio that also includes audio, short-range
wireless, AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch, Dialog brings decades
of experience to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable and
digital consumers applications, including smartphones, tablets,
Ultrabooks(TM) and digital cordless phones.
Dialog's power management processor companion chips increase the
performance of portable devices by extending battery lifetime, enabling
faster charging and enhancing the consumer's multimedia experience. With
world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global
sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2012, it had $774 million in
revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor
companies. It currently has approximately 1,000 employees worldwide. The
company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated
Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German
TecDax index. It also has convertible bonds listed on the Euro MTF
Market on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange (ISIN XS0757015606).
Company: Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine's Way E1W 1AA London
Phone (News - Alert): +49 7021 805-412
Fax: +49 7021 805-200
ISIN: GB0059822006, XS0757015606
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, D�sseldorf, Hamburg, M�nchen, Stuttgart