Patented zTouch Technology Offers Force-Sensing Touch Screens for Wide Range of Mobile and Fixed Display Devices
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC / HSINCHU, Taiwan - May 20, 2008 - F -Origin, the leading supplier of force -sensing touch screens, and Prime View International (PVI), the global leaders in ePaper technology and business, announced a strategic partnership today to seamlessly integrate zTouch™ 3.0 by F -Origin into PVI's world -renowned ePaper displays.
The functionality and flexibility in design provided by zTouch is the perfect solution for ebooks and other products that utilize PVI's ePaper displays. zTouch enables users to control book navigation and numerous management functions, such as turning pages, making selections or simply making edits or comments via touch and through gestures and hand writing recognition. The ease of use and high -functionality of zTouch are an ideal match for eBooks by PVI.
"PVI is excited to partner with F -Origin to further enhance the designs and features of our eBook and ePaper products," said Scott Liu, Chairman and CEO of PVI. "The user interfaces of our eBooks are constantly becoming more and more advanced. By implementing zTouch 3.0 by F -Origin, PVI is able to provide the end -user with the ultimate in design and user -functionality, and our global leading position in ePaper business is further consolidated."
"Our partnership with PVI allows us to deliver simple and intuitive user -interface solutions for epaper displays," said Joe Carsanaro, President and CEO of F -Origin. "F -Origin touch screens also support Anytouch™, which recognizes a variety of touch inputs, be it finger, glove, stylus or pen on any display device."
The zTouch 3.0 demo unit - as well as a 15" point -of -sale device - will be on display at the SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition from May 20 -22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. F -Origin and PVI will be exhibiting the zTouch 3.0 demo unit at booth number 627 on the showroom floor. In addition, Scott Liu will be speaking at the Exhibitor Forum to explain the details and benefits of the F -Origin solution for PVI's ePaper displays. The forum, titled "A Human Interface for eReader - PVI's Innovation in Making eReader more User Friendly," will take place in West Exhibit Hall B at 12:00 PM on May 20th.
Additional zTouch 3.0 Features:
•Extremely high -design flexibility
•Simple interface touch gestures
•Low battery consumption
•Variable touch sensitivity and high resolution
•Optimal light throughput
•Handwriting recognition and variable touch sensitivity
•Software -controlled activation level
•Easily integrated with virtually any operating system
About Prime View International
Established in June 1992, PVI is the leading maker of small -to -medium -sized TFT -LCD as well as e -Paper display products. As a pioneer of TFT -LCD technology in Taiwan, PVI established Taiwan's first TFT -LCD factory in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1994. PVI's TFT -LCD products have a wide range of uses, from consumer electronic devices, such as mobile phones, global positioning devices, to industrial applications for use in the aviation and maritime industries. PVI is the pioneer and global leader of ePaper display. Its tradition of innovation now continues with the development and commercialization of an ever friendlier of ePaper display by using the zTouch technology. PVI is listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange with code number 8069. More information is available at www.pvi.com.tw.
About F -Origin, Inc.
F -Origin is the leading supplier of force -sensing touch screens that enables OEMs and ODMs to rapidly and cost -effectively develop intelligent interface solutions for mobile and fixed display devices. F -Origin's proprietary touch screen technologies improve OEM and ODM profit margins by increasing device marketability, improving product design, functionality, performance, ease of use and reducing product development costs and product returns. F -Origin has offices in Silicon Valley and North Carolina. More information is available at www.f -origin.com.