Lund-based FlatFrog Technologies announced late yesterday it picked up a huge $10 million (€7.35 million) funding round on the heels of Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES). The round was led by Invus, Sunstone Capital, and Intel Capital and will be used to help commercaialize FlatFrog's multi-touch technology for PC applications.
Have you noticed how thick the glass is on your smartphone's screen? After Flatfrog's tech gets properly commercialized we're going to notice the screen sitting right at our fingertips. Flatfrog's touch screen technology uses a single cover glass and employs "zero air gap technology" which allows hardware designers to create edge-to-edge designs that are thinner, lighter, and eliminate parallax issues when viewing at wide angles.
Additionally FlatFrog Touch natively supports pressure sensing with over 10-bit resolution. FlatFrog Touch enables pressure sensitive drawing and writing without the need for an active stylus, as well as new application gestures for music, gaming and smart user interfaces.
"We are seeing very strong reception to our FlatFrog in-glass optical touch product from consumer PC OEMs and other large screen size format players. The fact that our existing investors fully subscribed this round reaffirms the confidence in this technology and progress made by FlatFrog," said Dhwani Vyas, CEO of FlatFrog. "I welcome the
continued support from our investors, and look forward to successful commercialization of this technology."