Wacom's Advanced Multi-Touch Controller to Provide Premium Touch Experience for Windows Users

Wacom works with Microsoft to enhance touch input for PC platforms

Sep 13, 2011, 15:05 ET from Wacom

TOKYO and VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacom® Company Limited announced this week that its G8 multi-touch controller technology is helping to support the next Windows touch experience thanks to the collaborative efforts of the two companies and their dedication to providing intuitive computer input.

"The popularity of touch-centric devices such as smartphones, tablets and even larger surface displays like all-in one desktops, suggests that touch, specifically multi-touch, is becoming the primary user interface," said Masahiko Yamada, President of Wacom Company Limited.  "By working towards a common goal, Wacom and Microsoft are able to create a touch experience that is natural, responsive and intuitive.  As a result, users will be able to expand their horizons with new levels of computer interaction."

Wacom's G8 controller brings numerous features and benefits to OEM and ODM entities seeking multi-touch capabilities for Windows-based PCs.  The G8's outstanding capabilities provide manufacturers with state-of-the-art, cost-effective system options geared toward moving the PC industry forward. For more information on G8 and other initiatives by Wacom's Components Group, please consult: www.wacom-components.com

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashions and designs around the world and provide business and home users with the ability to explore digital content creation in a comfortable, natural way.

For more information, please contact:

Douglas A. Little
Sr. Public Relations Manager
Wacom Technology Corp.
360-896-9833 x174