Precedentemente samsung aveva introdotto  i display flessibili, ora Atmel conferma i sensori, a presto i primi dispositivi!

alle prime uscite delle immagini che ritraevano telefoni piegati, si gridò al miracolo ed ecco le scimmie partire, il più è che questi erano adatti solamente a trasmettere e non ad identificare input, in oltre precedentemente si utilizzavano solo sensore con solo 2 assi e non tre, dunque ATMel, famosissima società produttrice di microcontrollori, tra cui la più sviluppata, sostenuta e conosciuta Idea Italiana Chiamata ARDUINO.

Come conferma dal seguente comunicato stampa il dispositivo sarà disponibile da fine 2012, quindi c’è da aspettarsi che i primi dispositivi si mostreranno in funzione soltanto nel 2013.

Atmel Unveils XSense – Revolutionary Flexible Touch Sensors that Enable a New Era of Capacitive Touchscreen Designs

XSense Technology Delivers Breakthrough Performance for a New Generation of Touch-Enabled Products that are Thinner, Lighter, Edgeless and Curved

Special Investor Conference Call Today at 8 a.m. Pacific Time to Discuss XSense
San Jose, CA, April 4, 2012 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that it is sampling to select customers XSense™, its revolutionary, highly flexible film-based touch sensor. XSense touch sensors will not only enable a new generation of smartphones and tablets, but also extend touch capabilities into a wider array of new consumer and industrial products.

Based on a proprietary roll-to-roll metal mesh technology, XSense touch sensors provide a high-performance alternative to existing touch sensors. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will now be able to develop larger, lighter, sleeker, curved and edgeless designs for smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and a host of new touch-enabled products.

XSense touch sensors are optimal for a wide range of touchscreen products, enabling thinner sensor stacks with superior performance and excellent optical clarity. With such advantages as flawless touch performance, enhanced noise immunity, low sheet resistance and low power consumption, designers will now be able to turn unique touch-based concepts into functional designs at lower total system costs compared to current market alternatives.

“Our groundbreaking XSense technology transforms the touch experience for users of new smartphones, tablets and other touch-enabled products,” said Atmel President and CEO Steve Laub. “XSense launches a new era of touch design, enabling our customers to redefine touch and to create a new class of products that were previously only imaginable. Combined with Atmel maXTouch® controllers, Atmel provides a completely optimized, unparalleled touch experience, extending its product portfolio deeper into the touch eco-system.”

“The combined touchscreen sensor and controller IC industry is over $10 billion dollars currently and is still growing rapidly. There is significant demand in the industry for larger, thinner and lighter touch sensors,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, vice president of emerging display technologies, NPD DisplaySearch. “ITO-alternative material, such as Atmel’s new touch sensor technology XSense, is penetrating into the touch sensor market to offer designers new thin, lightweight, flexible and durable designs.”

XSense Availability
XSense touch sensors are sampling now, with production quantities scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2012.