|[January 03, 2013]
Murata and Elliptic Labs Team Up on Touchless Gesture Solution, Supercharging Quick Development of Next-Generation Consumer Electronics Devices
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Transformative technology can be developed quickly now that Murata
Electronics and Elliptic Labs, the leader in ultrasonic touchless
gesturing for consumer electronics devices, have teamed up. Elliptic
will be using Murata's newly designed transducers to deliver touchless
gesture capabilities for portable products, giving consumer electronics
manufacturers a solution that makes "innovation at scale" a reality.
Murata and Elliptic will be demoing touchless gesturing at the Consumer
Electronic Show 2013, in Las Vegas at Murata's booth: 35818 LVCC South
Hall 4 Upper Level.
Until recently, touchless gesture interfaces seemingly existed only in
the sci-fi realm. However, Elliptic's approach uses sound waves,
microphones and transducers to sense movement, similar to how radar
detects objects. Ultrasonic touchless technology uses up to 95 percent
less power than current camera image-based gestural systems, making it
an attractive option for manufactures of battery-powered portable
devices. Murata, the market leader of ultrasonic transducers, has
developed tiny, low-powered devices especially suited for small,
portable products that are sensitive to power consumption.
"We have been seeing tremendous momentum in the gesture market. Murata
is an important partner for us, since our Tier One OEMs anticipate
delivering innovation at scale in a competitive market drive by a
demand for cutting-edge products," said Laila Danielsen, VP of business
development at Elliptic.
"We share Elliptic's vision for creating products that enhance the way
people interact with consumer electronics. We are excited to partner
with Elliptic to deliver natural touchless gesture capabilities to our
customers," said Peter Tiller, Marketing Manager at Murata Electronics.
The technology is available today and OEMs can purchase a starter-kit
from Elliptic that includes an Elliptic SDK with hardware that includes
About Elliptic (www.ellipticlabs.com)
About Murata Americas (www.murataamericas.com)
Murata Americas is the group of Murata companies located in North and
South America. The regional HQ of Murata Americas is Murata Electronics
North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing
Co., Ltd., whose global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan. Established in
1944, Murata Manufacturing is a worldwide leader in research, design,
manufacture and sale of ceramic based passive electronic components,
power supply and wireless module solutions. With annual revenues in
excess of $7 billion dollars, Murata is committed to the environmentally
conscious development and stable supply of advanced electronic
materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional,
high-density modules. Products include: monolithic ceramic capacitors,
polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors, electrical double-layer
capacitor (EDLC), noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters,
inductors, resistor products, resonators, filters, RF components,
communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, DC-DC
converters, AC-DC power supplies, sound components, piezo actuators,
micromechatronics products, ceramic applied products, and RFID
solutions. Murata's products are found in a wide range of applications
including consumer, mobile communications, computers and networking
equipment, automotive electronics, advanced metering equipment, digital
home electronics, lighting and illumination, and healthcare devices.
Murata has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.
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