Friday, January 4, 2013

Samsung to widen smartphone gap with Apple this year -Strategy Analytics

from Yahoo/Reuters: 

>>Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to widen its lead over Apple Inc in global smartphone sales this year with 35 percent growth, helped by a broad product lineup, market researcher Strategy Analytics told Reuters on Friday.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Immersion Corporation: Profiting From The Touch Screen Revolution

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha: 

>Immersion Corporation (IMMR) was founded in 1993. The company is the leading innovator in haptic technology with over 1,200 issued or pending patents in the US and other countries.

Haptics is a tactile feedback technology that aims at bringing back the sense of "touch" when not available to end users. Practical examples include reproducing the feeling of pushing a button on touch screens, as well as allowing the rumble effect in a console game controller. Haptics may also be used in medical simulators to help doctors "feel" the forces that would be encountered for example when navigating the leads through a beating heart.