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Integration of Touch interfaces with Displays: Why should we care?

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Abstract: As touch takes over the user interfaces of personal computing, communication, and entertainment, sleek design and cost reductions are pushing integration of touch sensing with displays. There are many viable ways to achieve integration. Depending on the application, the 'best' designs could be in-cell, on-cell, discrete, or a hybrid combination.

This talk will provide an overview of Touch Sensing Technologies and specifically focus on sensing as a part of a complex system in a electronic device - where is (or should) the Sensor be and what Is (or should) the Sensor be made of.

Bob MackeySpeaker Biography: Since 1996, Bob Mackey has been developing new technology in the flat panel display and touch sensing arenas. He joined Synaptics in 2002, developing a number of new touch sensing techniques, including the ClearPad transparent capacitive sensing platform, which is used in mobile phones, remote controls, and music/video players. Mackey holds more than thirty patents in the display and touch sensing fields. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Caltech and is a Hertz Fellowship recipient.

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6:00 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Speaker: Bob L Mackey, Principal Scientist, Synaptics

Title: Integration of Touch interfaces with Displays: Why should we care?

The presentation starts sharp at 6:00 pm. The doors are sometimes locked and unattended after 6:00 pm, so please try to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome, SID member or not.

Event Location
QUALCOMM, Building B
3165 Kifer Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

After-Meeting Pizza/ Beer Networking: This month we will host the Pizza/ Beer networking at Qualcomm Café same as the talk location.

Please also register for the Pizza ticket also if you intend to attend the networking event. All are welcome SID members or not.