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LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan. 7, 2008 -- Bordeaux, France-based JazzMutant, a pioneer developer of multi-touch sensing technology, announced today at the International CES that it is launching an OEM business unit in response to a growing demand for its multi-touch solutions by electronic device manufacturers and third-party system integrators.
In addition, the company is being renamed Stantum Technologies (www.stantum.com), with JazzMutant remaining the brand name of its music products division, which includes the award-winning Lemur multi-touch surface controller for audio and media applications and Dexter laptop-sized surface controller for digital audio workstations.
"Since we introduced Lemur, interest in our patented technology has increased to the point that we are now working with leading companies in various business areas, including aerospace, consumer electronic and medical imagery, to mention just a few," said Guillaume Largillier, co-founder and CEO. "It was time for JazzMutant to evolve into Stantum Technologies."
To develop its OEM business unit, Stantum raised $2.6 million in July 2007, in a financing round led by Paris-based XAnge Capital, which joins Galia Venture and ACI (Aquitaine Creation Innovation) in the pool of venture capital firms that have backed the company since its early stages. The new business unit will provide Stantum customers with tailor-made, integrated and cost-effective multi-touch solutions - by way of components or licenses - that precisely fit their individual needs, according to Largillier.
"Our aim is to become the major stakeholder of tomorrow's man-machine interface industry, making the way people interact with their working tools, computers or other electronic devices more intuitive, playful and reliable. Providing our unique tactile screen technology to companies on an OEM basis - as a one-stop multi-touch solution - will also significantly strengthen our market position."
Stantum's technology portfolio offers true multi-touch interfaces that let users simultaneously move an unlimited number of fingers, nails or utensils such as styli on a screen. Fitting any form-factor, it enables integrators to design extremely innovative multi-touch interfaces for their own products, thus simplifying the development process and considerably shortening the product's time-to-market.
"Meanwhile, our JazzMutant brand will continue to deliver intuitive and cutting-edge portable control devices that combine great precision and reliability, unprecedented ergonomics and versatility," Largillier added.
More information can be found at www.stantum.com.
Stantum Technologies (formerly JazzMutant) has pioneered multi-touch technologies since its founding in 2002 by Guillaume Largillier and Pascal Joguet. The following year, it developed the world's first multi-touch screen that could track an unlimited number of fingers at once and in 2005 launched Lemur, the first multi-touch product available on the market. Today, Stantum's technology portfolio and product offerings cover every aspect of multi-touch interaction, including sensor design, multi-touch controllers, intellectual property cores, software integration, and application programming interfaces. Stantum is headquartered in Bordeaux, France, with the U.S. accounting for about one-third of its worldwide sales.
Neal Leavitt, Leavitt Communications, 760-639-2900 or 760-212-9112, email@example.com
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