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Samsung’s GALAXY Note 8.0 broadens the company’s lineup with Wacom® feel IT technologies

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Wacom firmly supports mobile device innovation with its digital pen sensor system

6th March - Wacom Co., Ltd., today announces that its Wacom® feel IT technologies (hereafter called "feelTM"), has been adopted by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The digital pen sensor system optimised for a wide variety of applications on mobile devices, is now in use with the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0.

In 2011, the GALAXY Note was the first smartphone to adopt Wacom's digital pen sensor system. This is the fifth product by Samsung to make use of feelTM, following the GALAXY Note 10.1 (launched in August 2011), the GALAXY Note II (September 2012), and the ATIV Smart PC (October 2012).
 
The S Pen of Galaxy Note 8.0, supported by feelTM, has evolved to enhance everyday usability and creative expression. For example, with  ‘Air View', the S Pen can simply hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on S Planner. The file or application doesn't need to be opened in full.  In addition to this, S Pen allows images and content to easily be edited and cropped, whilst Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalised.
 
Wacom® feel IT technologies comprises of a highly sensitive digital pen and other key components integrated in the GALAXY Note 8.0, resulting in a natural and intuitive user interface solution. By promoting the adoption of feelTM in mobile devices, Wacom strives to bring creative new digital communication solutions to a wide range of consumers using mobile products.

Information about Wacom feel IT technologies can be found at http://wacom.jp/en/products/components/feel/index.html or visit www.wacom.eu.

About Wacom

Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom's interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.