Samsung will soon own 5% of Wacom, as the two realize the importance of working together more closely. Wacom’s pressure-sensitive styli are already integrated into some of Samsung’s most important products.
The hallmark of the Galaxy Note series from Samsung is the S-Pen, which is more than just an ordinary capacitive stylus. It’s capable of registering 128 levels of pressure, giving users great control over
The S-Pen is development of Wacom, and it has helped differentiate the Note smartphones and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet from their competitors, contributing to their success. These devices come with a collection of software for drawing, note-taking, etc. that take advantage of the pressure-sensitive stylus.
In a statement about this deal, which is valued at $58 million, the company said, “Wacom expects the inclusion of its digital pens in Samsung Electronics’ smartphones and tablets to lead to the expansion of the user base of its products.”
The Galaxy Note 8.0 is going to be unveiled later this month.