Electronics Production | January 22, 2008
United Keys in partnership with Foxconn
United Keys announces strategic partnership with Foxconn to produce display-key keyboard for PC gaming.
As part of this partnership, Foxconn will build display-key input devices using United Keys technology. The first product, a keyboard tailored for PC gaming, will start shipping as early as summer. The company also announced new patents and patents pending in a number of countries, representing a portfolio of IP with broad application making use of display keys. "Our partnership with Foxconn provides world-class procurement, environmental-friendly manufacturing and design, and, most importantly, one-of-a-kind global synchronize ramp-ups capability," said Ronald Brown, CEO of United Keys. "Display-key technology, a revolutionary step forward in simplifying usability, is now positioned to really take off in the most popular consumer and business markets." Display-keys are regular keyswitches with small OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) displays embedded in their tops. This allows interactive and image-based communication between software and users. The promise of display-key input devices is a significant improvement in usability for any application.