Yorkshire-based touch technology company Peratech Limited has agreed to license its Quantum Tunnelling Composite technology to Samsung for use in 5-way 'navikeys' on mobile phones. The deal has been done with Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Samsung's component manufacturing business.
QTC switches are force-sensitive, which means the speed of scrolling through a list or playing a game can vary depending on how hard the 5-way switch is pressed.
Voice and data company Daisy Group plc has acquired Managed Communications Limited in a deal worth £6.3 million. It's the latest in a series of acquisitions that included AT Communications, Eurotel and Redstone plc’s telecoms business last year.
Nottingham-based Managed Communications provides data networks to approximately 800 business customers.
The Carnival of the Mobilists collects an assortment of opinions from the mobile industry. It's hosted at a different website every week and is introduced by a variety of contributors.
With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, this week's 'Carnival' – the 210th edition – is a particularly full one. It's hosted by mobile consultants Indigo 102 and includes last week's Opinion piece by Mark Bridge, in which he suggested that Windows Mobile 7 wouldn't be announced at MWC.