Neonode Launches zForce(TM) EDGE(TM) -- World's First Flush Edge-to-Edge, Glass-Free Multi-Touch Technology for Notebooks, All-In-One PCs and Monitors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neonode Inc., (Nasdaq:NEON), the optical-touch technology company, proudly announces zForce EDGE, a ground-breaking technology that provides flush, edge-to-edge, glare-free (without cover glass/ITO sensor) multi-touch for Notebooks, All-In-One PCs, and PC Monitors.

zForce EDGE, an innovation in the field of Multi-Touch technology, enables PC OEMs to offer seamless edge-to-edge flush industrial designs for PC devices without the need of a cover glass/ITO touch sensor.

Neonode's zForce EDGE take advantage of the new IPS LCD modules with ultra-small bezels to maximize the active display area, resulting in a glare-free user experience, optimal image quality, significant reduction in weight, a smooth "silk effect" touch experience, and optimized power management, at cost savings greater than 50% compared with projected capacitance technologies.

The PC market represents a vast growth opportunity for Neonode. The notebook market size is ~190 million devices annually with only a 20% touch attachment rate. AIO PC's and PC Monitors are both under 5% touch attachment rates and collectively represent over 140 million annual device sales. The high cost and substandard user experience of existing technologies are among the factors limiting the touch connect rate for notebooks, AIO's and monitors. zForce EDGE addresses both these factors with its low total cost and elimination of the cover glass.

"Neonode's business plan is focused on enabling touch in all PC devices. With zForce EDGE we now offer industry-leading design freedom and usability. In order to ease design-in and reduce costs our partners can now provide zForce EDGE as a complete touch module. Neonode is currently collaborating with multiple tier-one OEMs on designs, and with multiple ODMs on reference designs," said Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Neonode.

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Neonode Inc. (Nasdaq:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of MultiSensing® touch technologies, allowing companies to differentiate themselves by making high performing touch and proximity solutions at a competitive cost. Neonode is at the forefront of providing unparalleled user experiences that offer significant advantages for OEM's. This includes state-of-the-art touch and proximity technology features such as low latency pen or brush sensing, high speed scanning, proximity-, pressure-, and depth sensing capabilities and object-size measuring. Neonode's patented MultiSensing technology is developed into a wide range of devices such as all-in-one PCs, notebooks, monitors, e-readers, printers, white goods, wearables, mobile and PC accessories, and advanced automotive infotainment systems.

Neonode, the Neonode logo, MultiSensing and zForce are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. zForce Air is a trademark of Neonode Inc.

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