ZForce Touch Screen

                Neonode has patented and commercialized the zForce touch technology, which was designed to overcome many of the limitations of today’s touchscreens. The premise of the Company’s approach entails the projection of an infrared grid across an electronic display. As users tap, swipe, or write on the screen, zForce detects the location of the touch based on the interruption in infrared light projecting across the screen, which translates to coordinates on the grid. The zForce architecture and input method is believed to be unique to Neonode. 

ZForce Touch Screen

         It is uncommon today to find both of pens, as well as recognizes multi-touch these features innately built into the same touchscreen. The resistive touch technology used on most PDAs to recognize stylus writing works as a spot on the screen is pressed inward, causing one layer of the touchscreen to make contact with a layer beneath. This contact sends a signal to the device to recognize the touch. Although relatively low cost, resistive touchscreens do not typically allow multi-touch.


In April 2011, Neonode  entered into a license agreement with one of the world’s leading computer companies, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., for the development of a series of products that  include zForce optical touchscreen technology. Headquartered in Taiwan, ASUSTeK is a  global manufacturer of computers, communication products, and consumer electronics, including motherboards, 3D graphic display cards, audio cards,  notebook computers, smart navigation mobile  phones, LCD  monitors,  servers,  and broadband  and communication products, among others. The company sells its products under the “ASUS” brand. 

 In July 2011, Neonode entered into a multi-year technology license agreement with Chinese   company Onyx International Inc. Onyx licensed the zForce technology for use on forthcoming   eReader and tablet PC products. Onyx specializes in the design, development, and productio of new reading equipment and Internet service platforms. The company manufactures its own branded products as well as develops products for branding and sale by other OEMs.

As well, in February 2012, Oregon Scientific, Inc. announced that it was launching a kid-centric, Wi-Fi-enabled MEEP! Tablet using a seven-inch zForce color touchscreen. The MEEP! Runs on an Android platform and is suitable for children ages six and up. Parents can monitor and limit Internet access via an online control panel. The tablet is anticipated to be affordable and have a rugged design for protection against drops, breaks, and scratches.