Boreas to provide haptics for PC trackpads

Boreas to provide haptics for PC trackpads

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Piezoelectric driver IC developer Boreas Technologies Inc. (Bromont, Canada) has teamed up to with Cirque Corp. (Salt Lake City, Nevada) to develop a haptic-touch trackpad module for notebook PCs. 
By Peter Clarke


Cirque is a wholly-owned subsidiary of electro-mechanical components supplier Alps Alpine.

Brian Monson, president, Cirque, said Boreas provides a solution for uniform force sensing and driving haptics in one piezo chip. The chip meets Cirque’s requirements for reliability, consistency, low power and small size.

Boréas was founded in 2016 in Bromont, Québec. Its proprietary CapDrive technology platform – on which the company’s ICs are based – is suitable for resource-constrained devices such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, smartphones and gaming phones, game controllers, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Boreas said.

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