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Multi-touch subsystem company FlatFrog Laboratories AB signs global manufacturing and support contract with Kortek Corporation, the world's leading developer and supplier of industrial monitors.

FlatFrog Laboratories AB, a developer and manufacturer of disruptive optics-based multi-touch kits and subsystems, and Kortek Corporation, leading provider of industrial monitors, jointly announce the signing of a comprehensive product manufacturing and supply agreement between the companies. Kortek will serve as FlatFrog’s sole manufacturing partner for large form-factor integrated multi-touch solutions. The first volume products stemming from the relationship include high-performance, industrialized 40” multi-touch LCD systems offering true, in-glass multi-touch in a slim form factor. Initial markets addressed primarily include gaming, hospitality, corporate and education, as well as digital signage.

With more than 20 years of experience in integrating, customizing and producing industrial displays for customers throughout the world, Kortek contributes extensive display and mechanics competence as well as production and support expertise to secure and accelerate FlatFrog's global expansion in the rapidly growing multi-touch market.

“We're thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a respected global manufacturing leader", states FlatFrog CEO Jonas Hedre. "Our partnership with Kortek will enable FlatFrog to offer our industrial customers a broader range of robust LCD-based multi-touch products with accelerated lead times and world-class support. Kortek's extensive experience within the display industry is a great asset when developing new and larger form factors based on our unique multi-touch platform. Their brand new, state-of-the-art factory is tailored for our needs, ensuring the highest quality production at competitive cost."

"We are very excited about this contract," adds Dong Hun Lee, CEO of Kortek Corporation. "FlatFrog's disruptive multi-touch technology is clearly exceptional and enables true multi-touch in a slim form-factor for the mass market in all display sizes. We are looking forward to helping FlatFrog launch new form factors and designs. Our respective companies' skill sets are highly complementary as well: we contribute unparalleled experience in the areas of professional display technology, mechanical integration and volume production, to complement FlatFrog's world-class multi-touch team comprised of opto-mechanical, signal processing and consumer electronics industrialisation experts.”

In addition to collaborating on the industrialization and volume manufacturing of large LCD-based multi-touch displays based on FlatFrog's patented technologies, Kortek will provide second and third line support via its established centers of operation in Asia, Europe and North America.

 

ABOUT FLATFROG LABORATORIES AB

Co-founded in 2007 by optics expert Ola Wassvik and serial entrepreneur Christer Fåhraeus, FlatFrog is revolutionizing the touch industry by providing the industry’s first true multi-touch systems in a slim form factor. FlatFrog’s optics-based multi-touch subsystems offer unparalleled performance specifications for displays ranging from 5” to 100”. The company’s OEM and integrator customers incorporate FlatFrog technology into such products as multi-touch tabletops, digital signage and whiteboards, point-of-sale, gaming and medical displays, and consumer electronics such as note-/ net-book computers, desktop monitors and multi-touch input pads. FlatFrog is a privately held company headquartered in Lund, Sweden, just across the bridge from the Copenhagen Airport. For more information, please visit www.flatfrog.com

ABOUT KORTEK CORPORATION

Founded in 1987, Kortek Corporation is the top company in the world for higher-end industrial displays. Operating from state-of-the-art research, development and production facilities, Kortek supplies the world's leading companies with the most advanced digital industrial displays (such as TFT LCD, PDP, OLED and Touch Solutions), in form factors ranging from micromini to sizes exceeding 80 inches. Headquartered in Incheon, Korea, with operations in Europe and North America, Kortek has since its inception pursued a vision of serving as the global front-runner in providing the highest quality monitors for specialist applications in such areas as gaming, medical and digital information displays.

For questions please contact:

Flatfrog Laboratories AB
Jonas Hedre
President & CEO
jh@flatfrog.com
+46-706-311628

Kortek Corporation

DH Lee
President & CEO
dhlee@kortek.co.kr
+82-11-417-4491

Jack Son
General Manager S&M
jooki@kortek.co.kr
+82-16-858-4963