Touch-screen interface maker F-Origin has raised $5 million in a third round of funding to launch motion-sensitive touch-screens at electronic kiosks in stores.
The Morrisville, N.C.-based company spun out of Swiss technology company MicroCell. Flextronics International, F-Origin chief executive Jose Carsanaro and angels contributed a seed round for the company in 2005 and moved it to North Carolina. Keynote Ventures provided a $2.5 million second round last year.
The company has ten employees. It makes screen interfaces that are activated by the touch of a finger, a pen, or other object. The screens have touch-feedback. If you tilt the screen, it will automatically scroll up or down the page you’re viewing. The technology can be used on mobile devices, GPS units and electronic kiosks, Carsanaro told VentureWire.
The company says it has alliances with two unnamed mobile handset makers.