HiWave and RS Components announce worldwide distribution agreement

Stock availability is anticipated in August 2012 for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; this will subsequently be extended to the rest of the world.

Commenting Caroline O”Brien, Chief Commercial Officer at HiWave said: “Strong distribution partnerships are a key part of HiWave”s growth strategy. We were particularly impressed by RS” DesignSpark PCB design software and online community, which will help us to further extend our reach to OEMs and innovators globally.”

HiWave is a leader in bending-wave haptic feedback devices, which accurately simulate the feeling of a mechanical button press, can deliver the response to anywhere on a panel or touch screen or be programmed to give a specific response at a specific set of co-ordinates. The same devices can deliver an audio response from a flat panel to replace the need for additional loud speakers.

Audio components include amplifier ICs that consume one twentieth the power of comparable topologies, enabling 2x15W amplified speakers to be powered from a single USB port, or wireless speakers that run for 40 hours from a single AA battery. The company”s patented BMR speaker drivers are exceptionally compact units that deliver full frequency audio over a wide distribution angle.

HiWave Technologies
RS Components

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