Wacom’s Pen Technology Brings Paper-like Writing Experience to the “AI Note” by Asia’s Artificial Intelligence Leader iFLYTEK

Tokyo, Japan. – January 31, 2019 – Wacom Co., Ltd. announced that iFLYTEK, the AI and speech/language technology leader based in China, has adopted Wacom’s EMR™ (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) digital pen technology for its first intelligent tablet device, featuring handwriting input, speech recording, speech to text conversion and other functions.


“AI Note” by iFLYTEK


iFLYTEK is leading the way in spreading the use of AI for various devices and applications, and recently won this year’s CES Innovation Award for its iFLYTEK Translator 2.0.   

The newly launched AI Note handles multiple office functions and allows users to input information with handwriting, as well as speech recognition depending on situations and content that can be converted into text, instantly harnessing the power of AI by iFLYTEK. Using the digital pen, the converted text can be further modified to raise the level of perfection.

Featuring a 10.3 inch E Ink Carta flexible screen and Wacom’s EMR technology, the AI Note’s writing experience is not only accurate, natural and fast, it is also easy on the user’s eyes – a very important factor for extended use. 

The AI Note is the achievement of the collaboration of three leading companies passionate about digital pen and ink: iFLYTEK, Wacom and E Ink. Combining the power of AI and handwriting on digital paper, we will deliver greater functionality far above and beyond what is possible with analog pen and paper, said Sayatake Komine, SVP in charge of Wacom’s Technology Solution Business Unit.  

Wacom is committed to the ongoing development and production of premier digital pen and ink solutions to markets around the globe, in collaboration with its partners.

iFLYTEK is on the board and a contributor member of the Digital Stationery Consortium, Inc (DSC), along with Wacom, E ink, Montblanc, Fujitsu and Samsung. The DSC promotes the development of the digital stationery market, products, and services leveraging the power of digital pen and ink technology through collaborations among a wide range of industry partners.

About Wacom
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries and areas. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most tablet device and PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability to deliver a superior user interface experience.
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