Wacom (A Japanese Tablet company):
It is one of the largest graphics tablet producers, and is very popular with artists, graphic designers, architects, and cartoonists, who commonly cite it as an industry standard
. Wacom tablets are notable for their use of a patented cordless, battery-free, and pressure-sensitive stylus. In addition to manufacturing and selling tablets as separate products, Wacom also supplies the graphical input technology used in most Tablet PCs, which it calls "Penabled Technology". As of 2005, Wacom claimed a market share of 95.8% in Japan and estimated 70% in the rest of the world.
Wacom supplies drivers for contemporary versions of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. The driver package includes a control panel which allows extensive customization of how the tablet and pen work with the host OS.
The Linux Wacom Project
produces drivers for Linux
, and is maintained by a Wacom employee
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