Gorilla Glass and Other Glass Substrates Examined in New Touch International Whitepaper

Examining Glass Substrates discusses top glass products used in production of touch panels and cover glass.

Austin, TX – May 10, 2012 – With the steady increase in touch panel and cover glass demand, touch screen manufacturers are continuously searching for better, stronger and harder glass materials to boost product durability, while reducing breaking and scratching. To help OEMs and integrators Examining Glass Substrates White Paperidentify the right glass for their display, touch screen manufacturer, Touch International has released its latest whitepaper, Examining Glass Substrates: An Insider’s Guide to Stronger and Scratch Resistant Glass.

“Choosing the right glass substrate for cover lenses and touch products can be difficult and often varies by project,” explains whitepaper author and Touch International Chief Technology Officer, Gary L. Barrett. “As manufacturing techniques and components continue to improve, our customers have more options than ever before. While this is to their advantage, it is important to identify which glass is best suited for each product.”

Glass Substrates Covered in this Whitepaper:

  • Soda-Lime Glass
  • Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Alkali-Alumina-Silicate Glass
  • Tempered Glass
  • Sapphire Glass

Questions Answered:

  • How these glass products made?
  • What are the fundamental differences between each product?
  • Why would one choose one glass over another?
  • Which substrates are most conducive to touch panel and cover lens manufacturing?

To learn more about choosing the right glass substrate for your product, download Touch International’s free whitepaper at http://touchinternational.com/literature/Glass-Substrates-Whitepaper1.html.

About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.

For more information about Touch International, contact:

Shaun Detmer
Marketing Director
Touch International, Inc.
Tel: 512-646-0328
sdetmer@touchintl.com

Top Touch Technologies Decoded in New Whitepaper from Touch International

Decoding Touch Technology whitepaper outlines top ten touch technologies, gives readers insight into choosing the right technology for application.

Decoding Touch TechnologyAustin, TX – March 27, 2012 – Touch screen manufacturer, Touch International announced today the release of its latest whitepaper, Decoding Touch Technology: An Insider’s Guide to Choosing the Right Touch for Your Display, which identifies key advantages and disadvantages between the top ten touch technologies. Answering the questions, “Why should I choose this technology?” and “How does it work?”, it also outlines a decision path to help readers determine what option is best suited for their needs.

No touch technology is one-size-fits-all,” explains Gary L. Barrett, Touch International Chief Technology Officer, and co-founder. “Decoding Touch Technology was written to give our audience a better understanding of how different touch technologies work, and help them identify the best fit for their application.”

With over 1,200 touch-related patents in existence, it is easy to become confused about which touch technology one should choose to integrate into a new product. While projected capacitive has become the industry standard, thanks to the Apple iPhone, it has a few limitations that might prompt product designers, and even some consumers, to question what other technologies are available. To learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the top ten touch technologies, download Touch International’s free whitepaper at http://www.touchinternational.com/literature/whitepapers.html.

About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.

For more information about Touch International, contact:

Shaun Detmer
Marketing Director
Touch International, Inc.
Tel: 512-646-0328
sdetmer@touchintl.com

TI Completes Property, Plant Equipment Improvements, Unveils LEAN Manufacturing

Austin, TX – February 28, 2012 – Renowned touch screen manufacturer, Touch International, announced today the completion of property improvements to its Austin, Texas factory clean room which produces prototype and specialty components for military, medical and aerospace displays. The renovation concludes the second phase of the company’s $10 million global development effort which began last year with the opening of its 50,000 ft² STAR manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China.

Watch short clean room video:

The Austin renovation gives the company four times more clean room space to accommodate the increased market demand for specialty-type projected capacitive and resistive touch screen displays.

“As the market shifted away from the Palm Pilot to the Apple iPhone technology, many of our military, medical and aerospace customers have followed suit – this has required a paradigm shift in the science of touch screen manufacturing,” explains Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO. “By renovating our Austin facility and building a vertically integrated factory in Shenzhen, China, Touch International is able to better support this technology shift and accommodate for current and future market demands.”

With property and plant improvements now complete, the company has contracted with Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) to maximize efficiency by further implementing LEAN manufacturing principles into the organization.

“Touch International has used a variety of LEAN tools to identify substantial improvement opportunities,” comments Carson Miller, TMAC project manager. “While keeping a sharp focus on customer needs, these efforts will yield a dramatic reduction in lead time, improved product quality and improved operational effectiveness.”

Once adopted in Austin, these LEAN business concepts will be rolled out to its STAR facility to better support market needs by reducing scrap, increasing yields, and ultimately saving customers money.
See more TI clean room pictures here.

About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.