Touch International Implements ITAR Compliance Program

Austin, TX – December 7, 2009 – Touch International, a global leader in the touch screen industry, announced today its capability to accept proprietary ITAR government contracts due to the launch of the ITAR Compliance Program at its corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas.

ITAR-LogoInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are regulations put in place by the United States Government to control the import and export of domestic and foreign defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List. To become ITAR compliant, a business must adhere to exceptionally strict rules and requirements pertaining to government and military equipment and information.

“Being ITAR compliant will open a lot of doors for Touch International,” says Jay Kerr, Touch International’s Empowered Official for ITAR. “All of our hard work will pay off as TI grows. I’m proud of all the effort that everyone has put into this.”

For more on ITAR compliance, visit http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.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

Touch International Raises the Bar with New ExtremeTouch Projected Capacitive Modules

Austin, TX November 18, 2009 – Touch International, a global leader in the touch screen industry, announces today the release of the ExtremeTouch Projected Capacitive Touch Screen Modules. Designed to raise the bar with its portable, plug and play design, the ExtremeTouch Modules are the latest in an innovative new product line offering a fresh solution with single and two-finger touch (gesture).

Well equipped with a general purpose projected capacitive controller and a touch screen mounted on a LCD, these one piece, cutting edge modules do not require any set up or system integration. Without the need for integration, each kit can be configured to virtually any program and adapted to suit the needs of almost any application.

Projected Capacitive Module Demonstration“The Projected Capacitive Modules are an excellent tool for engineers to see how our projected capacitive technology works and how easy it is to integrate into their system,” says Kelvin Tran, Senior Vice President of Touch International. “By mounting and configuring these modules on a backer board, we are able to eliminate most of the variables that might cause interference or product failures when customers evaluate the product, saving them time and money.
Now available in six different sizes (3.5”, 7.0”, 8.4”, 10.4”,12.1”, 15.0”), these modules are ideal for ATMs, web phones, outdoor kiosks, medical instruments and retail signature capture. Requiring only a slight touch to activate, no pressure is necessary, allowing these touch screens to be precise, highly responsive and virtually maintenance free.

The projected capacitive technology used in these devices is known for its immunity to moisture, dirt and extremes in temperature, as well as its strong resistance to surface scratches. While other touch technologies wear out after a few years and are not practical for outdoor use because of lighting and extreme temperature issues, the ExtremeTouch Modules are exceptionally rugged and durable and can be used almost anywhere.

7" ExtremeTouch Module - 88-F-PMC-70-MDL-01About 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

Touch International Expands Asian Precision Glass Facility

Austin, TX – July 13, 2009 – Touch International, a leading touch screen manufacturer headquartered in Austin, Texas, announced today the expansion of its Asian Precision Glass (APG) facility in Shanghai, China.  APG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Touch International, Inc., is a manufacturer of specialized glass layers and “line-less” projected capacitive touch screens for a variety of Original Design Manufacturers (ODM).

Touch International Headquarters, Austin, TexasAPG specializes in producing complete glass fabrication for most lens and filter applications with a broad range of treatments, including chemical and heat tempered glass, complex cuts, such as holes and slots, decoration, LCD heaters and IR/EMI/colored filters. And with the expansion, APG has been able to increase its capabilities to include internal glass laser etching and liquid anti-reflective coatings.

“With the introduction of specialized optical coatings, APG is able to provide substrates that are seamless to the naked eye.   The goal ultimately is to provide the touch user an interface that will not degrade or interfere with the optics of the application allowing for an enhanced user experience,” said Grieg Spidle, President of Touch International’s US Division.

APG’s specialized glass complements projected capacitive touch technology because, unlike older FactoryWorkers1technologies,  these products often have a glass overlay with attributes, such as holes for microphones, dichroic filters for cameras,  strengthening to reduce breakage and resurface color decoration, etc.

The iPhone and iPod touch have set a new standard for touch screen performance, but there is pressure for lower costs and added complexity, which APG is meeting,” explained Jeffery Kurtz, Shanghai Production Control Manager. “APG has added space, as well as tripling its automated equipment to meet demand.”

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.