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.

Touch International’s Projected Capacitive Touch Screen into Mac Tablet Computers

Austin, TX – February 23, 2009 – Touch International, a leading touch screen manufacturer headquartered in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Axiotron Corporation, an Apple Premier Developer based in El Segundo, California, to integrate touch screen technology into Axiotron’s Mac-based tablet computers, the Modbook® and the Modbook Pro.

“We’re excited to be working with Touch International on the Synergy™ Touch technology for the Modbook and the Modbook Pro,” said Axiotron founder and CEO, Andreas E. Haas. “Because of their leadership in touch screen technology, Touch International is both a dependable provider of top-quality components for Axiotron as well as a valuable partner in our efforts to develop innovative products for our customers.”

The Modbook was introduced to the market in December 2007. It is the world’s first Mac-based tablet computer. Axiotron’s 15.4-inch Modbook Pro is scheduled to be released in June 2009.

Axiotron’s revolutionary Synergy Touch Technology, which will be available as an option on the Modbook (beginning in April 2009) and standard on the 15.4-inch Modbook Pro, enables both pen and touch input Andreas Hass demonstrates the easy accessibility to tools, such as the soft keyboard, through the use of on-screen buttons and shortcut keys.simultaneously. The Axiotron units incorporate a projected capacitive touch screen and electronics from Touch International and the Apple computing architecture. The result: a tablet computer superior to all other tablets on the market with unparalleled graphics performance and computing power.

With the Synergy Touch technology, on-screen buttons and shortcut keys give Modbook and Modbook Pro users a quick and smooth transition between tools and programs. This function meets the critical demands of creative professionals using graphic-intensive programs to create 2D, 3D and video images.

Touch International focused its rugged, yet highly transparent, projected capacitive touch screen solutions to companies needing iPhone-type user interface with multi-touch gesturing to pinch, expand and drag imagesModbookin large format display applications. The company has fielded products from 3” diagonal for hand-held and medical markets to 22” diagonal for industrial terminals, kiosks and gaming applications.

“Axiotron is aggressive, inventive and fun to work with as they take the impossible and make it achievable,” said Michael Woolstrum, Touch International co-founder and CEO. “Leveraging our joint product development on the Modbook to create the sleeker and more demanding integration required for the Modbook Pro was a challenge for both companies, but the end result created a product that is rewarding for Axiotron and satisfying to our engineers.”

About Axiotron
A high-tech solution hardware manufacturing company and an Apple Premier Developer, Axiotron produces the Modbook, the award-winning tablet Mac solution. Following its unique vision of Customizing Your World™, Axiotron is dedicated to becoming a leading high-tech innovator through the conception and development of intriguing digital lifestyle products. In addition, Axiotron offers its product development expertise to companies in need of custom hardware solutions. Founded in January 2005, Axiotron is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: AXO) in Toronto, Canada, with headquarters in El Segundo, California.

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.