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 an iPhone-type user interface with multi-touch gesturing to pinch, expand and drag images inModbook 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.

Touch International Recommits Austin Headquarters

Austin, TX – February 16, 2009 – Touch International, a leading touch screen manufacturer based in Austin, Texas signed a new 40,000 square foot lease with the expectation to expand Texas headquarters in coming months with the introduction of new technology scheduled for release later this year.

“Touch screens are everywhere with new applications growing every day,” cited Michael Woolstrum, CEO and founder. “Despite adverse economic climates, TI is well positioned to meet the expanding market demand in military, aerospace, industrial and consumer devices. The Austin team is extremely focused to ensure TI touch screens are designed into next-generation touch products whether built in Austin or in our six Asian factories.”

Seven years ago, two industry leaders formed Touch International and operated out of a small rented space in Hutto co-located with another tech company. In 2004, the company moved to its present headquarters in Austin, and then nearly doubled the facility in 2007. At the close Touch International Headquarters, Austin, Texasof 2008, the privately-held global enterprise employed more than 1200 people building millions of touch products per year in eight factories worldwide.

“I’ve leased the Austin buildings to Touch as well as been involved with the principals of the company for many years,” said Roy Beard, Vara Properties. “I continue to marvel at their aggressive growth despite economic adversity or just the common challenges with any fast-growth start-up enterprise.”

“Touch International has been a first-rate and reliable tenant occupying two of our commercial industrial spaces since 2004,” says Doug Thomas, broker for Live Oak Gottesman. www.liveoak.com “We take pride in continuing long-term relationships with our tenants and are excited to renew TI’s Lease. We look forward to a continued alliance with TI and are eager to assist them in their local growth and expansion plans.”;

Expanding through acquisition and organic growth has been the foundation of the company’s success. In 2004, they purchased a controlling interest in a Japanese company that served as the basis for their low-cost, high-volume, manufacturing factories in Asia. In 2007, the company purchased the resistive touch screen technology assets from a competitor distributing the assets to the Austin and Asia factories. In 2008, Touch International production floor, Austin, TexasDuPont Display Enhancement Corporation sold their California company to Touch International Display Enhancement Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Touch International Corporation.
“Given the economic pressures, we’re redefining our value proposition to ensure every TI customer gets the best price and performance,” Woolstrum adds.“Austin plays an instrumental role.” TI’s China factories manufacture Apple iPhone-type projected capacitive touch screens, resistive sensors and glass filter products used in touch screens, EMI, anti-reflective or anti-vandal filters.

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 Hires V.P. to Drive Expansion in US and Asia

Austin, TX – February 11, 2009 – Touch International, a leading touch screen manufacturer based in Austin, Texas, introduced today Cathy Getz as Vice President, Engineering and Product Development. In this capacity, she will lead the company’s product development and expansion efforts in America and Asia.

“Cathy has led the touch industry in many new firsts – the introduction of capacitive technology used in lottery, ATM and other public applications. She was instrumental in developing touch-related products used in POS check out terminals. Most recentlyCathy Getz, she was key in developing iPhone touch screen sensing technology,” said Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO and co-founder.

Getz recently served as a Technology Advisor for a joint venture “startup” with Optera/TPK Solutions manufacturing touch panels in Xiamen, China. Throughout her career, Getz has held numerous senior-level positions to include, Product Manager, Product Development Manager, as well as Vice President Product Development. Her expertise in functional films and glass fabrication has lead to nine US patents, with several patents pending in the field of touchscreen enhancements. Getz is a seasoned professional with 25+ years of experience in manufacturing, product and business development in both domestic and international markets.

TI’s China factories manufacture Apple iPhone-type projected capacitive touch screens, resistive sensors and glass filter products used in touch screens, EMI, anti-reflective or anti-vandal filters.

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.