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 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 world-wide.

“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 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 rCathy Getzrecently, 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 “start up” 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 touch screen 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.

Touch International Expands Asian Operations

Industry Leader Pei Zhang Appointed as President of TI-PAC

Austin, TX – June 16, 2008 – Touch International, Inc. (TI) announced today the creation of TI-PAC Company Limited led by touch industry veteran Pei Zhang.

“TI-PAC, headquarter in Shenzhen, China, expands the TI’s presence in Asia with local sales, support and logistics to drive the company’s growing touch screen manufacturing plants in Zhong-shan and Shanghai,” explained Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO and co-founder. “I have worked with Pei for several years in a supplier and colleague role. I know she will greatly enhance TI’s value proposition in China and throughout the region.”

Ms. Zhang recently served as president and founder of Thin Film Sciences, LLC. and has held executive director positions at several leading FPD and touch panel industry companies over the past 20 years. She will lead TI-PAC sales, sourcing and logistics teams.
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by eight industry veterans and has become a world leader in touch screen and EMI filter technology. The company, with its partner DMC, Co. Ltd. in Osaka, Japan, operates eight manufacturing facilities world-wide with over of 1,200 employees. 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.

Pei Zhang
TI-Pac Company Limited
Suite 1618, Changping Tower,
99 Honghua Road, Futian Free Trade Zone, PR China 518038
Direct: + 86 755-82788030 | Office: +86 755-82542094 | Fax:+86 755-82542054 fax
pzhang@touchintl.com

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.