Product End-of-Life Announcement Curved Capacitive Touch Screens

Austin, TX – November 01, 2007 – Touch International, provider of world-class quality products and services, is committed to being the most responsive and solution-oriented touch screen manufacturer; focusing resources on technologies and product which provide the highest value to customers.  Given this focus, an ongoing shift within the display market to flat and larger formats,  and the continued reduction in curved capacitive product demand, Touch International announces the end of life (EOL) for all curved capacitive production effective April 30, 2008.  Touch International will continue to support and honor warranty repair and/or replacement requests so long as supported by product inventory; following which, credit will be given for product returned under warranty conditions. Curved capacitive product technical support will continue to be provided for the products’ full warranty period.

Milestone Description Timing
Product Forecasts Customers provide curved capacitive EOL forecast Nov. 30, 2007
Pricing Change Curved capacitive price  increase (45%) on all new orders Jan. 1, 2008
Final Orders Curved capacitive order acceptance cut-off date Feb. 22, 2008
Final Deliveries Last customer shipment of curved capacitive
(All orders to be shipped on or before.)
April 30, 2008
Support EOL Touch International  technical support EOL April 30, 2013

Transition Strategy

Touch International  will continue to provide its full family of flat capacitive product, which includes optically enhanced, large format and projected capacitive products.  To better satisfy customers’ needs in the marketplace and provide the highest value in capacitive product, Touch International will soon be making available a new series of capacitive touch screens introducing new sizes, durability, functionality, and appearance options.

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.

3M Touch Systems and Touch International Announce Equipment Sale Agreement

Metheuen, MA – June 27, 2007 – 3M Touch Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company, today announces an agreement to sell all manufacturing equipment assets located in its Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada production facility to Touch International, Inc., a Texas-based company. This equipment has primarily been used for manufacturing 3M’s Specialty Resistive touch screen product line, which is currently in the final stages of an end-of-life program. This equipment transfer will not affect 3M Touch Systems’ currently scheduled Specialty Resistive product deliveries to existing 3M customers as committed to in Last Time Buy arrangements made through the end of August, 2007.

According to this agreement, after September 1, 2007, Touch International may utilize this equipment to produce similar resistive products, as well as hire former 3M Touch Systems manufacturing employees to staff the Vancouver operation. The result of this equipment sale agreement should provide an additional sourcing option for former 3M Specialty Resistive customers, as well as employment opportunities for some former 3M Touch Systems Vancouver employees.

3M Touch Systems will continue to manufacture touch sensor products in its Methuen, MA and Milwaukee, WI facilities, and remains committed to offering customers innovative touch interface solutions based on its capacitive-base technology platform as well as new and emerging technology platforms. 3M Touch Systems solutions include MicroTouch capacitive sensors, MicroTouch EX II controllers and firmware, MicroTouch MT 7 touch drivers and software, a wide array of MicroTouch-brand chassis and general-use touch monitors, the MicroTouch DST System (based on Dispersive Signal Technology) for large-format interactive digital signage, and the recently-introduced MicroTouch Flex Capacitive sensor for handheld and mobile electronic devices.

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 Donates Touch Screen to Atlanta Zoo

Addition of a touch screen to exhibit allows visitors to learn about cognitive abilities of orangutans

Atlanta, GA – April 11, 2007 – Zoo Atlanta representatives joined by representatives of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, IBM, and Touch International announced today the opening a new experience at Zoo Atlanta which will allow visitors to learn more about the cognitive abilities of orangutans.

The Orangutan Learning Tree will include daily demonstrations by the orangutans through their interactions with a game kiosk. During these demonstrations, orangutans will be provided the opportunity to play a varied selection of games to provide scientists with the opportunity to collect on data on their Atlanta Zoo touch screencognitive abilities. Successful completion of the exercise will provide the orangutan with a treat to reward their behavior and participation. Visitors will be able to witness this demonstration on a screen from the front of the habitat.

“Science has long wondered how intelligent the apes might be and this is only one part of the research we are doing here at Zoo Atlanta to add to that body of knowledge,” said Dennis Kelly, Zoo Atlanta president and CEO. “These efforts are one more tool that we can use to support conservation efforts of these species in the wild.”

The addition of this multimedia experience and its research capabilities were made possible through the resources and contributions of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN), the IBM Corporation and an anonymous donor. The funding by an anonymous donor along with funding from CBN’s Venture Grant program provided the resources necessary to create touch-screen computers for the exhibit that would withstand the elements and their regular use by the orangutans.

“The partnership between scientists at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Zoo Atlanta allows us to study the behavior of these animals in new ways while bringing the excitement of research to the public,” said Dr. Elliott Albers, CBN Director.

The monitors being used in the Orangutan Learning Tree are produced by Touch International and this is the first time that their monitors have been used by animals.

“This is an amazing opportunity,” says Michael Woolstrum, CEO Touch International. “We feel very fortunate having the chance to help the community. This exhibit truly demonstrates that touch is the universal language.”

Following today’s formal opening of the experience and to highlight the importance of cognitive research, the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting “The Brains Rule!” exposition at Zoo Atlanta on Saturday, April 14, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The exposition is a fun, interactive program for all ages that features a 40-foot neuron and more than 30 interactive hands-on education stations exploring various topics related to the brain and behavior.

About Zoo Atlanta
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires public value and protection of wildlife by providing an educational, engaging family experience, committing to critical conservation projects and applying world-class dedication to the stewardship of animals living in naturalistic habitats. One of only four zoos in the U.S. exhibiting giant pandas, Zoo Atlanta recently welcomed the birth of its first cub, Mei Lan. Other highlights include a preeminent great ape collection, featuring a rare set of mother-reared gorilla twins, a world-renowned herpetology department, and Wild Like Me, an innovative play space sponsored by Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For more information, call 404.624.WILD or visitwww.zooatlanta.org.

About CBN
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) is a consortium of seven metro Atlanta colleges and universities including: Georgia State University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. More than 150 neuroscientists, including graduate students and postdocs, participate in the research program and share the goal of working to understand the neurobiology of social behavior. The CBN also directs a comprehensive education program designed to educate the next generation of scientists. For more information on CBN, please visit www.cbn-atl.org.

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.