Touch International Announces Transitional Strategy

Austin, TX – December 19, 2006 – Touch International announced today that they are offering a transitional strategy to assist customers impacted by their competitor’s end-of-life announcements. With more than 700 employees in six factories worldwide, TI is ramped up to manufacture industry compatible 4-wire, 5-wire, 8-wire, film-glass and film-film-polyester touch screen sensors.
“Resistive touch screens are one of Touch International’s core technologies, especially because many of our staff members have worked for competing companies prior to TI’s launch in 2002. TI is very knowledgeable about customer’s needs and also understanding our competitor’s capabilities… and limitations,” says Michael Woolstrum, CEO of Touch International. “With our major competitor’s end-of-life announcements, and a short window before they abandon their customers, TI is poised to offer price-competitive, compatible products with improvement options.”

Touch International offers a standard array of resistive sensors, available on the website. In addition to the standard offerings, TI has the ability to create customer-specific resistive sensors to meet a broad spectrum of touch-enabled applications. Beyond standard film-glass and film-film glass sensors, Touch International’s capabilities include laminating anti-reflective films, EMI shielding, glass bonding, and membrane switch/resistive touch screen combinations for extended environmental conditions.

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 Announces Curved Capacitive Continuation

Austin, TX – November 27, 2006 – Touch International announced today an expanded line of curved capacitive touchscreen sensors and a curved capacitive sensor supply commitment throughout 2007.

“We recognize the display world has gone flat, but there remains considerable interest from our domestic and international customer-base for curved CRT-based touchscreen products,” cited Michael Woolstrum, CEO of Touch International. “This demand is driven by the replacement market as well as display OEMs who remain committed to providing low-cost CRTs for the gaming and amusement markets.”

Touch International offers standard 14.3″, 15.0″, 16.6″, 17.0″, and 19.0″ diagonal curved capacitive touch screens. TI has the ability to make other curved sensors when the business case warrants. With the industry’s best lead times and most aggressive prices, Touch International drives the touchscreen market in product solutions and unsurpassed service.

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 Unveils the Innovative ExtremeTouch

TI Brings iPhone Experience to Vertical Markets

Austin, TX – October, 12, 2006 – The revolution has begun! Touch International is right in the middle of it. TI announced the release of ExtremeTouch, the newest projected capacitive touch screen. Touch International’s revolutionary new touch technology can transform any transparent surface into a functioning touch screen, giving the designer the flexibility to choose any first surface material, including a window store front, table top, or bullet proof glass.

In partnership with DMC Co., Ltd., TI announces a new universal ExtremeTouch driver for capacitive USB touch screen systems. Historically, capacitive users have been locked in to one manufacturer, because the software drivers only allow usage with the original company’s hardware.

“Incompatibilities with drivers have made it costly or nearly impossible to use another product,” says Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO. “In the past, changes to programs already in revenue production could not be easily changed (due to gaming regulations). Touch International has solved this problem with the new ExtremeTouch.”

In addition to the driver, TI has added 8.4″ (diagonal) ExtremeTouch to the product line, larger models are under development. With its palm rejection capabilities, ExtremeTouch eliminates accidental input from the pressure of the user’s knuckles or palm, ensuring accurate registration every time. Input methods range from active stylus (also known as digital ink), gloved hand, to finger. As part of the line of Ruggedized capacitive products, ExtremeTouch can be made with plastic, shock-proof, deflect vandalism, or incorporate AR filters. Applications for ExtremeTouch range from medical instrumentation and industrial controls, to retail signature capture, GPS, windows, store fronts, and personal digital assistants.

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.