Product End-of-Life Announcement Curved Capacitive Touch Screens

Austin, TX – November 01, 2007 – Touch International, a 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 a 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.