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MicroTouch Adds Peter Brumme to Board of Directors

METHUEN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 1998--MicroTouch Systems, 
Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSI - news), the world leader in touchscreen solutions, 
today announced it has elected Peter E. Brumme to its board of 
directors. 

Brumme brings to MicroTouch extensive experience in sales, marketing, 
distribution management, and customer support with several emerging 
growth companies. He is currently chief operating officer at 
SilverStream Software Inc., a privately held developer of 
next-generation Web application platforms based in Burlington, Mass. 
Brumme joins the MicroTouch board as the company continues to grow 
rapidly. Its fiscal year 1997 revenues increased 35 percent to $128.5 
million. 

``We are very pleased with Peter's decision to join us as a board 
member,'' said James Logan, chairman and founder of MicroTouch. ``With 
his strong background in sales and marketing, he will provide important 
insights as we continue to expand our global distribution system and 
enter new touch markets.'' 

Prior to joining SilverStream in January, 1996, Brumme was chief 
operating officer at Watermark Software, an imaging software developer, 
where he helped engineer the start-up company's growth from 1993 to 
1995, when it was acquired by Filenet Corp. 
Brumme previously was chief operating officer at Software Developer's 
Company and senior vice president at Microcom Inc. He also was senior 
vice president of marketing at Microamerica, where he was instrumental 
in building the computer distributor's sales to $525 million until it 
merged with Softsel to form Merisel. Brumme's early career experience 
included management roles at Core & Code, Inc.; ADP Network Services; 
Bolt, Beranek & Newman, Inc.; and AT&T Technologies Corp. (now Lucent 
Technologies). 

Brumme received a presidential appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, 
earned a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was awarded a master of 
science degree in operations research from Cornell University. He also 
has done post-graduate work at the Boston University School of 
Management and the MIT Sloan School. 
Brumme's election to the board raises the number of MicroTouch 
directors to six. Other board members include James Logan, chairman; D. 
Westervelt Davis, president and chief executive officer; Edward J. 
Stewart, III, president of Corning Capital Corp. and general partner 
for several venture capital partnerships; Frank Manning, founder and 
chief executive officer of Zoom Telephonics; and Ronald D. Fisher, 
president and chief executive officer of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. 
About MicroTouch 

MicroTouch Systems, Inc. is the world's leading provider of computer 
touch-input solutions, offering an array of innovative products based 
on capacitive, resistive, and other touch technologies. Founded in 
1982, MicroTouch reported sales of $128.5 million in 1997. With its 
headquarters and ISO 9001-certified manufacturing plant in Methuen, 
Mass., MicroTouch also maintains manufacturing facilities in New York, 
the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia, along with sales 
offices and distributors in numerous other countries. Factura Kiosks, a 
MicroTouch division in Rochester, N.Y., is the leading U.S. supplier of 
kiosk housings, specializing in creative design, engineering, and 
manufacturing. MicroTouch's Business Products Division, formed in 1996, 
manufacturers and markets Ibid, a touch-sensitive electronic whiteboard 
and PC peripheral which has won product innovation awards from such 
prestigious trade magazines as PC Computing and Windows. 

Contact: 
     MicroTouch Systems, Inc.
     Edward F. Clough, 978-659-9120
     eclough@microtouch.com

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