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For Immediate Release
Mary Jo Carlone
Product Information: 1-800-380-0059
New Touch Panel Factory Enhances Fujitsu's Marketing Efforts in NorthAmerica
SUNNYVALE, Calif. November 13, 2001 Fujitsu Components America, Inc.
(FCAI) today announced that it will begin actively marketing resistive touch
panels in North America.
The announcement comes as a result of a new joint-venture company formed by
parent company Fujitsu Component Limited (FCL) and compact disk manufacturer
CMC to manufacture touch panels. The new 7,000-square-meter factory has
doubled Fujitsu's touch panel production capacity and engineering resources.
The new manufacturing company, Transtouch Technology Inc. (TTI), is located
in Tao-yuan, Taiwan. The new facility augments Fujitsu’s existing factory in
Suzaka city, Nagano, Japan. Both factories will develop and manufacture
Fujitsu's resistive touch panels, ranging from 2-inches to 17-inches
Fujitsu Components America will market the resistive touch panels, which are
a low-power, cost-effective alternative to capacitive panels, in North
America. Applications include notebook PCs, LCD monitors and digital home
The TTI factory (http://www.transtouch.com.tw) features a newly constructed
clean room equipped with new and updated equipment. The factory started
operations in July, and successfully completed FCL's quality assurance audit
in September. Customers in Taiwan and Japan are already receiving panel
shipments. Drop shipments to Europe and the United States will begin in
Fujitsu Components America Inc. markets and distributes electronic components
throughout North, Central and South America. Products include relays,
connectors, keyboards, touch panels, pointing and input devices, KVM switches
and thermal printer mechanisms. The company is headquartered at 250 E.
Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. For product information, telephone
1-800-380-0059, access the Fujitsu web site at
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