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Michelle Sims, Marketing Manager
Ph: 512.388.0090x26 Fax: 512.388.0094

TouchSystems/ eTurboTouch to Re-Enter Capacitive TouchScreen Market

Round Rock, Texas - October 16, 2001 - TouchSystems Corporation, in Partnership with eTurboTouch Technology, today announced plans to re-enter the capacitive touchscreen market. Previously, TouchSystems' founders successfully manufactured capacitive products, but sold the business in 1995 to focus on other interests. Pushed by customer demand, the official re-entry to market will begin with the debut of XGT, a patented, all glass, capacitive touchscreen, at Comdex Fall Nov. 12, 2001.

"We always had the fastest and most accurate analog capacitive sensors", said Gary Barrett, CTO of TouchSystems, "and due to the expiration of acquired patents and non-compete agreements, there's nothing holding us back from re-capturing significant market share in the capacitive touchscreen segment." Market Demand

Analog capacitive touchscreen technology, known for its durability and exceptional optics, is most commonly used in public kiosks applications. As such, explosive growth in the kiosk market has increased demand for capacitive touchscreens. Compound that with the limited number of capacitive manufacturers, and the result is escalated pricing, extended delivery times, and reduced levels of customer service.

"Customers are really driving this decision," stated Kevin Wade, V.P. of New Product Development. "They are becoming increasingly frustrated with low product availability and rising prices, which has resulted in repeated requests to include capacitive in our product offering."

Making the Comeback

TouchSystems has already re-entered and penetrated the analog resistive market segment and expects to make major headway in the capacitive segment with the coming introduction of XGT.

XGT will debut at Comdex Fall 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A press conference will be held Monday, November 12, 2001 at 2:00pm in the press theater room at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Additionally, TouchSystems has formed strategic partnerships, including a pivotal relationship with touchscreen manufacturer, eTurboTouch Technology.

Backed by the Turbo Group, nearly a billion dollar enterprise, eTurboTouch has extensive research and development resources, with a production capacity of over three-million pieces per month at its' manufacturing facility located in Chung-Li, Taiwan.

About TouchSystems
TouchSystems Corporation was established in 1996 by one of the original founders of touchscreen technology. With over 100 years combined touchscreen expertise, TouchSystems is dedicated to delivering the most advanced touch technology, including wireless capabilities. TouchSystems, based in Round Rock, Texas, is a privately held company. "Your Partner in Touch Solutions."

For photographs, datasheets, or any additional information, contact Michelle Sims at 512.388.0090 ext. 26 or send email to [email protected]

Visit our website at www.touchsystems.com



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