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June 6, 2014 - Available in sizes up to 4.8 in., Crystal Touch EDGE single-layer, all-glass, projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel features single FPC and Chip on Flex (COF) assembly. Product is available with or without optically bonded cover glass and is built for maximum optical clarity and multi-touch functionality. Operated via stylus or finger(s), panel has scratch-resistant surface that will not deform with frequent use. Thickness is 1.1 mm (up to 1.5 mm if cover glass is required).

Ocular LCD, Inc.

12700 Park Central Dr., Suite 750, Dallas, TX, 75251, USA

Original Press Release

Ocular Announces the Crystal Touch EDGE

Press release date: May 29, 2014

Single-layer PCAP touch panels now available

DALLAS – Ocular LCD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of projected capacitive touch panels, today announced the addition of the Crystal Touch EDGE to their touch panel product offerings.   The Crystal Touch EDGE is a single-layer, all-glass projected capacitive touch panel featuring a single FPC and Chip on Flex (COF) assembly.  The EDGE is available with or without optically bonded cover glass.

Crystal Touch panels provide maximum optical clarity and true multi-touch functionality.  The new Crystal Touch EDGE panels have increased transmissivity due to the single-layer design and the all-glass construction provides a scratch resistant surface that won't deform with frequent use.  Crystal Touch EDGE panels operate with a stylus or finger(s) interaction.

"Atmel is proud to foster continued product development leveraging maXTouch® technologies to create thinner, functional touch solutions that are visually transparent, such as the Crystal Touch EDGE," said Jon Kiachian, vice president of marketing, touch products at Atmel. "Our collaboration with Ocular helps OEMs design natural interfaces that exceed user's expectations."

"The release of the EDGE product is a significant step forward for Ocular," said Paul Massey, sr. vice president of marketing and sales at Ocular. "It was the continued support from Atmel and the efforts of our engineering team that created the ultra-thin, high performance sensor we wanted to bring to our customers.  Applications that require a thinner stack-up, such as Point of Sale terminals and handheld inventory controls/scanners, will benefit from the Crystal Touch EDGE.  The scratch-resistant surface and reduced thickness increases design flexibility and helps reduce the overall thickness of the device."

The thickness of standard Crystal Touch PCAP panels has been reduced by over 30% to create the ultra-thin, Crystal Touch EDGE. Eliminating a layer of glass and optical adhesive gives standard Crystal Touch EDGE panels a thickness of 1.1mm and up to 1.5mm if cover glass is required.

Crystal Touch EDGE panels are currently available in sizes up to 4.8-inches and will be featured at SID Display Week in San Diego, June 3-5.  Visit Ocular at booth 721 to view samples of the new Crystal Touch EDGE.

About Ocular
Ocular LCD, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, is a leading supplier of industrial touch panels and display products to the embedded technology industry. Ocular's innovative technologies enable equipment manufacturers to quickly bring to market product solutions with leading-edge, touch-enabled display capabilities.  In addition to products, Ocular's extensive knowledge and 25 years of experience allow the team to work closely with manufacturers to design display capabilities that meet the unique requirements of their applications, including the demands of extreme environments.  Ocular's product realization services can combine customized displays and true multi-touch products into a fully integrated and tested turnkey product.  To learn more about Ocular, please visit www.ocularlcd.com.

About Atmel maXTouch Technologies
With true unlimited touch functionality and stylus support, the maXTouch technology will enable exciting new applications, such as tablets, Netbooks and MIDs. The microcontroller technology, combined with proprietary algorithms, offers a better touch experience for users of tablet and other applications.  The larger screen solution is an enhancement of existing maXTouch products that provide best-in-class configurability to exceed today's user interface requirements for applications such as tablets. For more information, visit http://www.atmel.com/products/touchscreens/. To see the latest Atmel maXTouch videos, visit the Atmel YouTube Channel at http://www.atmel.com/youtube or follow Atmel on Twitter www.atmel.com/twitter.

About Display Week
The 51st SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2014, will take place June 1-6, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.  Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays.  For more information on Display Week 2014, visit http://www.displayweek.org or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hash tag #SID2014.

Atmel® , Atmel logo and combinations thereof, maXTouch® , and others are registered trademarks, or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries.  Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

Ocular® and the Ocular logo are registered trademarks of Ocular LCD, Inc.  All other trade and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

CONTACT:
Erin Olson
Marketing Manager
Phone: +1 (214) 635-1920
Email: EOlson@Ocularlcd.com

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