3M Touch Systems Aligned with 3M Electro and Communication Business


Methuen, MA, January 9, 2008 - 3M Touch Systems, Inc., a wholly-own subsidiary of the 3M Company and a leading innovator and manufacturer of touch technology, announces today its alignment within the 3M Electro and Communications Business (ECB), a leading supplier of innovative solutions to the electronics, electrical, and telecommunications industries. 3M Touch Systems was previously part of the 3M Display and Graphics Business.

"Combining Touch Systems with ECB will align our technologies and markets more effectively and allow us to provide customers with leading-edge products and services," said Ty Silberhorn, General Manager, 3M Touch Systems. "And, with ECB's extensive access to global manufacturers, Touch Systems' products will benefit from increased industry exposure and consideration by an expanded engineering community."

The 3M Electro and Communications Business operates in more that 60 countries around the world, offering numerous technologies and products for the electronics market. Key product offerings that will extend Touch Systems' product offering to touch device manufacturers are flexible circuits, tapes and binding films, gaskets and adhesives, static control products, cable assemblies, and backplane solutions.

3M Touch Systems provides industry-leading touch solutions that include the MicroTouch(TM) ClearTek(TM) II capacitive touch systems product family, MicroTouch(TM) EX II capacitive electronics, and MicroTouch(TM)-brand general purpose and chassis/kiosk touch displays. In addition, MicroTouch(TM) DST large-format touch systems for interactive digital signage and MicroTouch(TM) Flex Capacitive touch sensors for mobile handheld applications. About 3M Touch Systems, Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.3M.com/touch.

About 3M
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit www.3M.com

For media inquiries, contact

Lorin Robinson
3M Public Relations
(651) 733-6582
www.3m.com/PressContact

For all other inquiries, visit www.3M.com/touch

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