Atmel Corporation and Ocular Announce Touch Solutions Collaboration


DALLAS, TX - Ocular LCD, Inc., leader in the high-tech touch solutions industry, today announced a collaboration program with Atmel Corporation, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions. This collaboration provides designers in a variety of markets the choice of robust and high functionality touchscreen solutions for their applications. The Ocular® Crystal Touch: Multi-Touch product line, powered by Atmel® maXTouch(TM) technology, provides a family of capacitive touch panels designed for the next generation of touch enabled products. This program formalizes the technical cooperation and product development efforts that Ocular and Atmel have been engaged in for the past year.

Ocular's family of touch panels integrated with Atmel's maXTouch(TM) microcontrollers will provide the ability to add the true multi-touch function to devices in various industries and numerous applications. With the availability of 4.3", 7.0" and 10.1" panel sizes, more product applications will benefit from the upgraded look and feel that a touch panel provides. Many of the new applications for touch panels require true multi-touch functionality that allows for multi-touch stretch/pinch, rotate gestures and up to ten simultaneous touch points. Ocular provided Crystal Touch panels, powered by the Atmel maXTouch(TM) microcontroller, will meet these requirements as well as higher performance, better accuracy, faster response times and lower power consumption.

Both companies bring over two decades worth of experience and innovation to the collaboration; the combination of these specialties is guaranteed to make a positive impact in the touch solutions marketplace.

"Combining the years of experience and expertise that both companies provide creates a strong and well-respected collaboration," said Phil Spivey, President and CEO of Ocular. "Providing industry-leading Atmel maXTouch solutions with our touch panels gives the enhanced touch panel functionality product designers are looking for. Our team of engineers is well versed in touch technology and adding the strength of Atmel brings our touch panels to the next level."

Currently leading the market with innovative and enhanced touch solutions, the collaboration between Atmel and Ocular will create a strong program that will continue on this forward-thinking path. According to Jon Kiachian, Sr. Director of Touch Marketing at Atmel Corporation, "We are committed to serving the growing touch market with innovative touch solutions. This collaboration enables just that by allowing customers of all sizes to design touchscreens with more intuitive interfaces and better touch capability with Atmel maXTouch technology inside."

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 www.atmel.com/products/touchscreens/. To see the latest Atmel maXTouch videos, visit the Atmel YouTube Channel at www.atmel.com/youtube or follow Atmel on Twitter @atmelcorporatio.

About Ocular

Ocular LCD, INC., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, 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 20 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 display and multi-touch products into a fully integrated and tested turnkey product. To learn more about Ocular, please visit www.Ocularlcd.com.

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