Collaborating For A Fundamental Improvement In Active Matrix Force Sensing
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom F Track 3
15:05 - 15:55
We combined Sharp's IGZO TFT backplane technology with Peratech's QTC-based force-sensing technology and created a new type of active matrix sensor. We're sharing the result of our trials for the first time this session. Not only will you get a preview of what the sensor can do but you'll actively participate in a brainstorming session with all participants to develop new potential applications. Everyone will get a copy of the full results of the brainstorming session.
Jon Stark brings start-up leadership and new technology mass-commercialisation experience from the ever-demanding smartphone market. Formerly, as vice president of printed electronics and new materials development at MFLEX, Stark successfully built a factory in China and launched a new product to mass market within 6 months. Previous to that he served in leadership positions in several start-ups, and was a Managing Director of Invigorate Management Consulting in Southern California. He is passionate about fostering the innovation process in others, and has used that capability throughout his career to help numerous start-ups grow and to win both national and international awards.
Peratech's force sensors are based on Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC®) technology and bring a new dimension to tactile controls. QTC sensors make touch buttons, panels and displays far easier to use and can be used above, below or around rigid or flexible displays, or under a variety of materials. The QTC touch experience is intuitive, consistent and reliable, whatever the environment, even when using gloved fingers or in the presence of moisture.
Peratech's award-winning, thin and flexible QTC sensors come in single-point, 3D single-touch, and 3D multi-touch versions. Peratech Holdco Ltd. is a privately held company based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK.