TES America Completes the Acquisition of Assets from 3M Company

Applied Tech Review | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

TES America has completed the acquisition of assets from 3M Company and is relaunching the iconic MicroTouch brand.

FREMONT, CA: TES America, a leader in the touch solutions market, finalizes the acquisition of certain assets from 3M Touch Systems, a subsidiary of  3M Company. TES got the iconic MicroTouch brand of touch monitors along with the purchase and is relaunching the firm today, bringing back a cultural icon that developed the world’s leading touchscreen technology nearly 40 years ago. TES has outfitted MicroTouch with an all-new look and is widening the capacitive touch monitors line, comprising adding all-in-one, multi-touch computer systems armed with TES’s latest patented technology.

With the vast industry experience and factory-direct product, TES can bring MicroTouch back to the forefront of capacitive leadership. When backed by TES, MicroTouch customers will get a wide product mix of components, monitors and touch computers, and efficiency and flexibility through regional engineering, local customer help, and global warehousing potentials.

The additional assets TES acquired from 3M Touch Systems comprise Surface Capacitive and Projected Capacitive components and displays used for commercial applications in several industries, including casino gaming, medical equipment, public kiosks, collaboration tables and financial transactions. While TES plans to maintain all existing 3M Touch products with unwavering customer assistance, the industry innovator looks to transform the touch-systems marketplace. It positions the trusted MicroTouch brand as the dominant force in the sector again.

MicroTouch was the first to patent and commercialised Capacitive Touchscreens. It was vital to the technologies adoption as the preferred touch solution for commercial applications. After the acquisition of MicroTouch and the formation of 3M Touch Systems in 2001, MicroTouch was no longer the Capacitive touch's brand identity. However, the entrepreneurial spirit never wavered, and MicroTouch continued to innovate alternatives like projected capacitive became standards in the market. And now, with the relaunch of MicroTouch as the standard-bearer for capacitive solutions, the history of this iconic brand comes full circle.

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