Quantum tunnelling force-sensing specialist Peratech appoints Jack Wei as VP of Global Operations
Peratech, a world leader in force-sensing technology, has appointed Jack Wei as VP of Global Operations to lead its production engineering, operations and supply chain.
POSTED BY Peratech | Feb 23, 2017 |
Richmond, Yorkshire, UK – 23 February 2017. Peratech, a world leader in force-sensing technology, has appointed Jack Wei as VP of Global Operations to lead its production engineering, operations and supply chain. Wei will focus on China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, as Peratech moves to mass production in 2017, following recent design wins.
Wei brings a unique skillset, combining an ability to build manufacturing excellence, as he did at Alpha China and MFLEX, with strategic sourcing of new technologies, which he did at both Motorola and the Printed Electronics Business Division at MFLEX.
In the second half of 2016, Peratech worked with several of the top global smartphone manufacturers and the fingerprint-sensing and force-touch display module manufacturers that support them. This work led to Peratech’s products progressing from initial evaluation through proof-of-concept to production design verification. The next step toward mass production launch is proving manufacturability to the smartphone and display industry that Peratech can deliver mass production solutions. This requires the dedicated expertise in high-volume mass-production experience that Wei brings to the team.
Jon Stark, CEO of Peratech, commented: “Jack brings a wealth of experience in setting up mass production supply chains in Asia for module manufacturing, especially in displays. Most recently, he’s run SMT and Assembly Operations, supply chain, and production engineering at MFLEX, converting over 500M USD in annual business. Jack provides our customers with the confidence that we can deliver our high-quality, cost effective technology solutions on a mass scale.”
Jack Wei said: “I’m excited about the opportunity to enhance and grow the mass production capabilities Peratech currently offers customers and I’m looking forward to driving this as part of the Peratech team.”
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Based on patented Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC®) technology, Peratech’s force sensors bring a new dimension to touch controls. QTC materials change from being an almost perfect insulator to becoming increasingly conductive in proportion to the amount of force applied to them. The materials are very resilient, with predictable deformation and recovery, so that changes in resistance from even the slightest pressure on the QTC material are both predictable and repeatable over more than a million cycles.
For designers of human machine interfaces (HMIs), QTC technology offers unrivalled creative freedom and opportunities for product differentiation in both ergonomics and aesthetics. It makes touch buttons, panels and displays far easier to use.
Peratech’s award-winning, thin and flexible QTC sensors come in single-point, 3D single-touch, and 3D multi-touch versions. They can be used above, below or around rigid or flexible displays, or under metal, plastic, wood or glass surfaces. The QTC touch experience is intuitive, consistent, precise, durable and reliable, whatever the environment, even when using gloved fingers or in the presence of moisture.
The diverse applications for QTC force sensors include consumer and automotive electronics, smart home systems and appliances and industrial controls. Over a million devices around the world now employ the technology. Peratech’s custom design and integration service minimises both cost and time-to-market. The company also offers a range of standard products. Peratech Holdco Ltd. is a privately held company based in Richmond, Yorkshire, UK.
Quantum Tunnelling Composite and QTC are registered trademarks of Peratech Holdco Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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