Force-sensing specialist, Peratech, appoints Dr Tolis Voutsas as VP of Technology
Peratech, a world leader in force-sensing technology, has appointed Dr. Tolis Voutsas as Vice President of Technology. He will focus on the development of solutions integrating Peratech’s quantum tunnelling composite (QTC®) force-sensing technology with Displays and Thin-Film Transistor arrays.
POSTED BY Peratech | May 21, 2018 |
Richmond, North Yorkshire – 21 May, 2018. Peratech, a world leader in force-sensing technology, has appointed Dr. Tolis Voutsas as Vice President of Technology. He will focus on the development of solutions integrating Peratech’s quantum tunnelling composite (QTC®) force-sensing technology with Displays and Thin-Film Transistor arrays.
Voutsas has 24 years’ experience leading and supporting a wide variety of R&D projects across the whole spectrum of material, process, device, and system development for flat panel displays and sensor arrays. He has been responsible for several technology transfers to large-volume manufacturing and has led the development of new business for flexible and wearable electronics whilst at Sharp Labs of America, Ares Materials, and e-skin Displays.
Jon Stark, CEO, Peratech said “We are delighted that Tolis is bringing a wealth of display-industry and technology-commercialisation experience to Peratech. Our experience co-developing an active-matrix force sensor with him when he was at Sharp Labs was only a taste of his ability to collaborate, innovate and bring new display-integration products to market. As a thought leader in flexible display technologies, Tolis will lead how we define a new future of TFT and display-integrated HMIs and new application areas with QTC force-sensing technology.”
“Peratech leads the field in HMI touch by offering affordable, award-winning touch sensing solutions with outstanding touch sensitivity, durability, EMI immunity, and dynamic range,” commented Voutsas. “I’m thrilled to be joining such a forward-thinking company which is dedicated to developing new and impactful HMI experiences.”
Voutsas earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1994 and completed his doctoral thesis on advanced poly-Si material and device technologies for active-matrix LCDs. In 2000 he also received an M.S. degree in Management of Technology from Washington State University. He has authored over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, written 3 book chapters, holds over 100 US patents, and has presented at numerous conferences and industry trade events. He has served as the VP of Americas Region for the Society for Information Display, in which he is currently a senior member.
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 due to even the slightest pressure on the QTC material is both predictable and repeatable over more than a million cycles.
For designers of human machine interfaces (HMI), 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., 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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