11/12/2014 7:46 AM
COEUR D’ALENE, Ida., September 15, 2014 –Esterline Interface Technologies held a grand opening for their new Operations Facility in Taipei, Taiwan today, focused on producing touchscreen and display technology components. The all-new 8,000 square foot facility introduces sensor fabrication and lamination capabilities to Esterline’s already substantial array of in-house capabilities retained at the Coeur d’Alene, (ID) and Frankenmuth (MI) Operations Facilities.
“Our core customers and markets for interface controls are seeking more touchscreens and displays, and this facility greatly expands our ability to assure supply and control costs for these key components,” said Dennis Staver, platform president for Esterline Interface Technologies. “Our Coeur d’Alene and Frankenmuth Operations Facilities will continue to be the center for electronic and final assembly operations,“ he remarked, “and this new facility will enhance our ability to deliver finished touchscreen-based interfaces faster, and at a more competitive price.”
Touchscreen display interfaces are complex assemblies of displays (LCD or OLED) and touch sensors, typically presented on glass or film substrates. These components must be combined in highly controlled (clean room) environments, and require sophisticated tools and methods to ensure quality and reliability. The development of these systems, especially Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Touch sensors, require “tuning” to ensure accurate and responsive performance- Esterline now has the capability to provide this development function – and production – all from the same facility.
“We now produce these components in exactly the feature size, capability, and quantity that our customers require,” remarked Staver, “giving us a competitive advantage and enabling continued growth in our Coeur d’Alene and Frankenmuth Facilities.”
About Esterline Interface Technologies
Esterline Interface Technologies is a platform of the Avionics and Controls segment of Esterline Technologies Corporation. Headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Interface Technologies is the leading worldwide supplier of custom user interface systems and components. We define the user experience for specialized medical equipment, advanced military and security solutions, industrial equipment, high tech gaming applications, and custom designed input components. Our Coeur D’Alene Operations Facility is a world-class, ISO 9001:2008 certified facility providing full service, design to manufacture methodology for our customers. Specializing in custom input devices, control panels, and application specific control solutions, Interface Technologies Systems designs and manufactures touch, sensing, and control solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the medical, gaming, industrial, marine, transportation, and defense industries. Our Frankenmuth, Michigan Operations Facility produces custom designed input components including membrane switches, passive and active PC board backed switches, elastomeric keypads, and touch screen integrated panels.