Peratech Relocates R&D to NETPark

Peratech, a world-leading tactile-sensing solutions company, has relocated its global R&D labs from its current location near Richmond, North Yorkshire, to NETPark, Sedgefield, County Durham.

NETPark (www.northeasttechnologypark.com) is one of the UK’s premier science, engineering and technology parks with world-class laboratory, office, and clean room space, ensuring its tech-industry occupants are situated to take advantage of the ever-growing tech ecosystem in the North East. The technology park is home to the High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, managed by CPI. On-site at CPI are The National Innovation Centre for Printable Electronics, The National Innovation Centre for Formulations, and the Durham University Research Institute.

Peratech CTO, Tolis Voutsas commented, “Peratech chose NETPark not only for its purpose-built lab facilities and innovation centres.  It’s an ideal location for accelerating Peratech’s next-generation materials development, it’s close to industry-leading tech companies, and it’s a hub for a wide range of technical and creative talent.”

The new location positions Peratech to explore much deeper cross-company collaborations with other NETPark residents and build on its existing strong ties with Durham University.

“Moving to NETPark puts Peratech at another level of capability to commercialise new technologies.” Said Jon Stark, Peratech CEO. “It’s a significant step to improving near-term performance and achieving our long-term goals.”

Although R&D has moved to County Durham, Peratech’s global headquarters will remain close by in North Yorkshire.

About Peratech

Based on patented Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC®) technology, Peratech’s tactile sensing solutions bring a new dimension to touch controls. Peratech’s sensors change from being an almost perfect insulator to becoming increasingly conductive in proportion to the amount of force applied to them. In addition, the materials are very resilient with predictable deformation and recovery so that changes in resistance due to even the slightest pressure on the sensor material is both predictable and repeatable over more than a million cycles.

For designers of human-machine interfaces (HMI), Peratech’s 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 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. As a result, Peratech’s tactile solution 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 tactile 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 minimise both cost and time-to-market. The company also offers a range of standard products. Peratech Holdco Ltd., a privately held company, is based in Richmond, Yorkshire, UK.

News source: peratech.com.

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