23 April 2012 Queen’s Awards 2012: Peratech succeeds in Innovation category with QTC technology Peratech has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its Quantum Tunnelling Composites (QTC) technology. QTC enables the creation of Human Machine Interface (HMI) designs that react to variations in pressure. Metallic and non metallic filler particles are combined in an elastomeric binder and the electrical resistance drops in proportion to the amount of pressure applied, meaning force sensitive switches as thin as 75microns can be produced. The North Yorkshire company said its recently launched QTC Clear technology could enable a new generation of touch screens due to its three dimensional input interaction. David Lussey, Peratech's cto and founder, commented: "It is amazing to think that an experiment to find a conductive adhesive went wrong and resulted in the creation of QTC, which is now the basis for a British company that has millions of pounds worth of sales around the world. We are all honoured to receive this award because innovation is the one, undisputed thing that the British really excel at so the competition is intense." The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious and granted for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.peratech.com Companies Peratech This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article BEEAs 2010 shortlist announced Findlay Media has announced the shortlist for the 2010 British ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.