comment on this article

Queen’s Awards 2012: Peratech succeeds in Innovation category with QTC technology

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.

Simon Fogg

Comment on this article




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...

What you think about this article:

Add your 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.

Related Articles

Overcoming the shakes

Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is coming to a smartphone near you; indeed, a ...

Video wall technology

Video wall technology is changing the industrial landscape and the way we see ...

Nothing to wear?

The term 'wearable electronics' has a range of interpretations. At one end of ...

Rory Read, CEO, AMD

When Rory Read joined AMD in 2011 it was a company in trouble, but he has led ...