Azoteq - The World Leader in Capacitive Proximity & Touch
Azoteq is the world leader in intelligent switch, capacitive proximity and touch solutions for next generation user interfaces. The company offers solutions for LED lighting, capacitive proximity and touch switches, non-ITO LCD touch screen displays, 3D touch screens and ultra-robust capacitive touch through metal applications. Azoteq has over 20 IC products in production.
Azoteq’s vision is to enable next generation capacitive user interfaces and intelligent switch applications for users to interact naturally with products through capacitive proximity and touch.
To add new capabilities that allows our customers to differentiate their products.
To deliver the highest quality products on time.
To always exceed customer’s expectations.
Azoteq is a fabless semiconductor company founded by Dr. Frederick Bruwer in 1998. The company initially developed the LightSenseTM range of products that enabled intelligent control for LED flashlights and headlamps. In 2004 the company decided to focus on the emerging touch and proximity markets and developed a range of products based its intellectual property. Since 2004 Azoteq was the first to integrate the reference capacitor on chip in a touch controller, first to incorporate on chip calibration, first to combine a single antenna for capacitive proximity and touch sensing, first to incorporate on chip RF detection and first to enable capacitive sensing through a top metal deformation plate.
Azoteq’s intellectual property is protected by over 39 patents in the USA, Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. The patents cover fundamental concepts of next generation user interfaces for proximity sensing, touch detection and activation of desired function.