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Start-up Profile: Tactus Technology

This CES darling adds tactile feedback to virtual keyboards

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04ResourcesTactusDialPadButtons up: Fluid-filled cells provide tactile feedback for touch-screen keyboards.Photo: Tactus Technology

In the six years since Apple introduced the iPhone, with its stylus-free multitouch display, touch screens have become the preferred interface for mobile devices. Market demand for touch screens shows no signs of slowing. Last year’s worldwide revenues of US $16 billion are anticipated to jump to $31.9 billion in 2018, according to market research firm DisplaySearch.


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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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