The next time you reach out and touch someone. . .or some thing. . .it just might have a TouchSensor Technologies TouchCell. Founded in 1996 the company researches, develops, and manufactures the world's only field-effect digital switch -- TouchCell -- which is used in both industrial automation, as well as commercial applications, such as appliance, automotive, consumer electronics, fitness, food service, gaming, marine, medical, RV, transportation, and vending. Customers include Precor, BMW, and Whirlpool. Gemtron, a unit of SCHOTT, was majority owner of TouchSensor until it sold the company to Methode Electronics in 2007; Gemtron and TouchSensor continue to collaborate in the early phases of design.