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Perceptive Pixel Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary at SIGGRAPH 2011

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Aug 08, 2011 -- Perceptive Pixel, the leading provider of advanced user interface solutions, today announced that it will mark its five-year anniversary at SIGGRAPH 2011, the 38th international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive technologies, held Aug. 7-11, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to celebrating this milestone, Perceptive Pixel today announced that Bob Pette, formerly Vice President, Professional Solutions and Services, has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and that technology industry veteran Diane Carlson has joined the company as Vice President, Marketing. These strategic moves underscore the company's continued growth and success in bringing professionals across many industries the most advanced multi-touch solutions in the marketplace.

Since its launch, Perceptive Pixel has been an authority in the field of human-computer interaction across a wide variety of industries from design and animation to government, finance, media and energy. The company's product offerings, which include both interactive displays and touch-enabled software solutions, deliver the highest-quality multi-touch experience. Perceptive Pixel was initially known for its large-format displays, first introduced at SIGGRAPH 2006 and widely adopted in the government, media and entertainment industries. In 2008, CNN used Perceptive Pixel's large-scale displays to transform election coverage, and other networks quickly implemented the technology for various segments of their daily broadcasts. In 2009, Perceptive Pixel was the recipient of a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt Museum; and in 2010, 3M, recognizing the limitless potential of Perceptive Pixel's technologies, invested in the company through its 3M New Ventures business. Perceptive Pixel's most recent product is an ultra-high-resolution, optically bonded, projected capacitive 27" LCD display, which stands as the world's first professional-quality multi-touch desktop display. At SIGGRAPH 2011, the company plans to introduce another innovative product that will once again raise the bar for professional-grade multi-touch solutions.

"There's no better place than SIGGRAPH to mark our incredible success," said Jeff Han, founder and CEO, Perceptive Pixel. "Since launching at the event in 2006, we've spent the last five years delivering true multi-touch to the professional user. These strategic additions to our team provide us with expert leadership, innovative thinking and powerful execution to further redefine the way professionals interact with both information and technology."

In his new role as COO, Bob Pette will leverage his extensive industry experience at NVIDIA and Silicon Graphics to oversee the daily operations of the company. Diane Carlson, a technology industry veteran who has driven comprehensive marketing initiatives at Sun Microsystems and IntraLinks, among other technology firms, will work with the company's leadership to create strategic alliances and further market awareness and adoption.

"With five years of consistent, solid growth, Perceptive Pixel has become the thought leader in true multi-touch technology," said Pette. "Our new, groundbreaking 27" desktop-size multi-touch display is just one of the many innovative solutions in our aggressive product roadmap. We will continue to grow our ecosystem of hardware and software partners and execute on our mission to advance next-generation user interfaces for professionals across multiple industries."

Perceptive Pixel will be exhibiting at the NVIDIA booth (# 453) at SIGGRAPH 2011. To schedule a demonstration of the company's solutions at the event, contact Diane Carlson at 212.691.2210, ext. 335, or Email Contact.

About Perceptive Pixel:
Perceptive Pixel was founded in 2006 by Jeff Han, a recognized leader in the touch technology field, and focuses on the research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces for the knowledge worker. The company's patent-pending technologies enable users to manipulate complex datasets through intuitive, powerful and visually rich interface techniques. The company's products are used in broadcast, defense, energy exploration, geo-intelligence, industrial design and medical imaging. The company's large screen, multi-touch products gained early recognition for transforming the way CNN covered the historic 2008 U.S. Presidential elections. Perceptive Pixel was awarded the 2009 National Design Award from the Smithsonian in the inaugural category of Interaction Design. Perceptive Pixel is privately held and headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, OR; Mountain View, CA and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.perceptivepixel.com.

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