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Apr 4th, 2013
Pyreos heads east with expanded Asia operations
Pyreos announces the 2nd stage of its global expansion has been completed, with the appointment of ten sales and distribution channel partners to support customers in Asia-Pac, to help deal with the exceptional interest levels in the Pyreos gesture sensor product from mobile phone and tablet computer manufacturers in China, Taiwan, Hong-Kong and Japan.
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  • Scottish company, a pioneer of next generation infrared sensor products and touchless gesture control for mobile phones & tablets
  • Adds ten South-East sales channel partners to cope with unprecedented demand for gesture sensor product
  • Interest accelerated after recent launch of gesture enabled Samsung Galaxy 4

Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jeff Gray says: “There is phenomenal interest in our low power gesture sensor in that region, which has intensified since the introduction of the Galaxy 4 by Samsung which has gesture functionality. Many customers have told us that they see our gesture sensing as the lowest power and more long term solution for mobile and tablet devices that can work from close-up to a few meters of distance. It is great to add so many well established distribution partners to support our customers in their respective regions in Asia-Pac.

Jeff Wright, CEO & Co-Founder of Pyreos comments: “These developments will ensure customers in Asia-Pac can rapidly access our gesture sensor products as well as our industrial sensor products and receive world class sales and customer support from our partners.

Pyreos is a leading supplier of next generation infrared sensor products. Its unique, patented technology is enabling ground-breaking new applications including: touchless gesture control of mobile phones and tablet pcs; prevention of gear box failure in the engines of wind turbines, ships and helicopters; the early detection of serious medical illnesses, including diabetes and other life threatening conditions.

About Pyreos
Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, Pyreos develops and manufactures advanced thin film pyroelectric infrared sensor products. The Company has an extensive intellectual property portfolio of over 100 granted patents and applications and unparalleled expertise in MEMs based IR sensor technology. The Company’s high performance product range is enabling innovation in medical, industrial, environmental and consumer electronic applications, including oil analysers for wind turbine gearbox monitoring, non-invasive diabetes monitoring systems, and gesture sensors for touchless mobile phone control.

Spun out of Siemens Technology Accelerator in late 2007 and founded by local entrepreneurs Jeff Wright, Carsten Giebeler and Scott Freeborn, the Company has built a world class team, which is supported by leading venture capital groups including Siemens, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, and Mitsubishi-UFJ of Japan. Pyreos operates its own cleanroom product development, pilot production and test facilities in Edinburgh, as well as having high volume ISO qualified manufacturing partners to support its global customer base.



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