IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Global sensor solutions provider Interlink Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: LINK) — a trusted technology partner in the rapidly advancing world of human-machine interface (HMI) devices, force sensors, and related cutting-edge technologies — announces plans to establish an advanced engineering team in Scotland, a vital step in further extending the company’s European presence and customer base.
The new group will be based out of an innovation hub near the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Initially, the multidisciplinary team will consist of five engineers, with plans to add additional personnel and resources as the location ramps up operations.
To support the group, Interlink is establishing a new U.K.-based entity — Interlink Electronics Limited — with the assistance of Scottish Enterprise, the country’s national economic development agency. Professor Graham Wren, Interlink’s strategic technical advisor, also serves as the University of Strathclyde’s director of major projects and special advisor to the principal and vice-chancellor, which will help provide the company with access to local talent and business opportunities.
“The establishment of our new Scottish footprint is a crucial step in capitalizing on the hot European market — one of our fastest growing sources of new business,” said Steven N. Bronson, chairman, president, and CEO of Interlink Electronics. “Our expanding presence across the pond will also give us access to a fresh pool of engineering talent, not only from Scotland but all over the U.K.”
Interlink’s new European operations epitomize its ongoing commitment to strategic growth around the globe. In just the last year, the company opened a new world-class R&D center and advanced materials science lab in Camarillo, Calif., as well as its new corporate headquarters in Irvine, Calif. These upgraded physical footprints — along with the addition of new personnel and companywide resources — provide the necessary infrastructure to pursue opportunities in new industries, offer a greater range of in-house solutions, and develop new proprietary technology.
About Interlink Electronics
Interlink Electronics is a world-leading trusted provider of HMI, sensor, and IoT solutions. In addition to standard product offerings, Interlink utilizes its expertise in materials science, manufacturing, firmware, and software to produce in-house system solutions for custom applications. For more than 35 years, Interlink has led the printed electronics industry in the commercialization of its patented Force Sensing Resistor® technology and has supplied some of the world’s top electronics manufacturers with intuitive sensor and interface technologies like the VersaPad and the new VersaPad Plus, which boasts the largest active surface area of any resistive touchpad. It also has a proven track record of supplying technological solutions for mission-critical applications in a diverse range of markets — including medical, automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and industrial control — providing standard and custom-designed sensors that give engineers the flexibility and functionally they seek in today’s sophisticated electronic devices. Interlink serves an international customer base from its headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and world-class materials science lab and R&D center in Camarillo, Calif. They are supported by strategic global locations covering manufacturing, distribution, and sales support. For more information, please visit InterlinkElectronics.com.
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Steven N. Bronson, CEO & President
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