Cirque Corp. (Salt Lake City) has announced a strategic partnership with Ocular Inc. (Richardson, TX) to develop advanced touch display screens. To start, Ocular has incorporated Cirque’s capacitive touch controller into its Crystal TouchT line of capacitive touch screens. Ocular says that the alliance strengthens its market position. And as the company tries to aggressively advance capacitive touch screen technology by adding gesturing user interface capabilities, Cirque’s technology has been instrumental in its quest, Ocular says. The glass featured on these touch screens is immune to scratching as well as contaminants in the environment. The screens, which are used in medical systems, can be cleaned with caustic chemicals.