Konica Minolta makes MEMS inkjet for printed electronics
LONDON—Konica Minolta IJ Technologies Inc (Tokyo, Japan) has announced that is has developed a silicon MEMS-based inkjet printhead for printed electronics applications. It is due to begin sampling in the second quarter of 2012.
The unit is intended for applications such as OLED display patterning, OLED lighting thin film layer coating, and high-resolution displays for smartphones and similar devices.
Konica Minolta estimates that the printed electronics market, including next-generation flexible displays, should reach 2 trillion yen (about $25 billion) by 2020. Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings Inc.
This story was originally posted by EE Times.