Komori Expands into Printed Electronics to Drive Innovation in Print Technology

Komori Expands into Printed Electronics to Drive Innovation in Print Technology

 

Rolling Meadows, IL—Komori America is spearheading Komori Corporation’s expansion into printed electronics (PE), reinforcing its commitment to the future of print technology. Komori America will lead PE technology sales in North America, with Doug Schardt appointed as director of printed electronics. In this role, Schardt will leverage emerging opportunities in sectors demanding electronic functionality and support the growth of Komori’s PE business, while continuing as director of product management at Komori America.

 

Strategic Growth in Printed Electronics

 

Recognizing the potential of printed electronics, Komori Corporation established the Printed Electronics Elemental Technology Development Center at the Tsukuba Plant in Japan in 2023. This initiative focuses on developing foundational technologies for PE. Komori is now extending this investment to the U.S., responding to the increased demand for alternative manufacturing processes due to supply chain disruptions of traditional silicon-based chips caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Innovative Applications of Printed Electronics

 

Printed electronics employs printing techniques to fabricate electrical devices on various substrates. Unlike conventional methods that etch circuits onto silicon chips, PE uses special inks and presses to produce electronic devices on surfaces like paper, plastic, or fabric. This results in lightweight, versatile, and cost-effective electronics, unlocking numerous business opportunities in applications such as wearable technologies and smart packaging.

 

Commitment to Innovation and Excellence

 

Through its expanded focus on PE, Komori upholds its mission of Delivering Kando "beyond expectations," contributing to societal advancement with cutting-edge print technology.

 

 


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