Santa Clara, Calif. - FUJIFILM Dimatix announced today that it won the Printed Electronics USA 2009 Commercialization Award at the sixth annual Printed Electronics USA conference and trade show for broad industry adoption of its highly successful DMP-2800 Dimatix Materials Printer.
The Printed Electronics USA event held December 2-3, 2009 by IDTechEx in San Jose, California, is the world's largest venue on the topic, having attracted more than 850 attendees from 28 countries. The Printed Electronics Commercialization Award recognizes outstanding achievement for an end product demonstrating the greatest tangible commercial success in photovoltaics or printed electronics.
When the DMP-2800 Dimatix Materials Printer was introduced in November 2005, it quickly won praise as the industry's first cost-effective, cartridge-based materials deposition system, able to precision print fluids such as organic polymers, nanoparticle, conductors, dielectrics, resists, nucleotides, enzymes, and proteins, etc., without heat or contact, which are qualities that have made short, experimental production runs feasible for a multitude of applications. Since then, more than 450 of the DMP-2800 printers and tens of thousands of single-use Dimatix Materials Cartridge printheads have been purchased by organizations around the world to print fluids and molecules for applications ranging from RFID, flexible electronics and photovoltaics to biosensors and DNA synthesis reactions.
The DMP-2800 also has set the stage for the new DMP-3000 Dimatix Materials Printer, which features a larger printable area of 300 x 300 mm, maintains tight positional accuracy and repeatability of ± 5 µm and ± 1 µm, respectively, and accepts multiple printheads to meet the needs of printed electronics R&D and support production scale-up.
The DMP-3000 further extends the DMP range with a temperature controlled vacuum platen to support printing on rigid materials from plastic, glass, ceramics and silicon to flexible membranes, gels, thin films and paper products. The DMP-3000 also features an integrated drop visualization system that captures droplet formation images dynamically as droplet ejection parameters are adjusted; sophisticated electronics that allow nozzles to be calibrated on an individual basis to compensate for any channel-to-channel variability; and a fiducial camera enabling users to measure and align substrates, observe drop drying behavior, measure drop sizes and precisely calculate their placement.
"The DMP-2800 has proved itself as the materials printer of choice worldwide for R&D and feasibility testing in inkjet printed electronics, and the Printed Electronics USA 2009 Commercialization Award bears this out," said Martin Schoeppler, CEO and President of FUJIFILM Dimatix. "We have received several technology awards for our DMP-2800, and so we could not be more pleased to receive this prestigious award from IDTechEx recognizing its commercial acceptance."
FUJIFILM Dimatix previously was honored for the DMP-2800 with a Golden Mousetrap Award in the Hardware and Software, Rapid Prototyping Tools category by readers of Design News magazine as one of the most innovative new technologies introduced in 2005; with a Nano 50 Award from Nanotech Briefs magazine in the Product category during NASA Tech Briefs' 2006 National Nano Engineering Conference; and again in 2006 with the first Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Emerging Technology Award (Biotechnology category), given to emerging companies and technologies that have the potential to profoundly impact people and businesses.