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Fuji Buys Dimatix

(August 2006) posted on Wed Aug 02, 2006


Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. is acquiring Santa Clara, CA-based Dimatix, Inc. (formerly Spectra, Inc.), a developer and manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads, precision micropumps, and specialized print systems. Under the terms of the agreement, the purchase includes all of Dimatix’s business, including its Spectra Printing Division, located in Lebanon, NH and its Materials Deposition Division and MEMS fabrication facility in Santa Clara.

“For more than 20 years, Dimatix has been leading the way in piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet technology, and this acquisition represents the next phase in accelerating our growth,” says Dimatix CEO John Batterton. “We are pleased to have such a significant role in Fuji’s VISION75 strategy, which establishes new growth platforms in digital imaging.”

Dimatix’s Spectra business develops and manufactures piezo printheads, assemblies, components, and systems used in industrial and commercial printing, including wide-format graphics, coding and marking, textiles, mailing, and product and food decoration. The Materials Deposition business designs and manufactures systems for the development and jetting of functional fluids, including nanoparticle-based metallic and organic materials. Applications range from microelectronic packaging substrates and flexible and rigid displays to DNA arrays, optical microlenses, and various electronics.

“Fuji’s acquisition represents a significant endorsement of our technology leadership,” says Dimatix CTO Andreas Bibl. “The combination of Fuji’s materials science and printing know-how with Dimatix’s technology will accelerate the use of inkjetting in new and exciting applications.”


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