Komori Expands Investment in Printed Electronics to Unlock New Opportunities in Print Technology

Komori Expands Investment in Printed Electronics to Unlock New Opportunities in Print Technology

Rolling Meadows, IL - June 07, 2024 -

As part of Komori Corporation’s ongoing dedication to shaping the future of printing technology, the company is expanding its focus on printed electronics (PE). Komori America is proud to announce it will be responsible for driving PE technology sales in North America. To lead this effort, Doug Schardt has been appointed director of printed electronics to capitalize on emerging opportunities in sectors where electronic functionality is increasingly in demand and to support the growth of Komori’s PE business. He will also continue in his role as director of product management at Komori America.

Doug Schardt - Director of PE, Komori America

Komori views printed electronics as a growth business. In 2023, Komori Corporation established the Printed Electronics Elemental Technology Development Center on the premises of the Tsukuba Plant in Japan to develop elemental technologies for PE. The company is expanding on this investment in the United States in response to the current push by the U.S. government to tackle the supply chain disruptions associated with traditional silicon-based chips brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic with processes that rely on different materials and manufacturing processes.

Silicon Wafer In Production

Printed electronics uses printing techniques to create electrical devices on various substrates. Instead of traditional methods that involve etching circuits onto silicon chips, PE uses special inks and presses to create electronic devices on various surfaces, like paper, plastic or even fabric. The result is a class of electronics that are lightweight, versatile and cost-effective—qualities that open a host of business opportunities from the ability to produce a wide range of applications, such as wearable technologies and smart packaging.

With this expanded focus on PE, Komori continues its group purpose mission of Delivering Kando "beyond expectations" by contributing to society with print technology.

About Komori America Corporation

Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of offset and digital presses, provides world-class technology based on three tenets core to which all Komori products are delivered—product reliability, outstanding print quality and substrate flexibility. From unsurpassed print quality and impressively fast makeready to intuitive software, Komori is dedicated to helping its customers navigate the changing market landscape. With hundreds of patents, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and representation around the globe, Komori is laser-focused on the advancement of print. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.

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Lance Martin
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Komori America & MBO America