Dimatix Materials Printer Receives Nano 50 Award for Its Significant Impact on the State-of-the-Art in Nanotechnology

Annual Awards From Nanotech Briefs Magazine Select the 'Best of the Best'

Aug 09, 2006, 01:00 ET from FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a
 leading provider of commercial and industrial ink jet products, today
 announced that Nanotech Briefs(R) magazine honored its Dimatix Materials
 Printer (DMP) with a Nano 50 Award in the product category. Award
 recipients will be acknowledged during NASA Tech Briefs' National Nano
 Engineering Conference in Boston, November 9-10, 2006.
     "The winners of the Nano 50 Awards are the best of the best -- the
 innovative people and technologies that will continue to move
 nanotechnology to key mainstream markets," said Linda L. Bell, publisher of
 Nanotech Briefs.
     "The next era of printable materials will be necessary for the
 continued advancement of nanotechnology, especially in the areas of
 electronics and medicine," said Jan Sumerel, Ph.D., manager of biomedical
 sciences, FUJIFILM Dimatix. "As a result, non-contact deposition of
 nanoparticles in their native state is at the forefront of today's
 research. To support this research, FUJIFILM Dimatix developed a materials
 deposition printer that can distribute nanoparticles in a highly precise
 and repeatable fashion. With the DMP, researchers can rapidly develop
 nanoinks and the manufacturing processes that employ these inks."
     Nanotech Briefs is a digital monthly magazine from the publishers of
 NASA Tech Briefs that highlights engineering breakthroughs in
 nanotechnology and MEMS. This is the second annual Nanotech Briefs Nano 50
 Awards since the magazine launched in January 2004.
     About the Dimatix Materials Printer
     The Dimatix Materials Printer is a bench-top precision digital
 materials deposition system with versatile capabilities. It is the world's
 first complete, low-cost solution for high-precision jetting of functional
 fluids -- including nanoparticle-based metallic and organic materials -- on
 any type of surface, including plastic, glass, metal sheets, silicon,
 membranes, gels, thin films and paper. The groundbreaking system provides
 an easy-to-use, cost-effective tool for corporations and research
 institutes to quickly develop and test processes and prototypes, as well as
 conduct low-volume manufacturing of a broad range of products -- from
 flexible circuits, RFID tags and displays to DNA arrays, optical lenses and
 wearable electronics.
     By directly printing on their own substrates, customers can rapidly
 develop prototypes and keep process technology in-house. The printer's
 small size and low price make it convenient and easy to use and own. The
 user-friendly cartridge system allows customers to perform print and
 deposition functions without having to become fluid jet experts. The DMP is
 a turnkey system that enables customers to develop new materials and
 products, and bring them to market faster, easier and at a significantly
 lower cost.
     About FUJIFILM Dimatix
     FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film
 Co., Ltd., is driving a revolution in micro-production technology that will
 deliver a new generation of applications in imaging, electronics and the
 biosciences. The company is a leading developer and manufacturer of
 high-performance ink jet printheads and components used in a broad range of
 industrial, non-impact imaging applications through its Spectra Printing
 Division. Its Materials Deposition Division is evolving ink jetting
 technology into a production process that lowers the cost, time and
 environmental impact of producing electronic circuits and functions for
 RFID tags, flat panel displays, circuit boards and other electronic and
 bioscience applications. FUJIFILM Dimatix is headquartered in Santa Clara,
 Calif. and its Spectra division is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The
 company has sales and services offices worldwide. For more information,
 visit www.dimatix.com .
      Editorial Contact:
      Jen Bernier
      The Hoffman Agency for FUJIFILM Dimatix