SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimatix, a leading provider of commercial and industrial ink jet products, today formally opened its Silicon Valley headquarters, R&D center and Silicon MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) Fabrication Facility in a 33,000 sq. ft. facility in Santa Clara, California. Dimatix has developed a unique MEMS process to create ultra-miniature ink jet structures within silicon, thus producing a new generation of printhead technology capable of supporting a wide range of fluids, from traditional inks to various functional fluids such as nano-particle-based metallic materials. Dimatix, Inc. is the new corporate name for Spectra, Inc., one of the world's most successful developers/manufacturers of high-performance ink jet printheads for industrial printing. The company encompasses two divisions. The Spectra Printing Division remains at its location in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and continues the company's 20-year history of providing customers with new generations of high-performance printheads and components for a broad range of industrial, non-impact imaging applications, such as display graphics, coding and marking, and color printing. The Materials Deposition Division is housed in the company's new California headquarters, and focuses on delivering products that enable companies to print, or deposit, functional fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates, electronic circuits and functions for RFID tags, flat panel displays, flexible displays, printed circuit boards, and a wide variety of other electronic and bioscience applications. "We chose Silicon Valley for our corporate headquarters because the area's high tech electronic and bioscience industry infrastructure puts us close to many of our customers and gives us easy access to a highly qualified talent pool for expanding our business," stated John Batterton, Dimatix CEO and President. "We are entering a new era in which the ability to jet functional fluid materials will enable improvements to manufacturing a broad range of electronic, bioscience and other products. We are pleased that Dimatix is leading the way with our materials deposition technology." "Dimatix's application of silicon-based MEMS jetting technology to industrial ink jet printing will revolutionize the way companies manufacture their products by making the process faster, more cost-effective, and environmentally friendly," said Marlene Bourne, Vice President of Research and Principal Analyst, EmTech Research. "The company's approach will change the face of the electronics and display markets by opening up applications that were never thought imaginable, and there are endless possibilities in other areas, particularly medicine, life sciences and chemicals." The Materials Deposition Division is leveraging Dimatix's industry-leading ink jet technology and silicon MEMS fabrication processes to develop and produce high-performance, precision fluid jetting for depositing picoliter- sized fluid droplets such as nano-particle liquid silver and organic inks on all types of surfaces. "Because materials are deposited only where needed, additive digital material deposition will change the way products are built, enabling micro-production processes that are extremely cost-effective, much less wasteful and more economical in small production volumes," commented Andreas Bibl, President of the Materials Deposition Division and CTO of Dimatix. "Low-cost, high volume, precise printing of nano-particle fluids have many applications, and will help strengthen manufacturing of electronic circuits and other products in the United States." The Spectra Printing Division continues to be a leading supplier of commercial and industrial ink jet products. "With tens of thousands of printheads installed worldwide, we are applying our vast know-how and capabilities to deliver new systems and solutions that offer high performance, reliability and the ability to support the widest range of ink formulations for printing on even the most delicate or irregular surfaces," said Robert Rosenblum, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Dimatix's Spectra Printing Division. "Our long and successful history speaks for itself, and we look forward to delivering best-in-class ink jetting systems for future generations of printers." Dimatix also announced that it has hired Andre Simone as its new Chief Financial Officer. Simone was CFO at SAP Markets Inc., where he was a member of a core four-person executive team; ACTA Technology, where he completed private financing and prepared the company for an IPO; and ADAC Laboratories, a publicly traded company later acquired by Philips, where he was responsible for acquisitions, investor relations and finance. Earlier in his career, Simone held a variety of positions including Foreign Currency Manager at Hewlett Packard and Consultant at Bain & Company. Simone holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a B.S. degree from Stanford University. Commenting on Simone's new role, Batterton stated, "Andre brings 25 years of solid experience in the finance and high tech industry, and will be an invaluable asset as we grow Dimatix's business." About Dimatix Dimatix is driving a revolution in micro-production technology that will deliver a new generation of applications in imaging, electronics and bioscience. The company's technology innovations and world-class fabrication processes enable high-performance, precision printing and deposition of traditional inks and nano-particle fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates. Dimatix 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. The Dimatix 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. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California; its Spectra division is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire; and its customer base is worldwide. 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