*Kodak* and *UniPixel* to produce touch sensors at new *Rochester* plant, adding 75 jobs
Under the agreement, the plant will manufacture touch screen sensors for the touch module market that is predicted to more than double to $32 million by 2018, according to a Kodak news release.
The new senors are based on UniPixel’s UniBoss multi-touch sensor film.
This agreement with UniPixel is a major advance for Kodak’s functional printing initiative, which is key to growing Kodak’s future in Commercial Imaging, CEO Antonio Perez said in the release.
“We have linked-up with an innovative and effective partner … and will continue to execute on our strategy to develop a roadmap of offerings that answers the growing market need for alternative touch sensor solutions.”
For UniPixel, the agreement represents a major milestone in the commercial roll-out of UniBoss, CEO Reed Killion said in the prepared statement.
“Kodak will play a pivotal role in the immediate high-capacity scale-up of UniBoss touch sensor production,” Killion said.
UniPixel delivers performance-engineered films to the lighting, display and flexible electronics markets.
Construction of a state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facility is underway at the Eastman Business Park.