*Kodak* and *UniPixel* to produce touch sensors at new *Rochester* plant, adding 75 jobs

Eastman Kodak Co. is teaming up with Texas-based UniPixel to manufacture the next-generation of touch screen sensors at a new Rochester plant. They plan to hire 65 to 75 workers this fall.

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.

Kodak news release

Rochester Business Journal

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