[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Konica Minolta has developed the KM128SNG-MB, a high precision inkjet printhead, with the first use of MEMS technology at Konica Minolta. KM128SNG-MB delivers a tiny drop size for the first time for printed electronics applications, and is planned to go on sale in sample quantities this spring.

The inkjet printhead is manufactured using silicon MEMS technology that is also used in semiconductor processing.

The printed electronics market, including next-generation flexible displays, should reach 2 trillion yen by 2020 (according to Konica Minolta research).