Tokyo, Japan, March 22, 2016 – Cima NanoTech, a developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive film solutions, today announced a manufacturing agreement with TODA KOGYO CORP., a chemical material manufacturer specializing in nanomaterial production. TODA KOGYO CORP. represents a high quality production source for Cima NanoTech; the agreement extends its supply of SANTE® nanoparticle dispersion, used in the coating of Cima NanoTech’s conductive SANTE® films.

The expanded supply supports the increased demand for SANTE® films, driven mainly by the growth of the company’s Cima Touch subsidiary, formed through a joint venture with Foxconn, and the market for large format touch screens. Cima Touch provides touch solutions enabled by SANTE® ProTouch modules and delivers the industry’s first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution for large format touch screens.

“This agreement further strengthens our fully-integrated international supply chain for conductive films and touch modules,” said Jon Brodd, CEO of Cima NanoTech. “Establishing relationships with high quality partners such as TODA KOGYO CORP. secures exceptional quality for our customers.”

“TODA KOGYO CORP. has a long history of working with Cima NanoTech; we enjoy a strong relationship and have a shared commitment to delivering quality products. TODA KOGYO’s 200 years of manufacturing expertise is a great combination with Cima NanoTech’s innovative nanomaterials requirements,” said Shigeru Takaragi, President of TODA KOGYO CORP.

 

About Cima NanoTech

Cima NanoTech develops and manufactures high performance, next-generation transparent conductive film solutions based on its proprietary SANTE® self-assembling nanoparticle technology. This unique technology is rapidly being commercialized with key partners to enable new products for a multitude of markets and applications, including ultra responsive large format touch screens, transparent antennas for the Internet of Things (IoT) and other applications, transparent EMI shielding and more. Cima Touch is a subsidiary of Cima NanoTech, formed through a joint venture with Foxconn, that focuses on selling, marketing and supporting solutions for large format projected capacitive touch screens with screen sizes from 32” to over 85”.

For more information, visit www.cimananotech.com.

 

About TODA KOGYO CORP.

TODA KOGYO CORP. is specialized in the Wet Synthesis Technology of metal oxide, and manufacturing cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, coloring materials including pigments and toners, magnetic powder materials, ferrite materials and other various magnetic materials. We aim to expand our business globally along with our fundamental line to provide solutions to support society in the aspects of information, environment and energy.

For more information, visit www.todakogyo.co.jp/.

 

“Cima NanoTech” and “SANTE” are registered trademarks of Cima NanoTech, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

 

Contact

Pouneh Lechner
Sterling Communications
cima@sterlingpr.com
(408) 884-5161

 

TODA KOGYO CORP.

Corporate Planning Department
Koji Miyahara
Phone: +81-(0)82-577-0055
webmaster@todakogyo.co.jp

Jon Brodd

FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Jon Brodd founded Cima NanoTech Inc. in 2003 and the company was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer in 2008. Jon developed Cima NanoTech into a global company, establishing and driving international collaborations in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Israel and the United States, as well as manufacturing partnerships with leading industrial companies. Prior to establishing Cima NanoTech, Jon was the team leader for the development of IR multi-layer optical films in 3M. He was also a leading member of 3M’s Nano-Scale Multi-Layer Optical Films (MOF) Strategic Steering Committee and led international teams of scientist, engineers and business managers to develop and launch Nano-Scale MOF products in major markets globally. Prior to 3M, Jon was a partner in an M&A firm, has travelled and worked abroad for over 30 years. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota, and continued education at Stanford University.

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Choo Beng Lor

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Choo Beng Lor has 19 years of accounting experience, including 6 years with a Big 4 accounting firm. Prior to heading Cima NanoTech, he was a senior executive of public-listed companies and has taken companies public on the Hong Kong and Singapore Exchanges. Choo is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, and graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy (Honours).

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Kelly Ingham

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)

Kelly Ingham has more than 12 years of experience as a Senior Marketing Executive at start-up companies and multi-nationals. Prior to joining Cima NanoTech, Ingham was leading 3M’s New Business Development for Asia Pacific in LED technology, LCD optical films, projection systems, transportation, and medical devices. Ingham graduated from Cornell University with an MBA in Strategy and Marketing.

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Dr. Arkady Garbar

CHIEF SCIENTIST

Arkady Garbar holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry at the Verdansky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow and an M.S. in Chemistry from Moscow State University. His expertise includes the synthesis, high purification and processing of substances for electronics and optoelectronics applications.

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Carolyn Bates

ADVISOR

Carolyn Bates was previously Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at 3M and also served as General Counsel of Imation Corp from 1996 to 1998. She has over 30 years of experience in the practice of intellectual property law and in the drafting and negotiation of complex business agreements.  She is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Thomas Chang

VICE-PRESIDENT, SALES AND GENERAL MANAGER CIMA NANOTECH (USA)

Thomas Chang has over 15 years of experience in technology solution sales, key account management, business development, channel management, product marketing, and executive sales management. He spent the majority of his distinguished career with 3M, servicing the electrical/electronic industry. Prior to joining Cima Nanotech, he was responsible for creating and growing an effective distribution channel for Sensys Networks Inc., a pioneer in wireless vehicle detection and traffic data systems.

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Cho Kyoung Suk

GENERAL MANAGER CIMA NANOTECH 
(KOREA)

Cho Kyoung Suk brings many years of experience to the team. Prior to joining Cima NanoTech, Kyoung Suk was General Manager in Hyosung Corporation, and Senior Researcher in Samsung, Rohm and Haas, and SK Chemicals. He has experience in business development, strategy development, M&A and investment as well as in R&D of electronic materials for flat panel display and laser printer. Kyoung Suk received a Master of Science in Management Studies from MIT Sloan School of Management and Master and Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Seoul National University.

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Zach Frenkel

VICE PRESIDENT, R&D OPERATIONS AND GENERAL MANAGER CIMA NANOTECH (ISRAEL)

Zach Frenkel has an extensive background in operations and project management with specific experience in the chemical and plastic industry.
Zach has been with Cima Nanotech since it was first established in 2004. He was involved in the research and development of the company’s products, from the development stage up to manufacturing. Among other responsibilities, he was in charge of the technology transfer and establishment of the powders and dispersion production at the Japan site.

Prior to Cima Nanotech, Zach worked as a manufacturing and project manager at Tosaf Compounds Ltd, a global leader in developing and manufacturing high quality additives, compounds and color master batches for the plastics industry.

Zach holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

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David Bordui

VICE PRESIDENT PRODUCT APPLICATIONS & GENERAL MANAGER CIMA NANOTECH (CHINA)

David Bordui is a semiconductor industry professional with over 25 years of experience in electronic hardware, firmware, software design and technical team management. Bordui comes to Cima NanoTech as a 12-year veteran of Cypress Semiconductor, where he held several roles including lead applications design engineer – executing Cypress’ first mass production Touch Screen design wins, and numerous CapSense, USB, and mixed-signal microcontroller designs for Cypress’ Tier-1 customers. Later, Mr. Bordui became the Senior Manager of Cypress’ Global Touch Screen Applications teams throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Bordui is a graduate of the University of Central Florida in Electronics Engineering, and AJI Networks Business Professionals programs.

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Henry Liu

GENERAL MANAGER CIMA NANOTECH (TAIWAN)

Henry Liu is responsible for building sales, growing technology application and managing key partners and collaboration.

Prior to joining Cima NanoTech, Henry was the Sales Manager of 3M Taiwan. With a strong knowledge of both product development and optical technology, he was involved in exploring new business opportunities with companies such as AU Optronics, Quanta and acer. He also managed a diverse product portfolio, including mobile projection, specialty display and optical imaging touch solutions. In addition, Henry has former experience at DuPont in photovoltaic metallization paste sales and at BenQ in TFT LCD panel strategic sourcing.

Henry holds a Master’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Industrial Engineering and in his free time, Henry is a River Trekking instructor in Taiwan.

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Keisuke OyamaKeisuke Oyama

GENERAL MANAGER CIMA NANOTECH (JAPAN)
Keisuke Oyama has almost 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor field. He started his career with Toshiba where he was in-charge of overseas business before his move to Infineon Technologies Japan. In the last 10 years, Oyama san has held the position of Country Manager (Japan) for several foreign-based companies like Ikanos Communications, IDT, Pericom Semiconductor, N-trig Ltd., etc. where he helped to penetrate the Japan market. The biggest success among them was the IPO of Ikanos Communications with major revenue contribution coming from Japan.

His recent business expertise is in touch-related businesses and he achieved major business wins such as Sony and Fujitsu during his 3 years in N-trig. He joined Cima Nanotech Japan as Sales Director in Jun, 2015.

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