Omron has announced that RFID inlay manufacturing capacity will be increased to support production of more than 250 million inlays per year at its Minakuchi factory in Shiga, Japan. This factory location was chosen to take advantage of its more than 30 years of experience with semiconductors and class 10000 clean room standards. The company will continue to add inlay production capacity to further increase annual production above 350 million inlays within the next 12 months.
Omron RFID inlays are manufactured using a patented process called “Jomful.” Instead of applying adhesives, “Jomful” utilizes an ultrasonic welding method to bond the chip and strap to the substrate. Inlays are produced up to 10 times faster than adhesive-based processes and contain a more robust electrical connection. The results are higher survivability and reliability for label conversion and application for the supply chain.
The plant expansion plans announced today “should give a clear indication that Omron RFID is stepping up its capabilities, responding to the increasing market demand and aggressively pursuing the global RFID market,” said Bill Arnold, chief strategist for Omron RFID. Via: Japan Corporate News Network