From the Boston Business Journal:
A small Sudbury company has given itself a brand makeover as it looks to hit the market with micro-material technology that will make electronics manufacturing more efficient.
DJ MicroLaminates Inc., formerly known as DJ DevCorp, was founded in 2009 by scientist Don Johnson to research and develop dry photoresist sheets that can be used early in the manufacturing process of semiconductors and other microelectronics. The company revamped its website last week, allowing customers to make direct orders of its sheets, as it looks to expand its footprint in the industry.
Johnson said the company began sampling its material at trade shows around 2012 and has had several hundred customers use its technology to build things like point-of-care detectors and other electronic devices. Many of customers were small research institutions.
DJ MicroLaminates is also in the early stages of working with large consumer electronics companies to integrate its technology into the manufacturing process. The startup says it will help such companies meet demands to increase the amount of computing power on a given microchip brought on by the rise of mobile devices and the internet of things.
“It could be tremendous,” Johnson said of the market opportunity. “If we hit on something in the electronics industry, each customer could be multiple millions [of dollars].”
Johnson previously founded another advanced manufacturing materials company, MicroChem Corp., in the 1980s. He sold that company to a Japanese conglomerate in 2009 for a price tag in the “multiple millions.” Johnson said about 80 employees still work in Westborough for MicroChem.
DJ MicroLaminates has five employees, but is looking to hire a few more this year, and may seek outside funding in the second half of 2017.
Kelly J. O’Brien
Boston Business Journal