In May, Thinfilm announced its intent to lease a new, state-of-the-art production facility and communicated plans to relocate its current US headquarters to the new building in early 2017. The planned upgrade, which features a significantly larger manufacturing clean room, enables Thinfilm to support its plans to scale current production and implement a high-volume roll-to-roll manufacturing line. Thinfilm expects to gain access to the building in October,
Thinfilm has also taken steps to expand its sales and business development operations in China. The expansion is in response to growing interest among Asia-based businesses in Thinfilm’s NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, particularly SpeedTap and OpenSense.
Thinfilm also successfully completed a surveillance audit as part of a required process to maintain the firm’s ISO 9001:2008 certification. The recent, two-day onsite audit by a leading ISO registrar examined Thinfilm’s current business practices and processes, and the results reflect the continuous improvements made to Thinfilm’s QMS.