The inkjet technology firm Memjet is grabbing headlines once again. At the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Memjet announced that it will partner with several Asian companies, including China’s computer giant Lenovo. The partnerships will allow Memjet to introduce desktop office devices in China, India, and Taiwan. The CES news follows a December article in the San Diego Union-Tribune claiming that the first mass-produced machines featuring Memjet print heads will hit the market this month. The initial Memjet devices will be for label and packaging applications, and an assortment of other Memjet printers will be available this year, including wide-format machines, photo kiosks, and office printers.
Sound familiar? Probably. Is it believable? Not really. For years, we have heard that machines sporting Memjet technology are about to launch. So far, however, no such device has ever shipped.