Xaar plc

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Xaar plc
Type Public
Traded as LSEXAR
Industry Printheads
Founded 1990
Headquarters Cambridge, UK
Key people Phil Lawler, (Chairman)
Ian Dinwoodie, (CEO)
Revenue £ 137.1 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £ 39.7 million (2013)[1]
Net income £ 31.9 million (2013)[1]
Website www.xaar.com

Xaar plc is a company suppling industrial inkjet printheads and is based in Cambridge. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was established in 1990 as a result of an ink jet research project funded by AMI.[2] Xaar became listed on the London Stock Exchange on October 1997[2] and went on to win The Queen's Award for Innovation for the development of piezo-inkjet printheads in 2005.[3]


Xaar have developed the technology behind the Xerox Colorgrafx wide-format printer, which is a market leader in photocopiers.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Results 2013". Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Graham Wylie". 3 April 2000. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57618. p. 4. 21 April 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2013.

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