Innovation Matrix 15th Anniversary Message

Onaga CEO

Innovation Matrix celebrates its 15th anniversary since it was founded on April 9th, 2004.

We would like to thank all the companies and research institutes that have used our products and services, our suppliers and sales partners of various industries for providing the essential services for our operation, our company staff whose daily efforts improve our service, and various individuals who have assisted us over the years.

We deeply thank you for your support.

It was a tough 15 years– founded during the midst of a recession resulting from the IT crash of 2000 that was followed by a short economic upswing only to be cutoff by yet another recession resulting from the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008.  However, it does not feel long ago when recalling upon these 15 years.

I would like to take this opportunity to express gratitude to all of you along with the desire to make Innovation Matrix a company that will be of greater use to you.

The robot industry has changed significantly within the last 15 years. Our business has also changed dramatically as mobile service robots have entered the robot industry, which had been dominated entirely by industrial robots until recent years.  In addition, we are focusing on mobile robots not only in the logistics industry, but in the manufacturing industry as well by bringing a synergistic approach and providing a virtual conveyor system that is suitable for manufacturing operations. We now provide a diverse product line that can perform in general automation applications as well.

We have updated our website in accordance with our new products, and we will continue to strive as a company that contributes to a collaborative society between human and robot.

Allow me to express my gratitude to you for the years to come

Thank you for your guidance and your business.

May 2019
Innovation Matrix, Inc.
CEO & President, Eimei Onag

Company Overview

Innovation Matrix provides advanced robotic and vision technology products, system integration and automation consulting services with special emphasis and expertise in global trade opportunities between Asia Pacific and the US.

As automation becomes increasingly more complex and sophisticated, locating the right components and/or technologies can become a time consuming, resource draining activity. Innovation Matrix is uniquely qualified to assist companies in meeting their engineering, manufacturing, and automation component needs. Over 50 years of hands-on robotic engineering and business experience with emphasis in the Trans-Pacific automation industry, combined with an established global presence with offices and alliances in the United States, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan makes Innovation Matrix a logical choice for high quality automation components, system integration, and automation consulting services.

Innovation Matrix is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services with emphasis on customer satisfaction and client success. Contact us today and let us apply our extensive automation experience and knowledge to your projects.



To provide Innovative solutions based on world-class robotics and technical expertise for a human-machine collaborative society.



Mr. Eimei M. Onaga is the CEO and co-founder of Innovation Matrix, Inc., an innovative company that provides product distribution from Asia Pacific to the USA as well as system integration and product development services with a motion and vision technology focus. Mr. Onaga also served as Advisor to Robot Technology Osaka during 2005~2008. (Next Generation Robotics Silicon Valley Project, Osaka, Japan)

Prior to forming Innovation Matrix, Mr. Onaga was Director of Pacific Rim Operations for Adept Technology, Inc. During his tenure, Mr. Onaga guided Adept’s Asia Pacific division to one of Asia’s leading U.S. manufacturer of industrial robots. As Director, Mr. Onaga was responsible for managing Adept’s Korea and Singapore branch offices and Adept Japan, a joint venture company. Mr Onaga also provided new product information and established distribution channels, OEM and integrator networks in Taiwan and China.

Mr. Onaga received a B.S. from Syracuse University in New York and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering (emphasis on computer architecture) from Bridgeport University in Connecticut. He is the son of Taiwanese immigrants living in Japan, and grew up in Kobe, Japan. He is now a U.S. citizen and resides in California.



  • System Integration & Consulting Service
  • Sales of Automation Components
  • Support Service


  • System Integration & Consulting Service
  • Sales of Automation Components
  • Support Service


We are looking for passionate talents who want to work in robotics industry.

Here is a list of current open jobs.


Our company occasionally accept both short-term / long-term interns (paid / unpaid). Students / professionals from various countries work at our company. You can receive mentorship through actual jobs  and earn valuable experiences and skills for your future.

We focus on that our interns can learn communication skills in global business and understand multi-culture interactions on top of acquisition of professional skills.

Our internship is filled with opportunities for growth. Through job experiences, you can get deep understanding about robotics industry besides your area of expertise.

Here is a list of interns that we hired in the past

  • San Jose State University – International Relationship
  • San Jose State University – International Marketing
  • San Jose State University Graduate School – Mechanical Engineering, Robotics
  • San Jose State University Graduate School – Mechanical Engineering
  • Foot Hill College – Computer Science
  • University of California Santa Cruz, Computer Science
  • University of Los Angeles – Economics/Cognitive Science
  • University of Los Angeles – Bio-Architecture
  • California State University East Bay – Business Administration


Innovation Matrix, Inc.

3080 Olcott St,Suite B105,
Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
TEL: +1 408-329-4422
FAX: +1 408-716-2553


Innovation Matrix Japan

1-4-17 Oji-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 657-0838, Japan

Tel: 078-801-0223
Fax: 078-801-0016