am Main --- January 09, 2006 -- Nanostart
AG invests in the US company Nanosys
Inc. , which has its headquarters
in Palo Alto, California in the heart of Silicon
Valley. The company was founded in 2001 and has
a unique platform technology that allows devices
to be produced in nanometer dimensions for a
broad range of applications and products. As
a result of its platform technology, which is
protected by more than 400 patents and patent
applications, Nanosys ranks among the world's
leading nanotechnology companies.
Nanosys is developing its core technology to
engineer and integrate the physical and functional
characteristics of nanostructures for creating
products. The centerpiece of the Nanosys platform
technology is based on patented nanostructure
synthesis, assembly and interface processes. In a controlled environment, structures
are produced in nanometer dimensions from inorganic materials such as silicon,
germanium or gallium to form functional devices equivalent to devices such
as transistors, light emitters, or solar cells. As these structures are formed
atom by atom they enable the experts at Nanosys to steer and specifically influence
various physical, electrical, optical or chemical parameters as they are formed.
They literally "program" the nanostructures to take on the desired device qualities
Nanosys has identified numerous growth-strong application fields for its technology
and is collaborating with excellent partners such as Intel, Sharp and the US
government. At the moment, the company is developing products for multiple
industries including energy, defense, electronics, computing and life science.
Nanosys is developing, among other things, thin film electronics for displays
and phased array antennas, non-volatile memory for electronic devices, chemical
analysis chips for pharmaceutical drug discovery, performance enhancers for
solid state lighting, and solar cells and fuel cells for portable electronics.
All of these products are based upon Nanosys' common core technology.
By investing in Nanosys Inc., Nanostart AG is further expanding its presence
in the US market. "The investment in Nanosys is of major significance for us," claims
Marco Beckmann, CEO of Nanostart AG. "It demonstrates that, as a leading European
nanotechnology investment company, we have access to the best companies of
this young industry." Larry Bock, Nanosys founder and Executive Chairman of
the Board of Directors adds: "We look forward to collaborating closely with
our new German investor and hope to profit from Nanostart's contacts in European
industry as well as in the science and finance scene."
About Nanosys, Inc.:
Nanosys, Inc. is a leader in the development of nanotechnology based products
utilizing high performance inorganic nanostructures. Nanosys has built one
of the broadest technology platforms in the industry with more than 400 patents
and patent applications covering fundamental areas of nanotechnology. Based
in Palo Alto, California and privately held, Nanosys collaborates with industry
leaders to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance products for
computing, optoelectronics, communications, energy and the life and physical
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About Nanostart AG:
Nanostart AG is a listed nanotechnology investment company whose activities
are divided into two areas: one of its focuses is investing in fast-growing
nanotechnology companies; its other key area of activity is advising companies
in the financial industry on investments in the nanotechnology sector.
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