ALTO, CA -- (Market Wire - Apr 05, 2005) -- Nanosys
announced today that it was issued U.S. Patent No.
6,872,645 (the '645 patent) by the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office. The '645 patent is directed to nanowire
based field effect transistors (FETs) and other electronic
devices that may be used in a variety of applications
including arbitrarily large area electronic circuits
for flat-panel displays, low cost radio frequency
identification tags (RFIDs), and electronically steerable
antenna arrays for wireless communications.
The technology covered in the
'645 patent employs the use of semiconductor nanowires
or single or multi-walled carbon nanotubes to fabricate
nanoscale FETs with electronic performance up to a
thousand times higher than common technologies used
today for large area rigid or flexible electronic
circuits. The '645 patent also relates to technology
that is further described in several other Nanosys
patent applications including another recently allowed
U.S. patent application that broadly claims Nanosys'
proprietary thin film electronics technology. The
technology is designed to be compatible with traditional
thin film manufacturing equipment as well as advanced
roll-to-roll coating and printable electronics technologies.
"We are extremely pleased
to have received fundamental coverage for our nanoenabled
electronics technology," said Calvin Chow, Nanosys'
Chief Executive Officer. "The strength of this
technology resides both in its commercial potential
to address multiple billion dollar market opportunities
and its practical form of implementation. This technology
is an excellent example of how Nanosys integrates
high value capabilities into our nanostructures with
the aim of simplifying and significantly improving
the manufacturing and performance of products."
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 350 patents and patent
applications covering fundamental areas of nanotechnology.
Based in Palo Alto, Calif. and privately held, Nanosys
collaborates with industry leaders including Sharp,
Dupont, Intel, Matsushita Electric Works and SAIC
to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance
products for computing, optoelectronics, communications,
energy, defense and the life and physical sciences.
Additional information on Nanosys can be found at
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