As the recognized global leader in power technologies, ABB is conducting research in nanotechnologies. For instance, ABB is perfecting a nano-structured sliding bearing that works in MV and HV switchgear without oil, offering lower operating costs and less environmental impact.
CalciTech has developed a new and patented process for the upcycling of industrial waste lime into Synthetic Calcium Carbonate with the ability to to tailor make products in a wide range of crystal sizes, from nano-sized product (< 0.1micron) up to 20 micron.
CSEM, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, Inc., is a privately held research and development company active in Applied Research; Product Development; Prototype and Low-volume Production; Technology Consulting. Its main fields of activity are micro- and nanotechnologies, microelectronics, systems engineering, microrobotics, photonics, information and communication technologies.
Eulitha manufactures large-area periodic nanostructures with uniquely high resolution and quality. The resolution (half-pitch) of the structures is below 20 nm and the patterns are free of defects such as stitching errors found in e-beam made ones. Eulitha provides one-dimensional linear gratings and two-dimensional dot arrays or grids.
Global Surface specializes in surface technology. Main competences include: Polymeric coatings and nanocoatings; Self-assembled monolayers; Sol-gel coatings; Organic-inorganic composites and nanocomposites. The speciality of Global Surface AG is a novel patented method, which enables the coating of surfaces with thin and ultrathin layers down to 1 nanometer thickness.
Heptagon designs and sells diffractive optical elements. The company enables its customers to reduce the cost of ownership of their optical systems by applying micro- and nanotechnologies in a broad field of new and exisiting applications.