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.
Eulitha AG is a spin-off company of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. It specializes in the development of lithographic technologies for applications in photonics, optoelectronics, semiconductors and biotech. It manufactures and markets nano-patterned samples and templates using its own PHABLE™ tools and state-of-the-art e-beam lithography systems. PHABLE is the brand name of its proprietary photolithography platform, which includes exposure tools and wafer patterning services. The PHABLE-Technology is a breakthrough for low-cost production of sub-micron periodic structures over large-areas with a non-contact exposure system.
NanoSys GmbH is active in the manufacture of nanoscaled chemical layers for all different substrates and functions, be it the improvement of corrosion resistance, hydrophobizity of pure and painted wood, hydrophobizity of sandstone, bricks and concrete, improving adhesion of paints to all sorts of plastics, easy to clean properties of surfaces, etc.