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Posted: December 6, 2007
NANOIDENT Technologies Named as a Winner of 2007 'Red Herring 100 Global' Award
(Nanowerk News) NANOIDENT Technologies AG, the technology leader in the development and production of printed semiconductor-based optoelectronic sensors, today announced that it has been selected as one of the 2007 Red Herring 100 Global, an elite group of innovative companies that are driving the future of technology.
Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years were eligible for this award. The Red Herring editorial team used a very competitive process to whittle down this pool of 1800 eligible promising companies to the 100 winners of this first-time award. All Red Herring 100 companies are evaluated based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technology innovation, management, and ecosystem integration; Global winners are also judged on global strategy, and must be set to handle the challenges of internationalization and a global presence.
"We are extremely pleased to again be recognized as an innovative global leader," said NANOIDENT CEO Klaus G. Schroeter. "By making it possible and cost-effective for electronic components and even complete circuits to be placed directly onto a variety of surfaces, printed semiconductor technology has the power to change the face of countless industries, enabling new products that will enhance healthcare, security, and the environment."
For NANOIDENT, the year 2007 has been full of significant achievements; in March Red Herring named the company a finalist for its100 Europe 2007 list, and in October Ernst & Young Austria awarded NANOIDENT’s founders the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Meanwhile subsidiary BIOIDENT was also recognized both by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan and with the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award. In March NANOIDENT opened the doors to its ORGANIC FAB, the world’s first factory for printed semiconductor-based sensors, and the company is developing groundbreaking solutions in partnership with a number of leading companies in the medical diagnostic, environmental testing, security and IT industries.
The winning companies were announced and celebrated at the Red Herring Global event in Seattle, WA, on December 3 - 5.
About Red Herring 100 Global
For 10 years, Red Herring's editorial team has diligently surveyed entrepreneurship around the globe. Technology industry executives, investors, and observers have regarded the Red Herring 100 lists as an invaluable instrument to discover and advocate the promising startups that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation. Past award winners include Google, Yahoo!, Skype, and YouTube. In 2007, for the first time Red Herring has evaluated the winners and finalists of its regional awards to identify the top global leaders, the Red Herring 100 Global. For more information see www.redherring.com.
NANOIDENT is the world leader in the development and manufacture of printed semiconductor-based optoelectronic sensors. The company’s core technology merges the latest breakthroughs in materials science and nanotechnology with modern printing techniques to create a new class of semiconductor devices. The revolutionary SEMICONDUCTOR 2.0 Platform is the basis of the world’s first commercial printed photonic sensors, enabling a whole new generation of applications in the industrial, biometric and life science markets.
NANOIDENT’s high-speed, environmentally friendly manufacturing process utilizes liquid nanomaterials and additive production techniques. These liquids are used to print electronic circuits on a wide variety of surfaces, producing products in mere hours for prototype as well as high-volume applications. The company’s printed semiconductor devices can be bendable, disposable, light, ultra-thin and large area. They have application specific spectral and electronic properties and can contain light sources and light detectors as well as electronic circuits. These unique characteristics enable cost-effective, custom designed devices for applications such as industrial, chemical, biological, biometric and X-ray sensors, printed OLED displays for smart packaging and electronic signage.
Privately held, the company is headquartered in Linz, Austria, with subsidiaries in Menlo Park, California and Grenoble, France.