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Posted: March 6, 2008
Voxtel Announces Production and Sale of Environmentally Friendly Nanoparticles
(Nanowerk News) Voxtel, Inc. plans to announce its entry into the business of manufacturing
“green” semiconductor and metal-oxide nanocrystals for a wide variety customer applications, including:
photovoltaic solar cells, electro-luminescent lighting, anti-counterfeiting taggants, and security
inks. Voxtel’s focus is on the synthesis and scaling-to-manufacture of “green”, environmentally-friendly
semiconductors and semiconductor core-shell nanocrystals.
George Williams, Voxtel’s CEO, states, “The benefits of Voxtel’s new business entry are significant.
There has been tremendous research in the area of nanocrystal quantum dots, a majority of which has
contained toxic elements such as lead and cadmium.” Williams expressed interest in extending the benefit
of the green technology on a global scale, stating, “One of our corporate goals is to allow economical
development through efficient solar cell distribution to the billions of people living in the most remote
regions of the world, who are off of the power grid, giving them the power necessary to thrive. Such a
goal cannot be realized without the refinement of environmentally friendly materials.”
Voxtel currently offers approximately twenty nanoparticles of various sizes. Voxtel’s primary expertise
lies not only in the ability to synthesize the nanoparticles themselves, but also, more importantly, to
customize the nanoparticle by functionalizing the material through special polymeric coverings that allow
them unique properties beyond those of the nanoparticles themselves.
ABOUT VOXTEL, INC.
Voxtel, Inc., of Beaverton, OR, is a provider of optoelectronic devices using novel semiconductor architectures
and nanotechnology-engineered materials, and a leading developer of sophisticated detectors
and electro-optical imaging systems for a wide range of government, industrial, and scientific markets.
Their product technologies include near-infrared laser radar (LADAR) receivers, radiation hardened imagers
for space applications, highly sensitive avalanche photodiodes for fiber and freespace telecommunications,
and nanotechnology-engineered materials. For more information, visit Voxtel’s website at