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Posted: May 18, 2008

Unidym to Present Integration of Nanotube-Based Transparent Electrodes into Advanced Displays

(Nanowerk News) Unidym, Inc, a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ARWR), announced that it will participate in the upcoming Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 18th through 23rd. The company will be exhibiting its carbon nanotube-based transparent conductive electrodes designed for use in displays and touch panels at its booth (#504). In addition, Unidymís CTO, Dr. Paul Drzaic, will chair a session discussing e-paper (Session 46) and present a short paper (Session 37.4) discussing the integration of carbon nanotube-based transparent electrodes into display applications.
Unidym is a leader in the development and manufacture of carbon nanotubes for applications in the electronics industry. The companyís transparent conductive electrodes are designed to directly replace the ITO-based electrodes currently used in touch screens and LCD displays. These flexible transparent electrodes use encapsulated, conductive networks of carbon nanotubes placed on a variety of substrate materials. Unidym has been working closely with display and touch screen manufacturers to ensure the electrodes meet their established requirements.
Dr. Drzaic heads Unidymís technology strategy and advanced development program. His publications include numerous articles in various journals and symposia proceedings, plus an extensive book concerning liquid crystal technology. He holds over 50 US Patents in display, flexible electronics, printed electronics and RFID technologies. Dr. Drzaic is a Fellow of SID, has organized several major SID conferences, and has served on the SID Board of Directors for the past six years.
With over 6,000 members, SID is the leading international professional society exclusively devoted to the advancement of electronic-display technology, manufacturing, and applications. SID promotes industry and academic technology development, and educates the general public on coming trends in display technology. SID also brings todayís display technology leaders togetheróaccelerating progress and collaboration.
About Unidym, Inc.
Unidym is a leader in the manufacture and application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a novel material with extraordinary electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Unidym provides bulk materials, CNT-enabled products, and intellectual property to a wide range of customers and business partners. As a result of its recent merger with CNI, Unidym possesses a foundational patent portfolio that covers nearly every aspect of CNT manufacturing and processing as well as multiple product applications.
Unidym is focused on the electronics industry where its initial products include transparent electrodes for touch screens, flat panel displays, solar cells, and solid state lighting; electrodes for fuel cells; and thin film transistors for printable electronics. Unidym is also pursuing an aggressive, cross-industry partnership strategy to capture value from the wide ranging uses of CNTs. Unidymís licensing program, technical expertise and manufacturing facilities can enable partners to rapidly develop CNT solutions for their specific applications.
Source: Unidym
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