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Posted: October 2, 2008
Unidym Nanotechnology Licensed to Leading Semiconductor Materials Company
(Nanowerk News) Unidym, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation, announced today that it has completed a non-exclusive license for certain intellectual property in its portfolio to one of the world’s leaders in advanced semiconductor materials for high performance integrated circuits.
"This licensing agreement is an excellent illustration of our strategy, in which we monetize our intellectual property in product areas outside of our core vertical application segments, through licensing our technology to third parties,” said Art Swift, Unidym's president and CEO. “Our foundational patent portfolio covers many critical aspects of carbon nanotube manufacturing, processing and product applications.”
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 a cross-industry partnership strategy to capture value from the wide ranging uses of CNTs. Unidym’s licensing program, technical expertise and manufacturing facilities can enable partners to rapidly develop CNT solutions for their specific applications.