Nanotechnology in California – companies, research, and degree programs
Nanotechnology companies in California
|Altogether there are 135 companies in California with a nanotechnology focus.|
Manufacturer of advanced and engineered materials including ultra high purity refining (99.9999%) and nanoparticles.
A provider of biomedical quantum dots (antibodies).
Produces hydroxyapatite nanoparticles for medical applications such as bone grafts and implant materials.
Research, development and commercialization of single-walled carbon nanotubes, its chemistry and application to carbon based nanotechnology.
Develops specialty chemical precursors including nanosize powders.
A manufacturer of nanoparticles.
Photo-catalyst nanomaterial and solution provider in the domain of environmental coating services and business integration.
Grolltex, short for 'graphene-rolling-technologies', is an advanced materials and equipment company with its core strength creating products based on single layer, CVD generated graphene.
The company offers high-quality in house manufacturing of monodispersed polystyrene latex particles, also known as uniform latex particles, latex nanoparticles, and monosized latex particles to the medical and scientific communities.
Producer of nanoparticles, crystals and manufacturer of precision machines for crystal and materials processing.
Specializes in the fabrication of multi-component nanoparticles that are tailored for specific applications.
Develops and manufactures biodegradable coolants, lubricants, abrasive slurries, cleaners, and specialty fluids for use in a wide variety of industries including ceria nanopowders for polishing applications.
Stanford Advanced Materials Corporation is a global supplier of a series of pure metals, alloys, ceramics and minerals such as oxides, chlorides, sulfides, oxysalts, etc.
Worldwide supplier of rare earth, non-ferrous, advanced ceramic materials and carbon nanotubes.
|Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine Companies|
Affymetrix GeneChip microarray technology is the industry-standard tool for analyzing complex genetic information. The GeneChip solution consists of oligonucleotide arrays, instruments to process and analyze the arrays, and software tools to manage and mine the data.
AnaSpec, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated proteomics solutions for worldwide life science research. With a vision for innovation through synergy, AnaSpec offers expertise in three primary technologies: peptides, detection reagents, and combinatorial chemistry. AnaSpec carries a broad product line of biochemicals and reagents for basic research, high-throughput screening and drug discovery. In conjunction, AnaSpec provides premier custom services including peptide synthesis, antibody production, and assay development.
Arrayit Corporation empowers the genetic, research, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic communities through the discovery, development and manufacture of proprietary life science technologies and consumables for disease prevention, treatment and cure.
Arrogene is developing a new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic drugs based utilizing a family of new nano biopolymers.
Beckman Coulter, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes. Spanning the biomedical testing continuum – from pioneering medical research and clinical trials to laboratory diagnostics and point-of-care testing – Beckman Coulter's 200,000 installed systems provide essential biomedical information to enhance health care around the world.
As a manufacturer of nanoliter dispensing equipment, BioDot has had extensive experience with the development BioDot is the leading supplier of system tools for the research, development and commercialization of diagnostic tests. As a manufacturer of nanoliter dispensing equipment, BioDot has had extensive experience with the development of manufacturing processes for the protein array industry.
Combining the latest in nanotechnology and biotechnology, the company's Irys System with its nanovhannels allows to visualize the whole genome, capturing extremely long molecules at high resolution.
Delpor develops the next generation Drug Delivery Systems that improve the clinical and commercial value of drugs and biopharmaceuticals. The company also has developed a microfabricated nanopore device for the sustained release of therapeutic agents.
Fluxion develops cellular analysis tools in the pharmaceutical, biotech and research industries. The company has developed a proprietary microfluidic platform which enables precise cellular manipulation, rapid low-volume compound addition, environmental control and software-based data acquisition.
Bionanotechnology and microfluidics provide the foundations for GeneFluidics' testing platform. The use of bionanotechnology drives high signal to noise ratios (sensitivity), while the incorporation of microfluidics permits operational simplicity.
The company's focus is on the rapidly emerging field of nanobiotechnology with an emphasis on the early detection and localization of cancer and other human diseases. Their technologies also hold the promise of providing image-guided therapy for the treatment of these diseases, as well as providing new methods for therapeutic intervention.
Develops and manufactures acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) systems, a fully automated, non-contact, nozzle-free technology to dispense nanoliters of liquids.
Develops and markets biological detection systems based on luminescent lanthanide complexes, which provide a unique combination of sensitivity, reliability, flexibility and high throughput.
MicroConstants is a GLP-compliant Contract Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to providing premier quality bioanalytical, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetic, formulation and immunoassay support services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide.
Design, synthesis, and analysis of small molecule organic compounds for the pharmaceutical industry.
Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, the company has created a powerful technology platform called single molecule, real-time, or SMRT, technology. SMRT technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform our understanding of biological systems by providing a window into these systems that has not previously been open for scientific study.
The company uses a proprietary nanotechnology delivery systems designed to support the environment during stem cell culturing, harvesting, differentiation and post transplantation procedures.
|Nanotechnology Products, Applications & Instruments Companies|
Abeam develops simulation software used in maskmaking and microelectronic industry; including an application to convert a SEM into a nanolithography tool.
Aculon specializes in inventing and commercializing unique molecular-scale surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. From electronic device and component manufacturing to industrial metal finishing to consumer appliances and electronics, Aculon adds value through nano-scale surface modification that delivers superior performance, process simplification and favorable economics.
The company supplies high-quality and consistent advanced ceramic products.
One of the leading microprocessor manufacturers, the company is developing and manufacturing sub-100 nm processor designs.
The company has developed a novel Solution Derived Nanocomposite (SDN) technology that allows for low-cost/high-throughput nanocomposite multifunctional coatings deposition on practically any type/shape/material substrate.
The company develops and markets innovative AFM products and components for research, development, OEMs and education.
Agilent's nanotechnology instruments allow to image, manipulate, and characterize a wide variety of nanoscale behaviors - electrical, chemical, biological, molecular, and atomic.
The company provides innovative SPM and AFM combined with confocal Raman spectroscopy instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Alien Technology has developed a nanotechnology based manufacturing system that is expected to dramatically reduce the manufacturing cost of many kinds of electronic products. Alien's proprietary Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA) process helps to addresses key problems facing manufacturers of Radio Frequency tags including the high cost and limits to production capacity.
The company provides seminconductor equipment, services and technical support in the Semiconductor, MESM, Biomedical, Nanotechnology, and Solar Cell industries.
Amprius' silicon nanowire technology enables a 10x improvement in anode capacity vs. current state-of-the-art carbon anodes, and increases battery cell capacity by 40% and beyond.
Anchor Semiconductor, Inc. is a pioneer and technology leader in semiconductor DFM software products for controlling layout-to-silicon pattern transfer to bridge the gap between design and manufacturing.
Applied Biosystems Group serves the life science industry and research community by developing and marketing instrument-based systems, consumables, software, and services. Customers use these tools to analyze nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), small molecules, and proteins to make scientific discoveries and develop new pharmaceuticals.
Applied Chemical Laboratories develops and manufactures advanced chemicals and polymers used in microelectronic, construction and composites industries.
Develops nanomanufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panels, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass.
A creator of innovative MEMS devices, AFM and SPM probes, and precision nanostructures such as nano-membranes and nano-pores.
Asylum Research is a technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for a wide range of applications including, polymers, energy storage, semiconductors, 2D materials, piezo and ferroelectrics, and biomaterials.
BioSolar, Inc. has developed a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources. Through the advanced manipulation of bio-based polymers, BioSolar intends to produce robust bio-based components that meet the stringent thermal and durability requirements of current solar cell manufacturing processes.
Cadence delivers application specific kits and new-generation platforms of integrated design technologies and methodologies that help users address all aspects of electronics design in the nanometer era.
California Lithium Battery applies a new Argonne patented process to embed nano-silicon into graphene that Argonne tests show help to stabilize the silicon to create a superior lithium battery anode material.
The company researches and manufactures nano-structured components and materials. Metallic, ceramic, MMC, and MMNC materials are used in products from aerospace to sports & recreation industries.
The company has developed a unique process for the deterministic production of carbon nanotube (CNT) devices. This process allows Carbon Design Innovations to predictably produce CNTs with specified geometries and properties such as angle and length that offer many benefits for atomic force microscopes.
A fabless semi-conductor IP company developing embedded Non-Volatile Memory technology for standard CMOS processes. Its Nanomech™ technology is a novel embedded flash solution, residing in the metal interconnect system, yielding no impact to existing IP, scaling to 45nm and below.
Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTi) is an innovative leader in processing liquids, fluidic mixtures, emulsions and suspended solids. The Company has commercialized its patent-pending CTi Nano Neutralization process, offering the refiners of edible oils and fats significant yield improvements, substantial cost savings and environmental benefits. As an add-on to existing neutralization systems, the Company's patented Nano Reactor allows refiners to significantly reduce the processing costs, increase the yield and perfect the oil's quality.
CHA Industries is dedicated to the design, production and distribution of a full line of high vacuum deposition systems and associated equipment for precision coating.
CRAIC Technologies™ is a developer of UV-visible-NIR range scientific instruments for microanalysis. These include the QDI series UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometer instruments designed to non-destructively measure the optical properties of microscopic samples. CRAIC's UVM series microscopes cover the UV, visible and NIR range and hel analyze with sub-micron resolutions far beyond the visible range.
Cymer, the world's leading supplier of excimer light sources, delivers the deep ultraviolet (DUV) photolithography sources that are essential to today's semiconductor marketplace.
Daylight Solutions is a manufacturer of advanced molecular detection and imaging instruments as well as the world's leading manufacturer of miniature, room-temperature, mid-infrared lasers.
Del Mar offers integration of femtosecond laser systems for research of ultrafast dynamics in nanophotonics, as well as multiphoton imaging, scanning probe microscopy, micromachining, ultrafast fluorescent kinetic and transient pump-probe absorption spectroscopy systems.
The company's coating process works at nanoscale levels, approximately 30 nanometers. The change of the molecular composition of the silica-based surface created by bonding nanoparticles enables the full efficiency of the coating process at an atomic scale.
DryWired is a technology firm that licenses, customizes and distributes revolutionary patented nano-coating technologies globally.
Expertech, Inc.is a quality manufacturer of diffusion and LPCVD furnaces, located in Scotts Valley, California - twenty minutes from the heart of Silicon Valley. Expertech provides its customers with the furnace systems, engineering and ongoing service support the semiconductor industry demands.
Filmetrics is a leader in affordable and easy-to-use instruments for measuring film thickness (30 Angstrom to 450 micrometer), index of refraction, and deposition rates. Wavelengths available from 200nm to 1700nm. Configurations available for tabletop, in-situ, and in-line applications.
Develops and manufactures valves with the capability of mixing and metering nanoliter volumes in a massively parallel fashion.
Since 1961 Gamma Scientific has produced LED, display and light measurement test solutions for production and R&D environments. With over 50 years of innovation in optics, photonics and optoelectronics metrology, Gamma Scientific instruments are trusted by leading global organizations that require high-speed, precision measurements and custom configurations for the most challenging environments.
A manufacturer of instrumentation and software used to enhance and extend the operation and performance of electron microscopes.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world's first truly global leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing company. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD and the Advanced Technology Investment Company, GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of leading-edge technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations.
Green Earth Technologies, a consumer goods manufacturer, produces 'G'-Branded superior performing TOTALLY GREEN products made entirely from American Grown Base Oils that now puts the power of patent pending nanotechnology (doing more with less) and dehydrogenation into the hands of environmentally concerned consumers everywhere.
Nanoparticulate fuel and engine oil additives.
The company's expertise and available facilities are sputtering services; reactive magnetron sputtering, reactive PVD, metal oxides, nitrides, fluorides, multi-layers, dichroic filters, high-temperature diffusion barriers, moisture barriers, protected silver and aluminum; various reactive sputtering tool layouts are available for process development.
Herzan is a comprehensive solutions provider for the precision research environment. Specializing in active vibration isolation and high performance acoustic enclosures, Herzan products help researchers overcome even the most troublesome environmental challenges.
The company uses molecular beam epitaxy systems, materials processing and nanofabrication facilities to develop active and 'smart' materials as enablers for reconfigurable surfaces, adaptive structures and novel actuation as well as nanoelectronic materials to provide enhanced functionality and performance for future sensor and electronic systems.
HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen and natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. These renewable gases can be used as direct replacements for traditional hydrogen and natural gas to power the world, without drilling or fracking, while mitigating CO2 emissions.
Nanoscale transistor technology.
Develops next generation nano, bulk & thin film (BTF) materials such as for instance its platinum thin film coating on nanostructure fuel cell catalyst technology.
Intermolecular, Inc. delivers High Productivity Combinatorial (HPC) technology products and services that enable customers in the semiconductor and clean energy sectors to maximize their R&D ROI. The company's Tempus HPC Platform provides manufacturers and their supply chain companies with integrated processing, characterization and informatics systems that exponentially accelerate learning in materials discovery, process development and IC device integration.
The company is a leading provider of magnetic media deposition equipment to the hard disk drive industry and offer leading-edge, high-productivity etch systems to the semiconductor industry. Intevac also develops compact, cost-effective, high-sensitivity digital-optical products for the capture and display of low-light images and the optical analysis of materials.
The company sells the Nanotube Modeler software, a program for generating xyz-coordinates for nanotubes and nanocones.
Kebaili Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a full line of instruments based on its MEMS/NEMS sensor technologies. These instruments are used for research and development, in industrial, medical, automotive, military, and consumer applications.
Keysight Technologies offers a wide range of high-precision atomic force microscopes (AFM) to meet your unique research needs.
KLA-Tencor Corporation is a leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related microelectronics industries. The company's comprehensive portfolio of products, software, analysis, services and expertise is designed to help IC manufacturers manage yield throughout the entire wafer fabrication process-from R&D to final yield analysis.
LamdaGen manufactures a variety of functional nano-materials in the form of independent chips in common sizes and shapes for researchers who wish to work with a highly reproducible nano-structured metallic thin-film.
Luxtera developed a Silicon Photonics technology platform that enables a new breed of monolithic opto-electronic devices manufactured in a low cost CMOS process.
Mattson Technology, Inc. is a leading supplier of dry strip equipment and the second largest supplier of rapid thermal processing equipment in the global semiconductor industry. The company's strip and RTP equipment utilize innovative technology to deliver advanced processing performance and productivity gains to semiconductor manufacturers worldwide for the fabrication of current- and next-generation devices.
MikroMasch supplies a wide range of AFM probes, calibration gratings and other accessories for scanning probe microscopes.
Molecular Vista designs, develops, and provides tools that allow its customers to probe and understand matter at the molecular level through quantitative visualization.
MOSIS is a low-cost prototyping and small-volume production service for VLSI circuit development.
MotiCont is a designer and manufacturer of precision positioning systems, linear motors and motion products.
Producer of nanoparticles, crystals and manufacturer of precision machines for crystal and materials processing.
Nanoparticle-treated textile products.
NanOasis is utilizing carbon nanotube technology to make reverse osmosis membranes having breakthrough properties that will dramatically reduce the cost and energy itensity of desalination, water purification and other fluids separations.
Nanofilm provides consistent high quality thin-film coatings with superior adhesion. Nanofilm's coatings operate from the visible through the infrared spectral wavelengths. Custom coatings can also be applied to meet customer specifications.
Develops nanotechnology based sensors and hydrogen storage systems.
Nanosolar's component nanoengineering capabilities are focused on certain optoelectronically relevant materials and include semiconductor quantum dots and nanoparticles as well as nanotemplates with precise three-dimensional order.
Develops products based on a technology platform that allows the fabrication of nanostructures from one or more inorganic materials,
Nanounity supplies surface science analytical solutions through a range of synergistic products through partnerships with leading instrumentation manufacturers. Their core technologies are microscopy, metrology and spectroscopy.
Nanovea manufactures Profilometers, Mechanical Testers & Tribometers to combine the most advanced testing capabilities in the industry: Scratch/Adhesion, Indentation/Hardness, Wear/Friction & 3D Non-Contact Metrology at Nano, Micro & Macro range. Unlike other manufactures Nanovea also provides Laboratory Services, offering clients availability to the latest technology and optimal results through improvements in testing standards.
Develops technologies for fiber optical circuits, modules and subsystems in the optical communications using nanoscale fabrication and metrology.
Offers innovative photonics for a wide range of ultrafast research applications including multiphoton microscopy, ultrafast micromachining and nanophotonics.
Nordson MARCH manufactures plasma cleaning and treatment equipment, and plasma applications technology. The company has been engaged in the plasma equipment business for more than 25 years and has broad experience in the areas of advanced semiconductor packaging and assembly, wafer level packaging (WLP), printed circuit board manufacturing, life science & medical device assembly, and various large-scale industrial applications.
OAI is a leading manufacturer of reliable, precision equipment for MEMS, semiconductors, nanotechnology, cleanroom automation, and for UV light measurement.
The company provides instrumentation for the field of particle size analysis.
The company develops innovative products and services that improve the productivity and utilization of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Phenomenex is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for chromatographic techniques in the areas of sample preparation, high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC).
Picarro produces ultra-trace gas analyzers for environmental monitoring, automotive emission testing and high-tech manufacturing. Picarro's Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) instruments are setting new standards for sensitivity, speed, selectivity and ease-of-use in trace gas detection for monitoring greenhouse gases, reducing diesel emissions, advancing semiconductor manufacturing, and improving petrochemical processing.
PIE Scientific specializes in developing plasma sources and their applications in electron and ion beam technologies. The company's unique smartClean technology will autonomously keep your electron and ion microscopes or other vacuum system free of hydrocarbon contamination. They also build customized high brightness plasma ion sources for microfabrication, neutron generator, accelerator applications.
Plasmaterials, Inc. is a leader in providing high purity materials for all types of thin film applications. Whether the requirement is for large area, single piece, enhanced design, base metal alloys for architectural glass coating, or high purity semiconductor alloys, Plasmaterials can provide state-of-the-art materials to meet the most demanding needs. Through an extensive manufacturing and supply network, Plasmaterials, Inc. produces and markets a full range of products for R&D, pilot and full-scale production. Materials for such diverse applications as Architecture Glass, Microelectronics, Display Technology, Transparent Conductive Coating, Packaging, and Decorative Coatings to name a few, are all produced to exact specifications.
Porifera Inc. was founded with the goal of developing membranes with vastly superior permeability, durability, and selectivity for water purification and other applications such as carbon sequestration. The company's vision is to use carbon nanotubes to improve membrane performance, enabling affordable and plentiful fresh drinking water worldwide.
Presto Engineering, Inc. is a provider of product engineering services to the semiconductor industry. The company's in-silicon analysis capabilities are part of the company?s Design Success Analysis™ offering for process technologies down to the 45nm node.
A world leader in measuring the electrical properties of materials at the nanoscale.
RASIRC develops products that purify and deliver ultra pure liquids and gases with a primary focus on water vapor. Products include applications in carbon nanotube synthesis.
Rtec Instruments specializes in tribology high tech instrument design and manufacturing. They offer products for both nanotechnology and traditional industries including tribometers, high temperature indenters, 3d profilometers, optical profilometer, atomic force microscope, mechanical property tester, film thickness measurement, stress tester.
Semicore Equipment, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based manufacturer and worldwide supplier for the electronics, optical, solar energy, medical, automotive, military and related high technology industries. The company's high-performance production or R&D vacuum sputtering and thin film evaporation systems provide coatings on a variety of materials including plastic films, glass, ceramics, metals and hybrid substrates.
The company's thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, using copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), combine innovations in equipment, materials and process to achieve high efficiency at unprecedented scale.
Solarmer Energy Inc. is a developer of transparent, flexible plastic solar panels.
Spectradyne LLC is commercializing a revolutionary method of measuring sub-micron nanoparticles. Applications include characterizing nanomedicine delivery systems, the measurement of protein aggregation in the drug development industry, virology and in consumer product quality control.
The company's systems deposit super-hard, smooth sub-micron thin films on the internal surfaces of large and small pipes to improve the flow of fluids or gases.
Develops spectroscopy, lasers, and imaging instruments.
A leader in delivering semiconductor design software, intellectual property (IP), design for manufacturing (DFM) solutions and professional services that companies use to design systems-on-chips (SoCs) and electronic systems.
The company desigs and provides three roll mills used to mix, refine, disperse, or homogenize viscous materials.
Transfer Devices has identified a water-dissolvable, biodegradable polymer material formulation with unique chemical and physical properties that has enabling features for a range of nanofabrication applications including high resolution printing.
Ultramet engineers, develops, and manufactures refractory metals, platinum group metals, and ceramics for extreme environments and high performance.
XEI manufactures and sells the Evactron De-Contaminator, which removes hydrocarbon contamination from SEMs, FIBs and other vacuum systems.
Zikon Inc. uses proprietary REED (Reverse Emulsion Electrophoretic Display) technology to create low-cost nanotechnology-based electronic Ink for flat panel displays.
|Nanotechnology Services & Intermediaries|
With expertise in advanced materials R&D, technology and software development, and industrial process development, Accelergy is providing research and development capabilities and the process of advanced materials commercialization for the energy markets.
Covalent Metrology offers metrology, characterization, imaging and modeling services including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), SEM/EDS, Spectral Ellipsometry, UV-Vis XRD/XRR. They have experts on staff that perform advanced measurements and analysis for complex request.
EP Laboratories, Inc. is a dedicated independent testing laboratory that specializes in material/mechanical testing at the nano and micro levels.
FinScale Inc. invents, develops and licenses advanced technologies for the semiconductor industry that extend the life of Moore's Law. The company provides technology transfer and commercialization services to licensees, including expert forensic and holistic process consulting.
NanoImaging Services provides transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and nanotechnology industries.
Engages in RF MEMS and Nanotechnology research, consulting, and education.
Provides research and development services in Bio-MEMS, MEMS, Micro and Nanotechnology.
A commercial analytical laboratory specializing in solving production and failure analysis problems through chemical analysis and materials characterization.
Research Facilities Design is an architectural firm specializing exclusively in the programming and design of teaching and research laboratory facilities for college and university, industry, and governmental clients.
SmallTech Consulting provides consulting services in the fields of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology, Optics and Photonics and Materials Characterization.
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging has extensive capabilities in the fabrication of electronic devices and nanostructures.
Nanotechnology research organizations in California
|There are 78 university and college research labs in California with a nanotechnology focus.|
|There are 5 initiatives and networks in California with a nanotechnology focus.|
|There are 8 degree programs in California with a nanotechnology focus.|
|Here is a complete list of all non-commercial nanotechnology organizations in California, sorted alphabetically.|
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