CLEVELAND, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Star Technologies, a supplier
of high-performance powders and dispersions with applications throughout
the electronics industry, has been named the nanotechnology startup with
the "top commercial viability" by Lux Research, Inc.
(www.luxresearchinc.com). Lux Research, a leading analyst research firm,
reached its conclusion after studying a group of 136 venture-capital-backed
companies around the world with significant nanotechnology capabilities.
The report said that Five Star Technologies' high number of
applications on the market, and attractive price/performance improvements
over traditional materials, are primary reasons that Five Star Technologies
leads the commercial viability category. That category, the report said,
measures how able companies are at taking their science projects from the
lab to the factory and the marketplace.
"We're gratified, but not surprised at Lux Research's conclusions,"
says Tim Fahey, vice president, business development for Five Star. "As we
are discovering from our joint tests with customers, Five Star's ability to
customize a wide range of particles to either the micron or nanoscale and
then maintain them in stable dispersions, is genuinely unique. This
capability, which allows customers to economically produce circuit features
with greater detail and precision, is essential for current and future
generations of a wide range of microelectronics products."
"At the recent IMAPS show in San Diego, we formally introduced to the
entire industry the advantages that we have been delivering to customers in
semiconductor packaging. The translation of our unique dispersions into
enhanced thermal and electrical performance has attracted a lot of
"Similarly, we also experienced tremendous interest at the IMI
conference on printable electronics and displays. Clearly, producers of
various types of flat panel displays are frustrated by the high cost and
processing problems they experience with 'nano-inks.' The fact that Five
Star can deliver sub- micron dispersions and inks that meet today's
line-width targets and are process-stable, affordable and deliverable in
metric-ton quantities got everyone's attention."
About Five Star Technologies
Five Star Technologies is a supplier of high-performance powders and
dispersions for use in semiconductor and microelectronic packaging, display
and ceramic component applications. Using its patented Particle Management
Technology, Five Star creates precision dispersions of a wide range of
materials (metals, oxides, nitrides, carbon fibers, etc.) in various
organic media. Our products exhibit unparalleled rheological stability and
exceptional particle size control, enabling our customers to produce
materials with next-generation performance profiles. For more information,
please visit the Five Star Technologies website at www.fivestartech.com.
SOURCE Five Star Technologies