Nanosys Wins 2004 World Technology Network Award

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanosys Inc., a leader in
 nanotechnology-enabled systems, has won the 2004 World Technology Award in the
 materials category from the World Technology Network (WTN).  The Award was
 announced at the close of the 2004 World Technology Summit.
     Each year, WTN honors individuals and corporations from 20 different
 technology related disciplines deemed by the WTN to have the greatest likely
 future significance and impact on their industry and society.  The awards also
 determine the newest WTN members.
     "Nanosys is honored to be chosen for this prestigious award bestowed upon
 us by our peers and colleagues," said Larry Bock, Executive Chairman. "This
 award is a testament to our technology and the achievements of our team as we
 develop uniquely enabled nanotechnology based products across multiple
     The 2004 World Technology Summit & Awards took place in San Francisco on
 October 7th and 8th, in association with Nasdaq, Microsoft, Philips, Deloitte
 Touche Tohmatsu, TIME magazine, Fortune magazine, Science magazine/AAAS,
 Technology Review magazine, and Business 2.0 magazine.
     About the World Technology Network
     The World Technology Network (WTN) is a cross between a global meeting
 ground, a virtual think tank, and an elite club whose members are all focused
 on the business or science of bringing important emerging technologies of all
 types (from biotech to new materials, from IT to new energy sources) into
 reality. WTN's membership is comprised of over 800 individuals and
 organizations from over 50 countries judged by their peers to be the most
 innovative in the technology world.
     About Nanosys
     Nanosys, Inc. is a leader in the development of nanotechnology based
 products utilizing high performance inorganic nanostructures. Nanosys has
 built one of the broadest technology platforms in the industry with more than
 250 patents and patent applications covering fundamental areas of
 nanotechnology. Based in Palo Alto, Calif. and privately held, Nanosys
 collaborates with industry leaders including Dupont, Intel, Matsushita
 Electric Works and SAIC to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance
 products for computing, optoelectronics, communications, energy, defense and
 the life and physical sciences.
      Peter Garcia
      Chief Financial Officer, Nanosys Inc.
      (650) 331-2154

SOURCE Nanosys Inc.

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