WILMINGTON, Del., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PSI-TEC Corporation,
a wholly owned subsidiary of PSI-TEC Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PTHO), a
nanotechnology firm, announced today the completion of the penultimate step in
the fabrication process of a revolutionary new nanomaterial.
Mr. Frederick Goetz, President and CEO of PSI-TEC Corporation, explains
PSI-TEC laboratory's recent breakthrough consists of the fabrication of an
electro-optic material constructed atom-by-atom at the molecular level. These
patented materials are expected by PSI-TEC scientists to have broad
application in civilian and military telecommunication and advanced
Mr. Goetz continued: "Another major potential application for the
nanomaterials that we develop is something called 'optical interconnect
technology,' an area of intense interest by many major players in the
"Optical interconnects will quite literally provide computers with the
ability to operate at light-speed."
Optical interconnects are the core component in the construction of
"optical computers," i.e. computers which integrate the conduction of light
(as opposed to electricity) at various stages for extremely high-speed
computation. The development of breakthrough electro-optic nanomaterials such
as those being developed by PSI-TEC has long been a major obstacle in the
creation of optical interconnects.
Optical interconnects, not long ago considered futuristic, are currently
the object of aggressive investigation by Intel, IBM, Agilent Technologies and
the U.S. Government.
The nanomaterials under development by the PSI-TEC Corporation consist of
many billions of individual electron oscillators (called chromophores), each
less than three nanometers (or three billionths of a meter) in length. These
tiny oscillators operate at a quantum mechanical level to facilitate the
transformation of electricity into light at extremely high speeds. PSI-TEC's
recent breakthrough consists of final fabrication of these miniscule
oscillators in their "ionic" or "salt" form. The ultimate step in the
fabrication process consists of the liberation of these electron oscillators
from their ionic state which is expected in the very near future.
"This is an extremely exciting moment for us," said Mr. Goetz. "This
achievement is the result of many years of molecular engineering and material
design. I can see quite clearly now that our patented nanotechnologies will
dictate how electro-optic plastics are made from now on -- and that
electro-optic plastics are the future of all broadband telecommunication.
"Our breakthrough technology is exactly what the industry has been waiting
PSI-TEC Corporation is a developmental stage company that engineers
next-generation electro-optic (EO) plastics for future applications vital to
modern commerce, homeland security, and medical technology. PSI-TEC's
proprietary electro-optic plastics are produced at the molecular level for
superior performance, stability and cost-efficiency and are expected to
replace more expensive, lower-performance materials used in fiber-optic
ground, wireless and satellite communication networks.
Other companies developing similar technologies include LUMERA
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SOURCE PSI-TEC Corporation