The Wall Street Journal Selects Eikos as a 2006 Technology Innovation Award Winner for Its Breakthrough Transparent Conductive Coatings

Sep 12, 2006, 01:00 ET from Eikos, Inc.

    FRANKLIN, Mass., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eikos Inc., a developer and
 licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive
 coatings and circuits, today received the prestigious Wall Street Journal
 Technology Innovation Award in the Materials Category for its Invisicon(R)
     According to The Wall Street Journal, "Eikos Inc., of Franklin, Mass.,
 won in this category for a transparent, electrically conductive coating
 that can be used, among other things, to make solar cells, flexible
 displays, and touch-screen monitors that are less prone to dead spots. The
 company uses carbon nanotubes -- microscopic structures that can conduct
 electricity -- which it purifies and spreads as a clear coating. It has
 received contracts from the Air Force to develop a coating for aircraft
 canopies that can dissipate electrostatic charges, and from the Department
 of Energy to research the use of the coating in solar cells."
     Judges evaluated technologies based on a breakthrough from conventional
 methods, over just incremental technology advancement. The judges, culled
 from industry, research and academia, reviewed the worldwide technology
 submissions in a variety of categories including: medicine and medical
 devices, wireless, security, consumer electronics, semiconductors and
 others for the awards, now in their sixth year.
     More than 600 applications were screened. Of the 121 entries under
 their consideration, judges narrowed the list to 12 category winners and 37
 runners- up.
     "It is a significant honor and further validation of our breakthrough
 technology to receive the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award,"
 says Joe Piche, CEO and founder of Eikos. "To be considered as a winner
 among some of the world's best known global and leading edge corporations
 is a great accomplishment for our company, our employees, and our products.
     Last year, Eikos received the coveted R&D 100 Award, presented annually
 by R&D Magazine to recognize the 'Most Technologically Significant New
 Products & Processes of the Year.'
     About Eikos
     Eikos, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of highly transparent
 carbon nanotube inks and conductive coatings for use in solar cells, flat
 panel displays, OLED lighting, smart windows and other established markets.
 Eikos' patented Invisicon(R) transparent conductors ('nanowires') will
 enable high volume, low cost, and environmentally friendly production of a
 flexible and more durable conductive coating technology that will displace
 Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Zinc Oxide, PEDOT/PSS, and other transparent
 conductors. A privately held company headquartered in Franklin,
 Massachusetts, Eikos has a number of licenses and development contracts
 with major global companies, U.S. military agencies, and the U.S.
 Department of Energy. For more information, please visit us at

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