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
"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.'
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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