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) technology. 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 www.eikos.com.
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