Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nanosys opens Korean facility to support recent expansion in Asian market

PALO ALTO, USA: Nanosys Inc., an advanced materials architect, today announced the opening of a new subsidiary, Nanosys Korea Inc. with facilities in Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

The company named former LG Electronics vice president Dr. Jong-Uk Bu as president of Nanosys Korea, Inc., which will support its growing Korean and Asian customer base.

This year, Nanosys commercialized its quantum dot technology with the QuantumRail, a process-ready component that improves LED backlit display color gamut and efficiency, and has announced partnerships with LG Innotek and Samsung Electronics.

The company is currently working with major battery manufacturers to improve lithium-ion battery capacity using its SiNANOde, a silicon composite material that can increase battery cell capacity by up to 40 percent. SiNANOde–enhanced batteries will be available to consumers in 2011.

“Samsung Electronics and LG Innotek have demonstrated the visionary nature of the Korean electronics industry by adopting new architected material solutions that deliver exponential performance results,” said Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys. “Dr. Bu will lead Nanosys Korea’s efforts to meet our customers’ needs for architected materials and to expand our presence in Asia.”

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