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NANOIDENT Technologies AG Unveils Industry's First Organic Semiconductor-Based Photonic Solutions Platform; Platform Enables Manufacturers to Speed Time to Market for Breakthrough Photonic Applications
[June 26, 2006]

NANOIDENT Technologies AG Unveils Industry's First Organic Semiconductor-Based Photonic Solutions Platform; Platform Enables Manufacturers to Speed Time to Market for Breakthrough Photonic Applications


LINZ, Austria --(Business Wire)-- June 26, 2006 -- NANOIDENT Technologies AG, the leading company in the development and manufacture of organic semiconductor-based photonic solutions, today announced its NANOIDENT Photonic Solutions Platform(TM). An industry first, this new Platform includes unique technical features designed to produce commercial organic photonic devices for applications in a wide range of markets, including consumer, industrial, life science, security and telecommunications. With its groundbreaking manufacturing process, NANOIDENT helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) deliver innovative photonic applications to market faster and at a lower cost.



NANOIDENT has leveraged the latest developments in nanotechnology and materials science in the development of its Photonic Solutions Platform. The company's solutions are produced using conductive and semiconductive organic materials, making it possible to print electronic circuits on almost any surface using an inkjet printer, resulting in devices that are flexible, ultra thin and low weight. And, unlike traditional silicon-based solutions, NANOIDENT's organic semiconductor-based solutions can be made into a wide variety of shapes and be used in large sensing areas, opening up new application areas for a market that is expected to grow to more than $250 Billion USD by 2025 (Source: IDTechEx). With NANOIDENT, devices can be manufactured in minutes compared to weeks.

"The manufacturing processes for organic semiconductor-based devices offer the opportunity to develop new applications based on organic displays, sensors, solar cells and even organic chips, and more importantly removes the need for a traditional billion dollar semiconductor FAB," said Craig Cruickshank, founder and principal analyst, cintelliq Ltd. "With organic semiconductor-based photonic solutions such as those from NANOIDENT, device manufacturers can develop novel applications that simultaneously increase their competitive advantage while reducing overall development costs."


NANOIDENT Photonic Solutions Platform

NANOIDENT's Photonic Solutions Platform enables the production of a broad range of photonic devices such as photodiodes, photodiode lines and arrays, biometric sensors, biochip readers, X-ray image sensors and displays. Key components of the Platform include:

-- Organic photodiodes/lines/arrays that convert light into electrical signals

-- Sensor-embedded multicolor OLED light sources that illuminate an object during the data acquisition process

-- Sensor-embedded electronic circuits that provide an analog or digital sensor interface and additional smart sensor functionality

NANOIDENT solutions are based on the unique properties of organic semiconductor materials. Ultra-thin (30-300nm) organic material layers can be deposited in liquid form, enabling circuits to be printed directly onto almost any surface -- including PET foil, glass or paper -- with an inkjet printer. Production is also environmentally friendly with disposable organic materials.

"Due to the unique characteristics of organic semiconductor-based photonic solutions, our customers can create new devices at significantly lower cost than today's silicon-based solutions," said Klaus Schroeter, CEO, NANOIDENT. "With the NANOIDENT Platform, current biometric solutions can become more secure, medical on-site diagnostics can be improved and consumers can enjoy new flexible displays on the latest electronic devices. We look forward to changing the face of the organic semiconductor industry to help our customers deliver these revolutionary applications to market."

Availability

NANOIDENT's Photonic Solutions Platform is available today directly from NANOIDENT for custom product development projects. The company plans to open its Organic FAB (OFAB) and reach full production in Q4 2006. For more information about NANOIDENT and the new Photonic Solutions Platform, please visit www.nanoident.com.

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About NANOIDENT AG

NANOIDENT is the technology leader in the development and manufacture of organic semiconductor-based photonic solutions. The company's core technology utilizes the latest breakthroughs in materials science and nanotechnology to create a revolutionary Photonic Solutions Platform(TM). The NANOIDENT Photonic Solutions Platform is used to produce the world's first commercial organic photonic sensors, forming a whole new generation of applications in the industrial, biometric and life science markets.

NANOIDENT's extremely fast manufacturing process uses liquid conductive and semiconductive materials. This liquid is used to print electronic circuits on almost any surface using an inkjet printer, producing products in minutes for prototype as well as high volume applications. The company's photonic devices are bendable, disposable, light and ultra thin, have application specific spectral properties, and can contain light sources and light detectors as well as electronic circuits. These unique characteristics enable cost effective large device areas for applications such as industrial and biometric sensors, biochip readers, and displays for smart packaging and electronic signage. Privately-held, the company is based in Linz, Austria.

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