Nanosys and In-Q-Tel expand collaboration

Aug. 23, 2005 — Nanosys Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement expanding its collaboration with In-Q-Tel, a venture group of the Central Intelligence Agency, to utilize Nanosys’ thin-film electronics technology to develop specialized antennas for the U.S. Government. The terms of the agreement include development funding to Nanosys, as well as an equity investment in Nanosys by In-Q-Tel.

While no details were given regarding the specific application and product targets for the program, Nanosys says the technology developed will support its ongoing commercial efforts in the area of novel high-performance phased-array antennas in the form of low cost, thin and lightweight flexible sheets.

Commercial opportunities for the technology include low-profile, electronically steerable RF antennas that can be used as stand-alone units or be integrated into the outer surface of other objects, such as airplanes and laptop computers, to provide advanced wireless networking and communications capabilities.


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