TEL invests in Unidym, to collab in LCD, solar tech

December 3, 2008: Unidym, a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corp., announced that TEL Venture Capital Inc., the US investment arm of Tokyo Electron, has invested additional capital into the company.

Concurrent with the investment, Unidym and TEL intend to develop equipment for use in the production and integration of Unidym’s films, and also aim to advance Unidym’s progress in printed electronics, a disruptive approach to electronics manufacturing that leverages inexpensive wet coating processes rather than the more expensive processes currently employed in the electronics industry.

Unidym is a leader in carbon nanotube-based transparent, conductive films (TCFs), a critical component in devices such as touch panels, displays, and thin-film solar cells. For the LCD and solar industries, Unidym plans to sell a TCF ink that customers will deposit in their manufacturing lines. TEL and Unidym intend to work together to modify TEL’s existing equipment to support Unidym’s inks.


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