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  • salvador_bundy salvador_bundy Aug 19, 2005 10:00 AM Flag

    New LCD TV Backlighting !

    Nano-Proprietary, Inc. Announces Carbon Nanotube Backlight For LCDs
    08:50 a.m. 08/18/2005 Provided By PrimeZone

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE via COMTEX) -- Nano-Proprietary, Inc. (NNPP), through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI), today announced that it has successfully developed carbon nanotube (CNT) electron emission for the next generation of mercury-free flat lamps to be utilized as backlights for large area LCD TVs.

    The lamp construction is suitable for mass production utilizing Applied Nanotech's proprietary CNT inks and printing techniques and differs radically from the usual triode structure used for CNT TVs. The backlight is comprised of two components: a front glass covered with the phosphor coating and a back glass functioning as a cathode that includes ANI's proprietary metallic and CNT inks. All processes involve printing only and can be produced at low cost to accommodate the needs of the large LCD TV consumer market.

    ANI has developed a proof of concept that is 65mm x 65mm (3.6 inch diagonal) utilizing its proprietary functionalized CNTs that requires an electric field of less than 1 volt/micrometer and achieved 40,000 candela/square meter. Considering the high value of luminous efficiency of cathodo-luminescent materials and potential future improvements in the design structure of the lamp, a 32-inch LCD TV backlight consuming power as low as 50-60 watts is possible.

    ANI will present the backlight at NanoEurope 2005 September 13-15, 2005 in the American Pavilion (the Swiss Fair Center of Olma Messen St.Gallen).

    "Given the strength of our patent portfolio as it relates to carbon nanotubes that emit electrons and our growing relationships with certain manufacturers, we expect to be at the center of this burgeoning market," said Marc Eller, Chairman and CEO of Nano-Proprietary, Inc.

    Applied Nanotech currently employs 25 scientists who are developing future nanotechnologies for niche industries: Electron emission from carbon nanotubes for large televisions; new nanomaterials with novel properties; nanomaterial sensors; and nanoelectronics.
    CEO Zvi Yaniv
    Ticker:( NNPP)
    Austin, TX 78758
    Phone: 512-339-5020

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