Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. is a premier research and commercialization organization focused on solving problems at the molecular level using nanotechnology. We are a leading company in understanding and exploiting nanotechnology to solve specific problems. Our objective is to create value for shareholders by generating significant, predictable and repeatable revenue through licensing of the intellectual property we create.
Located in Austin, Texas, our team of PhD level scientists and engineers works with companies and organizations to solve technical impasses and create innovations that establish a competitive advantage for us and our partners.
The company was founded in 1989, went public in 1993, and for the majority of its history focused on next generation display applications. However in late 2005, to diversify from one "make or break" technology, we expanded our focus to other areas leveraging our previous work. From 2006 to the present, we have made substantial progress in these areas. We have organized our efforts into five divisions each of which has substantial potential: Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors, Nanoecology, and our legacy business, CNT Electron Emission.
To accelerate product introductions and secure a portfolio of recurring royalty streams, for specific large opportunities within the divisions, ANI has established dedicated business units for direct commercialization of technology. These business units are small multifunctional groups responsible for all aspects of a particular technology. The initial focus of each of these units is to secure funding to further develop and commercialize the particular technology.
The goal for these business units is to allow us greater input and direct control of product introductions and commercialization, accelerate the payment of running royalties, and to participate further in the value created by the manufacture and sale of products. These business units have the potential to become separate legal entities, such as subsidiaries or joint ventures. Potential partners in these entities include manufacturers, end users, and financial partners. Currently, we have established the following business units:
- CarbAl™ thermal management materials
- Technical Inks Printing Solution (TIPS)
- CNT reinforced composites
- Life Science Sensors - Breath analysis
|1989||SI Diamond Technology, Inc. formed for field emission displays|
|1993||IPO SI Diamond Technology, Inc.|
|1996||Two subsidiaries created, Applied Nanotech, Inc. for CNT electron emission, Electronics Billboard Technology, Inc. for electronic billboards for digital advertising|
|1999||ANI licenses FED technology|
|2005||ANI expands focus to nanotechnology based on its experience with CNTs|
|2006||ANI diversifies its business to all nanotechnology fields|
|Sale Of Electronic Billboard Technology, Inc.|
|2008||ANI creates business units for technology commercialization activities|
|Licensing agreement executed for CNT enhanced epoxy|
|2009||License agreement executed for nano-copper inks and pastes|
|R&D 100 Award for CarbAl™ heat transfer material|