Nano-Proprietary, Inc Completes 25-Inch Color Proof Of Concept
September 7, 2005 – AUSTIN, TX – Applied Nanotech, Inc. ("ANI"), a subsidiary of Nano-Proprietary(OTC BB: NNPP), today announced that in conjunction with its consortium of six prominent Japanesedisplay component manufacturers (see press release of September 30, 2003), it has completed its proof ofconcept of a high resolution, full color, 25-inch diagonal carbon nanotube (CNT) TV (280 x 200 colorlines or pixels).
A demonstration video of the proof of concept in operation is available to view on the Company'swebsite, www.nano-proprietary.com, under the ANI tab by selecting Demonstrations. The video clipclearly shows that, as with the 14-inch, the video image does not suffer from the "ghost images", that canbe observed in large LCD and plasma TVs as a tail of the image moving across the screen. As expected,the image and its characteristics are similar to the cathode ray tube, since CNT TVs are a flat and thinextension of the CRT technology.
The proof of concept has a 25-inch diagonal glass substrate with a 22-inch diagonal viewing area, andoperates at a voltage that is fully compatible with low cost CMOS drivers. The distance betweensubpixels, which is a little larger than .5mm, was selected so that the printing techniques utilized arecompatible with 60-inch diagonal Advanced TV format and 80-inch diagonal High Definition TV.
"This proof of concept is a critical achievement in that the processes, including printing-like processes,used in creating the display will allow manufacturers to dramatically reduce the capital investmentneeded to produce CNT TVs," said Dr. Zvi Yaniv, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Nanotech.
As the industry moves from ATV format to HDTV format (720 x 1280 lines), the 25-inch diagonalconcept proves that ANI CNT technology is fully capable of HDTV format on 80-inch diagonal TVs(defined by the Japanese National Broadcasting Corporation NHK as the main target for consumerTVs).
"Although we are obviously not television manufacturers, I am extremely proud of our team'saccomplishment of perfecting the processes necessary for the production of CNT TVs," said Marc Eller,Chief Executive Officer of Nano-Proprietary, Inc. "This greatly improves the chances of getting apartner to initiate pilot production."
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About Nano-Proprietary, Inc.
Nano-Proprietary, Inc. is a holding company with two operating subsidiaries. Applied Nanotech Inc. is apremier research and development organization dedicated to developing applications for nanotechnologywith an extremely strong position in the field of electron emission applications from carbonfilm/nanotubes. Electronic Billboard Technology, Inc. (EBT) possesses technology related to electronicdigitized sign technology. Nano-Proprietary's website is www.nano-proprietary.com.
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