Unidym, Inc, a majority-owned
subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), announced today
that it has entered into a joint development agreement with a major liquid crystal
display (LCD) manufacturer. Under the agreement, Unidym will work with the Process
Development Group at the major liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturer to
integrate CNT transparent conductive films into glass-based liquid crystal displays.
Under the new agreement, Unidym will focus on depositing its CNT inks on color
filter glass and the thin film transistor backplane for rigid displays. The
primary advantages of Unidym’s products in glass-based liquid crystal
displays are lower cost of materials and deposition, increased yield, and elimination
of the acid patterning process associated with ITO.
Arrowhead Research Corporation (www.arrowheadresearch.com) (NASDAQ: ARWR) is
a nanotechnology company commercializing new technologies in the areas of life
sciences, electronics, and energy. Arrowhead is seeking to build value for shareholders
through the progress of majority owned subsidiaries and minority investments
commercializing nanotech products and applications.
Unidym is a leader in carbon nanotube-based transparent, conductive films (TCFs)
for the electronics industry. TCFs are a critical component in devices such
as touch panels, displays, and thin-film solar cells. For example, both touch
panels and LCDs typically employ two TCF layers per device. Unidym's TCFs offer
substantial advantages over the incumbent technology, indium-based metal oxides,
including: improved durability, lower processing costs, and lower overall cost