Brewer, The First to Bring a Microelectronic Grade Carbon Nanotube Coating to Market

Published on July 18, 2007 at 1:57 PM

Brewer Science, a trusted provider of leading-edge materials and processes to the semiconductor industry, announces the commercial availability of the first microelectronicsgrade carbon nanotube (CNT) coating. A breakthrough in the refinement of the carbon nanotube material enables the removal of metallic and carbonaceous contaminants. The solution is easily applied by spinning, spraying, micro-dispensing, or ink-jet printing.

Jim Lamb, Brewer Science’s Director of Corporate Business Development, states, “This breakthrough carbon nanotube coating opens up a new realm of possible avenues of emerging technology. We will see the viability of carbon nanotubes being used to form not only nonvolatile memory but also thermal conductive coatings, touch screen displays, chemical/biological sensors, and carbon-based electronics. These carbon nanotube networks are easily patterned by traditional photolithography processes to allow placement and use of the electrical and mechanical properties of the nanotubes within a device.”

The Brewer Science CNT coating features:

  • Industry standard cleanliness for trace metals
  • Low carbonaceous impurities
  • Individual, unbundled CNTs in a surfactant-free benign solvent
  • Stable suspension of individual carbon nanotubes
  • Trusted semiconductor materials manufacturer
  • Ability to be processed by legacy fabrication and diagnostic tools

New and emerging applications:

  • NRAM™, nonvolatile, highly scalable, fast memory for stand-alone, embedded, or application-specific designs
  • Biosensor and IR detector applications
  • Touch-screen display applications

Brewer Science, Inc., under a technology license from Nantero, Inc., is the exclusive manufacturer & supplier of microelectronics-grade CNT coating for NRAM™ field of uses. Said Greg Schmergel, co-founder and CEO of Nantero, “We are excited to have successfully completed our joint work with Brewer Science so that this revolutionary new product could become available. We wanted to work with Brewer Science because the companies that will license NRAM™ know and trust Brewer Science as a highly innovative materials supplier, which they have proven once again with this announcement.” CNT solution will be commercially available starting from August 1st 07 for a wide range of emerging applications.

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