Eikos To Receive $1million Government Contract - News Item

Eikos Inc. a developer and licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits, will receive a $1million contract from the Dept. of Defense Appropriations Bill, as a result of the support of Rep. Jim McGovern.

McGovern was able to add $1million to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill, which earmarks funding for transparent conductive coating research at Eikos. McGovern recently visited Eikos to announce the funding and to tour the facilities. 

In announcing the funding, Joe Piché, founder and CEO of Eikos said, “We could not have landed this important award without the direct involvement of Jim McGovern and we’re very excited about this impending contract. Government contracts of this sort not only provide jobs and revenues themselves, but also support the extension of the technology to commercial applications, which will further expand our business and our employee base.”

Eikos Inc. is a developer and licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits for use in flat panel displays, OLED lighting, solar cells, smart windows and other established markets. Eikos’ patented Invisicon   transparent conductors (‘nanowires’) will enable high volume, low cost production of a thinner, more flexible and more durable conductive coating technology that will displace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) as the industry standard.

Posted 2nd February 2004

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