API Nanotronics Corp., a leading supplier of electronic components and nanotechnology research and development to the defense and communications sectors, today announced it received two of the 2008 NanoBriefs® Nano 50(TM) awards. Dr. Martin Moskovits, API's Chief Technology Officer, was honored as a Nano 50 Innovator and API's SubWave(TM) UV Polarizers were honored with a Nano 50 product award.
The Nano 50 honors the top 50 technologies, products and innovators that have significantly impacted, or are expected to impact, the nanotechnology industry. The winners of the Nano 50 awards are the most innovative people and designs that will move nanotechnology to key mainstream markets. Judged by a panel of nanotechnology experts, the technologies, products and innovators receiving the 50 highest scores were Nano 50 award winners. The Nano 50 Awards Dinner will be held at the NASA Tech Briefs National Nano Engineering Conference in Boston, November 12 and 13, 2008. The full list of winners can be viewed at the Nanotech Briefs website http://www.nanotechbriefs.com/nano50/nano50_winners_08.html.
SubWave(TM) UV Polarizers, developed at API's NanoOpto Division, are based on a patented nanofabricated grating design. The polarizers can be optimized for use at a customer-specified wavelength, such as the 266nm quadrupled YAG laser line or 193nm ArF laser illumination, and exhibit high extinction ratios. These devices, which are super thin, non-dichroic, high-transmission components, can be cut to any application-specific size and shape up to 4" x 4". The product can be used in UV photolithography and display applications.
Stephen B. Pudles, Chief Executive Officer of API Nanotronics Inc., said, "We are pleased to be recognized with this distinguished group of nanotechnology leaders. We look forward to increased commercialization of our industry leading optical and MEMS products which utilize our nanotechnology processes and innovations."