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Brewer Science and SouthWest NanoTechnologies $6.5M NIST TIP award

Brewer Science Inc. and SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), have received a $6.5M award under NIST's Technology Innovation Program (TIP).
The funding is in support of research and development programs that focus upon methodologies to attain the cost-effective production of high-purity, high-quality metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotube (CNT) inks. These advancements will enable production of a wide variety of high-performing electronic devices incorporating CNTs.
SWeNT, a leading manufacturer of single-wall and specialty multi-wall CNTs, and Brewer Science, producer of CNT inks for electronics applications, will team up to develop superior CNTs and improved inks on a commercial scale. These new products will support a wide variety of applications including high-performance optical devices, photovoltaic cells, batteries, supercapacitors, lighting products, flexible electronic devices, and sensors.
TIP supports, promotes, and accelerates innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need.

About SWeNT

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is a privately held specialty chemical company that manufactures high-quality single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes for a range of products and applications. SWeNT employs its proprietary CoMoCAT® process to tailor CNT materials to meet customer performance needs, in commercial quantities. SWeNT was created in 2001 to spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma.
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About Brewer Science

Brewer Science,® Inc., a privately held specialty chemical company founded in 1981, delivers innovative material, process, and equipment solutions for various applications including nanotechnology, lithography, advanced packaging, MEMS, optoelectronics, and compound semiconductors.
The inventor of ARC® anti-reflective coating products for the microlithography world, Brewer Science continues to expand its scope with CNTRENE™ microelectronics-grade carbon nanotube solutions, ProTEK® temporary etch protective coatings, WaferBOND® temporary bonding materials, OptiNDEX™ high-refractive index coatings, and Cee® processing equipment. Exceptional technical expertise and extensive semiconductor industry knowledge, combined with world-class product and customer support, make Brewer Science a company that consistently enhances the value of the entire electronics industry.
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About NIST

As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
Source: Brewer Science, ® Inc.
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