Unidym is a leader in the manufacture and application of carbon nanotube (CNT) based ink and conductive film products and CNTs, a novel material with extraordinary electrical, mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties. Unidym provides CNT-enabled products, specialized CNT materials, and intellectual property to a wide range of customers and business partners.
Building directly on the work of the late Dr. Richard Smalley, the Nobel Prize winning pioneer of carbon nanotubes, and Distinguished Professor George Gruner at UCLA, Unidym has created one of the most experienced teams in CNT science and the most expansive intellectual property portfolio in the CNT industry. With the addition of the experience and strengths of Carbon Nanotechnologies (CNI), Unidym's current patent portfolio contains more than 200 foreign and domestic patents and patent applications, including more than 90 issued patents. The portfolio includes fundamental patents covering carbon nanotube compositions, production (synthesis, purification and dispersion) and use in many different application areas, including electronics, composite materials, energy storage/generation, medical devices and drug delivery.
Unidym is focused on the electronics industry where its initial product is a transparent electrode for touch screens, flat panel displays, solar cells, and solid state lighting. Unidym is developing thin film transistors for printable electronics and the emerging flexible display market. Additionally, Unidym has developed a range of proprietary CNTs for conductive polymers, structural reinforcement materials, and anti-static films.
Unidym's product line builds upon the growing trend in the electronics industry to replace today's high-cost materials and manufacturing processes with simpler, lower-cost production techniques similar to those found in the printing industry. Termed flexible or printable electronics, this opportunity is forecast by independent experts at IDTechEx to grow to $30 billion by 2015 and to as much as $250 billion by 2025.
Unidym is also pursuing an aggressive, cross-industry partnership strategy to foster the commercialization of CNTs in a broad range of applications. Unidym possesses a foundational patent portfolio that covers nearly every aspect of CNT manufacturing and processing as well as multiple product applications. With its licensing program, technical expertise and manufacturing facilities, Unidym is uniquely equipped to enable partners to rapidly develop CNT solutions for their specific applications.
Unidym is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.