A New Entry into the Mass Production of Quantum Dots


QDOTS imagesCAKXSY1K 8  Quantum Technology Group  

 

 

Quantum Technology Group (QTG) owns the patent rights for a unique non-toxic ZnSe nanoparticle (quantum dot – QD) and a manufacturing process that specifically addresses industry demands. QTG has recently entered the marketplace as a bulk chemical manufacturer with sales of QD’s to industry.

Laboratory manufacturing has been established by collaboration with an existing chemical synthesis firm with decades of experience. QTG offers a stable platform technology for product development ventures and eliminates the need for QD sourcing and the licensing requirements or possible infringements of combined technologies and patents.

The Quantum Technology Group’s patent portfolio establishes broad implications for utilization by a wide variety of industries. Our technology represents university based research patents that now are exclusively licensed to QTG.The products QTG produces are in critical demand by industry and represent the platform or core technology they require. Specific quality characteristics have been identified and our products meet and exceed industry requirements. Furthermore, our capabilities produce a nontoxic alternative for current manufacturers. We currently meet RoHS (Restrictions of Hazardous Substances) standard Sand Green Leaf Certifications.   Our unique manufacturing process also presents the ability to produce nontoxic quantum dots and deliver bulk manufacturing.

Specific industries demand large quantity production, QTG can meet these needs.   Our scientific competencies also extend into product development and collaborations with industry. QTG welcomes inquiries and offers it’s considerable resources and those of the well established commercial and academic scientific community. QTG is located in the center of the technology corridor north of Boston Massachusetts.

Our unique manufacturing process also presents the ability to produce nontoxic quantum dots and deliver bulk manufacturing. Specific industries demand large quantity production, QTG can meet these needs.   Our scientific competencies also extend into product development and collaborations with industry. QTG welcomes inquiries and offers it’s considerable resources and those of the well established commercial and academic scientific community. QTG is located in the center of the technology corridor north of Boston Massachusetts.

The Quantum Technology Group team consists of a highly competent staff comprised of individuals from science and business. QTG employs university based inventors preeminent in the fields of chemical engineering and nanotechnology. QTG has also partnered with a well known firm highly proficient in the field of chemical synthesis, their expertise spans decades of successful chemical manufacturing and scale up. The combined resources now represent a team focused on producing quantum dots, specific surface modifications and bulk manufacturing.

The QTG business organization has engaged individuals with decades of experience involving complex product commercialization, particularly involving international markets. The QTG business team has targeted international and domestic opportunities and remains dedicated to understanding and meeting the demands of specific industries.

DANIEL FORTE – FOUNDER – Marketing and business development professional. Appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce to the Export Trade Council.

ERIK JOHANSSON SALES AND MARKETING – Direct sales management

JON KREMSKY PhD DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING – Chemical synthesis and industrial scale-up expert. Former Director Process Chemistry, Millipore

JAMES MCKEARIN PhD – PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST – Group leader chemical synthesis process engineering expert.

PERRY CATCHINGS – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – Former senior management Polaroid, transfer of technology from R&D, Development and

Chemical Manufacturing

ULF DUNBERGER – PRODUCT INNOVATION – Expert automation and conceptual design business processes engineer focused on the validation of operational effectiveness for corporate control environments.

JUN WANG PhD – DIRECTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT – Co-Inventor – Research Professor University of Massachusetts

LAKIS MOUNTZIARIS PhD – Inventor – Chairman Chemical Engineering University of Massachusetts.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Key issues concerning commercial product development involve:

• Rapid manufacturing of QD with specified product qualities

• Bulk manufacturing capability (kilo quantity)

• Costs of goods – manufacturing

• Toxicity

• Desired stable emission frequencies

• Quantum absorption

• Quantum emission

• Surface modifications

• Key patents based on the QTG platform

The QD’s contained within the QTG patent portfolio address the above noted key issues. Capabilities offer a stable platform for product development ventures.

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China, India Emerge as Most Promising High-Growth Markets for Solar


QDOTS imagesCAKXSY1K 8Japan, U.K., France, and South Korea also offer attractive landscape and large addressable markets, according to Lux Research‘s analysis of policy and market drivers

 

BOSTON, Feb 12, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Global policy changes and the crystalline silicon module price crash have brought the solar industry to a pivotal point from which it must transform and thrive in a cost-conscious environment, targeting high-growth markets such as China and India, says Lux Research.

“While some historically strong demand markets will continue to pay dividends, the real winners going forward will need to make a few well-informed bets,” said Matt Feinstein, Lux Research Analyst and the lead author of the report titled, “Past is Prologue: Market Selection Strategy in a New Solar Policy Environment.”

“Successful players will anchor business in key developed regions like the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China, and place informed bets in markets like South/Central America, the Middle East, and Africa, through new offices or partnerships,” he added.

Lux Research analyzed the risk vs. reward, based on policy and market factors, for both distributed and utility-scale solar in countries around the world. Among their findings:

— Europe shines for distributed generation. Established markets remain fruitful for distributed generation despite downturns in demand and reduced feed-in tariffs. Markets such as Germany and Italy have demonstrated a strong preference for rooftop systems and have strong existing channels to market.

— Utility-scale generation soars in emerging markets. High-growth markets come with high risks as well, but emerging economies of India, China, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia are set to become solar powers. Competition is booming in the last three in particular, and each will exceed installation targets.

— Fortune favors the bold. In solar, firms that take calculated risks and expand quickly into foreign markets will boost success, as First Solar and many Chinese module manufacturers have shown. As the Chinese industry consolidates, opportunities exist for other global players.

The report, titled “Past is Prologue: Market Selection Strategy in a New Solar Policy Environment,” is part of the Lux Research Solar Systems Intelligence service.

About Lux Research

Lux Research provides strategic advice and ongoing intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance and government rely on us to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network, we deliver insight, connections and competitive advantage to our clients. Visit http://www.luxresearchinc.com for more information.

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SOURCE: Lux Research

Cambridge NanoTech assets scheduled for auction


Cambridge NanoTech assets scheduled for auction

Dr. Jill Becker

Dr. Jill Becker: Fortune’s Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2012, Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing List, 2009-2012, and one of Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch in 2009.
The assets of Cambridge NanoTech Inc., which claimed to be the leading provider of atomic layer deposition solutions, are scheduled to be auctioned off in December. Cambridge NanoTech makes equipment for performing atomic layer deposition (ALD) – a method of very finely, at a nanoscale level, coating surfaces with a material. The company’s assets and intellectual property are being auctioned on Dec. 14, according to Paul E. Saperstein Co. Auctioneers and Appraisers. Atomic layer deposition intellectual property, patents, trademarks, labs, offices, equipment and fixtures are up for auction and will be sold from the offices of Riemer & Braunstein in Boston.

Details of the auction were included in a blog post by Stephen Gerbsman, managing principal at Gerbsman Partners, the firm retained by Silicon Valley Bank, the senior lender to Cambrdige NanoTech.

It is unclear whether the company is still operational, but the company renewed its incorporation with the state in September. In addition, access to multiple links on the company’s website is denied.

Requests for comment made to the company,  Jill S. Becker, the founder and CEO, Saperstein Co., and Riemer & Braunstein were not returned.

While a company typically files for bankruptcy prior to auctioning off its assets, it is not unusual to begin the process of auctioning assets if the plan is to liquidate the company, according to Ilan Barzilay, a partner in the IP practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Boston.

Companies will sometimes auction off assets in order to have better control over the auctioning off of their assets. “Once they file and are under the jurisdiction of bankruptcy court, there are restrictions,” Barzilay said. “Once you are in bankruptcy court your hands are tied.”
Becker founded Cambridge NanoTech Inc. out of her basement in 2003 just after completing her Ph.D. at Harvard University. Her doctoral thesis was on atomic layer deposition and she said she knew that was what she wanted to base a company on. Within the first three months of starting Cambridge Nanotech, she launched the company’s first product, then developed three more before officially setting up shop.

The 35-person company was one of the fastest growing companies in the area based on its 202.6 percent growth from 2008 to 2011, according to Boston Business Journal research. In 2011 it reported $18.7 million in revenue, up from the $6.1 million it reported in 2008.

In fact, the entrepreneur and single mother of two said she hand-built the first 13 tools for the company.
Becker, who holds 10 patents, has received numerous awards including Fortune’s Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2012, Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing List, 2009-2012, and one of Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch in 2009.

By Patricia Resende

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SouthWest NanoTechnologies to Showcase New Carbon Nanotube Products at MRS 2012


SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc., a leading developer of high quality carbon nanotubes, will be exhibiting new Carbon Nanotube products at the 2012 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting & Exhibit, November 27-29, in booth 1116 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

November 27, 2012

SWeNT will feature Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) SG65i, developed for use in printed semiconductor devices. SG65i is produced using the patented CoMoCAT® process, widely recognized for its unique ability to control SWCNT chirality. SWeNT will also feature SMW210, a new grade in its SMW™ line of Specialty Multi-Wall CNT.

SG65i is an advancement on SG65, recognized for its high concentration of semiconducting species. For SG65i ≥ 95% of the CNT are semiconducting in nature. This enables a wide range of printed electronics applications, requiring little or no additional processing to fabricate printed TFTs, for example.

SMW210 and its highly purified sister product, SMW200, have demonstrated the greatest ease of dispersion and lowest percolation threshold of any MWCNT product in multiple customer thermoplastic compound evaluations. This enables ESD (electrostatic discharge) performance at lower filler loadings than either Carbon Black or other Multi-wall CNT, in a variety of polymers. This low percolation threshold minimizes the degradation of physical properties of the polymer, a common problem in heavily loaded compounds, and higher conductivity at comparable loading broadens the range of applications for conductive polymer compounds.

Because certain post-synthesis processes are not needed for SMW210, the pricing is much lower. SMW210 has a hybrid structure with metal-oxide particles attached to the CNT, improving dispersion still further, at a much lower cost than SMW200. In thermoplastic compounds, there is little performance difference between SMW200 and SMW210 with respect to ease of dispersion, conductivity and percolation, with most customers for conductive polymers choosing SMW210 due to economic benefits.

SMW200 has also been demonstrated as a Carbon Black replacement in Lithium Ion battery cathodes. Very low loadings (1 wt %) of SWM200 have resulted in doubled cycle life, higher capacity, lower heat build-up and better low temperature performance.