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Palo Alto, Calif., October 8, 2009 – Nanosys, Inc. today announced that it was chosen by AlwaysOn as a winner of the OnDC Top 100 Awards. The prestigious award honors private companies that have made major developments impacting the public sector by demonstrating significant market traction and innovative technology. Process ready architected material components from Nanosys are enabling manufacturers to unlock industry-wide barriers in the fields including lighting, energy storage and conservation, while opening new doors to revenue and contributing to global innovation.Nanosys was selected from a group of technology companies nominated by global investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. Judges conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list and Nanosys will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDC event on October 19 – 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington , D.C. The two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on sectors most impacted by the federal government including greentech, on-demand computing and IT security, education, and the life sciences.

“Being selected by AlwaysOn for this award affirms Nanosys’ long standing commitment to the public sector, namely in the use of our technologies in energy and defense related applications,” Jason Hartlove, President and CEO of Nanosys said. “We are proud of the progress we have made in introducing architected materials into these applications and look forward to continued progress and adoption.”

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