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Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology Creates More Immersive, Energy Efficient Displays

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2015 - Nanosys today announced that they have entered into a multi-year patent license agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. pursuant under which Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. gains access to Nanosys industry-leading Quantum Dot patents covering a broad range of lighting and display products and technologies, including cadmium free quantum dots.

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3M and Nanosys to Bring More Color to Consumer Electronic Devices

ST. PAUL, Minn.--3M announced today it is in the final stages of scale-up for its new 3M™ Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF). The new film allows up to 50 percent more color than current levels in liquid crystal display (LCD) devices. 3M has teamed with Nanosys, Inc., to produce the 3M QDEF solution specifically to deliver more color, and to make devices such as smart phones, tablets and televisions, lighter, brighter and more energy efficient.

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Nanosys expands U.S. manufacturing as demand for colorful, efficient quantum dot displays heats up

Milpitas, Calif., April 2, 2013 – Nanosys, enabling a new generation of high color fidelity, energy-efficient displays with its quantum-dot technology, today announced that it has expanded into a new, high-capacity production facility in Milpitas, California.

Nanosys’ new 60,000 square foot facility will produce over 1,000 kilograms of quantum dots per year- enough material to build more than five million 55” quantum dot televisions. As part of the expansion Nanosys expects to create more than 50 next-generation manufacturing jobs in the South Bay.

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Nanosys and 3M to Bring Amazing Color to Consumer Electronic Displays

Companies to Develop Quantum Dot Technology for LCDs

Palo Alto, Calif., and St. Paul, Minn., June 6, 2012 – Nanosys Inc. and the Optical Systems Division of 3M Company are joining technologies to provide wide color gamut technology for consumer electronic displays, allowing Liquid Crystal Displays (“LCDs”) to display 50 percent more color.

3M and Nanosys will work together to commercialize Nanosys’ Quantum Dot Enhancement Film™ (“QDEF”) technology. QDEF is a drop-in film that LCD manufacturers can integrate with existing production processes.  It utilizes the light emitting properties of quantum dots to create an ideal backlight for LCDs -- one of the most critical factors in the color and efficiency performance of LCDs.

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Nanosys Unlocks Full Color LCD Viewing Experience with Nanotechnology

Announces the Release of First of Its Kind QDEFTM High Color Gamut Optical Film for LCDs, Ushers in New Era in Content Creation and Experience

Palo Alto, Calif., May 17, 2011 – Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, today announced that its next generation LCD technology, the Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEFTM), is available to display manufacturers. Device designers can now increase color gamut by as much as 3x without making the trade offs in cost, size and brightness they’ve had to make in the past. This means richer, more viscerally vibrant reds and a deeper palette of greens – the color the human eye sees more intensely than any other color.

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Nanosys Partners with SEMATECH to Develop Flash Memory Technologies

Joint effort to extend the technology roadmap for non-volatile memory based on advanced material technology

Austin, TX (December 7, 2010) – SEMATECH today announced that Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, has joined its Front End Processes (FEP) program, and will work with SEMATECH to develop new materials and processing techniques for extending flash memory technologies.

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Sigma-Aldrich and Nanosys Enter into Distribution Agreement to Supply Materials to the Research Community

Global Availability of Silicon Nanowires via Aldrich® Materials Science Paves Way for Innovation and Application Development Across Areas Such as Bio-Informatics, Electronics and Clean Energy 

ST. LOUIS, MO. – November 29, 2010 – Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced a distribution agreement with Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect. Under the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich, through its Aldrich Materials Science business, is now distributing Nanosys-created silicon nanowires to the global scientific research community for the development of new applications in technologies such as solid-state lighting, electronics and energy storage.

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Nanosys Closes Second Round of Series E Financing on Path to Commercialize Architected Materials for LCD and Battery Markets

Palo Alto, Calif., October 26, 2010 – Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, today announced the completion of its Series E financing round, raising a total of $31 million. Led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the round also included funding from previous venture capital investors including ARCH Venture Partners, El Dorado Ventures, Polaris Venture Capital and Venrock. Nanosys will use the funding to scale up manufacturing of its QuantumRailTM, a process-ready component that improves LED backlit display color gamut and efficiency, and SiNANOdeTM, a silicon composite anode material that improves lithium-ion battery capacity by 40 percent.

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Nanosys Opens Korean Facility to Support Recent Expansion in the Asian Market

Firm Taps Renowned Materials and Semiconductor Expert to Lead New Facility for the Continued Development of Architected Materials for Asian Electronics Manufacturers

Palo Alto, Calif., September 2, 2010 – Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, today announced the opening of a new subsidiary, Nanosys Korea, Inc. with facilities in Gyeonggi-do, Korea. The company named former LG Electronics vice president Dr. Jong-Uk Bu as president of Nanosys Korea, Inc., which will support its growing Korean and Asian customer base.

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QD Soleil™ Parent Company Nanosys Announces Strategic Alliance with Samsung Electronics including Co-Development for Solar

QD Soleil™ Parent Company Nanosys Announces Strategic Alliance with Samsung Electronics including Co-Development for Solar

PALO ALTO, CA. Aug. 13, 2010 – QD Soleil™, today announced that its parent company, Nanosys, has entered into a strategic alliance with Samsung Electronics. The broad based partnership will include co-development and licensing of QD Soleil’s seminal IP estate for the use of nanotechnology in solar. In addition to equity investment in Nanosys, the Samsung partnership includes funding for the co-development of specific, nanotechnology based solar devices as well as IP licensing.

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Nanosys and Samsung Electronics Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Commercial Applications of Nano-Architected Materials for the Electronics and Solar Markets

Samsung to Fund Co-Development of Industry-Leading High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Panels, Flash Memory Products and Display Technologies; Deal Includes License Rights to Nanosys’ World Leading Intellectual Property Portfolio for Nano-Architected Materials 

Palo Alto, Calif., August 10, 2010 – Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital technologies, today announced a strategic alliance and licensing arrangement to accelerate the development of commercial applications of nano-architected materials for the electronics and thin film solar markets. Under the terms of the deal, Samsung Electronics will contribute funding and resources to co-develop products using Nanosys technologies, in addition to $15 million equity investment from the affiliated Samsung Venture Investment Corporation.

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Nanosys, Inc. Appoints John Page as Chief Financial Officer

Page Joins Management Team as Company Commercializes Architected Materials in the LED Backlighting and Energy Storage Industries 

Palo Alto, Calif., June 1, 2010 – Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, today announced that John Page has joined the company’s executive team as chief financial officer. The hiring comes as Nanosys enters an era of aggressive growth and product commercialization.

Page joins Nanosys with more than 20 years of financial and operational leadership at technology companies ranging from pre-IPO start-ups to Fortune 50 businesses, where he has gained experience in marketing, supply chain management, strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.

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Nanosys Completes Commercial Agreement with LGIT for its Quantum Rail™ Lighting Products

Next generation mobile phones will have exceptional color quality Palo Alto, Calif., 

January 21, 2010 – Nanosys, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive commercial agreement with cutting edge electronics component manufacturer LG Innotek (LGIT). The agreement, involving Nanosys’ quantum dot phosphors for use in displays, represents the first real world commercial application of quantum dots in electronics.

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