Nanosys, Samsung Researching Materials For Solar Thin Films


Nanosys Inc., a materials architect, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have signed a strategic alliance and licensing arrangement designed 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 Corp.

Samsung's equity investment will come from Samsung Venture Investment Corp., with at least an additional $10 million in total from previous venture capital investors, including Arch Venture Partners, El Dorado Ventures, Polaris Venture Capital and Venrock.

SOURCE: Nanosys Inc.

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