Applied Nanotech, Inc., a PEN Inc. company, is the PEN Design Center focused on developing new products for the PEN family of companies using nanotechnology approaches. We are a leading company in understanding and exploiting nanotechnology to solve specific problems. We are the inventor of HALO™, a first-of-its-kind everyday surface care product, a natural mineral protector and fortifier, and also a cleaner that works at the nanometer scale to help create a healthy surface. Our objective is to create value for shareholders by generating significant, predictable and repeatable revenue through product development and prototyping of products commercialized through PEN Inc.
Located in Austin, Texas, our team of PhD level scientists and engineers works with companies and organizations to solve technical impasses and create innovations that establish a competitive advantage for the PEN family.
Applied Nanotech was founded in 1989, went public in 1993, and for the majority of its history focused on next generation display applications. However in late 2005, to diversify from one "make or break" technology, we expanded our focus to other areas leveraging our previous work. From 2006 to the present, we have made substantial progress in these areas. We have organized our efforts into four divisions each of which has substantial potential: Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors, and Nanoecology.
|1989||SI Diamond Technology, Inc. formed for field emission displays|
|1993||IPO SI Diamond Technology, Inc.|
|1996||Two subsidiaries created, Applied Nanotech, Inc. for CNT electron emission, Electronics Billboard Technology, Inc. for electronic billboards for digital advertising|
|1999||ANI licenses FED technology|
|2005||ANI expands focus to nanotechnology based on its experience with CNTs|
|2006||ANI diversifies its business to all nanotechnology fields|
|Sale Of Electronic Billboard Technology, Inc.|
|2008||ANI creates business units for technology commercialization activities|
|Licensing agreement executed for CNT enhanced epoxy|
|2009||License agreement executed for nano-copper inks and pastes|
|R&D 100 Award for CarbAl™ heat transfer material|
|2014||Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. merged with Nanofilm to form the new publicly-traded company PEN Inc.|