NANOBUSINESS ALLIANCE NAMES
EIKOS’ CEO

 TO BOARD OF ADVISORS


Joseph Piche to Join Business and Science Revolutionaries as Member of the Nanobusiness Alliance Advisory Board


(Palm Springs, CA, February 2, 2004) -- The NanoBusiness Alliance (http://www.nanobusiness.org) - the premiere industry association supporting the emerging nanotechnology field - today announced the appointment of Joseph Piche, CEO of Eikos, Inc. to its Advisory Board to guide the development of what has been called the Industrial Revolution for the 21st Century. 


The new board accurately reflects the confluence of critical sectors -- business, finance, government, science, and academia - that are working together to speed the development of the business of small technology.  


“We’re proud of the support the NanoBusiness Alliance has received from important members of divergent communities,” said F. Mark Modzelewski, executive director and co-founder of the NanoBusiness Alliance, “and our board of advisors represents a veritable ‘who’s who’ from the worlds of science, technology, government and business.   We’re honored that Mr. Piche has elected to join this prestigious board, and look forward to working closely with him to help shape the future of business developments in nanotechnology.”


”I am pleased to have an opportunity to contribute to this respected organization that is playing a critical role in the conversion of nanotechnology to real nanobusiness,” said Mr. Piche.  “Nanotechnology is the rising tide that will raise the level of international commerce by bringing disruptive new products to market that will improve the quality of life.”


Nanotechnology is the manipulation, placement, measurement, and modeling of matter at the level of atoms and molecules.  It is central to new developments in defense and aerospace, materials and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, IT and electronics, and nearly every other sector of the global economy.

 

Mr. Piche will work alongside other NanoBusiness Alliance board members including Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker, Steven Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mikhail Roco, NNI, Larry Bock, CEO, NanoSys, and Alan Marty, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, JPMorgan Partners.

 


About Eikos

 

Eikos Inc. is a developer and licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits for use in flat panel displays, OLED lighting, solar cells, smart windows and other established markets.   Eikos’ patented InvisiconTM   transparent conductors (‘nanowires’) will enable high volume, low cost production of a thinner, more flexible and more durable conductive coating technology that will displace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) as the industry standard.   A privately held company headquartered in Franklin Massachusetts, Eikos has a number of licenses and development contracts with major global companies, U.S. military agencies and NASA and is planning to establish manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Asia.   For more information, please visit us at www.eikos.com.

 

 

About the NanoBusiness Alliance, Inc.

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the first trade association founded for the emerging industry of nanotechnology.  The Alliance was founded by F. Mark Modzelewski, Nathan Tinker and Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital in October 2001.  The Advisory Board of the Alliance includes the leaders of the nanotechnology community and is headed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The Alliance comprises over 250 member companies, including:  General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte & Touche, AGFA, Preston Gates Ellis, Battelle, Zyvex, Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc., C-Sixty, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, City of Denver, JPMorgan, SUNY-Albany, Wexler Walker, Patton Boggs LLP, Goldman Sachs, Foley & Lardner, and Ardesta.  The Alliance is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Washington, DC, and Denver, CO. The Alliance has Hubs and affiliate groups underway in Texas, Chicago, Colorado, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, San Diego, Michigan, New York State, Washington DC Metro, the EU, Norway, Canada, and Israel.   http://www.nanobusiness.org