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NanoOpto Named Manufacturing Leader on the Scientific American 50
American’s Debut List Recognizes Science and Technology Contributions
from Many Fields
New Jersey, November 11, 2002. NanoOpto Corp.,
which is applying proprietary nano-optics and nano-manufacturing
technology to design and make components for optical systems and
networks, announced today it has been named by Scientific American
magazine as one of the Scientific American 50 � the noted magazine’s
first list recognizing contributions from the past year to science
and technology providing a vision of a better future.
has been named a Company Leader in Manufacturing for its work in
developing its innovative molding processes as a tool for making
better optical circuitry.
is extremely honored to be included on the Scientific American 50,
and recognized by Scientific American magazine for our manufacturing
excellence,” said Barry Weinbaum, President and CEO. “In
2002 NanoOpto moved the manufacturing of nano-structure
based optics from research to reality by creating a state-of-the-art
nano fabrication facility that is already generating first products.
The combination of flexible nano-optic design and rapid, high volume
manufacturing promises to dramatically change the costs of creating
John Rennie, “Scientific American editors wanted to recognize
some of the most outstanding visionaries who are advancing technology
and guaranteeing a brighter future for all of us. Scientists aren’t
the only ones doing this. That is why Scientific American 50 includes
business leaders, policy leaders, companies and other organizations
that influence how society puts innovations to good use.”
the magazine’s Board of Editors, the Scientific American 50 spotlights
a Business Leader and a Research Leader of the year, in addition
to citing accomplishments in the following categories: Agriculture,
Chemicals and Materials, Communications, Computing, Defense, Energy,
Environment, Manufacturing, Medical Diagnostics, Medical Treatments,
Transportation and General Technology. Each category recognizes
a Business Leader, Policy Leader, Company Leader and Research Leader.
NanoOpto Corp. is applying proprietary
nano-optic and nano-manufacturing technology to design and make
components for optical systems and networks. The company’s subwavelength
scale nano-optic design capability combined with nano-scale manufacturing
technologies delivers optical components that allow more rapid prototyping,
higher performance, and lower overall system cost. Both independently
and with industry partners, NanoOpto uses its rapid
design and high volume manufacturing capabilities to produce superior
versions of standard optical components and new classes of integrated
optical subassemblies for both custom and general applications.
The company has received financial backing from leading venture
capitalists and is based in Somerset, New Jersey.
Scientific American, Inc.
Founded in 1845, editorial contributors to Scientific American
have included over 100 Nobel laureates, among them Albert Einstein,
Neils Bohr, Francis Crick, Stanley Prusiner and Harold Varmus. Scientific
American, Inc. is a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, a U.S. subsidiary
of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, a privately held international
media corporation operating in more than 40 countries. In addition
to Scientific American, Holtzbrinck Publishers includes the book
publishing houses Farrar, Straus & Giroux; W.H. Freeman; Henry Holt
and Company; St. Martin’s Press and Tor; the academic scholarly
publishing company Palgrave U.S.; the College Publishing Group of
Bedford Freeman Worth; and the distribution company VHPS.
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