New Renaissance Institute, a Belmont, California-based for-profit interdisciplinary research and development organization, has declared that it has sold numerous molecular electronics patent assets, which cover important fields concerning the future of commercial carbon nanotube, grapheme ribbon and semiconducting polymer nanoelectronics fabrication, to an undisclosed buyer in August 2011.
The terms of the deal were not also disclosed. These patent assets are related to the production of complicated electronic circuits on a carbon nanotube, grapheme ribbon, or semiconducting polymer strip or region. They have specific interest in the electrical interfacing application of nanoscale actuators and sensors that are developed without an interface electronics solution.
The patent assets cover the exclusive circuit design technologies to produce highly functional circuits consisting of serial nanotransistor chains complemented with minimal supplementary electrical interconnections. The strip, nanotube or ribbon can be placed across a self-assembled interconnected or photolithographed electrode array with a minimal placement tolerance, enabling a single placement function to produce a circuit featuring dozens of, hundreds of or thousands of transistors.
The patent assets also represent related nanoscale optical interconnection of the hierarchical circuit design libraries, associated CAD systems, nanoelectronics circuits and applicability to printed electronics. New Renaissance Institute has also sold other patent assets related to sophisticated signal processing technologies developed by it in August 2011. The purchaser and financial terms were not revealed.