February 2009

Zyvex Instruments integrates the SmartEBIC Software and Digiscan Controller from Gatan, Inc. to provide Electron Beam Induced and Absorbed Current analysis across all of its platforms. Read the press release.

July 2008

Magma and Zyvex Instruments enter OEM Partnership to provide faster, more accurate failure analysis for sub-100-nm ICs. Zyvex will package Magma’s Knights Camelot Software with our NanoWorks® Product Line. Read the press release.

June 2007

Zyvex announced the addition of Randy Schussler as General Manager of Zyvex Instruments and the company’s restructure into four businesses: Zyvex Instruments, Zyvex Performance Materials, Zyvex Labs, and Zyvex Asia. Read the press release.

April 2007

Zyvex announced its first company spinout: Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM). The new company leverages Zyvex’s long-standing reputation as an industry leader, its existing nanomaterials patents, proprietary methods, core technologies, and revenue-generating customer base. ZPM, which is in the process of scaling its business to meet the growing demand for commercial applications in nanomaterials, is locating their business in Columbus, Ohio in order to be in close proximity to the epicenter of the advanced materials industry (subject to the approval of state and local incentives). Read the press release.

February 2007

Our dear friend and associate, Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid, passed away on February 7, 2007. Dr. MacDiarmid won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000 and served on our Scientific Advisory Board since its inception. He joined the University of Texas in 2002 and filled the first “James R. Von Ehr Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology”. We will miss his humor, grace, enthusiasm, and friendship. His immeasurable contributions to society will live on forever.

Nobel Prize Autobiography

University of Texas at Dallas (press release)

New Zealand Herald (press release)

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XEI Scientific, Inc. agreed to license Evactron® Patents to Zyvex for our Zyvex Optimizer®.

November 2006

Zyvex named Tiatech Corporation as the exclusive distributor for our NanoWorks® Tools product line in Japan. Tiatech, is a leader in advanced electrical test equipment integration, specializing in the marketing, sale, importation, commissioning, and support of Semiconductor process/inspection/measurement tools.

October 2006

Zyvex Corporation announced the world’s first sailboat mast using carbon nanotubes. The mast, unveiled last week at the nanoTX ’06 tradeshow in Dallas, incorporates Zyvex’s NanoSolve® materials to improve yacht performance by significantly increasing the strength and stiffness of the mast without adding weight. The mast was built for the new Synergy 350 RL.

July 2006

Governor Mike Rounds announced a cooperative agreement with Zyvex Corporation of Richardson, Texas, to establish a Nanomaterials Prototyping, Testing and Characterization Facility at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s Polymer Processing Center (SDSM&T-PPC). Under this agreement, Zyvex will immediately open its first satellite facility in Rapid City, South Dakota. Zyvex-South Dakota will initially manufacture pilot-scale quantities of Zyvex’s NanoSolve® material.

June 2006

Zyvex and Arkema announced their intention to strengthen their strategic partnership by jointly developing commercial nanomaterials applications. Through a new licensing arrangement, Arkema will use Zyvex’s patented Kentera™ dispersion technology, in conjunction with its own Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTs). Arkema will also be the exclusive distributor in Europe of Zyvex’s NanoSolve® product line.

Zyvex announced that Thomas Cellucci is no longer with the company effective June 23rd. Cellucci will be returning to his consulting company, Cellucci Associates, Inc. Chairman and CEO James Von Ehr has reassumed the post of President.

May 2006

Zyvex Founder and CEO James R. Von Ehr II was honored with two awards from his alma mater, Michigan State University. Von Ehr was awarded the “Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award” and the “Claud Erickson Award” (Michigan State University’s highest Engineering Alumni award).

Easton Sports, the leading manufacturer of sporting goods, introduced the Stealth Comp CNT bat line, the world’s first carbon nanotube two-piece all-composite bats. The bats feature exclusive carbon nanotube technology made possible by Zyvex NanoSolve® materials.

April 2006

Zyvex announced financial results for our fiscal 2006 first quarter. We are continuing our business gains with total revenues for the quarter totaling $2,956,582 — a 45 percent increase over the same period in 2005.

January 2006

Zyvex today announced financial results for our fiscal year 2005. Total revenues were in excess of $10 Million, which represented a 16 percent increase over 2004.

October 2005

Zyvex announced financial results for our fiscal 2005 3rd quarter. Total revenues for the third quarter totaled $2.6 million — a 36 percent increase over the same period in 2004. Our NanoSolve® materials product line revenues increased 183 percent over the same period in 2004.

Zyvex named Coherent Scientific Pty Ltd the exclusive distributor for our NanoWorks® Tools and NanoLock® Structures product lines in Australia and New Zealand. Coherent Scientific specializes in the marketing, sale, importation, commissioning and support of lasers, microscopes and other optics related equipment to the physical sciences, life sciences, commercial, defense and telecommunications markets.

July 2005

Zyvex announced financial results for our fiscal 2005 second quarter. The Company continued to exceed expectations with total revenue for the second quarter of $3.1 million — a 10 percent increase over plan and a 70 percent increase over the same period in 2004.

May 2005

SpaceHab and Zyvex are partnering to facilitate the commercial development and testing of a micro-miniature mass spectrometer for potential use on low earth orbit missions and in NASA’s emerging Exploration Program. Once completed, Zyvexs mini-mass spectrometer and SPACEHABs interface equipment will be the approximate size of a deck of playing cards.

Easton Sports announced the addition of Zyvex’s NanoSolve® Materials to Easton’s Stealth CNT baseball bats. According to Easton, Zyvex’s NanoSolve® Material “strengthens composite structures to provide improved handle designs with optimized flex, responsiveness, and more ‘kick’...”

April 2005

Zyvex announced financial results for its fiscal 2005 first quarter on April 14, 2005. The Company continued its business gains with total revenues for the first quarter totaling $2.0 Million — a 240 percent increase over the same period in 2004. International sales accounted for 11 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

March 2005

South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds announced a cooperative agreement involving Zyvex Corporation of Richardson, Texas, the state of South Dakota, and Rapid City’s economic development efforts to designate the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as the exclusive provider of integrated circuit (IC) failure analysis services to the semi-conductor industry.

February 2005

Easton Hockey, the industry leader in manufacturing technologically advanced hockey equipment, has raised its game with the introduction of Zyvex’s NanoSolve® carbon nanotube technology. The revolutionary new composite stick technology increases strength while reducing weight.

Zyvex and Arkema announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop commercial nanomaterials applications. Arkema successfully met the requirements of Zyvex’s Supply Chain Level I and II Certification Programs. Arkema’s Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTs) have already been incorporated into some of Zyvex’s NanoSolve® products to improve the mechanical and electrical properties of the materials.

January 2005

Zyvex Corporation announced financial results for our fiscal 2004 fourth quarter. The company continued its business gains with nine consecutive quarters of sales growth and expansion of our global sales reach.

Zyvex Corporation announced that the United States Patent and Trademark office has issued our 20th patent. The patents are all directed towards our nanotechnology commercialization activities and are fundamental to the our NanoWorks® Tools and NanoSolve® Materials product lines.

Zyvex will partner with TSTC Waco, Baylor University, and Del Mar College of Corpus Christi to launch the Nanotechnology Workforce Development Initiative. The goal of this program is to encourage college students to pursue careers in nanotechnology.

Zyvex announced that we have expanded our NanoSolve® product line with nine new product offerings. The new epoxy concentrates blend several industry-standard epoxies with multi-wall or single wall nanotubes, or carbon nanofibers, to deliver significant increases in electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as improved mechanical strength.

Zyvex announced that Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., and Pyrograf Products, Inc. have successfully met the requirements of the Zyvex Supply Chain Certification program for single-wall carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube fibers (respectively). Zyvex’s comprehensive program verifies quality and consistency using market-accepted analytical tests.

November 2004

The Richardson Chamber of Commerce awarded the “Ernest Randall, Jr. Leadership Award” to Zyvex Founder and CEO Jim Von Ehr. The award recognizes Jim’s community involvement, integrity, and commitment to the economic development of the Richardson area.

October 2004

Zyvex announced financial results for our fiscal third quarter 2004, with eight consecutive quarters of sales growth and expansion of our global sales reach.

James Von Ehr II ( [BS '72] ), of Richardson, Texas, received the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award bestowed by the MSU Alumni Association. He received the award during the Alumni Grand Awards Ceremony at MSU’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on October 14, 2004.

September 2004

Easton’s Bicycle Division announced its breakthrough in composite materials with the launch of their new proprietary material featuring Zyvex’s Carbon Nanotube (CNT) additive, NanoSolve®. The division features NanoSolve CNT technology in many of its 2005 line of bicycle components.

August 2004

Hitachi High Technologies America (HTA) and Zyvex Corporation announced an agreement to refer microsystems customers for worldwide sales channels. Under this agreement, Hitachi High Technologies America will refer appropriate customers interested in integrated circuit probing in the semiconductor industry to utilize the Zyvex nanoprober/manipulation products in conjunction with Hitachi’s Scanning Electron Microscopes.

Zyvex Corporation announced its Services for IC probing, electrical characterization of nanomaterials, TEM sample-lift-out, nanomanipulation, and other analytical services to both potential and existing customers. These services allow customers to test, measure, and characterize their samples at Zyvex’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Zyvex signed a strategic alliance with FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC), a world leader in focused ion beam technologies, to provide real-world solutions for electrical/IC probing applications.

July 2004

Zyvex announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter 2004. The Texas company continues to exceed sales projections with seven consecutive quarters of sales growth. Executives expect Zyvex to realize over $8 million in sales this year, coupled with a sizeable order backlog.

Zyvex Corporation announced the addition of Lance Criscuolo to its Worldwide Sales team. Criscuolo will lead the North American sales development strategy, leveraging Zyvex’s strong technical position and customer-driven focus.

June 2004

Zyvex Corporation announced that Hon. Jonathan C. Javitt, MD, MPH has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Javitt is a Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and an adjunct Professor of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In May 2003, Dr. Javitt was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President“s Information Technology Advisory Committee, where he chairs the subcommittee on health information technology.

Zyvex announced that SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT™) of Norman, Oklahoma has successfully met the requirements of the Zyvex Supply Chain Certification program. Zyvexs comprehensive program verifies quality and batch-to-batch consistency using market-accepted analytical tests.

Zyvex announced that Dr. George D. Skidmore, Director of Research, has been awarded the “Inventor of the Year Award” by the State Bar of Texas. Each year the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas selects an Inventor of the Year based on the contributions of an inventor and the impact of their inventions to society and the Texas economy.

April 2004

Zyvex Corporation introduced the first two products in its NanoSolve® line of composite additives at the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting and Supplier Showcase in Atlanta, Georgia. One product is based on single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), the other is based on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs).

Zyvex Corporation announced the implementation of its Supply Chain Certification Program for carbon nanotube suppliers. Zyvex’s comprehensive program verifies quality and batch-to-batch consistency using SEM, TPO, TGA, and a number of standard analytical tests.

Zyvex Corporation announced a breakthrough probing application for integrated circuit (IC) defect analysis. Zyvex enables rapid-response semiconductor device failure analysis at the contact level for better, faster, and cheaper IC development — features that are critical to the highly-competitive semiconductor industry.

Zyvex Corporation announced the L100 Nanomanipulation System for Life Science research and development applications. The L100 System, the latest member of Zyvex’s NanoWorks® product line, signifies Zyvex’s entry into the Life Sciences arena.

Zyvex Corporation signed up as a Gold Partner to Working in Nanotechnology, the newly established global nanotechnology job, recruitment, and education site.

December 2003

Zyvex Corporation announced that Mr. Donald A. DeVito II, Dr. Malcolm R. O’Neill and Dr. Thomas A. Cellucci, have been elected to its Board of Directors. Dr. Cellucci was also elected as President. Re-elected officers are Chairman of the Board and CEO James R. Von Ehr II; Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Vice President of Operations Timothy M. Gilmore; and Chief Technical Officer Dr. John Randall.

Zyvex Corporation announced the A100 Assembly System, a manipulation and assembly tool which can be used with either a scanning electron or optical microscope to assemble microscale components.

November 2003

Zyvex Corporation announced the Phase II award of a NASA SBIR program entitled, “Hierarchical composites comprising continuous carbon nanotube composite fibers in a nanotube-reinforced matrix.” The program’s objective is to develop ultra-high-strength, low-weight composites for aerospace applications.

October 2003

Zyvex Corporation announced four new product releases: Zyvex Dried Film™ (ZDF) Carbon Nanotube Solutions, Zyvex Microgrippers, Zyvex NanoEffector® Probes, and Zyvex MEMulator™ Software.

Zyvex Corporation announced the sales release of the F100 Nanomanipulator System, a positioning and testing tool for research, development, and production applications using Focused Ion Beam (FIB) instruments.

September 2003

Keithley Instruments, Inc.(NYSE:KEI), a world leader in instrumentation for low-level electrical measurements, and Zyvex Corporation signed an agreement to work together to develop new solutions for the nanotech marketplace.

Coventor, Inc., the leading provider of software for developing commercial MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) and microfluidics, announced that Coventor will license and sell Zyvex’s MEMulator™ process emulation and viewing technology.

Zyvex Corporation and Frost & Sullivan announced a strategic partnership to leverage their respective resources in market research and analysis.
Under this partnership, Zyvex and Frost & Sullivan will work together to share their respective nanotechnology-based marketing information.

June 2003

Jim Von Ehr, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Zyvex, was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Pioneering. Jim was honored with this special award category on June 13, 2003. The Entrepreneur Of The Year® Institute celebrates the accomplishments of the world’s great entrepreneurs and increases public awareness of the benefits these innovators provide to our society.

May 2003

Zyvex Corporation announced the award of a eight-month SBIR program fron DARPA entitled, “Miniaturizing Scanning Electron Microscope.”

Zyvex became an industrial affiliate of the Bio Inspired Materials Center (BIMat). BIMat is located at the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.

April 2003

Zyvex announced the sales release of the S100 Nanomanipulator System, a positioning and testing tool for nanotechnology research and development applications.

March 2003

Zyvex announced the introduction of the Zyvex Business Partner Program. This unique program enables inventors, university professors, and large or small firms to capitalize on Zyvex’s leadership position in the nanotechnology business arena.

Zyvex announced the introduction of the “Knowledge is Power” Technical Seminar Series. This innovative program to enable potential customers to learn — first hand — how nanotechnology can be practically applied to real-world applications in their industry.

February 2003

On September 17, 2002, Zyvex Corporation filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division against the Rogers Corporation for Trademark Infringement on the use of the name “Zyvex.”  On February 28, 2003, Zyvex and Rogers entered into a settlement agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Zyvex has withdrawn its actions against Rogers and Rogers has agreed to stop using the mark “Zyvex.”

Zyvex Corporation announced the award of a one-year NASA SBIR program entitled, “Rational Engineering of Carbon Nanotube Surfaces.”

October 2002

Zyvex added Honeywell D&SS Redmond to its NIST Advanced Technology Program team. The key addition to the program will help accelerate the development of micro- and nanotechnology.

August 2002

Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, joined The University of Texas at Dallas as holder of the newly created James Von Ehr Distinguished Chair of Science and Technology. He became the second Nobel Laureate to serve on the faculty of the 33-year old institution. MacDiarmid will hold professorial appointments in UTD’s Departments of Chemistry and Physics and will lead a Center for Scientific and Technical Innovations, studying a range of topics including biological systems and nanoscience.

Zyvex’s President and CEO, Jim Von Ehr, joined the External Advisory Council for the Vice President for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Texas, Dallas.

Zyvex joined the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) in August 2002. BSAC is a NSF/Industry/University cooperative research center funded by the National Science Foundation and a consortium of corporations and government agencies. The laboratory is located in the Electrical Engineering department of the University of California at Berkeley.

Zyvex joined CAMPmode, The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging of Microwave, Optical and Digital Electronics (CAMPmode) in August 2002. CAMPmode is a National Science Foundation Industry University Cooperative Research Center. It is located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

July 2002

Zyvex Corporation announced the award of a one-year SBIR program from the Department of Energy entitled “Four Probe Stage and Holder for Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).” The program’s objective is to design and fabricate a new holder incorporating a four-probe nanomanipulation and characterization platform with electrical feedback. Under this project, Zyvex will assemble and test stick/slip linear actuators built within mini-sized piezotubes.

May 2002

Zyvex Board Member, Ray Kurzweil, was named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Imagine enabling the blind to read ordinary printed materials, along the way pioneering information technologies that profoundly impact how the world processes information for decades to come. This is just the surface of the many amazing accomplishments of Raymond Kurzweil, inventor of the Kurzweil Reading Machine, who was announced today as an inductee into this year’s class of inventors to be honored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at a ceremony at Hewlett-Packard Company, the leading corporate sponsor of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

October 2001

Zyvex Corporation and its joint venture partners, announced the award of a $25 million, five-year, cost-shared NIST Advanced Technology Program.

Under this National Institute of Standards and Technology program, Zyvex, Honeywell D&SS Redmond, and university collaborators at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Virginia, and the University of Texas at Arlington will accelerate the production and commercialization of low-cost assemblers for micro- and nanoscale components and subsystems.

September 2001

Zyvex added two prestigious scientists to its Scientific Advisory Board: Wilson Ho, Ph.D. and Peter Will, Ph.D. Dr. Ho is a Donald Bren Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Will is the Director of the Distributed Scalable Systems Division at USC/Information Sciences Institute and is a Research Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC.

Zyvex Corporation and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Automation Technologies (CAT) announced a two-year collaboration.


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