Applied Nanotech is a PEN company and functions as the PEN Design Center focused on developing new products for the PEN family of companies using nanotechnology approaches. Its team of PhD level scientists and engineers works with companies to solve technical problems and create innovations, producing 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, it expanded its focus to other areas leveraging its previous work. From 2006 to the present, it has made substantial progress in these areas. The company has organized its efforts into four divisions each of which has substantial potential: Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors, and Nanoecology.
The company works with diverse nanomaterials like CNTs, graphene films and other nanoparticles.