Quantum-π’s Group 3 patent granted in the USA
24 April 2010: Quantum-π’s Group 3 patent "Particle Optics and Waveguide Apparatus" for Atom Optics, nanotechnology processing and instruments, has been granted in the USA (US 11/662,523).
Quantum-π’s vision of pervasive sensors' networks
In December 2009 Dr Michalewicz was an invited guest speaker at the Nanotech Business Summit in Cairo, Egypt where he gave a paper entitled: "Brave new world of (nano)-sensing: The next technological revolution and Quantum-Pi sensors". This paper outlined a view of the future where pervasive wireless sensor networks will span the globe, as our tag line says: "sensors everywhere".
This idea has been embraced seriously by strong players such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard. A 10-year project called Cense, or Central Nervous System for the Earth, was initiated by HP. It aims to seed the planet with 1 trillion sensors. [HP] "announced in November that they have developed sensors with accelerometers that were up to 1,000 times more sensitive than the commercial motion detectors used in Nintendo Wii video game controllers..." However these have so far not been commercialised. In contrast, Quantum-Pi sensors avoid several of known limitations of HP sensors and will bring even greater improvement in sensitivity and substantially more robust devices with reduced cost.
A recent article in the New York Times (31/1/2010) posits that "If sensor-based computing takes off, it will ignite fresh demand for a wide range of hardware and software to store, process and search the new oceans of data for nuggets of useful knowledge."
A follow-up feature in the New York Times (14/2/2010) elaborates on application of wireless sensor networks in oil and gas exploration: "....With the Shell-H.P. sensing system, hundreds of thousands, up to a million, wireless sensors - about 3 inches by 4 inches - can be spread across a similar area. Each sensor, listening to the underground seismic echoes, is a data channel."
Quantum-Pi has been advocating this vision of the future for the last ten years. And Quantum-Pi sensors to be delivered soon will be almost ten thousand times smaller in volume than what is described as Shell-HP advancement in the New York Times feature.
Quantum-π’s Japanese patent granted
February 2010: Quantum-π’s Group 1 patent - the main technology platform patent which is the basis for most of our metrology devices, has been granted in Japan.
Quantum-π’s European patent granted
January 2010: Quantum-π’s Group 1 patent - the main technology platform patent which is the basis for most of our metrology devices, has been granted in Europe. This effectively extends our patent protection to further 20 European countries and brings the total of countries where our patent Group 1 is protected to 28 countries.
Quantum-Pi featured in Wholesale Investor
In December 2009, Quantum-Pi was featured in Wholesale Investor magazine. Wholesale Investor is Australia's largest specialist, private investment platform with over $300 Million of private opportunities available. Quantum-Pi is thrilled to be one of the chosen companies accepted into the Magazine, as it is distributed to 5400 of Australia's corporate and private, business elite. To view Quantum-Pi feature go to Wholesale Investor and search for the code QMP.
Quantum-Pi receives the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation in Integrated Nano-Sensing
2 April 2009: We are extremely happy and proud to announce that Quantum Precision Instruments Asia Private Limited was selected to receive the 2009 Frost & Sullivan South East Asia Industrial Technologies Award for Technology Innovation in Integrated Nano-Sensing Technologies.
"This Award acknowledges the relentless efforts of your team and recognises Quantum Precision Instruments Asia Private Limited's outstanding performance in 2009" said Rajiv Kumar, Partner and Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan.
The Frost & Sullivan Awards are an annual event to recognise outstanding performances by companies in the electronics, industrial automation, process control, energy & power systems, chemicals, materials and food as well as environment & building technologies industries.
The awards banquet, held on 2 April at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, was attended by Dr. Marek Michalewicz, Founder and Chief Scientific Adviser, as well as Mr. Krish Krishnan, Quantum-π's Corporate Development lead. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Michalewicz thanked several of Singapore's A*STAR institutions, especially the Institute of Micro Electronics (IME) for its role in the world-first fabrication of Quantum-π's NEMS sensors. He also thanked the Institute for Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) for their support in testing and characterising these pioneering devices.
Commenting on the award, Dr Marek Michalewicz said ''This accolade is a morale-booster for our company, and confirms our conviction that we have a game-changing innovation. 2009 has seen us forge new partnerships and strike out in exciting new directions to bring our products to market; we accept the award on behalf of the many friends and well-wishers who have supported us on our efforts''
Quantum-π is a leading sensors company based in Singapore that is developing different product families based on quantum tunnelling principles. Quantum-π's nanoTrek devices belong to a totally new class of nanotechnology based electro-mechanical systems capable of extremely precise measurement of translation, angular alignment, acceleration, and vibration as well as several other quantities.
Quantum-π's sensors address critical needs in a range of industrial and commercial applications, including semiconductor fabrication, oil & gas exploration and production, structural health monitoring, precision engineering and manufacturing, navigation and defence, and numerous consumer electronics devices.