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Home > Press > Arrowhead subsidiary Unidym, Inc. appoints semiconductor industry executive as Vice President of Business Development & Marketing

Unidym Incorporated, a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ARWR), announced today that Robert Bismuth has been appointed Vice President of Business Development & Marketing. Unidym Inc. is a leader in the development and manufacture of carbon nanotubes for applications in the electronics industry. Unidym, which recently merged with Carbon Nanotechnologies, Incorporated (CNI), possesses a foundational patent portfolio that covers nearly every aspect of carbon nanotube manufacturing and processing.

Arrowhead subsidiary Unidym, Inc. appoints semiconductor industry executive as Vice President of Business Development & Marketing

MENLO PARK, CA | Posted on August 14th, 2007

"Robert has a track record of innovative business success in both
building strategic relationships and in bringing to market new
applications for a wide range of technologies," said Art Swift,
Unidym's President & CEO. "The depth and breadth of his strategic
business experience and intuitive understanding of technology will be
of enormous benefit to Unidym as we expand our business."

"The combination of Unidym's application technology and carbon
nanotube production capabilities clearly position the company
strongly in many segments of the overall nanotechnology market,"
commented Bismuth. "For example Unidym's transparent, conductive
films are poised to enable robust, innovative solutions in areas such
as display technology, touch sensors, high performance solar cells,
and may even make flexible electronics truly practical. In addition,
the company's IP portfolio and materials production capabilities
provide attractive licensing and partnership opportunities within a
wide variety of industries. Thus, I am extremely excited to join the
Unidym team at this point in time."

Robert's versatile experience includes executive leadership within
the software, hardware, Internet and semiconductor industries. Most
recently, Robert held the position of Vice President of Strategic
Alliances at Transmeta Corporation, an innovative semiconductor
company in the Silicon Valley. Prior to Transmeta, Robert led several
startup technology companies, following his long tenure at Digital
Equipment Corporation where he served as the company's Corporate Vice
President for Strategic Alliances, holding responsibility for all
major global business and technology alliances. Educated in the US,
Europe and Canada, Robert earned a B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics at the
University of Wales, followed by an M.Sc. at McMaster University in
Canada. More recently Robert attended the Stanford Graduate School of
Business, completing the Executive Program for Growing Companies.


About Arrowhead Research Corporation
Arrowhead Research Corporation ( is a
publicly-traded nanotechnology company commercializing new
technologies in the areas of life sciences, electronics, and energy.
Arrowhead is building value for shareholders through the progress of
majority owned subsidiaries founded on nanotechnologies originally
developed at universities. The company works closely with
universities to source early stage deals and to generate rights to
intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies.
Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech
products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi
therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor

About Unidym, Inc. Unidym is a leader in the manufacture and
application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a novel material with
extraordinary electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Unidym
provides bulk materials, CNT-enabled products, and intellectual
property to a wide range of customers and business partners. As a
result of its recent merger with CNI, Unidym possesses a foundational
patent portfolio that covers nearly every aspect of CNT manufacturing
and processing as well as multiple product applications. Unidym is
focused on the electronics industry where its initial products
include transparent electrodes for touch screens, flat panel
displays, solar cells, and solid state lighting; electrodes for fuel
cells; and thin film transistors for printable electronics. Unidym is
also pursuing an aggressive, cross-industry partnership strategy to
capture value from the wide ranging uses of CNTs. Unidym's licensing
program, technical expertise and manufacturing facilities can enable
partners to rapidly develop CNT solutions for their specific

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Art L. Swift, CEO
Unidym, Inc.
Telephone: 650.462.1935

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