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Home > Press > QD Soleil, subsidiary of Nanostart-held Nanosys, expands leadership team

- New appointments bring together far reaching expertise in the use of nanotechnology for solar applications

- Expanded leadership and advisory team will drive forward with commercialization of new solutions for solar industry

QD Soleil, subsidiary of Nanostart-held Nanosys, expands leadership team

Frankfurt / Palo Alto, CA | Posted on June 30th, 2009

QD Soleil™, a division of Nanostart held Nanosys, Inc., announced the expansion of its leadership and advisory team including the addition of four exceptional thought leaders in the use of nanotechnology for solar energy applications. Among these additions is Dr. J. Wallace Parce, who will serve as the chief technology officer (CTO) of QD Soleil. Dr. Parce was formerly the CTO of Nanosys where he led commercialization programs including the development of nanocrystal technology for integration into solar cells. Prior to Nanosys, Dr. Parce co-founded and led research for several technology companies including Life Sciences and Molecular Devices.

"I am joining the leadership team of QD Soleil at a critical growth period for the application of nanotechnology for solar energy collection," said Dr. Parce. "QD Soleil is a natural extension of the technical programs that I led at Nanosys, and I look forward to furthering the commercialization of this technology at QD Soleil."

In addition to Dr. Parce, QD Soleil added three advisory board members:

- Dr. Avery Goldstein, one of the leading minds in nanotechnology since the beginnings of the field with expertise in thin film manufacturing using roll-to-roll processing and nanoparticle inks
- Dr. Delia Milliron, a Lawerence Berkeley National Labs scientist working on nanoparticle and quantum dot technology for use in solar energy applications
- Dr. Xiangfeng Duan, a well regarded leader in nanowire technology for a broad range of applications including solar devices. Dr. Duan was a scientific cofounder of Nanosys and is currently an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"This world-class team of nanotechnology thought leaders will bring formidable leadership and insight to bear on the commercialization of QD Soleil solutions," said Vijendra Sahi, vice president and general manager of QD Soleil. "The team's expertise in all areas of nanotech solar applications will allow us to respond rapidly with solutions that meet the evolving
manufacturing needs of the solar industry."

This notice constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to purchase or subscribe to securities. There will be no public offering of securities of Nanostart AG in conjunction with the existing listing of its shares in the "Entry Standard" segment of the regulated unofficial market (Freiverkehr) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This notice does not constitute a securities prospectus. Neither this notice nor the information contained within is intended for direct or indirect distribution within the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.


About QD Soleil
QD Soleil is a division of Nanosys Inc. focused on the use of proprietary
nanotechnology in solar panel cell designs. QD Soleil controls a seminal
intellectual property estate that includes over 500 patents and patent
applications. The technology has been refined over many years by Nanosys and
exploits best in class inorganic material compositions, processing and
integration chemistries, and includes the most stable nanomaterial
formulations known in the field. Applications of the technology and
intellectual property are broad and include additive enhancement layers for
light conversion engineering, nano-particle inks, light waveguide
concentrators and nanomaterial composites for enhancing overall solar cell

About Nanostart:

Nanostart AG is the world’s leading nanotechnology investment company. The
Frankfurt-based company provides venture capital financing for
nanotechnology companies in various growth phases. It also provides the
benefits of its experience and expertise to developers of financial
instruments and to investors in the nanotechnology sector. For further
information about the company, please visit

About Nanosys, Inc.

Nanosys, Inc. is a leader in the development of nanotechnology enabled
products utilizing high performance inorganic nanostructures. Nanosys has
built one of the broadest technology platforms in the industry with over 650
patents and patent applications covering fundamental areas of
nanotechnology. Based in Palo Alto, California and privately held, Nanosys
collaborates with industry leaders to develop revolutionary high-value,
high-performance products for the life sciences, computing, lighting,
renewable energy, and defense industries. Additional information on Nanosys
can be found at

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Media contact:
Nanostart AG
Public Relations
Dr. Hans Joachim Dürr
Goethestrasse 26-28
D-60313 Frankfurt
phone: +49 (0)69-21 93 96 111
fax: +49 (0)69-21 93 96 122

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