Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > SouthWest NanoTechnologies Elects Technology Investor and Entrepreneur Dr. W.R. Bottoms to its Board of Directors

Abstract:
SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) carbon nanotubes (CNT), today announced that venture capitalist, entrepreneur and technologist, Dr. W.R. (Bill) Bottoms, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Elects Technology Investor and Entrepreneur Dr. W.R. Bottoms to its Board of Directors

Norman, OK | Posted on June 4th, 2012

Dr. Bottoms is a semiconductor industry business and technology expert. He is

currently chairman and CEO as well as the founder of Third Millennium Test Solutions, Inc.(3MTS), which provides software, equipment and services to verify electronic systems and components.

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Bill Bottoms to the SWeNT Board of Directors," said Board Chairman Jim Ashman. "Bill brings a unique breadth and depth of experience in creating and growing high technology companies. We expect he will have a significant impact on SWeNT's technical and commercial strategies and accelerate its success."

"Dr. Bottoms will be a valuable asset to SWeNT both in terms of strategic planning and development of our core technologies," states Dave Arthur, SWeNT's CEO. "He has been successful as a venture capitalist, business executive and innovator. He is also recognized as a semiconductor industry expert. It is very significant for SWeNT that he has agreed to join our board."

Prior to founding 3MTS in 1999, Dr. Bottoms was chairman and CEO of Credence Systems Corp. Before that, he worked with Apax Partners, an international venture capital management firm as senior vice president and general partner.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Bottoms served in various senior management positions at Varian Inc., including five years as the president of the company's semiconductor equipment group. Dr. Bottoms also served on the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.

Dr. Bottoms has been appointed to numerous industry, government and non-profit boards and committees. He is chairman of the Technical Working Group for Packaging. This initiative is in support of international electronics manufacturing. He also chairs the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors Technical Working Group which focuses on assembly and packaging. He also serves on the subcommittee for the technical advisory committee of the U.S. Commerce Department's Export Control Commission focused on semiconductor equipment and materials. In 2010, he joined the board of directors for Alchimer S.A., provider of nanometric deposition technology for semiconductor interconnects and 3D TSVs.

"SWeNT's capability to deliver high quality, large scale CNT products in a variety of forms, offers the Company the opportunity to deliver disruptive technologies in the fields of printed electronics and composites," Dr. Bottoms said. "I am delighted to join the Board and work with the rest of the team to support the success of SWeNT. The opportunities available to the Company are very exciting and I value the chance to be a part of it."

Dr. Bottoms is a member of the board of trustees of Tulane University. He earned his Ph.D. in solid state physics from Tulane University and received his B.S. in physics from Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

####

About SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT)
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is a privately-held advanced materials company that manufactures high-quality Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall carbon nanotube products in a variety of forms, including powders, pastes, dispersions and inks for a wide range of applications in the electronics and composites industries. SWeNT was founded in 2001 and has established commercial-scale manufacturing operations in Norman, OK and a business & applications development center in the Boston, MA area.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Andrew Lavin
A. Lavin Communications
516-944-4486

Copyright © SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT)

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices December 4th, 2016

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks December 3rd, 2016

Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries December 3rd, 2016

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells December 2nd, 2016

VC/Funding/Angel financing/Loans/Leases/Crowdfunding

Harris & Harris Group Issues Letter to Shareholders and Information for Shareholder Call on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 November 14th, 2016

Harris & Harris Group Issues Business Update and Reports Financial Statements as of September 30, 2016 November 9th, 2016

Forge Nano raises $20 million in Series A Funding: Nano coating technology innovator Forge Nano will use funding to expand manufacturing capacity and grow Lithium-Ion battery opportunities November 3rd, 2016

Carbodeon Ltd Oy Closes EUR 1.5 million Funding Round From Straightforward Capital: Carbodeon will accelerate its nanodiamonds business and expand manufacturing capacity August 21st, 2016

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes

Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries December 3rd, 2016

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries November 18th, 2016

Hybrid nanostructures hold hydrogen well: Rice University scientists say boron nitride-graphene hybrid may be right for next-gen green cars October 25th, 2016

Self-healable battery Lithium ion battery for electronic textiles grows back together after breaking October 20th, 2016

Announcements

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices December 4th, 2016

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks December 3rd, 2016

Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries December 3rd, 2016

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells December 2nd, 2016

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Dr Barbara Armbruster promoted to Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director for XEI Scientific September 27th, 2016

Dr Barbara Armbruster joins XEI Scientific as Marketing Director June 1st, 2016

Park Systems Global Expansion in AFM Market Includes Appointment of New Executives April 23rd, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Adds Alain Mutricy as Head of Product Management Group March 3rd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project