February 5, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Franklin, Massachusetts-based Eikos, a developer and licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits, has received a US$1 million investment from Itochu International, the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of the $87 billion Tokyo, Japan-based Itochu Corporation. Eikos will use this new funding to further develop high transparency conductive films for a variety of profitable markets including flat panel displays, solar energy and OLED lighting. According to Itochu International President and CEO Hiroshi Kitamura said that Eikos is focused on developing innovative technologies and applications for high performance materials using carbon nanotubes, which the company believes, has great potential. Itochu International’s mission as a company is to provide infrastructure and support to help innovative, entrepreneurial companies like Eikos to commercialize their technologies. . Itochu International will seek to leverage the technology within their company and particularly through our recent licensing agreement with their affiliate Osaka, Japan-based Takiron.