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1 AmaTech / 1David Finn 2013/11 Industrial Application of Nanotechnology: Bringing our Business to the next Level CRANN Nanoscience Institute and German Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce 13th November, 2013

2 AmaTech / 2David Finn 2013/11 Content Introduction Strategic Focus Process Products Nanoscience Program Automation Engineering Markets Properties of Nanomaterials Potential Applications Q&A

3 AmaTech / 3David Finn 2013/11 Introduction Machine Engineering (mechanical design and software development) as well as machine assembly in Füssen/Allgäu, Germany AmaTech was founded in 2007 by David Finn in Ireland and Germany. The core competencies lie in transformation of innovative ideas into products and their automation for cost effective production. Product Manufacturing in a class 10,000 cleanroom at its facility in Spiddal Co. Galway, Ireland Many of the engineers and management are veterans of the RFID industry, with particular skill sets in product development, machine engineering and mass production of radio frequency devices.

4 AmaTech / 4David Finn 2013/11 Our Business is developing Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) enabled products, producing automation machines to manufacture the RFID products and providing technology and production platforms under license to customers in financial payment and secure credential markets. Our Customers are semiconductor companies, smartcard manufacturers and secure printers. Our collaboration partners: National Center of Laser Application (NCLA) in Galway Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and CRANN Our mission is to become a global trusted provider of innovative Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) solutions used in the manufacture of Bank Cards, National eIDs and electronic passports. Strategic Focus AmaTech - Intelligence in Contactless Communication

5 AmaTech / 5David Finn 2013/11 Markets Secure Access and Financial Payment Cards

6 AmaTech / 6David Finn 2013/11 Personal Identification and National Identity Cards Markets

7 AmaTech / 7David Finn 2013/11 Electronic Passports Markets

8 AmaTech / 8David Finn 2013/11 Security Features in RFID enabled Products Markets

9 AmaTech / 9David Finn 2013/11 Process Process Technology: High Frequency (13.56 MHz) Transponders Chip Module (Packaging of the silicon device) Leadframe Mould Mass Embedded Antenna Antenna TRANSPONDER RFID chip connected to an antenna Contactless Credit Card

10 AmaTech / 10David Finn 2013/11 AmaTechs Reactive Coupling Technology is the solution! Reactive Coupling eliminates the physical connection between the IC module and the in- Card antenna Products Next Generation of Financial Payment Cards (Debit/Credit)

11 AmaTech / 11David Finn 2013/11 The Technology - Dual Interface Card Construction EMV Financial Payment Smart card (Dual Interface) Products

12 AmaTech / 12David Finn 2013/11 Government - Identity & Security AmaTech offers a comprehensive range of electronic inlay products for secure credential documents. Our products have been qualified according to market technical specifications (ICAO, ISO, FIME). Electronic Passport e-Cover (HF) 1up, 2up and 3up formats available National ID Inlay (HF) 3 x 8 format, other formats on request Electronic Passport Datapage (HF) Product Range Products

13 AmaTech / 13David Finn 2013/11 Machine engineering know how is the key to superior product quality and production performance, reduced cycle times and ultimately manufacturing cost. By increasing the level of automation for products, the requirement for low cost manual labour at offshore production sites is reduced. Automation Engineering Core Competencies: Product Development and Machine Engineering

14 AmaTech / 14David Finn 2013/11 Scribing wire into synthetic material to create an array of RFID Antennas Automation Engineering

15 AmaTech / 15David Finn 2013/11 Interconnecting the wire ends of an Antenna with an RFID Chip Module using Thermo-compression Bonding Automation Engineering

16 AmaTech / 16David Finn 2013/11 The micromachining of polymers with laser radiation is an important step in the development of secure documents. The application of laser ablation in the RFID industry is: The creation of pockets in a polymer to accept an IC Module such as a transponder chip Laser Ablation of Polymers Automation Engineering

17 AmaTech / 17David Finn 2013/11 Nanoscience Program Submergence in a Postgraduate Course of Study at Trinity College In March 2011, I decided to attend a series of postgraduate courses on nanoscience under the guidance of Prof. Jonathan Coleman My primary interest was to understand the science of nanotechnology, the possible applications, and whether the technology could be applied to secure documents and financial payment cards Engineering meets Physics!

18 AmaTech / 18David Finn 2013/11 Liquid phase suspensions in use in suntan lotions, cosmetics, surface coatings on keyboards or windows Transparent electrically conductive networks Difficult to counterfeit devices made of nanomaterials – an inherent complexity A lot of novel physics properties yet to find application Properties of Nanomaterials New Physical and Chemical Properties compared to Bulk High surface to volume ratio Melting point of nanomaterials is suppressed compared to bulk GOLD: ~ 3 nm -> 500°C > 100 nm -> 1064°C SILVER: ~ 3 nm -> 120°C > 100 nm -> 960°C Improved energy storage capability (e.g. Batteries and super- capacitors)

19 AmaTech / 19David Finn 2013/ nm Nobel prize committee: a hypothetical 1-metre-square hammock of perfect graphene could support a 4-kilogram cat. The hammock would weigh 0.77 milligrams less than the weight of a cat's whisker and would be virtually invisible Graphene – a special nanomaterial Potential Applications Inkjet printable – electrically conductive tracks and antenna structures

20 AmaTech / 20David Finn 2013/11 Interconnection Technology Low temperature bonding Coating of Flexible Temperature Sensitive Substrates Shielding of an electromagnetic field to prevent phishing Reducing the attenuation of an electromagnetic field to enhance communication at high baud rates Passive Devices Antenna structures RLC circuits to form bits of information Anti-counterfeiting measures Combining nanomaterials with legacy printing technology Electronic ink to replace barcode Potential Applications Use of nanomaterials and nanostructures in secure RFID Products

21 AmaTech / 21David Finn 2013/11 Transparent circuits can be formed using nanotechnology This covert security feature is virtually impossible to counterfeit and yet is easily authenticated. Nano-Network circuits can be added to secure credentials – eIDs, ePassport data pages, eVisas and government issued tax stamps. Covert Security Features: Transparent Nano Networks Potential Applications

22 AmaTech / 22David Finn 2013/11 Passive circuits: Laser etched silver nanowire circuits Potential Applications

23 AmaTech / 23David Finn 2013/11 Magnetography AmaTech uses ferrite spheres for selective placement on flexible substrates Uses in RF shielding – enabling NFC in mobile telephones Works with range of magnetic materials – performance enhancement in RFID AMBER collaboration Combine Magnetography with Nanotechnology Move nanoparticles with magnets ?? Exploit nano-magnetic materials ?? Potential Applications

24 AmaTech / 24David Finn 2013/11 Ferrite flakes Imaging cylinder Magnetic conveyor Deflector blade Flake sump Flake wave Magnetic scavenger Potential Applications Magnetography – how it works Magnetic particles attracted to magnetized domains on a drum – transferred to a given substrate

25 AmaTech / 25David Finn 2013/11 Questions and Answers Q&A

26 AmaTech / 26David Finn 2013/11 AmaTech Corp European Contact Details: Unit 7, Spiddal Industrial Estate, Baile an tSagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway Ireland Telephone: Fax: US Contact Details: PO Box Akron OH, Telephone Contact Details

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