Danish nanosoftware firm Atomistix is among the prize-winners at Technology Innovation Showcase 2007, arranged by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), a global industry association serving companies in the semiconductor and microelectronics industries.
In its emerging technologies category, SEMI singled out the Atomistix platform for modelling of nanoscale systems – Atomistix ToolKit and Virtual NanoLab – as one of the most original and convincing products on the market for advanced micro and nanoelectronics manufacturing. Atomistix's software solutions utilize quantum mechanical methods to model the electrical properties of nanoscale systems – including single molecules, nanotubes, crystalline bulk materials and combinations thereof.
These tools enable nanotechnology scientists and engineers to understand, predict and visualize electronic processes in atomic and molecular structures. They also enable competitive advantages to be achieved by developing materials and designing products with radically new properties and functions.
Since its incorporation in October 2003, Atomistix has been working in close collaboration with the Nanoscience Center at the Niels Bohr Institute of Copenhagen University to develop an intuitive user interface in order to make these methods widely usable by scientists who do not necessarily have a quantum mechanical background.
Atomistix was founded in 2003 as a start-up company based on nanoresearch at Copenhagen University and the Technical University of Denmark. Investors include Dansk Kapitalanlæg, CAT Seed and CAT Symbion Innovation. Atomistix has premises in Copenhagen, Singapore and Montreal.