June 12, 2024
Liquidmetal Inventor Expects Apple to Use Technology 'In a Breakthrough Product'

Liquidmetal Inventor Expects Apple to Use Technology 'In a Breakthrough Product'

Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:44pm by iClarified
French
Liquidmetal inventor Atakan Peker expects Apple to use the technology 'in a breakthrough product', reports Business Insider.

Liquidmetal is the trade name for a new class of metallic alloys that are super strong, scratch and corrosion resistant, resilient and can be precision cast into complex shapes. On August 5th, 2010 Apple entered into an agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies for an exclusive license to use its technologies in the consumer electronics field.

In an interview with the Business Insider, Peker says initially Liquidmetal will likely be used for small components like hinges or brackets. Perhaps in two to four years a MacBook casing, such as a unibody, will be possible.


Interestingly, Peker also said that he expects Apple to use the technology for a breakthrough product.

I expect Liquidmetal application in two ways: First evolutionary substitution of current materials and secondly, and more importantly, in a breakthrough product made only possible by Liquidmetal technology. Apple's exclusively licensing a new material technology (specifically for casing and enclosures) is a first in the industry.

This is very exciting. Therefore, I expect Apple to use this technology in a breakthrough product. Such product will likely bring an innovative user interface and industrial design together, and will also be very difficult to copy or duplicate with other material technologies.


Read More



Liquidmetal Inventor Expects Apple to Use Technology 'In a Breakthrough Product'
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments (6)
You must login or register to add a comment...
Sam
Sam - May 3, 2012 at 12:30pm
At least post a picture of the terminatrix
Erdener
Erdener - May 3, 2012 at 3:38am
Atakan we are very proud of you. Hope your success will last forever. Greetings from Turkey😄
tdtran1025
tdtran1025 - May 3, 2012 at 3:35am
You gotta tip your hat to the team responsible for buying the right companies at the crucial moment. It is hard to resist the tech trend, but I don't like being dominated.
Ed
Ed - May 3, 2012 at 2:24am
Yay!!! More tools designed for world domination Congrats apple i guess
T1000
T1000 - May 2, 2012 at 6:57pm
2012, SkyNet will take over! We are all doomed!
T2000
T2000 - May 2, 2012 at 7:21pm
Your'e too late, we already have
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS