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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
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.

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Sam - May 3, 2012 at 12:30pm
At least post a picture of the terminatrix
Erdener - May 3, 2012 at 3:38am
Atakan we are very proud of you. Hope your success will last forever. Greetings from Turkey😄
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 - May 3, 2012 at 2:24am
Yay!!! More tools designed for world domination Congrats apple i guess
T1000 - May 2, 2012 at 6:57pm
2012, SkyNet will take over! We are all doomed!
T2000 - May 2, 2012 at 7:21pm
Your'e too late, we already have
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