HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / November 16, 2022 / Meta Materials Inc. (the “Company” or “META®”) (NASDAQ:MMAT)(FSE:MMAT), a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced that it is being named a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for NANOWEB® Transparent EMI Shielding Film. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record high number of over 2,100 submissions. The announcement is being made ahead of CES 2023, the world’s most influential technology event, taking place January 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV.
The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 28 consumer technology product categories. Those with the highest rating receive the “Best of Innovation” distinction. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design.
“It is an honor to be selected for a CES® 2023 Innovation Award for META’s NANOWEB® Transparent EMI Shielding application,” said George Palikaras, President and CEO of Meta Materials. “At META, we don’t just design innovative products, we create solutions to complex problems while improving performance. Every year, over 70 million microwaves are sold worldwide and one of the biggest challenges is you cannot see clearly what is cooking inside. Our NANOWEB® product solves that by providing the user clear visibility while still protecting against harmful radiation.”
NANOWEB® is the world’s most transparent and conductive film, offering a more sustainable and higher performing solution compared to alternatives such as indium tin-oxide (ITO). NANOWEB® films can be applied onto any surface, such as glass windows of cars, displays and more. In 2022, META applied NANOWEB® for the first time in the consumer electronics industry onto the windows of microwave ovens offering EMI shielding with a crystal-clear view. Conventional microwave window doors use perforated metal with low transparency, thereby limiting visibility of the food while cooking. META’s patented NANOWEB® offers crystal clear views with up to 99% transparency, may be fabricated onto any surface, fits all shapes and sizes, and provides superior shielding performance.
Beyond microwaves, NANOWEB® shielding can be deployed to stop signals from entering buildings by placing it on windows and walls, to protect automotive sensors such as LiDAR, electronics display screens, and more. Learn more about the benefits of NANOWEB
The CES 2023 Innovation Awards honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/Innovation-Awards/Honorees.aspx. More will be revealed in January. META will exhibit its NANOWEB® Transparent EMI Shielding Film installed in a microwave oven in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES 2023.
Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2023 will take place in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2023, with Media Days taking place January 3-4, 2023. Attendees will experience new technologies from global brands, hear about the future of technology from thought leaders and collaborate face-to-face with other attendees. The show will highlight how innovations in sustainability, transportation and mobility, digital health, the metaverse and more are addressing the world’s greatest challenges. Audiences will hear from industry experts during live keynotes, including leaders from John Deere and AMD. Visit CES.tech for all CES 2023 updates, registration details and the media page for all press resources. The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.
About Meta Materials Inc.
META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, high-performance, functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic metamaterial technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at www.metamaterial.com.
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