01 Jun Company that works with carbon nanotubes for wireless electronics wins 2023 Biz Plan Contest
SixLine Semiconductor, a Middleton-based company working with tiny but powerful conductive materials for wireless devices and computing, is the grand prize winner of the 20th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
SixLine wants to enable high-performance electronics based on aligned carbon nanotubes – which are 50,000 times thinner than a human hair – to meet key performance and integration needs in the electronics industry. SixLine was also the winner of the contest’s Advanced Manufacturing category.
The industry is being reshaped by explosive growth of artificial intelligence, data analytics, personal electronics and the “internet of things.”
Co-founder and chief executive officer Katy Jinkins presented for SixLine Semiconductor, which was among 13 “Diligent (Baker’s) Dozen” finalists to present Wednesday to judges and others during the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference.
SixLine’s technology, developed in concert with UW-Madison, has the potential to address large markets in the electronics industry, including the development of wireless communication, computing and sensing technologies.
“The use of carbon nanotubes for electronics and other uses is something of a ‘Holy Grail’ in technology, and SixLine Semiconductor is doing what it can to grasp the goal,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.