Lockheed Martin And Nanyang Technological University To Collaborate On Nanotechnology

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PR Newswire

SINGAPORE, Feb. 19, 2013

SINGAPORE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and
Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today announced a
memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the science of nanotechnology,
with special focus on nanocopper and related technologies for the commercial

Lockheed Martin and NTU will set up a joint research laboratory at NTU's
Yunnan campus. The lab will allow NTU students and faculty to work directly
with Lockheed Martin scientists on developing the nanocopper CuantumFuse™
technology platform, which can be used for a variety of high-tech

Nanocopper is the main ingredient in a revolutionary electrical interconnect
material, or solder. Known as the CuantumFuse™ solder, this material is
expected to produce joints with up to 10 times the electrical and thermal
conductivity compared to tin-based materials currently in use.

The collaboration was inked today by Professor Freddy Boey, NTU Provost and
Dr. Kenneth Washington, Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Advanced Technology Center.

"This collaboration is a good example of how NTU can connect to global
industrial partners to collectively develop innovative solutions to many
global challenges faced today," said Professor Boey. "We hope that in the near
future, scientists from both institutions will continue to explore other
research topics of joint interest in areas such as satellite technology,
interactive media and perhaps even deep sea mining."

The NTU-Lockheed Martin Joint Laboratory will have an initial fund of $10
million over the next four years, and will employ up to eight scientists
working on collaborative research projects. It will provide a platform to
allow the exchange of researchers and knowledge between the two institutions,
as well as to produce various prototypes and to host prototype demonstrations.

"The collaboration we are beginning today is an enormous step forward in
moving our revolutionary CuantumFuse™ technology out of the laboratory and
into the marketplace. We look forward to working with our colleagues at NTU to
identify specific commercial target markets and applications for both Lockheed
Martin and NTU's intellectual property," said Dr. Washington. "There's so much
we can learn from each other, this collaboration is hopefully just the
beginning of a long and fruitful relationship between Lockheed Martin and the

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

About NTU
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of
Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences. This
year NTU will enroll the first batch of students at its new medical school,
the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, which is set up jointly with Imperial
College London.

NTU is also home to four world-class autonomous institutes – the National
Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth
Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences
Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang
Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @
NTU (ERI@N) and Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

Media contacts:
Buddy Nelson
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Tel: (510) 797-0349
Email: buddy.nelson@lmco.com

Lester Kok
Nanyang Technological University
Tel: (65) 6790 6804; Mobile: (65) 9741 5593
Email: lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
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