September 25, 2023

Middleton firm creating carbon nanotubes wins Governor’s Enterprise Plan Contest

Katy Jinkins. Picture courtesy of the College of Wisconsin-Madison.

Middleton-based startup SixLine Semiconductor is the winner of this 12 months’s Wisconsin Governor’s Enterprise Plan Contest.

Katy Jinkins, co-founder and chief govt officer of the corporate, was certainly one of 13 contributors to pitch their enterprise to a panel of judges final week on the Italian Neighborhood Heart in downtown Milwaukee.

SixLine Semiconductor is working to create aligned carbon nanotubes which might be 50,000 occasions thinner than a human hair. These nanotubes shall be used to allow the subsequent technology of high-performance electronics, serving to assist the enlargement of 6G know-how.

SixLine’s know-how, which is being developed in partnership with UW-Madison, has the potential to deal with massive markets within the electronics business, together with the event of wi-fi communication, computing and sensing applied sciences.

“The usage of carbon nanotubes for electronics and different makes use of is one thing of a ‘Holy Grail’ in know-how, and SixLine Semiconductor is doing what it may well to know the objective,” stated Tom Nonetheless, president of the Wisconsin Know-how Council.

There have been additionally 4 winners named for every class throughout the Enterprise Plan Contest. West Allis-based WorkShift gained within the enterprise companies class, Madison-based IQDecide gained within the info know-how class; Oconomowoc-based Soul Mobility gained within the life sciences class, and SixLine Semiconductor took dwelling first place within the superior manufacturing class.

Germantown-based Chocolate Rescue for Canines, which is creating a canine deal with that may encapsulate the toxins present in chocolate if a canine had been to by chance eat some, was the winner of this 12 months’s Shiny New Concept Award.

Contest sponsors are contributing money, workplace house, authorized help, accounting, info know-how consulting, advertising and marketing, occasion house and extra. About $2.6 million in money and in-kind prizes have been awarded because the inception of the competition in 2004.