Third-Order Partners With Photon-X for Defense Telecom/Datacom

| Source: Third-Order Nanotechnologies, Inc.

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 3, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Third-Order Nanotechnologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:TDON), a nanotechnology company, formerly PSI-TEC Corporation, announced today the formation of a strategic partnership with Photon-X, LLC ( for the production of high-speed telecommunication systems and computer hardware. The partnership is expected to be the first major step in the establishment of a broader consortium targeted to enhance our telecom product development and expand these efforts into military markets.

Third-Order and Photon-X are engaged in product development negotiations with other parties to create advanced hardware for high-performance computer and telecommunication systems targeted primarily at defense, intelligence and security markets.

Third-Order develops next-generation electro-optic (EO) materials, some of which have recently been independently verified as exhibiting a 650% performance evaluation over state-of-the-art competitive molecular designs. As part of the current agreement, Photon-X will support the fabrication of essential components from these core EO materials through established manufacturing processes. The intention of the anticipated consortium is to integrate these components into specific end-products.

Photon-X fabricates extremely high-efficiency low-loss waveguides (less than 0.05 dB/cm) primarily for customers within the U.S. Government and Department of Defense. Their polymeric waveguide structures have excellent environmental stability and unique design flexibility. Photon-X is known for creating record-breaking device subcomponents that are key elements in polymer based photonic modules.

"The integration of our advanced materials into end-products is the next logical step following recent independent verification of our next-generation material platform," stated Frederick Goetz, president of Third-Order. "Potentially expanding the application of our technologies into military telecom and high-speed computation spheres is exciting and highly synergistic with our current product development road-map."

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