The Baltimore Sun reports, citing a recent SEC filing, that Apple recently inked a deal with Liquidmetal Technologies whereby Apple will be given free reign to make use of all the company’s intellectual property.
According to its Website, Liquidmetal is a “leading force in the research, development and commercialization of amorphous metals. [Its] revolutionary class of patented alloys and coatings form the basis of high performance material utilized in a range of military, consumer and industrial products manufactured by Liquidmetal Technologies.”
The new metals that Liquidmetal develops offer several benefits in strength, hardness, elasticity, corrosion- and wear-resistance, and acoustical properties.
Liquidmetal Technologies describes the benefit of their technology thusly:
- High Yield Strength
- High Hardness
- Superior Strength/Weight Ratio
- Superior Elastic Limit
- High Corrosion Resistance
- High Wear-Resistance
- Unique Acoustical Properties