Apple licenses technology of metal and alloy design firm

Tue, Aug 10, 2010


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


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