As noted by MacRumors, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing revealed today that Liquidmetal Technologies will continue to license its technology to Apple through Feb. 5, 2014. The previous deal from 2010 gave Apple rights to the patented amorphous metal alloys through Feb. 5 2012. As of yet, we only know Apple has tested Liquidmetal in its iPhone SIM card ejector tools, but we recently heard CEO Thomas Steipp (above) hinting that Apple plans to commercialize the technology. Rumors in April indicated it could be used in products on a larger scale within a few years.
- Liquidmetal Technologies CEO confirms upcoming parts in Apple consumer products (9to5mac.com)
- Report: Apple building thinner and lighter Liquidmetal next-gen iPhone (9to5mac.com)
- Inventor says Apple several years away from large Liquidmetal products (9to5mac.com)