updated 2/9/2011 9:16:51 AM ET 2011-02-09T14:16:51

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:APNT) is pleased to announce that it will showcase its new carbon nanotube-based composites and materials, which have been shown to dramatically improve the performance of golf clubs and racquets, at nano tech 2011, the 10th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference. The conference will be held from February 16-18, 2011 in Tokyo, and is the largest show of its kind with 50,000 participants anticipated. Applied Nanotech will be at booth #E-16.

On display at the Applied Nanotech Booth, will be its new carbon nanotube-based composites, which have the ability to provide improved mechanical strength for sporting goods equipment and windmill blades. Applied Nanotech developed these composites in conjunction with Japanese sporting goods giant, Yonex, for golf clubs and badminton racquets. After achieving significant product testing results with improvements of 14 percent, 21 percent, and 24 percent, in flexural strength (bending strength), flexural modulus (stiffness) and impact strength (addressing external shock) respectively, compared to conventional carbon materials, Yonex is introducing golf clubs and badminton racquets using this new composite, under the tradename, Nanopreme™, will be for sale in February and March 2011, respectively.

Applied Nanotech will also be exhibiting materials for high thermal conduction with low density (light weight), metallic nanoparticle inks and pastes for printed electronic applications, transparent conductors and solar cell production (energy harvesting), as well as other technologies.

For more information about the conference and expo, visit: http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/en/ .

ABOUT APPLIED NANOTECH HOLDINGS, INC.

Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. is a premier research and commercialization organization focused on solving problems at the molecular level. Its team of PhD level scientists and engineers work with companies and other organizations to solve technical impasses and create innovations that will create a competitive advantage. The business model is to license patents and technology to partners that will manufacture and distribute products using the technology. Applied Nanotech has over 300 patents or patents pending. Applied Nanotech's website is http://www.appliednanotech.net .

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning our business, products, and financial results. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. More information about potential risk factors that could affect our business, products, and financial results are included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, and in reports subsequently filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). All documents are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov or from our website listed above. We hereby disclaim any obligation to publicly update the information provided above, including forward-looking statements, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

CONTACT: Doug Baker
         Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.
         248.391.0612
         dbaker@appliednanotech.net

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