In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Monday, Liquidmetal Technologies revealed that it has extended its agreement with Apple to continue licensing its intellectual property for an additional two years. The agreement provides the Cupertino-based company with complete access to all of Liquidmetal’s intellectual property for commercialization in consumer electronics. Apple acquired the rights to Liquidmetal Technologies’s “amorphous metal alloys” in August 2010, and soon after was looking to hire engineers to work with the material. It has long been rumored that the iPhone-maker will release a smartphone with a case that utilizes the technology, although recent leaks have debunked the latest reports. Apple’s new agreement is extended through to February 5th, 2014.

[Via MacRumors]


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