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Huntsville, AL, February 7, 2016 – Update your contacts, Correlated Magnetics Research has moved its Huntsville location to:

101 Quality Circle NW, Suite 150
Huntsville, AL 35806






Meet the Smart Magnets That Hold Your 2-in-1 Together

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LAS VEGAS — You probably haven’t heard of Polymagnets, but if you’ve laid hands on one of today’s detachable 2-in-1s, there’s a good chance you’ve used them. The product of Correlated Mangetics Research (CMR), these “smart” magnets use complex patterns to provide just the right feel when you’re trying to snap a tablet into its keyboard base.

These magnets also have enough attractive power to hold a fairly heavy object, such as a smartphone or tablet, in place–even if you shake it. Up until now, this innovative technology was previously only available to large buyers, but this month the company has launched an online store, targeting makers and small businesses who may only need a few magnets at a time.

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Correlated Magnetics Introduces Smart Magnet Kits for Tablet and Mobile Accessories

Correlated Magnetics Introduces Smart Magnet Kits for Tablet and Mobile Accessories

CMR Smart Polymagnets Simplify the Design of Sleek Magnetic Attachment for Consumer Electronics and Peripherals

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Correlated Magnetics Research today announced the launch of a new product line of smart Polymagnet kits for product designers for attaching tablet covers, keyboards and mobile accessories with ease and precision. These new Polymagnets are available in CMR’s Polymagnet catalog.

For companies developing peripherals for existing tablets, kits include pre-engineered single-piece Polymagnets and specifications detailing how to design a Polymagnet-equipped accessory for a specific size of device. Kits are available for typical tablet types as well as the Apple iPad and iPad Mini.  For companies developing new tablets, kits include pre-engineered Polymagnets for embedding in the base units plus matching Polymagnets for peripherals.

Press Release: Introducing Hooked on Paint™, the First Product Line of Magnets for Magnetic Paint

Introducing Hooked on Paint™, the First Product Line of Magnets for Magnetic Paint

New Technology Creates the World’s Strongest Magnets, Letting

Consumers Hang & Rearrange Frames & Art with Confidence & Ease

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –Correlated Magnetics Research today announced the launch of Hooked on Paint (, a new product line of magnets designed specifically to work in tandem with magnetic paint, which creates a magnetic surface on virtually any painted wall or surface.

These new magnets promise to be a game changer in the home decor and interior design space.  Decorating enthusiasts and interior design pros finally have a magnetic hanging product to realize the potential of magnetic walls for easy, flexible hanging solutions in the home and office.

Press Release: Correlated Magnetics Demonstrates Fully Customizable Magnetic Sensors For Consumer Products at CES

Sensor Demonstrations Developed in Partnership with Leading Sensor Electronics Company AKM Semiconductor

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, CES 2015, January 12, 2015 – At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR) demonstrated a novel approach to magnet sensor controls for consumer products. In combination with AKM Semiconductor, the leader in smart magnetic sensors, CMR highlighted the powerful combination of smart sensors with software-defined magnets that provide customization not possible with current technology.

CMR CEO Demonstrates Technology and New Products in TV Interview

Correlated Magnetics Research’s CEO, Andy Keane, appeared this week on ABC TV station WAAYTV. In his interview, he discussed the company’s recent success in patents, a new product the company is launching and a new application being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Press Release: Correlated Magnetics Research Achieves 120th Patent

Milestone for Programmable Magnet Technology

Novel Magnetic Technology Turns Ordinary Magnets into Polymagnets with Programmable Feel and Unique Functions

December 3, 2014 (Huntsville, AL) – Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR) announced today that it has passed the milestone of 120 issued domestic and international patents for its programmable magnet technology. The six year-old company now has 121 issued patents and an additional 58 patent applications on file in the US, Europe and Asia.

CMR’s process technology transforms ordinary magnets into precision-tailored magnetic systems called Polymagnets®. Unlike conventional magnets that typically have just one north and one south pole, Polymagnets have a pattern of many magnetic regions. The precisely engineered fields of Polymagnets enable a wide range of new functionality for magnets and new magnetic solutions – far beyond simple attract or repel.

Polymagnet Demo Kit

The Polymagnet Demo Kit is the perfect way to get an introduction to the range of Polymagnet functions in the Polymagnet Catalog. The Polymagnet Demo Kit is available for sale now from the following partners:

Attach Polymagnets

This design note goes into detail about the attach Polymagnet function, which are the world’s strongest magnets. Polymagnets are many times stronger in attaching to metal than standard magnets but are also safer because they can be tuned to only engage at close range. The reach of the magnetic field can be defined to suit specific design requirements, like not interfering with sensitive electronics like a compass or damaging a credit card.

Align Polymagnets

This design note goes into detail about Align Polymagnets, which reliably align with varying levels of precision for centering, rotational and lateral alignment.

Latch Polymagnets

This design note goes into detail about the latch Polymagnet function, which repel until they are pushed toward each other to a defined distance, at which point they attract and latch closed.

Spring Polymagnets

This design note goes into detail about spring Polymagnets, which rest at a defined distance apart from each other, repel when pushed together and attract when pulled apart.

All About Polymagnets

This design note answers a variety of commonly asked questions about Polymagnets.

All About Neodymium Magnets

Overview of the operating properties of NIB magnets.

Polymagnets for Consumer Electronics

Polymagnets are ideal for a variety of consumer electronics devices for, among other things, magnetic tablet cover attachments, smartphone attachment peripherals and magnetically attached power and data cords. They can be engineered to increase the attach strength of even small magnets while not interfering with sensitive electronics or damaging credit cards.

Popular Mechanics: This Is Awesome: Printing Your Own Magnets (Video)

The Mini MagPrinter could become the coolest tool to hit maker spaces since 3D printing. It churns out custom magnets using technology that won its creator, Correlated Magnetics Research, a 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award. The new Mini is half the size of the original MagPrinter, and it helps product designers prototype their inventions using magnets that have novel behaviors. While most magnets have only one north pole and one south pole, the Mini encodes multiple poles across a magnet’s surface using a focused electromagnetic field. By tailoring the arrangement of the poles and subsequently controlling the magnetic forces, users can create coilless springs, frictionless gears, specialized latches, and even products that self-assemble.

TechCrunch: Correlated Magnetics Research Brings MaxField Polymagnets To A Wall Near You (Video)

Apr 1, 2014 (Huntsville, Ala.) – Now, you may have seen the countless Pinterest images out there of children’s nurseries covered with metallic paint that will allow alphabet magnets to stick to the wall. That’s nothing new, however, according to Stephen Straus, VP of Commercialization and Strategy at Correlated Magnetics Research, typical consumer magnets will not stick very well. Definitely not well enough to hold up anything with any kind of mass.

Press Release: Correlated Magnetics Polymagnet Catalog now available through Amazing Magnets

Press Release: Correlated Magnetics Polymagnet Catalog now available through Amazing Magnets

Complete Polymagnet® catalog of magnet designs available for the first time from online wholesaler Amazing Magnets

March 5, 2014 (Anaheim, Calif.) – Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR) and Amazing Magnets LLC announce the formation of a retail partnership for online access to CMR’s Polymagnet® catalog. Amazing Magnets can quickly deliver these advanced magnet products for prototyping and production because of their extensive stock of high-quality magnetic materials and new Polymagnet production capacity. Anaheim-based Amazing Magnets supports fast and economical production of standard and custom Polymagnet designs. New Hope-based Correlated Magnetics Research’s ‘amazing and slightly spooky’ magnets get attention (Video)

NEW HOPE, Alabama ‘ In only five years, New Hope-based Correlated Magnetics Research, which creates programmable magnets, has acquired 79 patents for an innovative product that can change “polarity and strength on a whim.”

TechCrunch: Alabama-Based CMR Demos Programmable Magnets That Changes Polarity And Strength On A Whim (Video)

Magnets are pretty basic – some poles attract, some repel, and you can use them to hold stuff up on your fridge. However, what happens when magnets can be “programmed” to react in different ways? Huntsville, Ala.-based Correlated Magnetics Research has some magnets that can do some amazing – and slightly spooky – things.

These magnets can “hold together” while still not touching, release from each other with a twist, and even act as a sort of magnetic motor. In one cool demo Stephen Straus, VP of CMR, shows us magnets that repel each other from a certain distance and then, when pushed close enough, snap together. Before you run away screaming “perpetual motion machine,” understand that the laws of physics still apply.

President Obama Gets Demonstration of Correlated Magnetics Technology

Correlated Magnetics was one of only a select few companies chosen to present to President Obama when he visited tech incubator Capital Factory in Austin, TX on a jobs tour on May 9, 2013.


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