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Making Sense of Nanotech?

The sheer number of applications leveraging nanotechnology implies significant opportunities and impressive growth. However, cooperation and sharing of intelligence between government, industry, and academia in fields such as biotechnology, materials research, microsystems and photonics is essential for the successful commercialization of nanotechnology.

Semiconductor industry insiders believe the best way to energize nanotechnology is to bring leaders of all groups together, and let them explore their interconnections. For SEMI Members, the assumption and expectation is that nano could expand demand for the equipment and materials. For semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers, it's a market opportunity that’ll be hard to ignore.

The semiconductor industry has excelled in technology and manufacturing know-how for decades, yet as of late knowledge transfer has been slow to help nanotechnology down the commercialization roadmap. This may be due partly to the fact that nanotechnology is still in its infancy. Whatever the reason, cooperation is critical due to the role that semiconductor manufacturers and their suppliers can play in supporting nanotechnology companies and reaping the benefits of commercialization.

Learn more about connecting the nanotechnology dots at the 3rd International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation (INC3), April 16-19, 2007 in Brussels, Belgium. Global researchers, industry leaders and policy makers will gather at the International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation for in-depth discussions and technical sessions on interdisciplinary collaboration in nanotechnologies. For researchers engaged or interested in nanotechnologies, INC3 is one of the key events of the year to attend in order to stay informed of the developments in major research programs worldwide.

SEMI is proud sponsor of INC3.

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