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Kinetic Technologies Selects Dongbu HiTek to Manufacture LED Driver ICs Destined for Smart Phone Applications: Korean foundry has begun volume production using its groundbreaking low-voltage BCDMOS process at the 0.18-micron node

Nanotech-Now - May 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Dongbu HiTek today announced that it has begun volume production of LED Driver ICs for Kinetic Technologies, a high-performance analog and mixed-signal fabless company. Implemented with the Korean fou...
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BASF again leading in research and innovation

Nanotech-Now - May 28, 2014 - 7:45am
• Around €8 billion sales in 2013 with products on the market for less than five years • Research in North America and Asia expanded • Nanotechnology as innovation driver in numerous appl...
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Gov. Kitzhaber to Sign Declaration of Cooperation in Support of RAIN: Supporters from government, business and higher education to celebrate success milestone of the initiative to accelerate tech-based startups in the South Willamette Valley

Nanotech-Now - May 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Gov. John Kitzhaber will sign a Declaration of Cooperation in support of the Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the RAIN Eugene Accelerator housed wit...
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The EUPHONON European Project celebrates the Nanophononics Day

Nanotech-Now - May 28, 2014 - 7:45am
The Nanophononics Day, collocated with the European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (Lille, 26-30 May), aims to raise awareness about this emergent research area and the EUPHONON Project. IC...
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Rate, Accuracy of Hepatitis B Virus Detection Increased Using Nano-Based Immunosensor

Nanotech-Now - May 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Tehran succeeded in designing and producing an immunosensor based on nanotechnology to increase the rate and accuracy of the detection of hepatitis B virus existing...
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DNA nanotechnology places enzyme catalysis within an arm's length

Nanotech-Now - May 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Using molecules of DNA like an architectural scaffold, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan, have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme casca...
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NanoBCA News – Recap of 12th Annual DC Roundtable

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 28, 2014 - 7:01am
2014 has become a banner year for the nanotechnology community. We have seen M A, liquidity exits and new start-ups joining our nanotechnology community! On May 6-7th we completed our K L Gates (http://www.klgates.com/washington-dc-united-states-of-america/) with a presentation by Paul Stimers, Partner of K L Gates and NanoBCA Public Policy Advisor. We proceeded to Capitol Hill to the Dirksen Senate Office Building where we heard presentations from NanoBCA Legacy Foundation members, Graphene Stakeholders Association (http://www.graphenestakeholders.org/) members and new NanoBCA members. Scott Rickert, Ph.D., CEO of Nanofilm (http://www.nanofilmtechnology.com/index.aspx?bhcp=1) and Director of PEN, Inc., began the private sector presentations with the announcement of the future activities of Nanofilm and PEN, Inc (http://www.nanofilmtechnology.com/news/pdf/Nanofilm%20Rickert%20DC%20Rountable%20speech%20050614.pdf). NanoBCA Legacy member, Jess Jankowski, CEO of Nanophase (http://www.nanophase.com/) – NANX, updated us on recent successes. Nanophase is committed to building a company that offers value and transparency to its shareholders. Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO of NanoMech (http://www.nanomech.com/), Inc. updated us on the emerging markets and their recent Edison Award (http://www.nanomech.com/2014/04/18/nanomech-named-edison-awards-winner/). Congratulations to Jim, Ajay and the NanoMech Team. Anil Diwan, Ph.D., President Chairman of NanoViricides, Inc (http://www.nanoviricides.com/index.html). – NNVC, gave a presentation announcing their expansion into a 20,000 sq. ft. facility. NanoViricides won the IAIR Award (http://www.nanoviricides.com/index.html#inthenews) as Best North American Company for Leadership in the Nanomedicine Sector. Craig Bandes, President CEO of Pixelligent Technologies (http://www.pixelligent.com/) shared with the community their recent successes (http://www.pixelligent.com/news/federal-funding-drives-innovation-commentary/). The Pixelligent story, with Craig at the helm, is the greatest come-back story of any company from our nano community. Congratulations to Craig and his team! We heard two presentations from Graphene Stakeholders Association members, Mike Patterson, CEO of Graphene Frontiers (http://graphenefrontiers.com/) and Gary Economo, CEO of Grafoid (http://grafoid.com/), discussing the markets for their products. Next up were three presentations from new NanoBCA members: Mark Shaw, CEO of UltraTech International (http://www.spillcontainment.com/); Carleton Hsia, Ph.D., Chairman CEO, NanoBlood LLC (http://www.nanorbc.com/main_page.html); and Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging (http://www.nanotronicsimaging.com/). Rounding out the morning we had in-depth presentations from: Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson Campbell (http://www.lawbc.com/) P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chairperson, offering her guidance on EHS (http://www.lawbc.com/news/); Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department of the Washington, DC Office of Foley Lardner (http://www.foley.com/) LLP, discussing the importance of Intellectual Property (http://www.foley.com/intelligence/); William Morris, CEO/Chairman, Emerging Technologies Ventures, LLC, spoke about investing in companies specializing in commercializing nanotechnology products. I would like to thank Foley Lardner, LLP, NanoBCA Legacy member, for the use of their conference center on Wednesday, May 7th. Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta kicked off our Wednesday session observing the past and looking at future trends in the nanotechnology community. Next, we had comprehensive presentations from the following government officials: - Dr. Mihail C. Roco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihail_Roco), Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation - Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim (http://science.energy.gov/bes/suf/about/staff/dr-altaf-carim/), Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President - Lloyd Whitman (http://www.nano.gov/node/1106), Interim Director, NNCO - Robert J. Celotta (http://www.nist.gov/cnst/celotta.cfm), Director, CNST, Center Office Lastly, our final set of speakers on Wednesday were the following: - Governor George F. Allen (http://www.georgeallenstrategies.com/index.php/site/principals/), Then, Senator Allen was the co-sponsor of the National Nanotechnology Initiative legislation in 2003. - Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D. (http://www.livingstonsecurities.com/about.php), Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Livingston Securities. Mostafa updated us on the biotechnology industry. - The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes (http://www.techvision21.com/team/kelly-carnes/), President CEO, TechVision21. As the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, Kelly Carnes addressed many high-profile technology issues, including Federal R D, innovation and competiveness policy. Kelly’s presentation explained the current R D environment. - Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., (http://dc.mit.edu/meet-team#philip) Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office. Phil highlighted advanced manufacturing activities at MIT.

U.S. Government Accountability Office Issues New Report on Nanomanufacturing and U.S. ...

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 28, 2014 - 6:47am
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its report Nanomanufacturing and U.S. Competitiveness: Challenges and Opportunities (http://eprints.internano.org/2210/) in May 2014. What GAO Found Forum participants described nanomanufacturing as an emerging set of developments that will become a global megatrend: a technological revolution that is now in its formative phases but that many knowledgeable persons—in science, business, and government—expect to burgeon in the years ahead, bringing new opportunities, “disruptive innovation,” jobs creation, and diverse societal benefits. They said that the United States likely leads in sponsorship and overall quality of nanotechnology R D today as well as some areas of nanomanufacturing—for example, nanotherapeutic drug development and the design of semiconductor devices. But they cautioned that the United States faces global-scale competition and is struggling to compete in some industry areas (notably, advanced batteries). Challenges facing U.S. nanomanufacturing include (1) a key U.S. funding gap in the middle stages of the manufacturing-innovation process, as illustrated below; (2) lack of commercial or environmental, safety, and health (EHS) standards; (3) lack of a U.S. vision for nanomanufacturing; (4) extensive prior offshoring in some industries, which may have had unintended consequences; and (5) threats to U.S. intellectual property. Key actions identified by our experts to enhance U.S. nanomanufacturing competitiveness include one or more of the following: (1) strengthen U.S. innovation by updating current innovation-related policies and programs, (2) promote U.S. innovation in manufacturing through public-private partnerships, and (3) design a strategy for attaining a holistic vision for U.S. nanomanufacturing. Key policy issues identified by our experts include the development of international commercial nanomanufacturing standards, the need to maintain support for basic research and development in nanotechnology, and the development of a revitalized, integrative, and collaborative approach to EHS issues. Why GAO Did This Study Nanotechnology has been defined as the control or restructuring of matter at the atomic and molecular levels in the size range of about 1–100 nanometers (nm); 100 nm is about 1/1000th the width of a hair. The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), begun in 2001 and focusing primarily on R D, represents a cumulative investment of almost $20 billion, including the request for fiscal year 2014. As research continues and other nations increasingly invest in R D, nanotechnology is moving from the laboratory to commercial markets, mass manufacturing, and the global marketplace. Today, burgeoning markets and nanomanufacturing activities are increasingly competitive in a global context—and the potential EHS effects of nanomanufacturing remain largely unknown. GAO was asked to testify on challenges to U.S. competitiveness in nanomanufacturing and related issues. Our statement is based on GAO's earlier report on the Forum on Nano-manufacturing, which was convened by the Comptroller General of the United States in July 2013 (GAO 2014; also referred to as GAO-14-181SP (http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-181SP) ). That report reflects forum discussions as well as four expert-based profiles of nano-industry areas, which GAO prepared prior to the forum and which are appended to the earlier report. For more information, contact Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, at (202) 512-6412 or personst@gao.gov (mailto:personst@gao.gov).

MoS2 goes metallic

Nanotechweb - May 28, 2014 - 4:50am
Texas team has seen a pressure-induced electronic transition in multilayer molybdenum disulphide
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Etched nanoparticles both catalyse and track reactions

Nanotechweb - May 28, 2014 - 1:43am
Advanced patterning enables analysis of chemical reaction dynamics.
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Advanced light: Sending entangled beams through fast-light materials

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Michael Lewis's bestselling book "Flash Boys" describes how some brokers, engaging in high frequency trading, exploit fast telecommunications to gain fraction-of-a-second advantage in the buying and s...
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Easier Bone Treatment by Application of Biocompatible Nanocoating Based on Metallic Alloy

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian biomaterials researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced biocompatible materials based on metallic alloy to modify the properties of materials used in tissue engineering.
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Iran University of Science, Technology Produces Ceramic Nanomembrane

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology used nanotechnology to produce ceramic nanomembrane that is able to eliminate and degrade different types of pollutants in industrial wastewa...
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Graphene tubes are the future of manufacturing: What’s the next step for technology? OCSiAl says single wall carbon nanotubes will change manufacturing to the same extent as the industrial revolution

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Speaking at The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council monthly event in Santa Clara, California, OCSiAl chief technology officer Mikhail Predteche...
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Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Accepts Invitation to Provide Technical Presentation at International Conference on Energy Saving Solutions for Pulp and Paper Industry

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, is pleased to announce that they have received and accepted an invitation from the...
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ZEISS LAUNCHES PROMOTION ON THE ELYRA P.1 3D SUPERRESOLUTION MICROSCOPE: Special offer for the highest resolution in light microscopy

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC announces the launch of a special promotion on the ZEISS ELYRA P.1, the ultimate in three-dimensional, superresolution light microscopy. Using PALM or dSTORM techniques, the...
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A new way to make sheets of graphene:Technique might enable advances in display screens, solar cells, or other devices

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Graphene's promise as a material for new kinds of electronic devices, among other uses, has led researchers around the world to study the material in search of new applications. But one of the biggest...
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Argonne scientists discover new phase in iron-based superconductors

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides. This sheds light on a debate o...
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Flatland optics with graphene

Nanotech-Now - May 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, introduce a platform technology based on optical antennas for trapping and controlling light with the one-atom-thick material g...
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L-shaped nanoantenna optimally converts light polarization

Nanotechweb - May 26, 2014 - 6:43am
New experiments could help make better flat lenses and holograms
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