OAKDALE, Minn., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr. Subodh Kulkarni,
Imation (NYSE: IMN) vice president of research and development (R&D), is
scheduled to speak at the Minnesota High Technology Association's (MHTA)
Spring Conference, "The Business of Technology," at the Minneapolis Hyatt,
April 18, 2006, at 2:15 p.m. Kulkarni's presentation and panel discussion
will highlight nanotechnology -- the design and development of materials
and devices at the molecular level of matter -- and its applications in
removable high-density data storage media.
"With an explosion of digital information all around us, there is an
increasing need to store this data," explained Kulkarni. "As a result,
removable data storage media has entered the 'Nano Age' to keep pace with
growing storage requirements. In fact, the world's data storage needs are
expected to more than triple by the end of the decade."
To address this explosion of data, storage technologies are now being
developed at the nanometer, or billionths of a meter, level. Imation is
investing in advanced technology development across four data storage
pillars: magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard drive.
Kulkarni's presentation will highlight two of the proprietary
nanotechnologies developed in Imation's R&D laboratories in Oakdale, Minn.,
that make high-storage capacity possible: Imation's TeraAngstrom(TM)
technology and Imation's optical "deep UV mastering" process. TeraAngstrom
technology, a metal particulate (MP) formulation and process used in the
production of data storage tapes for backup and archive of a company's
critical data, utilizes nanometer-size magnetic particles uniformly
oriented at an Angstrom-level surface smoothness. TeraAngstrom technology
enables a terabyte of capacity in a single magnetic tape cartridge.
Imation's proprietary optical "deep UV mastering" process helps create
track pitches less than 425 nanometers (at these densities more than 250
tracks would fit across the width of a human hair), which are required for
the new high-capacity Blu-ray and HD DVD advanced optical formats.
Dr. Kulkarni is vice president, Research and Development, Imation. He
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Indian
Institute of Technology, and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in
chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He
holds seven U.S. patents and his research on silicon surface chemistry and
application in integrated circuit fabrication is published in multiple
Imation Corp is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of
magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard disk storage. Additional
information about Imation is available on the company's Web site at
http://www.imation.com or by calling 1-888-466-3456.
Imation, the Imation logo, and TeraAngstrom are trademarks of Imation
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