Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs to Host Nanotechnology Standards Panel

Jan 18, 2005, 00:00 ET from Lucent Technologies

    MURRAY HILL, N.J., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In support of the
 U.S. government's effort to encourage growth of the nascent nanotechnology
 industry, Lucent Technologies' (NYSE:   LU) Bell Labs will host the second
 meeting of the American National Standards Institute's Nanotechnology
 Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) Steering Committee on Jan. 19.  The meeting will be
 held at Lucent's Murray Hill, N.J., headquarters, which also is home to the
 New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium (NJNC), a subsidiary of Lucent
     The ANSI-Nanotechnology Standards Panel strives to address standardization
 in a collaborative forum that supports academia, industry, investors and
 government agencies that utilize nanotechnology.  It was formed in Aug. 2004,
 in response to an inquiry by the Office of Science and Technology Policy
 (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the United States President.   The panel's
 first meeting was held Sept. 29-30, 2004.
     Members of the panel's steering committee will meet under the direction of
 the three co-chairs: Dr. David Bishop, vice president, Nanotechnology
 Research, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and president, New Jersey
 Nanotechnology Consortium; Dr. Clayton Teague, director, National
 Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO); and Dr. Vicki Colvin, professor of
 Chemistry, Rice University and director, National Science Foundation-sponsored
 Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN).
     "Establishing standards is a critical step for moving nanotechnology from
 the laboratory into commercial applications," said Bishop.  "As the field of
 nanotechnology progresses and matures, Bell Labs and the NJNC will continue to
 support the important work of organizations such as ANSI-NSP."
     Standardization topics already discussed by the panel include terminology
 and nomenclature, as well as materials properties, and testing, measurement
 and characterization procedures.
     About The New Jersey Nanotech Consortium
     The New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium (NJNC) provides rapid and
 cost-effective access to world-class nanotechnology research and development
 services. A subsidiary of Lucent Technologies, based at and run by Bell Labs,
 the NJNC conducts basic and applied nanotechnology research and provides
 fabrication and packaging capabilities, fulfilling its mission of bringing
 nanotech ideas from concept to commercialization. The NJNC also is supported
 by the State of New Jersey, enabling participation of local research
 universities including Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology
 and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
     About Bell Labs
     Bell Labs, the R&D division of Lucent Technologies, is the leading source
 of new communications technologies.  It has generated more than 30,000 patents
 since 1925 and has played a pivotal role in inventing or perfecting key
 communications technologies, including transistors, digital networking and
 signal processing, lasers and fiber-optic communications systems,
 communications satellites, cellular telephony, electronic switching of calls,
 touch-tone dialing, and modems.  Bell Labs scientists have received eleven
 Nobel Prizes in Physics, nine U.S. National Medals of Science and eight U.S.
 National Medals of Technology(R).  For more information about Bell Labs, visit
 its Web site at
     About Lucent Technologies
     Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and
 software that drive next-generation communications networks.  Backed by Bell
 Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical,
 software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to
 create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling
 them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks.  Lucent's customer
 base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises
 worldwide.  For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has
 headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit
     About ANSI
     ANSI is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S.
 global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting,
 facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization
 and conformity assessment system. Composed of businesses, professional
 societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies,
 and consumer and labor organizations, the ANSI Federation represents the
 diverse interests of more than 120,000 entities and 3.2 million professionals
 worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International
 Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Organization for Standardization
 (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical
 Commission (IEC). ANSI currently has offices in New York City and Washington,
 DC. For more information about ANSI, please visit

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