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 http://www.bell-labs.com.
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 http://www.lucent.com.
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 http://www.ansi.org.
SOURCE Lucent Technologies