SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 today announced the agenda for its Nov. 1-3 conference in Chicago's McCormick Place, which will offer participants the latest nanotechnology commercialization strategy. NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 is North America's largest business-oriented nanotechnology conference. This market-driven event combines the commercialization focus of NanoCommerce and the technical-business integration emphasis of NanoForum, while leveraging the networks and knowledge-base of this year's event organizers SEMI, Small Times Media, and the NanoBusiness Alliance. The conference agenda covers nanotech applications, business strategy and manufacturing technology in electronics, bio-pharmaceuticals, materials, energy, defense and homeland security, inspection and metrology, patterning and lithography, deposition and etch technologies and more. Panel sessions review nano manufacturing needs for commercialization, bottoms up versus top down processing and environmental and societal implications of nanotech. To see a detailed agenda of NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005, visit http://nanocommerceforum.com/ . Leading industry experts will identify the success stories, the lessons learned, and the up-coming challenges for organizations looking to grow their nanotechnology operations and for those looking for new business opportunities. A detailed agenda for NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005, is available at http://nanocommerceforum.com/ . Key companies presenting include: Motorola, Wilson Golf, Applied Materials, Semiconductor Industry Association, Zyvex, Abbot Laboratories, Nanosphere, Carbon Nanotechnologies, Matsushita Electric Works, Nanotechnologies, Air Products and Chemicals, ASML, Tokyo Ohka, IBM, Konarka and Heliovolt. "This agenda effectively addresses the two equally necessary requirements for making nanotech's potential a reality: building the business and investment infrastructure to commercialize applications and meeting the technological challenges of large-scale production," said Keith Blakely, chief executive officer of Nanodynamics. Dr. Robert R. Doering, senior fellow and silicon technology-development strategy manager at Texas Instruments Inc., said the conference agenda maximizes participants' ability to focus on topics of special interest. "Nanotech is a very broad and fast-moving technology area with tremendous business potential," said Doering, a member of the conference steering committee. "There is so much valuable technical data and commercialization information coming in on many potential applications and this agenda presents significant opportunity for the attendees to identify emerging technologies and opportunities for their companies." NanoCommerce/NanoForum 2005 gathers executives from around the world representing the entire nanotechnology value-chain. This includes technology and business leaders from Fortune 100 companies, nanotechnology start-ups, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, service providers, institutional investors and government leaders. As such, it provides the premier venue for identifying new business opportunities across industries and potential partners in nanotech. About NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 Sponsored by Small Times Media, the NanoBusiness Alliance, and SEMI, NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 represents a partnership of two premier nanotechnology events. It is the only nanotech event in the world that is focused on the commercialization of nanotech applications across industry sectors. NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005 unites nanotechnology business and technology leaders by breaking across traditional industry boundaries to explore new growth opportunities and to create the next generation of companies that will dominate Wall Street and change the way we live. About Small Times Media Small Times Media is the leading source of business information and analysis on micro and nanotechnology. Small Times Media's publications reach more nanotechnology, MEMS and microsystems business decision makers than any other source. Its daily news Web site, www.smalltimes.com, garners more than 220,000 visitors each month from all over the world. Small Times Media is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. For more information, visit www.smalltimesmedia.com. About the NanoBusiness Alliance The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.nanobusiness.org. About SEMI SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology, materials and services to make semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and nano-scale structures. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at www.semi.org.